The Lord's Supper is celebrated here in the confession and glad confidence that our Lord, as He says, gives not only bread and wine, but His very body and blood to eat and drink for the forgiveness of sin. In joyful obedience to the clear teaching of our Lord Jesus those are invited to His table who trust His words, repent of all sin, and set aside any refusal to forgive and love as He forgives and loves us. They show forth His death until He comes. Because Holy Communion is a confession of the faith which is confessed at this altar, any who are not yet instructed, in doubt, or who hold a confession differing from that of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod and so are unable to receive the Sacrament are invited to meditate on God's Word in the distribution hymns and pray for the day when divisions will have ceased.
Given by his family in loving memory of Pastor Paul Theiss upon the 5th anniversary of his passing
David Dawson passed away on December 10, 2020, and received a Christian funeral on December 14, 2020.
We are now able to stream live to both Facebook and
YouTube simultaneously. To use Facebook, simply go to the church's page (www.facebook.com/stpaulfrankenlustbaycity
). To use YouTube (which you can broadcast on most newer televisions), find and subscribe to "St. Paul Bay City"
The Lutheran Hour
Sunday Mornings: 8:30 on WSAM 1400 AM
Donations mail to:
Saginaw Valley Lutheran Hour
P.O. Box 133
Frankenmuth, MI 48734
Daily Bible Readings
December 20 – Revelation 13
December 21 – Revelation 14
December 22 – Revelation 15
December 23 – Revelation 16
December 24 – Revelation 17
December 25 – Proverbs 31
December 26 – Revelation 18
Sunday School Christmas Schedule
All children, preschool through 8th grade, are welcome and encouraged to come to Sunday School at St. Paul. A high school Bible study class is available, as well. Classes are held in the St. Paul School building from 9:15-10:15 am on Sundays. Remember to bring your offerings each week. Offerings support the Sunday School program.
Our annual Birthday Party for Jesus event will not take place this year. On December 20, children will participate in a lesson in their classrooms. A small Christmas gift will be given to each child who attends.
There will be no Sunday School or High School Bible Study on December 27. Classes will resume on January 3, 2021.
Here is a review of the Sunday School procedures which have been put in place to keep students and Sunday School volunteers healthy and safe and to respect the current school building use requirements.
- Please drop students off at the main gym door (door number 1) for attendance and temperature check.
- Entrance to the school will be restricted to students and Sunday School volunteers only.
- Facial coverings must be worn by Sunday School volunteers and students when in indoor hallways and common areas.
- All Sunday School volunteers and students will be wearing masks during class indoors.
- School cleaning/disinfecting guidelines will be followed.
- For pick up at 10:15 am, please line up outside and children will be sent out to parents one by one.
During Christmas break, the church & school office will be open Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. If you would like something in the bulletin those weeks, please submit it by noon on Wednesday. Normal hours will resume Monday, January 4, 2021.
Thrivent Action Teams - Last Call for 2020!
Attention Thrivent members: have you used your 2 action team grants this year? Unused grants will expire at the end of the year. Hot Lunch and Aftercare could definitely use assistance with food items. COVID has limited our ability to get together, but there are still opportunities to use these grants. Please contact John Schlicker (firstname.lastname@example.org) for assistance or if you need ideas. Also, Thrivent members can use their Thrivent Choice dollars now to support the church and school.
Hot Lunch "Takeout Thursdays"
St. Paul Hot Lunch is excited to introduce "Takeout Thursdays" in 2021. Each Thursday, we will be ordering takeout from a local restaurant and offering these meals at regular hot lunch rates. We are looking for Thrivent Action Team gift cards or other donors willing to help sponsor these meals. Donor support of these meals will allow us to apply excess funds as a fundraiser for the Hot Lunch program. We look forward to partnering with and supporting local restaurants. If you are willing to donate toward this cause or apply for a Thrivent Action Team, please contact Heidi Schultz at school (684-4450).
Updated Phone Directory
The new 2020 church phone directories have arrived! They are available in the narthex for you to pick up.
Thank You for Supporting the Holly Jolly Christmas Store!
The Holly Jolly Christmas Store had another successful year thanks to all of you! For all of the donations, volunteer hours, and parents who sent money and shopping lists to school with their student, a sincere thank you! The store made $1,830. Many, many thanks! It was a wonderful event! - St. Paul PTO
2021 Offering Envelopes
The 2021 offering envelopes are ready, so please look for and pick up your box. If you would like to request a box of envelopes for 2021, please contact the church office. Thank you!
Thank You St. Paul Family
Thank you for all your loving thoughts and love that was given to our mother, Eleanor. All the beautiful get-well, birthday, and sympathy cards and memorials were a blessing. God bless you! - The Schlicker Family
Thank You to My St. Paul Family
I want each of you to know how much I appreciated – and continue to appreciate – your prayers on the occasion of my recent knee replacement surgery. Also your cards, phones calls, and Pastor Matyas keeping an eye on me. Truly, God has blessed us with great friends and church family members. Thank you all for your thoughts and encouragement. My sincere appreciation and gratefulness goes out to you. - Sam Britton
To My St. Paul Friends
I deeply appreciate your support at this difficult time. The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away. Blessed be the name of the Lord. - Jon Spyker
Ladies Aid Bake Sale - Thank you!
A BIG thank you to all who helped and purchased and supported the Ladies Aid Bake Sale in any way this year. We made about $2,700.00.
Thank You from Zion's Food Pantry
Dear friends at St. Paul,
Wow! Your contributions of groceries will make a big difference in our community! Thank you. The secretary reported dual trips with over 10 bags and 5 boxes of food. Very Generous! Thank you so much. Our team is poised and ready to assist families in need!
Zion's Food Pantry Team
Stewardship - A Way of Life
2 Samuel 7:4 “But that same night the word of the LORD came to Nathan…” Nathan thought David’s idea was great, so he blessed it with the Lord’s name. But, later that night, the Word of the Lord set him straight. The Word of the Lord must be the basis for what we think, say, and do in God’s kingdom – not our own desire or whims.
Free In-Home Flu Shots
Get your flu shot administered in the comfort of your own home for free! Contact the Agency on Aging at 1-800-858-1637 to sign up. Please be prepared to provide your name, number, and address. You must be at least 19 years old to participate.
Our Video Display Team desires to add more members to help build playlists and/or operate screens for our worship services. Training is available. We would like to have enough members so that each member serves for one Sunday per month. Anyone interested should call Don Krueger (895-5737).