Stewardship - An Act of Faith
1 Corinthians 3:7 – “So neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything, but only God who gives the growth.” Isn’t that the truth! And it’s not just true about preachers like Paul, but about all of us throughout the Christian life. God can do such wonderful things with our feeble efforts. This is so very true of our gifts to the Lord’s work in the church. From His generous giving to us, we learn to give generously. The Lord then blesses this response to His grace in turn. He uses our very giving to bless us in the church where we hear of His gracious generosity to us. And the cycle repeats, and the Lord gives growth!
Baby Bottle Boomerang
Please return your LifeClinic (formerly known as Beason of Hope) baby bottles this Sunday, February 12.
Women of the congregation - Make note of February 16th at 6:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Please join us for the Friendship Circle. Our guest speaker from McLaren Hospice will share how pets are used in Hospice care. Come hear how God's special creations give loving comfort.
The St. Paul “Joy” Group will meet on Thursday, February 16 at noon in the Ministry Center for a sloppy joe lunch and fellowship. Take this opportunity to get out of the house and enjoy some fun and laughter.
Is Your Money Doing Double Duty?
With Church Extension Fund, your money has a double purpose. Your investment earns you interest, and it builds churches and schools throughout Michigan. For more information, contact St. Paul’s Congregation Rep, Luella Britton at 989-798-3156 or call CEF at toll-free 800-242-3944.
2023 Directory Now Available
This year's directory is now available in the narthex. Please excuse any errors within; we are aware of them, and regrettably they were sent to us without the opportunity for a final proofread. We will be searching for a new company next year.
Sunday School Recognizes Perfect Attendance
Congratulations to the following students who have had perfect Sunday School attendance for January: Charles Begick, Evelyn Burnison, Olivia Burnison, Adelynn Dent, David Dent, Hunter Duffey, Jane Helmreich, Noah Helmreich, Isaac Hendrick, Abigail Matyas, Ethan Matyas, Isaac Matyas, Olivia Matyas.
Wednesday Evening Lenten Suppers
Wednesday Evening Lenten services begin on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 22, and that means Lenten Suppers are coming your way. If you have a group that would like to provide this service to our St. Paul Family and make a few bucks while you're at it, let Vicar Schultz or the Church Office know (989-684-4450).
Here is the line up so far:
Feb. 22 - Alaska Mission
Mar. 1 - Alaska Mission
Mar. 8 - Poland Mission
Mar. 15 - Youth Group
Mar. 22 - 7th & 8th Grade Class (at School during the Curriculum Fair)
Mar. 29 - AVAILABLE!
Come enjoy the food and fellowship!
Please Join Us!
February 22nd Lentin Supper is being hosted by the Alaska Mission folks. Wild Rice or Chicken Noodle Soup, Homemade Bread, Salad and Dessert. If you would like to order soup for takeout you can call or text Heidi at 989-450-0975. Donations to help support the Alaska Mission are greatly appreciated.
Youth Bowling Night!
Please join us for a fun night of bowling. Meet at Washington Lanes in Bay City on Sunday, February 19 at 5:00pm. Pick up from the bowling alley at 7:00 pm. No cost to the youth, bring a friend!
Reach out to a youth group leader with any questions."
Get Ready for the 2023-2024 School Year!
Open enrollment for St. Paul congregation members started on February 1, 2023 for the 2023-2024 school year. Enrollment will open to all current families on February 15, and to the community on March 1, 2023. Click here for enrollment information for both grade school and preschool.
All Thanks for a Wonderful Turn of Life's Events!
We are giving our Lord great thanks and humble praise that He has answered our prayers in such a dramatic manner. Dr. Bolling reviewed the TEE results which ultimately showed no terrible changes in the mitral and tricuspid valves. We are no longer looking at surgery! PTL. He is sending us to a heart failure team which will review everything and recommend proper treatments. We are all so relieved! Praise God from Whom all blessings flow!! Your prayers and concerns have been such an encouragement and are so much a part of God’s answer to our prayers! -Don and Sydra
Thank you so much for all the cards, calls and prayers while I was out for knee surgery. A most special thank you to my "pew partners," Charlie and Sandy, for all the extra kindness they showed me. We are such a blessed people to have such a wonderful congregation and two of the best pastors. Thanks be to God. -Rita Tilley
Thank you from the Vera Begick Family
Thank you from the Vera Begick family for your kind words of comfort in the passing of Vera. Also thank you for your cards and donations in her memory. As the Pastor said, if you add on gestational age she would have been 100 years old, having been born in August of 1923, and living until December of 2022. God's Blessings, the families of Vaughn, Cheryl, Jan and Marcia.
Thank you from the St. Paul Library.
A little late notice, but still very much appreciated. Thank you so very much for the generosity of every one who purchased books for the library from the Scholastic Book Fair. 17 books were bought and donated to the library! And with the Scholastic Dollars we will be able to purchase a few more also! Again, thank you so very much for continuing to support the school library! Mrs. Warren
St. Patrick's Day Parade
Save the date! March 19th at 2 pm St. Paul will participate in Bay City's St. Patrick's Day Parade. St. Paul families are encouraged to join the fun! Limit of 25 children riding on the float. Older children may walk with their parent. Wear your favorite GREEN attire! Contact Kristen Glasser at 989-529-2962 to participate. A waiver must be signed prior to the event and a parent is required to accompany their child.
175th Anniversary Calendars
The 175th Anniversary Calendars will be distributed to church families
this Sunday, Feb. 5, and next Sunday Feb. 12, before and after both services.
One per family please.
Thrivent Choice Dollars
There is still time to direct Thrivent Choice dollars to St. Paul! This link has an overview the Thrivent Choice program: Thrivent Choice | Thrivent
Click here to view a pdf that shows how to direct Choice dollars (on the 2nd page)
Third Quarter Cafeteria Kid Assistant Volunteers
Thank you to our Second Quarter Cafeteria Kid Assistant Volunteers! You helped our students navigate the cafeteria procedures, cleaned tables between groups, and assisted students with opening food and drink containers. We appreciate you! If you would like to help during the second quarter, please check out the Third Quarter Sign Up Genius here. Only one volunteer is needed each day from 11:00 am -12:30 pm. Thanks for your help serving our school community!
Childcare During Bible Study Hour
To volunteer in the nursery during Bible Study hour, to watch children who are younger than Sunday School age, so their parents may be able to attend the Bible Study hour, please click here. You may also contact Tiffany List by phone (989)225-8516 or email at email@example.com.
Additionally, if you could benefit from Child care during the Bible Study Hour please fill out the form by clicking here or contact Tiffany List (989)225-8516 or firstname.lastname@example.org
2023 Altar Flowers
The Altar Flowers Calendar for 2023 is hanging on the wall in the cry room in the back of church. If you would like to put flowers in church in 2023, you may mark it down on the calendar. You order the flowers and the committee will make sure the information is published in the church bulletin.
Saginaw County Right to Life Thank you
"We at Saginaw County Right to Life are truly grateful for your participation in our recent Lifesaver Drive. $375.41 was collected. Your dedication to the precious gift of life is very much appreciated. Through your support and those of others who are committed to the sanctity of life, we will continue to educate and influence our community, and work toward the protection of all human life.”