Church Bulletin Announcements

February 10, 2023

In every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. Philippians 4:6


  • Doris Appold
  • Dorine Auernhammer
  • Gwen Bakus
  • Jon Ittner
  • Mike & Karen Kusch
  • Margaret Meyer
  • Julie Roark
  • RoseAnne Schmidt
  • Roy Schwab
  • Anna Spielhaupter
  • Tim Wegener
  • Frank & Carol Wozniak
  • Shirley Ziegler


  • Dean Bass
  • Wyatt Crouse (Dan Bourdow’s grandson)
  • Dave Foster
  • Debbie Kahihikolo (Denise Daly's sister)
  • Connie Makl (Jeremy Warren's aunt)
  • Herb Appold
  • Mary Ghosh (Schlicker relative; cancer)
  • Janet Hoerauf
  • Larry Kramer
  • Fuzz Appold
  • Leslie Kelley
  • Judy Coulter
  • Sandy Hafer
  • Joy McMurphy
  • Lois Matthes
  • Roy Schmidt (surgery)

This Week's Members

  • Alexandria Appold
  • Emily Bass
  • Larry & Kathy Bourassa
  • Douglas & Barbara Dewald
  • Austin, Sarah, Vera & Leo Gatza
  • Miranda Hildebrant
  • Kevin & Clara Kuch
  • Adam Mason
  • Angela Persons
  • Matthew, Kayla, Lukas, Espen & Norah Schlicker
  • Rita Tilley
  • Robert, Kelly & Chase Wyman

Sunday, February 12

Worship with Communion 8:00 a.m.

Bible Study 9:15 a.m.

Worship with Communion 10:30 a.m.

Youth Group Winter Outing

Monday, February 13

Board of Business Mgt. Mtg. 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, February 14

Choir Practice 6:00 p.m.

Bell Choir Practice 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, February 16

Half Day Early School Dismissal 11:30 a.m.

JOY Gathering 12:00 p.m.

Friendship Circle 6:00 p.m.

Friday, February 17

No School - Office Closed

Sunday, February 19

Worship with Communion 8:00 a.m.

Bible Study 9:15 a.m.

Worship with Communion 10:30 a.m.

Sunday Night Youth Group 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Communion Statement

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. If you wish to receive communion in your pew, please inform an usher.

Church Attendance

Last Sunday - 394 (258 , 134)


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The Lutheran Hour

Sundays at 8:30 a.m. on WSAM 1400 AM

Donations mail to: Saginaw Valley Lutheran Hour; P.O. Box 133; Frankenmuth, MI 48734

Daily Bible Readings

February 12 - Psalms 19-20

February 13 - Acts 9

February 14 - Acts 10

February 15 - Acts 11

February 16 - Proverbs 4

February 17 - Acts 12

February 18 - Acts 13

This Sunday's Hymns

567, 606, 843, 686, 516, 394

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. 

Friendship Circle

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. 

Joy Group

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!

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 

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

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.”

Valley Vision

The February issue of the VLHS Valley Vision is available here.

VLHS Auction

Valley Lutheran's Annual Auction & Benefit Dinner "Nashville Nights" is coming up on Saturday, February 25 and you are invited to participate! Head to to see available items as they are added, purchase your tickets to attend, or register to bid virtually! (Yes, you can be a part of all the silent bidding fun from anywhere! Grab a free ticket to be a 'virtual bidder/attendee'.) Funds from the Auction go to support our Annual Fund which covers a wide variety of needs at Valley including financial aid gifts, investment in teaching resources and programming, and ongoing school operations and maintenance. Thank you for your support of Valley Lutheran!  

Camp LuLayLea

“As some of you know, and hopefully many more will know; Camp LuLayLea is celebrating its 75th year Serving children And their families. Many of us have also volunteered, or been employed at Camp LuLayLea. Still many more of us have financially and prayerfully supported Camp LuLayLea over the past 75 years. Thank you all. So now it is the Camp’s time to give back. Camp LuLayLea will be open to all on June 24, 2023 for our 75th year celebration and open house. This is a family event. We will be starting the day with a 10:00 a.m. worship service in our beautiful Camp Chapel building. A luncheon will be served at 1:00 p.m. There will be many activities that are currently in the planning stages. Check out the Camp LuLayLea website in the coming months for additional information and celebration updates. Even if your children are too young to attend Camp Lulaylea, this would be a great way to introduce them and their whole family to Camp LuLayLea. “

Old Testament Reading

Deuteronomy 30:15–20

“See, I have set before you today life and good, death and evil. If you obey the commandments of the Lord your God that I command you today, by loving the Lord your God, by walking in his ways, and by keeping his commandments and his statutes and his rules, then you shall live and multiply, and the Lord your God will bless you in the land that you are entering to take possession of it. But if your heart turns away, and you will not hear, but are drawn away to worship other gods and serve them, I declare to you today, that you shall surely perish. You shall not live long in the land that you are going over the Jordan to enter and possess. I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse. Therefore choose life, that you and your offspring may live, loving the Lord your God, obeying his voice and holding fast to him, for he is your life and length of days, that you may dwell in the land that the Lord swore to your fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give them.”


1 Corinthians 3:1–9

But I, brothers, could not address you as spiritual people, but as people of the flesh, as infants in Christ. I fed you with milk, not solid food, for you were not ready for it. And even now you are not yet ready, for you are still of the flesh. For while there is jealousy and strife among you, are you not of the flesh and behaving only in a human way? For when one says, “I follow Paul,” and another, “I follow Apollos,” are you not being merely human? What then is Apollos? What is Paul? Servants through whom you believed, as the Lord assigned to each. I planted, Apollos watered, but God gave the growth. So neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything, but only God who gives the growth. He who plants and he who waters are one, and each will receive his wages according to his labor. For we are God’s fellow workers. You are God’s field, God’s building.


Holy Gospel

Matthew 5:21–37

[Jesus said:] “You have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not murder; and whoever murders will be liable to judgment.’ But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother will be liable to judgment; whoever insults his brother will be liable to the council; and whoever says, ‘You fool!’ will be liable to the hell of fire. So if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there before the altar and go. First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift. Come to terms quickly with your accuser while you are going with him to court, lest your accuser hand you over to the judge, and the judge to the guard, and you be put in prison. Truly, I say to you, you will never get out until you have paid the last penny. “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’ But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lustful intent has already committed adultery with her in his heart. If your right eye causes you to sin, tear it out and throw it away. For it is better that you lose one of your members than that your whole body be thrown into hell. And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. For it is better that you lose one of your members than that your whole body go into hell. “It was also said, ‘Whoever divorces his wife, let him give her a certificate of divorce.’ But I say to you that everyone who divorces his wife, except on the ground of sexual immorality, makes her commit adultery. And whoever marries a divorced woman commits adultery. “Again you have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not swear falsely, but shall perform to the Lord what you have sworn.’ But I say to you, Do not take an oath at all, either by heaven, for it is the throne of God, or by the earth, for it is his footstool, or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great King. And do not take an oath by your head, for you cannot make one hair white or black. Let what you say be simply ‘Yes’ or ‘No’; anything more than this comes from evil.”

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