Church Bulletin Announcements

February 17, 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)
  • Norma Weiss
  • Shriley Ziegler

This Week's Members

  • Austin Appold
  • Laura Bass
  • Andrew Bourdow
  • Hilda Dijak
  • Jeremy, Laura, Annabelle & Even Gehrman
  • Donald Hoerauf
  • Michael Kuch
  • Ethan Persons
  • Robert & Gail Schlicker
  • Jacob Trogan
  • Michelle & Brody Wyzgowski

Sunday, February 19

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 20

No School

Tuesday, February 21

Choir Practice 6:00 p.m.

Bell Choir Practice 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, February 22

Ash Wednesday Service with Communion 3:30 p.m.

Lenten Supper 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Ash Wednesday Service with Communion 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, February 23

Blood Drive 2:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Youth Board Meeting 6:00 p.m.

Sunday, February 26

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 - 380 (212, 168)

Altar Flowers

Altar flowers last Sunday were in honor of Jeannine Neumeyer’s 93rd birthday, on February 16, given by her children.


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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 19 - Acts 14

February 20 - Psalms 19-20

February 21 - Acts 15

February 22 - Acts 16

February 23 - Proverbs 5

February 24 - Acts 17

February 25 - Acts 18

This Sunday's Hymns

413, 414, 631, 395, 416, 821

Stewardship - An Act of Faith

Matthew 17:8 – “And when they lifted up their eyes, they saw no one but Jesus only.” Jesus is enough. Moses and Elijah point to Jesus and are happy to fade into the background. With our eyes focused on Him and Him alone, the rest of our lives come into focus. He is primary, all else secondary. When that order is right in our lives, things truly fall into place.

POSITION OPENING | Part-Time Second Grade Teacher

Being blessed by an increase in enrollment, St. Paul Lutheran School, Bay City (Frankenlust), is seeking a Part-Time Second Grade Teacher for the 2023-2024 school year. The position’s responsibilities include leading instruction in second grade Reading/Spelling and Math. Highly qualified candidates should have a current Michigan Teaching Certificate or be willing to obtain one. If you or someone you know is interested, please email your resume along with two references to Principal Valerie Matyas at by Monday, March 27, 2023.

Youth Bowling Night!

Please join us for a fun night of bowling. Meet at Washington Lanes in Bay City on Sunday, February 19 at 5:00 p.m. Pick up from the bowling alley at 7:00 p.m. No cost to the youth, bring a friend! Reach out to a youth group leader with any questions.

Quilting Club Begins Again

The quilting club will be meeting on Thursday, February 23 at 9:00 a.m. in the church basement.

March is Reading Month!

Our St. Paul School is planning some fun activities for Reading Month in March, and we will have weekly prize drawings. We are looking for $5 gift card donations (e.g. Five Below, Target, McDonalds, Culver's, Walmart), or monetary donations. Please contact Andrea Dent if you have any questions.

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. 

March 1st - Lenten Supper

Wednesday March 1st Lenten Supper will be tacos and all of the yummy fixings! Lenten meals are served from 4 to 6 in the Fellowship Hall. A free will donation will be taken to support VBS in Cooper Landing, AK. Take outs will be available.

First Sunday Potluck and Fellowship

All are invited!! March 5th at noon in the Fellowship Hall the 1st Sunday Potluck and Fellowship will be back!  This is a great time to visit with people who may go to the "other service" or sit in a different area than you. If you are a new St Paul family member- please join us and get to know your fellow brother's and sister's in Christ.  We hope to see you there!

Ladies Aid

The next Ladies Aid meeting will be on March 6 at 7:00 p.m. We will be showering Lutheran Braille Workers while enjoying game night! If you plan on bringing a check, please make it payable to St. Paul Ladies Aid. The meeting hostesses will be Tammy Jaskiewicz and Catherine Hutter.

PTO Fundraiser - March 13

The next fundraising event will be at Pierce Road Bar & Grill on Monday, March 13 from 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. You will be able to dine in or carryout! 

*Showing the printed flyer will be required!*

Click here for the flyer. You can also look for additional flyers in the school office and church narthex in the upcoming weeks.

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.

Good Friday Service

The Tri-City Good Friday Service will be held on April 7, 2023, at the Horizon’s Conference Center at 6200 State Street in Saginaw Township at 1 pm. The Reverend David A. Davis will be the guest speaker. He is the President of the Michigan District-Lutheran Church Missouri Synod. To underwrite the cost of the service, we are seeking support from congregation members as we have done in the past. If you have donated in the past, you will receive a letter in your mailbox at church or by regular mail. If you have not donated in the past and would like to, please contact your congregation representative, Vaughn Begick at 989 295-0209. Checks should be made out to “Good Friday Service”. Thank you for any support that you can give, and invite your relatives, friends, and unchurched acquaintances to join us at the service.

175th Anniversary Celebration

The 175th Anniversary Celebration and dinner will be held on June 25. More details to follow.

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 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

Get Ready for the 2023-2024 School Year!

Enrollment is open for St. Paul congregation members and current families for the 2023-2024 school year. Enrollment will open to the community on March 1, 2023. Click here for enrollment information for both grade school and preschool.

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.

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

St. Paul Operetta

Come support our St. Paul students, grades 5-8, as they perform the Promise U Operetta on March 10 at 1:30 p.m. & 6:30 p.m. in the school auditorium.

Valley Vision

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

VLHS Job Openings

Valley Lutheran High School in Saginaw is looking to fill two full-time faculty positions beginning July 31, 2023. The first is for a social studies teacher. The ideal candidate would have an LTD and a high school social studies teaching certificate. The second position is for Dean of Students (⅔ time) and teaching Theology courses (⅓ time). The ideal candidate would be synodically trained with experience as a teacher, youth pastor, DCE, Family Life minister, social worker/counselor, or similar ministries. Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to Dr. Lisa Meyers by mail (3560 McCarty Rd. Saginaw, MI 48603) or email ( Interviews are anticipated to begin mid-March and continue until the position is filled.  

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

Exodus 24:8–18

And Moses took the blood and threw it on the people and said, “Behold the blood of the covenant that the LORD has made with you in accordance with all these words.” Then Moses and Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel went up, and they saw the God of Israel. There was under his feet as it were a pavement of sapphire stone, like the very heaven for clearness. And he did not lay his hand on the chief men of the people of Israel; they beheld God, and ate and drank. The LORD said to Moses, “Come up to me on the mountain and wait there, that I may give you the tablets of stone, with the law and the commandment, which I have written for their instruction.” So Moses rose with his assistant Joshua, and Moses went up into the mountain of God. And he said to the elders, “Wait here for us until we return to you. And behold, Aaron and Hur are with you. Whoever has a dispute, let him go to them.” Then Moses went up on the mountain, and the cloud covered the mountain. The glory of the LORD dwelt on Mount Sinai, and the cloud covered it six days. And on the seventh day he called to Moses out of the midst of the cloud. Now the appearance of the glory of the LORD was like a devouring fire on the top of the mountain in the sight of the people of Israel. Moses entered the cloud and went up on the mountain. And Moses was on the mountain forty days and forty nights.


2 Peter 1:16–21

For we did not follow cleverly devised myths when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were eyewitnesses of his majesty. For when he received honor and glory from God the Father, and the voice was borne to him by the Majestic Glory, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased,” we ourselves heard this very voice borne from heaven, for we were with him on the holy mountain. And we have something more sure, the prophetic word, to which you will do well to pay attention as to a lamp shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts, knowing this first of all, that no prophecy of Scripture comes from someone’s own interpretation. For no prophecy was ever produced by the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.


Holy Gospel

Matthew 17:1–9

After six days Jesus took with him Peter and James, and John his brother, and led them up a high mountain by themselves. And he was transfigured before them, and his face shone like the sun, and his clothes became white as light. And behold, there appeared to them Moses and Elijah, talking with him. And Peter said to Jesus, “Lord, it is good that we are here. If you wish, I will make three tents here, one for you and one for Moses and one for Elijah.” He was still speaking when, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them, and a voice from the cloud said, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased; listen to him.” When the disciples heard this, they fell on their faces and were terrified. But Jesus came and touched them, saying, “Rise, and have no fear.” And when they lifted up their eyes, they saw no one but Jesus only. And as they were coming down the mountain, Jesus commanded them, “Tell no one the vision, until the Son of Man is raised from the dead.”

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