Church Bulletin Announcements
February 19, 2021
In every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. Philippians 4:6
Homebound
  • Dolores Appold
  • Dorine Auernhammer
  • Gwen Bakus
  • Eleonore Begick
  • Vera Begick
  • Armond Beiser
  • Rick & Bonnie Emeott
  • Jon Ittner
  • Lorna Ittner
  • Bill Kramer
  • Mike & Karen Kusch
  • Margaret Meyer
  • Julie Roark
  • Phyllis Rush
  • Rose Anne Schmidt
  • Roy Schwab
  • Al Wegener
  • Tim Wegener
  • Ferdinand Zeilinger
Special
  • Linda Abraham (Rachel's mom; surgery)
  • Doris Appold
  • Paul Begick
  • Linda Bohlen
  • Nancy Brooks (Loretta Schlicker's cousin, cancer)
  • Wyatt Crouse (Dan Bourdow’s grandson)
  • Judy Dawson
  • Tom DePrekel (surgery)
  • Dave Foster
  • Sharon Garrett (surgery)
  • Fred Morley (DJ Bourdow's uncle)
  • Mike Myers
  • Ron Reuther (surgery)
  • Phyllis Rush (Bay Shores)
  • Lisa Schmidt (cancer)
  • Rita Tilley
Thanksgiving
  • Zander Jaskiewicz (son born to Travis & Caitlyn)
  • Rylan Appold & Rachel Burk (married at Immanuel, Frankentrost)

This Week's Members
  • Brian, Dylan, & Jake Appold
  • Laura Bass
  • Daniel, Laura, Lillian, Jett, & Charlotte Bourdow
  • Martin & Linda Doyle
  • Norman & Linda Gittins
  • Jacob Kaufmann
  • Randy & Cheryl Leppek
  • Katherine Neumeyer
  • Eric Schaefer
  • Allen, Teresa, April, Dylan, Ryan, & Patrick Switala
  • Taylor Wozniak
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.

Livestream
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
February 21 – Acts 15
February 22 – Acts 16
February 23 – Proverbs 5
February 24 – Acts 17
February 25 – Acts 18
February 26 – Acts 19
February 27 – Acts 20

Special "Mask-Only" Service
The Special "Mask Only" Service this month is scheduled for Sunday, February 28 at 1:30 p.m.

Easter Egg Hunt is planned for Saturday, March 27
Plans are underway for an outdoor only Easter Egg Hunt on March 27, 2021.Though we may not be able to offer many of the event features as we have in past years, we look forward to celebrating Jesus’ resurrection with the families who attend the outdoor Egg Hunt. Many of the details are still being planned, taking the best safety precautions into consideration, so be sure to check upcoming bulletins for more information.
Candy donations are needed to fill eggs. Small, wrapped candy that will fit inside a small plastic egg is preferred. We are also asking for volunteers to fill eggs. Bags of eggs will be provided and can be picked up at the end of each church service on February 28 and March 7. You may choose to donate your own purchased candy to fill the eggs, or candy will be available for pick up, as well. Simply pick up a bag of 100 eggs (and candy if needed) and take home. Fill the eggs and return to church the next week. If you have any questions or can volunteer your time for the event, please call or text Vicki Begick at 525-3733 or Lynn Hendrick at 450-1969 or contact the church office.

Ladies Aid
Ladies Aid have chosen Rev. Mathew and Kali Wood, LCMS Missionaries to Indonesia, as recipients of our annual shower. Recall that Rev. Wood preached here a few weeks ago. Since shipping physical items would be cost prohibitive, we will be collecting monetary donations to support them directly. All ladies of the congregation are invited to join us at our meeting, or can make a contribution by giving it to our treasurer Stacy Hildebrant or any Ladies Aid member to forward. Meeting will be Monday, March 1, at 7PM in the sanctuary. Remember masks and space. See you then!

Scrip Gift Cards Available
Scrip gift cards are available to purchase after 8 a.m. church services and in the school office all day Monday-Thursday and until noon on Fridays.

School Enrollment for 2021-2022
Registration is now open for all congregation and school families and will open to the community on March 1, 2021. A $75 preschool enrollment fee and a $50 grade school enrollment fee (per child) will reserve your child’s spot for next year. Once registration opens to the community, classes will fill on a first come, first served basis, so congregation and school families are encouraged to enroll now since classrooms have the potential to fill. Information and enrollment forms are available in the school office or online by clicking here. If you desire your child to receive a Christ-centered education, please call the school office at 989.684.4450 for more information and to make arrangements to enroll your child.
Altar Flowers
The altar flower calendar is up for 2021 in the cry room. If you would like to place flowers on the altar for any occasion, write your name and occasion on the date desired and it will be in the bulletin. Don't forget to order your flowers and have them delivered. If you have any questions, please call Julia Appold or Cindy Eastman.

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).

Ash Wednesday
Matthew 6:21 - “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” There’s the ultimate word on stewardship: your heart goes where you put the treasure which God has given you to manage in this life.
STEWARDSHIP – A way of life

Stewardship - A Way of Life
Lent 1 - Mark 1:13 - “And he was with the wild animals, and the angels were ministering to him,” God the Father cares for Jesus even in the midst of his temptation in the wilds. God cares for us in every situation as well. Jesus realized this and always acted from the basis of trust in God the Father’s provision. This is likewise the basis for our life lived in Christ: God cares for us, so we need not act out of fear or greed.

VLHS Virtual Auction
The Valley Lutheran auction is quickly approaching! Peruse now and create a "watch list" before bidding. Starting Wednesday, February 24, you may begin bidding on items from anywhere you have access to the auction website. There are hundreds of items to choose from. There is NO COST to participate, however registration is required at www.vlhsauction.com. Bidding ends Saturday, Feb 27 at 9:00pm. Contact Heidi Behnke at the school (hbehnke@vlhs.com or 790-1676) or Beth Kaul (bkaul@vlhs.com) with questions. 
Secretary Position
Immanuel Lutheran Church of Frankentrost is seeking applicants for the position of church office secretary. This is a part-time position (approximately 30 hours weekly). Please apply preferably by contacting the church office by email churchoffice@frankentrost.org, or calling 989-754-0929 for more information.

Clothing Available
Grace Your Closet is a free clothing closet available to anyone in need in the community. We are open the Third Saturday of every month from 9am-12pm at Grace Lutheran Church, 303 Ruth St in Auburn. Do you know someone in need? Are you interested in our ministry? Would you like to help us out? Please stop in on February 20 and check us out. Masks are required and we are set up to facilitate social distancing. If you need a ride, call Bay Metro (989-894-0631) on February 19 after 10am to schedule a pick-up ride from & to your home. This includes all of Bay County. First come/First serve... Limit 1 rider per family. If you have any questions please call Karla Weiss 989 245-8627. Our biggest need at the moment is for gently used, clean children's and young adult clothing. Donations can be dropped off at the Grace Lutheran Church office on Tuesday or Thursday from 10-12.

Wild Game Dinner
The Athletic Club of Trinity Monitor Lutheran Church and School (20 E. Salzburg Rd. Bay City) will be hosting a Drive-Thru Wild Game Dinner featuring Chef Dave Minar on Saturday, March 13th. Five different meals will be offered:
#1-$30 Sample (Muskrat or Rabbit, Beaver, Bobcat, and Coyote)
#2-$20 Walleye New Orleans
#3-$15 Cherry Chicken
#4-$25 Cajun Boar
#5-$25 Elk Tips
Each meal includes Rice Pilaf, Green Beans, Roll, Coleslaw, and Dessert. This dinner will be by pre-sale tickets only. Pick up will be between 3:00 pm-6:00 pm. For tickets call 662-4891, Monday-Friday between 8:00 am and 12:00 pm. Deadline to order will be March 5th.
Old Testament Reading
Genesis 22:1–18
1After these things God tested Abraham and said to him, “Abraham!” And he said, “Here am I.” 2He said, “Take your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains of which I shall tell you.” 3So Abraham rose early in the morning, saddled his donkey, and took two of his young men with him, and his son Isaac. And he cut the wood for the burnt offering and arose and went to the place of which God had told him. 4On the third day Abraham lifted up his eyes and saw the place from afar. 5Then Abraham said to his young men, “Stay here with the donkey; I and the boy will go over there and worship and come again to you.” 6And Abraham took the wood of the burnt offering and laid it on Isaac his son. And he took in his hand the fire and the knife. So they went both of them together. 7And Isaac said to his father Abraham, “My father!” And he said, “Here am I, my son.” He said, “Behold, the fire and the wood, but where is the lamb for a burnt offering?” 8Abraham said, “God will provide for himself the lamb for a burnt offering, my son.” So they went both of them together.
9When they came to the place of which God had told him, Abraham built the altar there and laid the wood in order and bound Isaac his son and laid him on the altar, on top of the wood. 10Then Abraham reached out his hand and took the knife to slaughter his son. 11But the angel of the LORD called to him from heaven and said, “Abraham, Abraham!” And he said, “Here am I.” 12He said, “Do not lay your hand on the boy or do anything to him, for now I know that you fear God, seeing you have not withheld your son, your only son, from me.” 13And Abraham lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, behind him was a ram, caught in a thicket by his horns. And Abraham went and took the ram and offered it up as a burnt offering instead of his son. 14So Abraham called the name of that place, “The LORD will provide”; as it is said to this day, “On the mount of the LORD it shall be provided.”
15And the angel of the LORD called to Abraham a second time from heaven 16and said, “By myself I have sworn, declares the LORD, because you have done this and have not withheld your son, your only son, 17I will surely bless you, and I will surely multiply your offspring as the stars of heaven and as the sand that is on the seashore. And your offspring shall possess the gate of his enemies, 18and in your offspring shall all the nations of the earth be blessed, because you have obeyed my voice.”

Epistle
James 1:12–18
12Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him. 13Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am being tempted by God,” for God cannot be tempted with evil, and he himself tempts no one. 14But each person is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own desire. 15Then desire when it has conceived gives birth to sin, and sin when it is fully grown brings forth death.
16Do not be deceived, my beloved brothers. 17Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change. 18Of his own will he brought us forth by the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.

Holy Gospel
Mark 1:9–15
9In those days Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. 10And when he came up out of the water, immediately he saw the heavens opening and the Spirit descending on him like a dove. 11And a voice came from heaven, “You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased.”
12The Spirit immediately drove him out into the wilderness. 13And he was in the wilderness forty days, being tempted by Satan. And he was with the wild animals, and the angels were ministering to him.
14Now after John was arrested, Jesus came into Galilee, proclaiming the gospel of God, 15and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.”

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