Church Bulletin Announcements

February 24, 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

  • Brian, Dylan & Jake Appold
  • Daniel, Madeline, Karson, Sawyer, Eli & Iva Bebow
  • Daniel Bourdow
  • Jakob Dijak
  • Lura Gehrman
  • Gerald & Janet Hoerauf
  • Michael & Jennifer Kuch
  • David Matthes
  • Bayley Pfau
  • Frank & Linda Schmidt
  • Kenneth Van Cise
  • Nanette Yoder

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.

Tuesday, February 28

Choir Practice 6:00 p.m.

Bell Choir Practice 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, March 1

Lenten Service 3:30 p.m.

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

Lenten Service 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, March 2

Board of Education Mtg. 6:00 p.m.

Board of Trustees Mtg. 6:00 p.m.

Sunday, March 5

Worship with Communion 8:00 a.m.

Grades 5-8 Choir Sings

Bible Study 9:15 a.m.

Celebration & Praise with Communion 10:30 a.m.

First Sunday Potluck 12:00 p.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 - 320 (213, 107)


Leo Christian Gatza, child of Austin & Sarah Gatza, born January 29, 2023, will be baptized on Sunday, February 26, during the 10:30 a.m. service. Sponsors are Michael Weiss & Logan Gatza.


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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 26 - Acts 19

February 27 - Acts 20

February 28 - Psalms 21-22

March 1 - Acts 21

March 2 - Acts 22

March 3 - Acts 23

March 4 - Psalms 23-24

This Sunday's Hymns

657, 569, 434, 419, 655, 746, 418

Stewardship - An Act of Faith

Matthew 4:7 – “Jesus said to him, ‘Again it is written...’” Jesus defeats Satan in our place, not by using His power as God, but by His perfect obedience in His perfect humanity. Jesus defeats Satan not by miracles, but by quoting the Scriptures and living according to them. This should cause us great joy for two reasons. First, we see Jesus win the victory for us. Second, here Jesus shows us how to stand in that victory: on the Word of God alone.

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.

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 and Suppers have begun. If you have a group that would like to provide a Lenten Supper 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:

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!

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.

Listening Event - Board of Directors

The Michigan District Board of Directors is hosting a Listening Event for the North and East Region on Monday, March 13 at Our Savior, Bad Axe. Pastors, church workers, church leaders, and laity are all welcome to attend.

The Board seeks input in the following areas:

What should the Board know about ministry in this region?

What unmet needs do the congregations have?

What mission opportunities exist in the region?

The findings from this event will aid the Board of Directors in its responsibilities towards strategic direction of the District.

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.

Thank you!

"Thank you to everyone for the sympathy card after the passing of my Dad and everyone’s kind words." -Denise Daly

Memorial - Elmer (Boomie) Behmlander

"The family of Elmer (Boomie) Behmlander have made a donation to the memorial fund in honor of his 100th birthday on February 6. Dad loved his Lord, his church & baseball."

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.

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.  

Holy Land Trip 2024

Visit the Holy Land in 2024!  Walk where Abraham and King David did.  See where Jesus preached to the crowds. Ride a boat on the Sea of Galilee. Visit Jerusalem and the site of the temple.  Mr. Patrick Winningham, a Valley Lutheran High School teacher, will lead a trip to Israel (with an optional extension to Jordan) in June of 2024. There will be an informational meeting on Monday, March 6 at VLHS in the RC.  Please consider attending for more information about this exciting opportunity.  Contact Patrick Winningham ( for more details.

Music Department Tour Home Concert

The VLHS Music Department will present a Lenten worship concert on Sunday, March 19 at 3 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, Reese. This service is the final concert of a 5-day, 6-concert tour through Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, Indiana, and Michigan. We invite you to join us as we reflect on God's 'Love Unknown' - the overwhelming and incomprehensible love the Father showed us through his Son.

Spring Information Night

Valley Lutheran invites current 6th, 7th, and 8th graders and their parents to our Spring Information Night, a station-based, one-hour, informative tour of Valley Lutheran. Hear how Valley is a place where students prepare, belong, and excel! Arrivals begin at 6 p.m. on Monday, March 20, 2023 with the last tour beginning at 7:00 p.m. Please let us know you're coming and choose your arrival time at Contact Director of Communications & Admissions Amy Cooper at or 989-790-1676 with any questions. We look forward to seeing you there!  

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

Genesis 3:1–21

Now the serpent was more crafty than any other beast of the field that the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God actually say, ‘You shall not eat of any tree in the garden’?” And the woman said to the serpent, “We may eat of the fruit of the trees in the garden, but God said, ‘You shall not eat of the fruit of the tree that is in the midst of the garden, neither shall you touch it, lest you die.’” But the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die. For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was to be desired to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate, and she also gave some to her husband who was with her, and he ate. Then the eyes of both were opened, and they knew that they were naked. And they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves loincloths. And they heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God among the trees of the garden. But the Lord God called to the man and said to him, “Where are you?” And he said, “I heard the sound of you in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked, and I hid myself.” He said, “Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten of the tree of which I commanded you not to eat?” The man said, “The woman whom you gave to be with me, she gave me fruit of the tree, and I ate.” Then the Lord God said to the woman, “What is this that you have done?” The woman said, “The serpent deceived me, and I ate.” The Lord God said to the serpent, “Because you have done this, cursed are you above all livestock and above all beasts of the field; on your belly you shall go, and dust you shall eat all the days of your life. I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her offspring; he shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise his heel.” To the woman he said, “I will surely multiply your pain in childbearing; in pain you shall bring forth children. Your desire shall be for your husband, and he shall rule over you.” And to Adam he said, “Because you have listened to the voice of your wife and have eaten of the tree of which I commanded you, ‘You shall not eat of it,’ cursed is the ground because of you; in pain you shall eat of it all the days of your life; thorns and thistles it shall bring forth for you; and you shall eat the plants of the field. By the sweat of your face you shall eat bread, till you return to the ground, for out of it you were taken; for you are dust, and to dust you shall return.” The man called his wife’s name Eve, because she was the mother of all living. And the Lord God made for Adam and for his wife garments of skins and clothed them.


Romans 5:12–19

Therefore, just as sin came into the world through one man, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all sinned— for sin indeed was in the world before the law was given, but sin is not counted where there is no law. Yet death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over those whose sinning was not like the transgression of Adam, who was a type of the one who was to come. But the free gift is not like the trespass. For if many died through one man’s trespass, much more have the grace of God and the free gift by the grace of that one man Jesus Christ abounded for many. And the free gift is not like the result of that one man’s sin. For the judgment following one trespass brought condemnation, but the free gift following many trespasses brought justification. If, because of one man’s trespass, death reigned through that one man, much more will those who receive the abundance of grace and the free gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man Jesus Christ. Therefore, as one trespass led to condemnation for all men, so one act of righteousness leads to justification and life for all men. For as by the one man’s disobedience the many were made sinners, so by the one man’s obedience the many will be made righteous.


Holy Gospel

Matthew 4:1–11

Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. And after fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. And the tempter came and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, command these stones to become loaves of bread.” But he answered, “It is written, “‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’” Then the devil took him to the holy city and set him on the pinnacle of the temple and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down, for it is written, “‘He will command his angels concerning you,’ and “‘On their hands they will bear you up, lest you strike your foot against a stone.’” Jesus said to him, “Again it is written, ‘You shall not put the Lord your God to the test.’” Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory. And he said to him, “All these I will give you, if you will fall down and worship me.” Then Jesus said to him, “Be gone, Satan! For it is written, “‘You shall worship the Lord your God and him only shall you serve.’” Then the devil left him, and behold, angels came and were ministering to him.

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