Church Bulletin Announcements
February 26, 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
  • 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

Bereaved
(family & friends of)
  • Rick Emeott
  • Cathy (Wicker) Levack

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
This Week's Members
  • Bruce, Anne, & Grace Appold
  • Daniel, Madeline, Karson, Sawyer, Eli, & Iva Bebow
  • Daniel Bourdow
  • Paul & Barbara Doyle
  • Jeffrey, Kristen, Sofia, & Nora Glasser
  • Kevin & Dorothy Kaufmann
  • Susan & Michael Lewis & Emily EauClaire
  • Paul & Barbara Neumeyer
  • Joshua, Amanda, & Zaidree Scherf
  • Eddie & Tiffany Switek
  • Robert, Kelly, & Chase Wyman
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 28 – Psalms 21-22
March 1 – Acts 21
March 2 – Acts 22
March 3 – Acts 23
March 4 – Psalms 23-24
March 5 – Acts 24
March 6 – Acts 25

Staff Anniversaries
Congratulations and God's blessings to the following staff members who celebrated anniversaries at the conclusion of the 2019-2020 school year: Dianne Kramer (20 years at St. Paul), Karen Bass (15 years at St. Paul), and Lara Polzin (5 years at St. Paul). We give thanks to God for their faithful service and pray that the Lord blesses them with many more years here with our St. Paul family!

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.
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).

Stewardship - A Way of Life
Mark 8:32 -- “And he said this plainly. And Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him.” Anytime we sin we are acting like Peter: thinking we know better than the Lord. But as Jesus says, such acts stem from Satan. So let us repent: let us trust our Lord Jesus and follow Him. For certainly He has earned our trust with His gracious sacrifice for us.

VLHS Virtual Auction
The Valley Lutheran auction open for bidding! 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.

Spring Information Night at VLHS
Valley Lutheran invites 7th and 8th grade families to our Spring Information Night on Thursday, March 18 - a one-hour, in-person, station-based, on-the-move Valley Lutheran experience! You'll tour our new spaces, meet school leaders, and hear how Valley is a place where students belong and excel. Attendees will be organized into small groups with masks required. Arrival times begin at 6 p.m., please register for your time slot at www.vlhs.com/InfoNight.  Contact Amy Cooper, Admissions Counselor at acooper@vlhs.com or 989-790-1676, ex. 40 with any questions.

Valley Vision
March's Valley Vision is available by clicking here.
GriefShare Begins at Grace Auburn on Thursday, March 4, at 10:00 a.m.
This Thursday, March 4, GriefShare is starting at Grace Lutheran (303 Ruth Street, Auburn). GriefShare is a gathering to support individuals who have suffered loss. All are welcome. No cost to participate. These gatherings will be for the next 13 weeks; the weekly sessions start at 10 a.m. and normally last about an hour and a half. Please don’t think you must commit to every week. GriefShare is a program that allows for people to come in and out as their schedule allows. If you miss a week, you would still be okay. GriefShare will be open to the public, so please spread the word to your friends and family. If you have any questions, please call the Grace Auburn office at 989-662-6161. You can also learn more by going to www.griefshare.org.

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.

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 17:1–7, 15–16
1When Abram was ninety-nine years old the Lord appeared to Abram and said to him, “I am God Almighty; walk before me, and be blameless, 2that I may make my covenant between me and you, and may multiply you greatly.” 3Then Abram fell on his face. And God said to him, 4“Behold, my covenant is with you, and you shall be the father of a multitude of nations. 5No longer shall your name be called Abram, but your name shall be Abraham, for I have made you the father of a multitude of nations. 6I will make you exceedingly fruitful, and I will make you into nations, and kings shall come from you. 7And I will establish my covenant between me and you and your offspring after you throughout their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be God to you and to your offspring after you. . . .
15And God said to Abraham, “As for Sarai your wife, you shall not call her name Sarai, but Sarah shall be her name. 16I will bless her, and moreover, I will give you a son by her. I will bless her, and she shall become nations; kings of peoples shall come from her.”

Epistle
Romans 5:1–11
1Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. 2Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. 3More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, 4and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, 5and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.
6For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. 7For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die— 8but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. 9Since, therefore, we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God. 10For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by his life. 11More than that, we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.

Holy Gospel
Mark 8:27–38
27And Jesus went on with his disciples to the villages of Caesarea Philippi. And on the way he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that I am?” 28And they told him, “John the Baptist; and others say, Elijah; and others, one of the prophets.” 29And he asked them, “But who do you say that I am?” Peter answered him, “You are the Christ.” 30And he strictly charged them to tell no one about him.
31And he began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders and the chief priests and the scribes and be killed, and after three days rise again. 32And he said this plainly. And Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him. 33But turning and seeing his disciples, he rebuked Peter and said, “Get behind me, Satan! For you are not setting your mind on the things of God, but on the things of man.”
34And he called to him the crowd with his disciples and said to them, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. 35For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake and the gospel’s will save it. 36For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his life? 37For what can a man give in return for his life? 38For whoever is ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him will the Son of Man also be ashamed when he comes in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.”

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