Church Bulletin Announcements

February 3, 2023

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

Homebound

  • 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

Special

  • Dean Bass
  • Wyatt Crouse (Dan Bourdow’s grandson)
  • Larry Daly (Denise Daly's father; cancer)
  • 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
  • Sydra Krueger
  • Fuzz Appold
  • Leslie Kelley
  • Judy Coulter
  • Sandy Hafer
  • Joy McMurphy
  • Lois Matthes

This Week's Members

  • Samuel & Angela Anderson
  • Dean & Karen Bass
  • Jacalyn Born-Fisher
  • Thomas DePrekel, Willow Wood
  • Sharon, Ava & Perry Garrett
  • David & Stacey Hildebrant
  • Joshua Krzywosinski
  • Dorothy Martin
  • Nathan, Carolyn, Gabriel & Abigail Pepple
  • Loretta Schlicker
  • Leeta Theiss
  • Taylor Wozniak

Sunday, February 5

Worship with Communion 8:00 a.m.

Grade 1/2 Sings

Bible Study 9:15 a.m.

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

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


Monday, February 6

Ladies Aid 7:00 p.m.


Tuesday, February 7

Choir Practice 6:00 p.m.

Bell Choir Practice 7:00 p.m.

Elders Meeting 7:00 p.m.


Wednesday, February 8

Newsletter Articles Due


Thursday, February 9

Board of Education Mtg. 5:30 p.m.

Church Council 6:30 p.m.


Sunday, February 12

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 - 229 (136 , 93)


Livestream

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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 5 - Acts 3

February 6 - Acts 4

February 7 - Acts 5

February 8 - Psalm 18

February 9 - Acts 6

February 10 - Acts 7

February 11 - Acts 8


This Sunday's Hymns

848, 578, 563, 587, 411, 477

Stewardship - An Act of Faith

Matthew 20:9 – “And when those hired about the eleventh hour came, each of them received a denarius.” Behold the generosity of God! He gives out of His grace, not what we deserve to receive. Living a godly life means living in imitation of God — and surely one of the foundations of God’s being is His generosity.


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!


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.


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 Kruegers

We are humbled by the outpouring of support, prayers and concern from so many here at St. Paul. This is a life-time journey as the date of open-heart surgery at U of M hospital for Sydra nears in late March. Please ask our Lord for guidance, strength, medical skills and a positive attitude for all the Kruegers. We are thankful for our family at St. Paul. Don and Sydra.


Ladies Aid

Join us in welcoming Ann Gould, from Lutheran Braille Workers, as guest speaker. 

We will learn how they keep bibles available to the visually impaired.

Meeting will be held February 6th at 7:00 p.m.


LWML Mites

Reminder: the mite box will be out the first Sunday of the month (February 5) to collect your donations.


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. 


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 tmlist@yahoo.com. 


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 tmlist@yahoo.com


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.”


Baby Bottle Boomerang 

Please return your LifeClinic (formerly known as Beason of Hope) baby bottles by Sunday, February 12. 

Valley Vision

The January 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 www.vlhsauction.com 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

Isaiah 58:3–9a

“‘Why have we fasted, and you see it not? Why have we humbled ourselves, and you take no knowledge of it?’ Behold, in the day of your fast you seek your own pleasure, and oppress all your workers. Behold, you fast only to quarrel and to fight and to hit with a wicked fist. Fasting like yours this day will not make your voice to be heard on high. Is such the fast that I choose, a day for a person to humble himself? Is it to bow down his head like a reed, and to spread sackcloth and ashes under him? Will you call this a fast, and a day acceptable to the LORD? “Is not this the fast that I choose: to loose the bonds of wickedness, to undo the straps of the yoke, to let the oppressed go free, and to break every yoke? Is it not to share your bread with the hungry and bring the homeless poor into your house; when you see the naked, to cover him, and not to hide yourself from your own flesh? Then shall your light break forth like the dawn, and your healing shall spring up speedily;

your righteousness shall go before you; the glory of the LORD shall be your rear guard. Then you shall call, and the LORD will answer; you shall cry, and he will say, ‘Here I am.’”


Epistle

1 Corinthians 2:1–16

And I, when I came to you, brothers, did not come proclaiming to you the testimony of God with lofty speech or wisdom. For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified. And I was with you in weakness and in fear and much trembling, and my speech and my message were not in plausible words of wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, that your faith might not rest in the wisdom of men but in the power of God. Yet among the mature we do impart wisdom, although it is not a wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are doomed to pass away. But we impart a secret and hidden wisdom of God, which God decreed before the ages for our glory. None of the rulers of this age understood this, for if they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. But, as it is written, “What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what God has prepared for those who love him”—these things God has revealed to us through the Spirit. For the Spirit searches everything, even the depths of God. For who knows a person’s thoughts except the spirit of that person, which is in him? So also no one comprehends the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God. Now we have received not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might understand the things freely given us by God. And we impart this in words not taught by human wisdom but taught by the Spirit, interpreting spiritual truths to those who are spiritual.

The natural person does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are folly to him, and he is not able to understand them because they are spiritually discerned. The spiritual person judges all things, but is himself to be judged by no one. “For who has understood the mind of the Lord so as to instruct him?” But we have the mind of Christ.


Holy Gospel

Matthew 5:13–20

[Jesus said:] “You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled under people’s feet. “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven. “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. For truly, I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not an iota, not a dot, will pass from the Law until all is accomplished. Therefore whoever relaxes one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever does them and teaches them will be called great in the kingdom of heaven. For I tell you, unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.”


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