Church Bulletin Announcements
January 14, 2022
In every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. Philippians 4:6
  • Dolores Appold
  • Doris Appold
  • Dorine Auernhammer
  • Gwen Bakus
  • Eleonore Begick
  • Vera Begick
  • Jon Ittner
  • Mike & Karen Kusch
  • Margaret Meyer
  • Julie Roark
  • Rose Anne Schmidt
  • Roy Schwab
  • Anna Spielhaupter
  • Al Wegener
  • Tim Wegener
  • Frank & Carol Wozniak
  • Dean Bass
  • Jennifer Britton
  • Linda Lee & Roger Brown
  • Wyatt Crouse (Dan Bourdow’s grandson)
  • Dave Foster
  • Jon Ittner (hospitalized)
  • Kathleen Kernstock
  • Ardie Reuther
  • Jack Robinson (Jan Kinney's grandson; leukemia)
  • Rod Sauers (friend of Jeff Olson)
  • Don Schark (brain tumor)

This Week's Members
  • Alexandria Anderson
  • Marcia Bacon
  • Elaine Blondin
  • John Delgado
  • Justin, Melissa, Lillian, & Elaina Garcia
  • Patrick Hendrick
  • William & Louann Kramer
  • James & Clarissa Marter
  • Logan Parr
  • Jerry & Sharon Schlicker
  • Eddie & Tiffany Switek
  • Craig 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. If you wish to receive communion in your pew, please inform an usher.

Church Records
Grayson James Hafeli, child of Kyle & Kyleigh Hafeli, born November 22, 2021, will be baptized during the 10:30 a.m. service on Sunday, January 16. Sponsors are Jessica Sturm & Brandon Hafeli.

Church Attendance
Epiphany - 90
Last Sunday - 322 (193, 129)


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
January 16 - Luke 12
January 17 - Proverbs 2
January 18 - Luke 13
January 19 - Luke 14
January 20 - Psalms 8-9
January 21 - Luke 15
January 22 - Luke 16
Baby Bottle Boomerang 
Baby bottles are available to fill with donations for LifeClinic (formerly known as Beacon of Hope), our local pregnancy resource center. Please consider supporting this local ministry by picking up a bottle and returning it filled with your coins, bills, or checks. Please return your bottle by Sunday, February 13.

Year-End Giving Statements
Please check your church mailbox in the basement to receive your 2021 contribution statement. Thank you!

Gathering for Adult Singles
All adult singles of St. Paul Church are invited to gather the 3rd Thursday of the month! Please join us January 20 at 1 p.m. in the Ministry Center for snacks, games, and fellowship with your brothers and sisters in Christ.

Friendship Circle
Women of the congregation - January 20th at 6pm in the Fellowship Hall will be the first Friendship Circle meeting of 2022. Friendship Circle is affiliated with Lutheran Women in Mission or LWML. Our January meeting will be a planning meeting for the year. All women are welcome to attend as we enjoy each others company, encourage one another to grow in Christ and to support local and foreign missions!

Lifesaver Drive Next Sunday
We are calling special attention to the Sanctity of Human Life. With this in mind, our church is participating in a lifesaver drive for Saginaw County Right to Life on Sunday, January 23, after both services. Volunteers will be asking that you "Be a Lifesaver" and donate any amount. In return, you will receive lifesaver candies.

Dave Ramsey Financial Peace Classes
St. Paul PTO will be hosting Dave Ramsey Financial Peace classes for our church and school families for FREE. An informational meeting will take place on Sunday, January 23rd at 3 p.m. in the Ministry Center. The first in-person class is planned for January 30th.

Come for Breakfast!
Help us celebrate National Lutheran Schools Week at our Pancake Breakfast on Thursday, January 27. All congregation members are invited as a thank you for supporting St. Paul Lutheran School. Join us between 7:15-8:30 a.m. in the school gym for pancakes, sausage, fruit, juice, & coffee.

Save the Date for the Youth Wild Game Potluck & Silent Auction
Mark your calendars for Sunday, January 30, at noon. Join the Youth once again for tasty eats and lots of great deals on a wide variety of outdoor and home goods. More info to come!

Get Ready for the 2022-2023 School Year!
Starting February 1, St. Paul congregation members will be able to enroll for the 2022-2023 school year. Enrollment will open to all current families on February 15, and to the community on March 1, 2022. More info will be available soon!

Thank You for Your Prayers
We would like to thank Pastor for his prayers, support, and especially his visit. Thanks to our church family and friends for their cards, especially their prayers and support while I was hospitalized. We would appreciate continued prayers during my healing at home. Ron and Ardie Reuther.

Thank You from Michelle Oswald
I would like to thank everybody for all the cards and notes that you have sent me throughout my knee replacement surgery and recovery. Everything is healing nicely. Thank you again.

Sunday School Perfect Attendance
Congratulations to the following students who had perfect Sunday School attendance for the month of December:
Charles Begick, Eliana Benkert, Emmaline Benkert, Hezekiah Benkert, Josiah Benkert, Olivia Burnison, Elise Helmreich, Jane Helmreich, Noah Helmreich, Isaac Hendrick, Abigail Matyas, Ethan Matyas, Isaac Matyas, Olivia Matyas, Ainsley Wiess, Dolan Wills, Maura Zeilinger

Call for Donations
As we have taken ownership and moved into the Ministry Center it is evident, and was expected, that some items never intended to be part of the physical building costs are still needed. Some have been purchased already and some are still on the ‘Wanted’ list. The Procurement Committee (for lack of a better name) is seeking donations of new or gently used:
Carpet spot cleaner, and large (4X4 ish) coffee table and bean bag chairs for the Youth Room. (A step ladder has already been donated. Thank you!)
Also, financial ‘sponsorship’ is desired for a Youth Room game table, Christmas decorations, and basic décor – artwork, artificial plants etc.
Please contact Melissa Appold, 989-225-6902, with questions or to discuss a donation, and David Schultz, 989-450-2516 for Youth Room items. Thank you for your generous support!!

2022 Altar Flowers
The Altar Flowers Calendar for 2022 is hanging on the wall in the cry room in the back of church. If you would like to put flowers in church in 2022, 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.

Joy-Filled Investing
Your investment in Church Extension Fund helps build facilities for the spreading of the Gospel. Your investment works for you earning competitive interest rates while serving the Lord; a double joy! For more information, contact St. Paul’s Congregation Rep, Luella Britton at 989-798-3156, or call toll-free 800-242-3944.
(The information provided here is not an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy CEF securities. The offering of CEF securities is made solely by our Offering Circular. CEF will offer and sell our securities only in states where authorized. The securities are subject to certain risk factors as described in our Offering Circular. CEF investments are not insured by the FDIC, SIPC, or any other governmental agency.)

Please Help!
Our Video Display Team desires to add members to build playlists and/or operate screens for our worship services. Training is available. We’d like enough members so that each serves for one Sunday per month. Call Don Krueger (895-5737) if interested.

Stewardship Vision
Our vision is to identify the gifts and abilities and time and talents of our congregational family, and connect them to the needs and areas of service of the staff and the programs at St. Paul to further God’s kingdom.

Stewardship - A Way of Life
John 2:3 -- "When the wine ran out the mother of Jesus said to him, "They have no wine.'" Behold the faith of Mary. She sees a problem and simply lays it before her Son and Lord, saying, "They have no wine." She does not offer a proposed solution, and she does not demand. She simply states her need and waits for the Lord’s response. She trust that the Lord is a giver, and she knows that He always provides. May such a faith be ours! STEWARDSHIP – A way of life

Save the Date!
Our annual auction, "I do! I do!", takes place February 26 at Apple Mountain. Visit or VLHS Auction Facebook Page for more information on donating, bidding, or attending. Please call Heidi at Valley Lutheran with questions (989) 790-1676 or
Two Common Questions of Orphan Grain Train
Where should I take items for Orphan Grain Train? The regional location in Michigan is located at 126 E. Main St., Sebewaing. Orphan Grain Train volunteers receive in-kind donations any time during operational hours (9am-noon, Tuesdays and Thursdays). Special arrangements can be made for larger or particular deliveries at other times. If unable to bring your items, please find a friend to do this for you. OGT does not possess trucks or trailers to collect donations. // Does Orphan Grain Train take old “Portals of Prayer“ devotional booklets, Sunday school or Bible study materials, or old hymnals? Thank you, but no. Most humanitarian shipments are directed internationally into distressed non-English speaking areas. However Orphan Grain Train does collect new and serviceably good used Bibles (with both Old and New Testaments) in English or Spanish.
Old Testament Reading
Isaiah 62:1–5
1For Zion’s sake I will not keep silent,
and for Jerusalem’s sake I will not be quiet,
until her righteousness goes forth as brightness,
and her salvation as a burning torch.
2The nations shall see your righteousness,
and all the kings your glory,
and you shall be called by a new name
that the mouth of the LORD will give.
3You shall be a crown of beauty in the hand of the LORD,
and a royal diadem in the hand of your God.
4You shall no more be termed Forsaken,
and your land shall no more be termed Desolate,
but you shall be called My Delight Is in Her,
and your land Married;
for the LORD delights in you,
and your land shall be married.
5For as a young man marries a young woman,
so shall your sons marry you,
and as the bridegroom rejoices over the bride,
so shall your God rejoice over you.

2 Corinthians 4:1–10
1Therefore, having this ministry by the mercy of God, we do not lose heart. 2But we have renounced disgraceful, underhanded ways. We refuse to practice cunning or to tamper with God’s word, but by the open statement of the truth we would commend ourselves to everyone’s conscience in the sight of God. 3And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled only to those who are perishing. 4In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. 5For what we proclaim is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, with ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake. 6For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
7But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us. 8We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; 9persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed; 10always carrying in the body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in our bodies.

Holy Gospel
John 2:1–11
1On the third day there was a wedding at Cana in Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. 2Jesus also was invited to the wedding with his disciples. 3When the wine ran out, the mother of Jesus said to him, “They have no wine.” 4And Jesus said to her, “Woman, what does this have to do with me? My hour has not yet come.” 5His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.”
6Now there were six stone water jars there for the Jewish rites of purification, each holding twenty or thirty gallons. 7Jesus said to the servants, “Fill the jars with water.” And they filled them up to the brim. 8And he said to them, “Now draw some out and take it to the master of the feast.” So they took it. 9When the master of the feast tasted the water now become wine, and did not know where it came from (though the servants who had drawn the water knew), the master of the feast called the bridegroom 10and said to him, “Everyone serves the good wine first, and when people have drunk freely, then the poor wine. But you have kept the good wine until now.” 11This, the first of his signs, Jesus did at Cana in Galilee, and manifested his glory. And his disciples believed in him.