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.
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, email@example.com 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.
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.)
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.
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 www.vlhsauction.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.