Church Bulletin Announcements
January 15, 2021
In every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. Philippians 4:6
  • Dolores Appold
  • Dorine Auernhammer
  • Gwen Bakus
  • Eleonore Begick
  • Vera Begick
  • Armond Beiser
  • Rick & Bonnie Emeott
  • Erv Hoerauf
  • 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
  • Doris Abraham (Rachel Abraham's aunt)
  • Doris Appold (broken leg)
  • Paul Begick (surgery)
  • Wyatt Crouse (Dan Bourdow’s grandson)
  • Tom DePrekel (surgery)
  • Fred Morley (DJ Bourdow's uncle)
  • Lisa Schmidt (cancer)
  • Rita Tilley
  • Gary Tillman (Rachel Abraham's uncle)
  • Brandon Zeilinger
This Week's Members
  • Alexandria Anderson
  • Marcia Bacon
  • Joan Bohlen
  • William & Greta Dijak
  • Kyle Gillespie
  • Kristina & Grayson Johnstone & Brendon Johnson
  • Blaine Lederer
  • James Neumeyer
  • Denise Ruegsegger
  • Lisa Stanley
  • Heather Wood
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.

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The Lutheran Hour
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Donations mail to:
Saginaw Valley Lutheran Hour
P.O. Box 133
Frankenmuth, MI 48734

Daily Bible Readings
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
January 23 – Luke 17

Sanctity of Human Life Sunday
Today is Sanctity of Human Life Sunday. As Christians, we continue to pray for the swift end to the willful pandemic of abortion in this country. Visit for more information, and please consider supporting them!

Voters Meeting - Sunday, January 17 at 1 PM
Attention all members of St. Paul: There is a Voters Assembly in the sanctuary on Sunday, January 17th at 1 PM to approve the 2021 budget. Please wear a mask for the comfort of everyone attending. Click here to preview the summary of the proposed 2021 budget.

Staff Anniversary Recognition
Congratulations and God's blessings to Andrea Dent on 5 years of service in the Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod. We give thanks to God for Andrea's faithful service and pray that the Lord blesses her with many more years here with our St. Paul family!

Baby Bottle Boomerang
Baby bottles are available to fill with donations for Beacon of Hope (soon to be known as LifeClinic), 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. We will be collecting bottles through February 7, but please return them as soon as possible.

Lifesaver Drive - January 24
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 24, after both services. Volunteers will be asking that you "Be a Lifesaver" and donate any amount. In return, you will receive lifesaver candies. Social distancing will be observed, so please make your donation at the back table. Thank you!

Special "Mask-Only" Service
The Special "Mask Only" Service this month is scheduled for Sunday, January 24 at 1:30 p.m.

2020 Contribution Statements
Please check your church mailbox in the basement to receive your 2020 contribution statement. Thank you!

Thank You from the Hot Lunch Program
Thank you to all who have donated to the Hot Lunch program over the last few months! We are very thankful for your continued support and generosity!! We continue to move forward in a time that looks like we never thought it would but we are making it and thank God for a congregation that is supportive in this time!! Thank you!!

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).

Thank You from Tom DePrekel
I would like to thank all of those who have been praying for me during my recent heart triple bypass surgery, and my continued journey toward recovery. I have some wonderful caretakers among my siblings, and I’m recovering at Burt Lake. Again thank you all for your prayers and your concerns. Amen!

Stewardship - A Way of Life
1 Corinthians 6:19b-20 “You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.” God owns everything, including our very selves. We were made to serve Him and glorify Him and will never truly be happy or find our fulfillment until we learn that lesson. Jesus has redeemed us and brought us back into the Kingdom of the Father, and that has set us free to serve Him in joy, generosity, liberty, and faith.
Prayer Vigil
Bay County Right to Life is hosting a prayer vigil on the 48th anniversary of Roe v. Wade to remember the lives lost to abortion. See event information below:
Free In-Home Flu Shots
Get your flu shot administered in the comfort of your own home for free! Contact the Agency on Aging at 1-800-858-1637 to sign up. Please be prepared to provide your name, number, and address. You must be at least 19 years old to participate.

Principal/Teacher Position
Immanuel Lutheran School of Frankentrost in Saginaw, Michigan, is accepting resumes for a full-time principal/teacher position for the 2021-2022 school year. Applicants must be a caring Christian role model and highly qualified with a current State of Michigan School Administrators Certificate or be able to attain one. He or she must possess all skills required to fulfill the duties of the principal/teacher. Resumes can be dropped off or mailed to Immanuel Lutheran School, Attn: Gloria Hecht, 8220 East Holland Rd, Saginaw, MI 48601 or submitted to Gloria Hecht via email at by January 31, 2021.
Old Testament Reading
1 Samuel 3:1–20
1The young man Samuel was ministering to the Lord under Eli. And the word of the Lord was rare in those days; there was no frequent vision.
2At that time Eli, whose eyesight had begun to grow dim so that he could not see, was lying down in his own place. 3The lamp of God had not yet gone out, and Samuel was lying down in the temple of the Lord, where the ark of God was.
4Then the Lord called Samuel, and he said, “Here I am!” 5and ran to Eli and said, “Here I am, for you called me.” But he said, “I did not call; lie down again.” So he went and lay down.
6And the Lord called again, “Samuel!” and Samuel arose and went to Eli and said, “Here I am, for you called me.” But he said, “I did not call, my son; lie down again.” 7Now Samuel did not yet know the Lord, and the word of the Lord had not yet been revealed to him.
8And the Lord called Samuel again the third time. And he arose and went to Eli and said, “Here I am, for you called me.” Then Eli perceived that the Lord was calling the young man. 9Therefore Eli said to Samuel, “Go, lie down, and if he calls you, you shall say, ‘Speak, Lord, for your servant hears.’” So Samuel went and lay down in his place.
10And the Lord came and stood, calling as at other times, “Samuel! Samuel!” And Samuel said, “Speak, for your servant hears.” 11Then the Lord said to Samuel, “Behold, I am about to do a thing in Israel at which the two ears of everyone who hears it will tingle. 12On that day I will fulfill against Eli all that I have spoken concerning his house, from beginning to end. 13And I declare to him that I am about to punish his house forever, for the iniquity that he knew, because his sons were blaspheming God, and he did not restrain them. 14Therefore I swear to the house of Eli that the iniquity of Eli’s house shall not be atoned for by sacrifice or offering forever.”
15Samuel lay until morning; then he opened the doors of the house of the Lord. And Samuel was afraid to tell the vision to Eli. 16But Eli called Samuel and said, “Samuel, my son.” And he said, “Here I am.” 17And Eli said, “What was it that he told you? Do not hide it from me. May God do so to you and more also if you hide anything from me of all that he told you.” 18So Samuel told him everything and hid nothing from him. And he said, “It is the Lord. Let him do what seems good to him.”
19And Samuel grew, and the Lord was with him and let none of his words fall to the ground. 20And all Israel from Dan to Beersheba knew that Samuel was established as a prophet of the Lord.

1 Corinthians 6:12–20
12“All things are lawful for me,” but not all things are helpful. “All things are lawful for me,” but I will not be enslaved by anything. 13“Food is meant for the stomach and the stomach for food”—and God will destroy both one and the other. The body is not meant for sexual immorality, but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body. 14And God raised the Lord and will also raise us up by his power. 15Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ? Shall I then take the members of Christ and make them members of a prostitute? Never! 16Or do you not know that he who is joined to a prostitute becomes one body with her? For, as it is written, “The two will become one flesh.” 17But he who is joined to the Lord becomes one spirit with him. 18Flee from sexual immorality. Every other sin a person commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body. 19Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, 20for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.

Holy Gospel
John 1:43–51
43The next day Jesus decided to go to Galilee. He found Philip and said to him, “Follow me.” 44Now Philip was from Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter. 45Philip found Nathanael and said to him, “We have found him of whom Moses in the Law and also the prophets wrote, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.” 46Nathanael said to him, “Can anything good come out of Nazareth?” Philip said to him, “Come and see.” 47Jesus saw Nathanael coming toward him and said of him, “Behold, an Israelite indeed, in whom there is no deceit!” 48Nathanael said to him, “How do you know me?” Jesus answered him, “Before Philip called you, when you were under the fig tree, I saw you.” 49Nathanael answered him, “Rabbi, you are the Son of God! You are the King of Israel!” 50Jesus answered him, “Because I said to you, ‘I saw you under the fig tree,’ do you believe? You will see greater things than these.” 51And he said to him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, you will see heaven opened, and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of Man.”