Church Bulletin Announcements
January 22, 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)
  • Nancy Brooks (Loretta Schlicker's cousin), cancer
  • Wyatt Crouse (Dan Bourdow’s grandson)
  • Tom DePrekel (surgery)
  • Fred Morley (DJ Bourdow's uncle)
  • Lisa Schmidt (cancer)
  • Thanksgiving for the birth of Isaac Schimm (Tom and Naomi's grandson)
  • Rita Tilley
  • Gary Tillman (Rachel Abraham's uncle)
  • Brandon Zeilinger
(family & friends of)
Hedwig Gerold

This Week's Members
  • Elecia Anderson
  • Gwendolyn Bakus
  • Linda Bohlen
  • Mary Divo
  • Sean, Cortney, Arabelle, & Avaya Gillespie
  • Courtney & Ryan Jones
  • Jessica & Steven Legner
  • Jeannine Neumeyer
  • Phyllis Rush
  • Geraldine Stieve
  • Parker 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.

Church Records
Hedwig Gerold passed away on January 14, 2021, and received a Christian funeral on January 22, 2021, with burial in our cemetery.
Rian Lorraine Reimer, daughter of Mark & Samantha Reimer, born June 28, 2020, will be baptized at during the 10:30 a.m. service on Sunday, January 24, 2021. Witnesses are Sarah Donoghue and Kara Chambers.

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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
January 24 – Luke 18
January 25 – Psalms 10-12
January 26 – Luke 19
January 27 – Luke 20
January 28 – Luke 21
January 29 – Luke 22
January 30 – Luke 23

School Enrollment for 2021-2022
Starting February 1, St. Paul congregation members will be able to enroll for the 2021-2022 school year. Registration will open to all current families on February 15, and 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. There is the potential for classes to fill up, so members are encouraged to enroll between February 1-12 to secure your child's spot. Once registration opens to current families and the community, classes will fill on a first come, first served basis. 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.

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.

National Lutheran Schools Week
St. Paul will celebrate National Lutheran Schools Week from January 25-29, 2021. Please check out the school's Facebook page to see all the crazy dress days and festivities!
Altar Flowers
The altar flower calendar is up for 2021 in the cry room. If you would like to place flowers on the altar for any occasion, write your name and occasion on the date desired and it will be in the bulletin. Don't forget to order your flowers and have them delivered. If you have any questions, please call Julia Appold or Cindy Eastman.

Ladies Aid
We're holding our first meeting since November on Feb 1, 7:00 PM in the Church Sanctuary with our newly installed Board presiding. For our topic Sam Britton, chair of the building committee, will talk about the new Ministry Center; past including a little on how we got here and the construction process, present including a tour of the building, and future including potential policies, procedures, furnishings and the like. There will be time for questions but if you have something specific or detailed we can get your question to Sam ahead of time. There will be a light snack provided but bring your own beverage if desired. Please wear your masks and respect other's space. All ladies of the congregation are always welcome at Ladies Aid meetings. See you then!

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.

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

Stewardship - A Way of Life
Mark 1:14-15   “…Jesus came into Galilee, proclaiming the gospel of God, and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.” To repent means to turn away from sin and our former way of thinking and turn toward belief in God and His Gospel of grace and mercy. The whole Christian life is one of repentance and faith. Where is God calling you to repent today? How is He calling you to a deeper faith?

Valley Vision
February's Valley Vision is available by clicking here.
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:
Orphan Grain Train Shares a Belief in Bringing the Love of Christ
Orphan Grain Train is a recognized service organization (RSO) of the Lutheran Church in Missouri Synod. This means Orphan Grain Train works primarily with congregations, ministries, and auxiliaries of the LCMS here in America and around the world wherever possible. Many shipments have been in cooperation with Lutheran Hour Ministries, LCMS World Mission, LCMS World Relief, and other Christian ministries. Orphan Grain Train upholds the same confessional posture as the Synod. Its outreach, however, is inter-denominational in the sense that we also partner with other Christians involved in disaster relief efforts here in the United States and other countries whenever practical to do so without compromise of confession. Orphan Grain Train volunteers mostly have been members of Lutheran churches, but we gladly welcome the compassion and energies of those of other Christian denominations who share a belief in bringing the compassion, aid, and love of Christ to those in distress.
Old Testament Reading
Jonah 3:1–5, 10
1Then the word of the LORD came to Jonah the second time, saying, 2“Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and call out against it the message that I tell you.” 3So Jonah arose and went to Nineveh, according to the word of the LORD. Now Nineveh was an exceedingly great city, three days’ journey in breadth. 4Jonah began to go into the city, going a day’s journey. And he called out, “Yet forty days, and Nineveh shall be overthrown!” 5And the people of Nineveh believed God. They called for a fast and put on sackcloth, from the greatest of them to the least of them. . . .
10When God saw what they did, how they turned from their evil way, God relented of the disaster that he had said he would do to them, and he did not do it.

1 Corinthians 7:29–35
29This is what I mean, brothers: the appointed time has grown very short. From now on, let those who have wives live as though they had none, 30and those who mourn as though they were not mourning, and those who rejoice as though they were not rejoicing, and those who buy as though they had no goods, 31and those who deal with the world as though they had no dealings with it. For the present form of this world is passing away.
32I want you to be free from anxieties. The unmarried man is anxious about the things of the Lord, how to please the Lord. 33But the married man is anxious about worldly things, how to please his wife, 34and his interests are divided. And the unmarried or betrothed woman is anxious about the things of the Lord, how to be holy in body and spirit. But the married woman is anxious about worldly things, how to please her husband. 35I say this for your own benefit, not to lay any restraint upon you, but to promote good order and to secure your undivided devotion to the Lord.

Holy Gospel
Mark 1:14–20
14After John was arrested, Jesus came into Galilee, proclaiming the gospel of God, 15and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.”
16Passing alongside the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and Andrew the brother of Simon casting a net into the sea, for they were fishermen. 17And Jesus said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you become fishers of men.” 18And immediately they left their nets and followed him. 19And going on a little farther, he saw James the son of Zebedee and John his brother, who were in their boat mending the nets. 20And immediately he called them, and they left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired servants and followed him.