Church Bulletin Announcements

January 27, 2023

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


  • 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


  • 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
  • Roger Brown
  • Sydra Krueger
  • Fuzz Appold
  • Leslie Kelley
  • Judy Coulter
  • Sandy Hafer
  • Joy McMurphy
  • Lois Matthes
  • June Mason

This Week's Members

  • Elecia Anderson
  • Troy Balzer
  • Joan Bohlen
  • David, Andrea, David & Adelynn Dent
  • Perry Gerrett
  • Adrian Hildebrant
  • Dan & Kimberly Krueger
  • Brett Martin
  • Randy & Darla Pembroke
  • Joshua, Samantha & Howard Schlicker
  • Christa Theiss
  • Nicholas Wozniak

Sunday, January 29

Worship with Communion 8:00 a.m.

Bible Study 9:15 a.m.

Worship with Communion 10:30 a.m.

Youth Wild Game Potluck & Silent Auction 12:00 p.m.

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

Tuesday, January 31

Choir Practice 6:00 p.m.

Bell Choir Practice 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, February 1

Open Enrollment beings for St. Paul congregation members for the 2023-2024 school year

Thursday, February 2

Board of Trustees Mtg. 6:00 p.m.

Sunday, February 5

Worship with Communion 8:00 a.m.

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.

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 - 392 (287, 105)


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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

January 29 - Luke 22

January 30 - Luke 23

January 31 - Luke 24

February 1 - Psalms 13-15

February 2 - Proverbs 3

February 3 - Acts 1

February 4 - Acts 2

This Sunday's Hymns

842, 932, 425, 427, 837, 904

Stewardship - An Act of Faith

1 Corinthians 1:18 – “Where is the one who is wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world?” God’s ways are certainly not the world’s ways, including the way God tells us to manage the resources He’s given to us. The world says, “hold on, hold back and gather up.” Jesus says to store up treasure in heaven where moth and rust do not destroy and where no thief breaks in to steal. Whose way do you think is best? What is wiser: the wisdom of the financial gurus or the foolishness of God?

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.

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 - AVAILABLE!

Mar. 22 - 7th & 8th Grade Class (at School during the Curriculum Fair)

Mar. 29 - AVAILABLE!

Come enjoy the food and fellowship!

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!

St. Paul PTO - Thank You!

The St. Paul PTO would like to thank everyone that attended the Chipotle fundraiser! We were able to raise $495.50 for the St. Paul PTO. We appreciate the support! 

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.

Year-End Giving Statements

Please check your church mailbox in the basement to receive your 2022 contribution statement. Thank you!

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 

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

Get Ready for the 2023-2024 School Year!

Starting February 1, 2023, St. Paul congregation members will be able to enroll for the 2023-2024 school year. Enrollment will open to all current families on February 15, and to the community on March 1, 2023. More info will be available soon!

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.

Please Join Us! Youth Wild Game Potluck & Silent Auction

Mark your calendars for Sunday, January 29, at 12:00 p.m. Join the Youth in the School gym for tasty eats and lots of great deals on a wide variety of outdoor and home goods. 

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.

Old Testament Reading

Micah 6:1–8

Hear what the LORD says: Arise, plead your case before the mountains, and let the hills hear your voice. Hear, you mountains, the indictment of the LORD, and you enduring foundations of the earth, for the LORD has an indictment against his people, and he will contend with Israel. “O my people, what have I done to you? How have I wearied you? Answer me! For I brought you up from the land of Egypt and redeemed you from the house of slavery, and I sent before you Moses, Aaron, and Miriam. O my people, remember what Balak king of Moab devised, and what Balaam the son of Beor answered him, and what happened from Shittim to Gilgal, that you may know the saving acts of the LORD.” “With what shall I come before the LORD, and bow myself before God on high? Shall I come before him with burnt offerings, with calves a year old? Will the LORD be pleased with thousands of rams, with ten thousands of rivers of oil? Shall I give my firstborn for my transgression, the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul?” He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?


1 Corinthians 1:18–31

The word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. For it is written, “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and the discernment of the discerning I will thwart.” Where is the one who is wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? For since, in the wisdom of God, the world did not know God through wisdom, it pleased God through the folly of what we preach to save those who believe. For Jews demand signs and Greeks seek wisdom, but we preach Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and folly to Gentiles, but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. For the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men. For consider your calling, brothers: not many of you were wise according to worldly standards, not many were powerful, not many were of noble birth. But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong; God chose what is low and despised in the world, even things that are not, to bring to nothing things that are, so that no human being might boast in the presence of God. He is the source of your life in Christ Jesus, whom God made our wisdom and our righteousness and sanctification and redemption. Therefore, as it is written, “Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord.”

Holy Gospel

Matthew 5:1–12

Seeing the crowds, [Jesus] went up on the mountain, and when he sat down, his disciples came to him. And he opened his mouth and taught them, saying: “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied. “Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy. “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God. “Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. “Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.”

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