Church Bulletin Announcements
January 8, 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
  • Rachel Abraham
  • Ryan, Danielle, & Delano Bach & Alina Damic
  • Elaine Blondin
  • Rebecca Dijak
  • John & Sandra Gillespie
  • Diane Johnstone
  • Steffanie LeBeau
  • Irene Neumeyer
  • Brian & Mieka Rueger
  • Paulette Sramkoski
  • David & Sheryl 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
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 10 – Luke 7
January 11 – Luke 8
January 12 – Luke 9
January 13 – Psalms 6-7
January 14 – Luke 10
January 15 – Luke 11
January 16 – Luke 12

Christmas De-Decorating This Saturday
The elders are welcoming helpers this Saturday (January 9) at 9 a.m. to take down Christmas decorations at church. If you are available, please come and help!

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.

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.

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

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).

2021 Offering Envelopes
The 2021 offering envelopes are ready. If you are unable to pick yours up from the church, please contact the church office. Thank you!

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, nd 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!

Thank You! Thank You!
Thank you a thousand times for all the generous gifts, cards, and (most importantly) prayers this Christmas season. We feel nothing but joy to be a part of the St. Paul family! - Pastor and Valerie

Stewardship - A Way of Life
Isaiah 60:6b – “They shall bring gold and frankincense, and shall bring good news, the praises of the LORD." Faith in God moves the heart toward thanksgiving, which moves us toward making offerings to the Lord in His House. It’s simply must overflow into sacrificial giving to the Lord. What Isaiah prophesied, the Wise Men did, and we still do today by giving with a thankful heart.
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
Genesis 1:1–5
1In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. 2The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.
3And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. 4And God saw that the light was good. And God separated the light from the darkness. 5God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, the first day.

Romans 6:1–11
1What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin that grace may abound? 2By no means! How can we who died to sin still live in it? 3Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? 4We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life.
5For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we shall certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his. 6We know that our old self was crucified with him in order that the body of sin might be brought to nothing, so that we would no longer be enslaved to sin. 7For one who has died has been set free from sin. 8Now if we have died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him. 9We know that Christ being raised from the dead will never die again; death no longer has dominion over him. 10For the death he died he died to sin, once for all, but the life he lives he lives to God. 11So you also must consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus.

Holy Gospel
Mark 1:4–11
4John appeared, baptizing in the wilderness and proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. 5And all the country of Judea and all Jerusalem were going out to him and were being baptized by him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins. 6Now John was clothed with camel’s hair and wore a leather belt around his waist and ate locusts and wild honey. 7And he preached, saying, “After me comes he who is mightier than I, the strap of whose sandals I am not worthy to stoop down and untie. 8I have baptized you with water, but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.”
9In those days Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. 10And when he came up out of the water, immediately he saw the heavens opening and the Spirit descending on him like a dove. 11And a voice came from heaven, “You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased.”