Church Bulletin Announcements

June 3, 2022

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

Homebound

  • Doris Appold
  • Dorine Auernhammer
  • Gwen Bakus
  • Vera Begick
  • Jon Ittner
  • Mike & Karen Kusch
  • Margaret Meyer
  • Irene Neumeyer 
  • Julie Roark
  • RoseAnne Schmidt
  • Roy Schwab
  • Anna Spielhaupter
  • Al Wegener
  • Tim Wegener
  • Frank & Carol Wozniak

Special

  • Dean Bass
  • Gayle Burnison (Ben Burnison's mother)
  • Wyatt Crouse (Dan Bourdow’s grandson)
  • Larry Daly (Denise Daly's father; cancer)
  • Dave Foster
  • Debbie Kahihikolo (Denise Daly's sister)
  • Kathleen Kernstock
  • Bill Kramer
  • Connie Makl (Jeremy Warren's aunt)
  • Irene Neumeyer (hospitalized)
  • Keith Peterson (friend of George Spielhaupter, liver transplant)
  • Ardie Reuther
  • Jack Robinson (Jan Kinney's grandson; leukemia)
  • Don Schark (brain tumor)
  • Dave Sherry (cancer)

Sunday, June 5

Worship with Communion and Installation of Officers 8 a.m.

Bible Class 9:15 a.m.

Celebration & Praise with Communion and Installation of Officers 10:30 a.m.


Tuesday, June 7

Elders Meeting 7 p.m.


Wednesday, June 8

Church Newsletter Articles Deadline

Young Adult Bible Study 6:30 p.m.


Thursday, June 9

Church Council 6:30 p.m.


Friday, June 10

Office Closed


Saturday, June 11

Wedding


Sunday, June 12

Worship with Communion 8 a.m.

Bible Class 9:15 a.m.

Worship with Communion 10:30 a.m.

Retirement Potluck for Jack Lustila

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.


Altar Flowers

In honor of Charlie & Sandy Behmlander's 65th anniversary


Church Records

Margo Elle Bucholtz, child of Michael & Michelle Bucholtz, born March 30, 2022, will be baptized on June 5, 2022, during the 10:30 a.m. service. Sponsors are Christine Bryant, Rachelle Bryant, Dan Ritter, Jenna Ritter.


Church Attendance

Ascension Day - 121 (87, 34)

Last Sunday - 246 (164, 82)


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

June 5 - Ephesians 5

June 6 - Ephesians 6

June 7 - Psalms 54-55

June 8 - Proverbs 13

June 9 - Hebrews 1

June 10 - Hebrews 2

June 11 - Hebrews 3


Young Adult Bible Study

There will be a Young Adult Bible Study for anyone ages 18 to 24 years old this summer. This study will be facilitated by Ben Brenner. Bible Study will be held on Wednesdays, from 6:30 - 7:30 pm in the St. Paul Ministry Center. Any questions? Feel free to text Ben at 989-598-2484.


June 5 - Installation of Officers

During both services on June 5, we will be installing all newly elected officers and recognizing all officers:

  • Chairman - Weston Appold
  • Vice-Chairman - Jason Schlicker
  • Secretary - Sharon Schlicker
  • Assistant Financial Secretary - Gary Behmlander, Randy Appold, Mark Begick
  • Board of Elders - Jeremy Begick, DJ Bourdow, Terry Burkhard, Ben Burnison, Jerry Schlicker, Tom Appold,Howard Helmreich, Scott Weiss, Brian Appold
  • Board of Trustees - Rylan Appold, Nathan Kolberg, Brett Reymore, Justin Zeilinger, Dennis Eickmeyer, Bob Wyman, Parker Wood, Josh Schlicker, Al Switala
  • Board of Education - Matt Schlicker, Judy Spielhaupter, Rachel Appold, Kristen Glasser, Troy Duffey, James Marter
  • Board of Youth Ministry - Jeremy Gehrman, Tiffany List, Heidi Eichinger, Christy Swartz, Kayla Schlicker
  • Business Management - Danny Bourdow, Dan Covieo, Lynn Hendrick, Katie Helmreich, Andy Weiss, David Drysdale
  • Board of Evangelism - Tom DePrekel
  • Board of Stewardship - Leeta Theiss


Congratulations, Graduates!

All 2022 High School and College/Grad School graduates are invited and encouraged to attend either the 8:00 or 10:30 service on June 5. Wear your cap & gown and we will seat you together so that we may give thanks to God for His work in your accomplishments. We will gather in the church basement 15 minutes before each service to get you organized, and at the end of the service, we'll find out about your future plans.

Registration Info for VBS

St. Paul VBS is Monday, June 27-Friday, July 1 from 9 a.m.-noon (no breakfast this year) at school. Students going into Preschool through 6th grade are invited to join the "Monumental" crew. Visit vbspro.events/p/stpaulbaycity2022 to register your child as a participant! We're looking for section and group leaders as well. Please contact Isabel Warren or Emily Bass if you are willing to volunteer.


JOY Gathering

JOY will meet on Thursday, June 16th at noon for lunch in the Ministry Center. The State Police will be coming to talk about safety.


Helping Hands Needed!

We need some helping hands to weed the islands in the new parking lot and the mulched beds around the Ministry Center. If you are willing to volunteer to keep our grounds looking beautiful, please let Wayne Zeilinger know. We'd appreciate the help during the summer!


Thank you for supporting the Sunday School Program

Sunday School closed out the year with a celebration on May 22. Thank you to our St. Paul family for supporting our Sunday School program. This year, Sunday School offerings were designated for Wellspring Lutheran Services, and the children were able to donate a total of $260, plus many personal care, cleaning and school supply items with offerings and donation drives throughout the Sunday School year. We would also like to thank our Sunday School teachers and helpers who gave of their time….Tiffany List, Kayla Schlicker, Shasta Duffey, Katie Helmreich, Valerie Matyas, Lynn Hendrick and Vicki Begick. We couldn’t have a successful Sunday School without these dedicated teachers and helpers.


Sunday School recognizes perfect attendance for May

Congratulations to the following students who had perfect Sunday School attendance for the month of May: Annabelle Gehrman, Elise Helmreich, Jane Helmreich, Noah Helmreich, Abigail Matyas, Ethan Matyas, Isaac Matyas, Olivia Matyas


Retirement Potluck for Mr. Lustila

Join our Wildcat family in the Fellowship Hall after late service on Sunday, June 12th for a Retirement Potluck honoring Mr. Lustila. Please bring a dish to pass. We will provide a cake, hot dogs, and a "Card Shower" basket to gather notes or gifts to thank Mr. Lustila for his faithful service. - St. Paul Board of Ed


June's Potluck Is on the 2nd Sunday

Due to the celebration planned on June 12th for Principal Jack Lustila we will NOT be having the 1st Sunday Potluck Fellowship. Make plans to attend on the 12th instead!!


What a Feeling!

With a Church Extension Fund investment, you feel good knowing your money is serving the Lord, while earning a competitive interest rate. It helps build facilities in which people can be nurtured in the faith of Jesus Christ. For more information, contact St Paul’s CEF Rep, Luella Britton - 989-798-3156 - or call toll-free 800-242-3944. (This does not constitute an offer to sell or a request to buy. The offer is made solely by CEF's Offering Circular.)


Enroll at St. Paul for 2022-2023 School Year!

Enrollment is now open! A $75 preschool enrollment fee and a $50 grade school enrollment fee (per child) will reserve your child’s spot for next year. Click here for information and admission forms. 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.


VBS Save the Date!

Save the date for VBS at St. Paul: June 26-July 1, 2022


Stewardship Is an Act of Faith

Acts 2:1 – “When the day of Pentecost arrived, they were all together in one place.” Notice that Pentecost is actually an Old Testament festival. It happens around the time when the wheat and oats are ready to be brought in. In the New Testament, this becomes a picture and foreshadowing of the great harvest of humankind that God means to bring in through the preaching of His Word. God gives the seed, and God brings about the harvest through the work of His Church.

Valley Vision

Click here to view June's Valley Vision. Congratulations to three of our alumni who are in the top 10 of the graduating class: Grace Appold (co-valedictorian), Zack Blazejewski, and Noah Doan! We thank and praise God for His gifts shown in their accomplishments and hard work!


Summer Camps at VLHS

Have you signed your camper up yet for Valley Lutheran's summer camps? We're excited for our full summer schedule - from sports to technology to the arts to our newly added Rockets! Head to www.vlhs.com/camps to register and for all camp information. Contact Summer Camp Coordinator Tasha Mulder at tmulder@vlhs.com with any questions.


Lawn Care Help Wanted

A local couple is looking for help with their lawn mowing since they are no longer able to take care of it. The husband was recently diagnosed with a late stage of lung cancer. They are off of Salzburg Rd., between 3 Mile and 2 Mile. A riding lawn mower would be provided, and the lawn generally takes about an hour to mow. Payment would be negotiated. If interested, please contact Nancy Martin at (989) 746-4313.


Lutheran Fellowship Golf Outing

Are you an avid golfer? Or just like to golf for fun? Then consider getting a foursome together and joining members from other Bay City and Midland area Lutheran churches and golfing in the 42nd Annual Lutheran Fellowship Golf Outing. The outing is at Noon on Friday, August 5th, 2022 at Green Hills Golf Course on M-13 in Pinconning. Cost is $70/individual or $280/foursome. Hot dogs, ice cream, and beverages on the course with a full meal to follow. To register or for questions, call/text Amanda Koch (989)492-4663 or Rick Ahlberg (989)450-2712.

Register for Camp @ Camp Lu Lay Lea

Camp Lu Lay Lea is now registering campers for Summer 2022! Camp Lu Lay Lea is a Christian Summer Camp for youth ages 8-14. Camp Lu Lay Lea is located on Henderson Lake near West Branch, Michigan. We offer seven one-week sessions (Sunday-Saturday). Youth Campers have the ability to participate in boating/canoeing, campfires, Chapel, arts and crafts, gaga ball, devotions, three different games a day, skits, singing, swimming, making new friends and so MUCH MORE! To register your child, go to www.camplulaylea.org and click on the camp schedule tab.


German Service - June 12th

On Sunday, June 12th, St. Lorenz’s monthly German worship service will be held at 11:00 am in the Church - 1030 W. Tuscola Rd., Frankenmuth. The service will explore how mysteries abound in daily lives of faith. The love, wonder and splendor of our Triune God brings deliverance and sure hope In Him and in each other. The service features German liturgy and an English sermon by Pastor Bill Hoesman entitled ‘Majestic Mysteries’ based on Psalm 8:1. The scripture lessons will be read by German visitors Renate Herrmann, Michelle Recker and Anna Sauber. The Gunzenhausen ‘Trio’ of Ingeborg & Rudi Herrmann and Gerhard Herrmann will sing “Geh unter der Gnade” (Go with Grace) and “Gott segne dich” (God Bless you) and the congregation will join in singing favorite hymns: „ Wunderbarer König,“ (God Himself Is Present), “Zeuch uns nach dir” (Draw Us To Thee), “Schönster Herr Jesu” (Beautiful Savior) and „ Nun Gott Lob, es ist vollbracht“ (Now the Hour of Worship O'er) with Gunzenhausens' Thomas Pentza accompanying on trumpet. 


2022 Lutheran Adult Gathering

You are invited to be renewed, encouraged, and equipped at the Lutheran Adult Gathering on Mackinac Island, October 14–16, 2022, at the beautiful Grand Hotel. Since 1981, the Lutheran Adult Gathering has brought together believers in this spectacular setting to be spiritually strengthened for service to Christ in this world. The theme for the 2022 Lutheran Adult Gathering is “In His Presence: Throughout All Generations,” based on Psalm 90:1: “Lord, You have been our dwelling place throughout all generations.” Each generation is loved by God and called by God to love Him and love others. Nationally renowned speakers will inspire and encourage us to connect with the next generation of believers with the hope-filled and unchanging message of the Gospel. For more details and to register, visit: https://michigandistrict.org/event/lutheran-adult-gathering-2022/ 

Old Testament Reading

Genesis 11:1–9

Now the whole earth had one language and the same words. And as people migrated from the east, they found a plain in the land of Shinar and settled there. And they said to one another, “Come, let us make bricks, and burn them thoroughly.” And they had brick for stone, and bitumen for mortar. Then they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city and a tower with its top in the heavens, and let us make a name for ourselves, lest we be dispersed over the face of the whole earth.” And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of man had built. And the LORD said, “Behold, they are one people, and they have all one language, and this is only the beginning of what they will do. And nothing that they propose to do will now be impossible for them. Come, let us go down and there confuse their language, so that they may not understand one another’s speech.” So the LORD dispersed them from there over the face of all the earth, and they left off building the city. Therefore its name was called Babel, because there the LORD confused the language of all the earth. And from there the LORD dispersed them over the face of all the earth.


Epistle

Acts 2:1–21

When the day of Pentecost arrived, they were all together in one place. And suddenly there came from heaven a sound like a mighty rushing wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. And divided tongues as of fire appeared to them and rested on each one of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance.

Now there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout men from every nation under heaven. And at this sound the multitude came together, and they were bewildered, because each one was hearing them speak in his own language. And they were amazed and astonished, saying, “Are not all these who are speaking Galileans? And how is it that we hear, each of us in his own native language? Parthians and Medes and Elamites and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya belonging to Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes, Cretans and Arabians—we hear them telling in our own tongues the mighty works of God.” And all were amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, “What does this mean?” But others mocking said, “They are filled with new wine.”

But Peter, standing with the eleven, lifted up his voice and addressed them, “Men of Judea and all who dwell in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and give ear to my words. For these men are not drunk, as you suppose, since it is only the third hour of the day. But this is what was uttered through the prophet Joel:

“‘And in the last days it shall be, God declares,

that I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh,

and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,

and your young men shall see visions,

and your old men shall dream dreams;

even on my male servants and female servants

in those days I will pour out my Spirit, and they shall prophesy.

And I will show wonders in the heavens above

and signs on the earth below,

blood, and fire, and vapor of smoke;

the sun shall be turned to darkness

and the moon to blood,

before the day of the Lord comes, the great and magnificent day.

And it shall come to pass that everyone who calls upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.’”


Holy Gospel

John 14:23–31

Jesus answered him, “If anyone loves me, he will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him. Whoever does not love me does not keep my words. And the word that you hear is not mine but the Father’s who sent me.

“These things I have spoken to you while I am still with you. But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you. Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. You heard me say to you, ‘I am going away, and I will come to you.’ If you loved me, you would have rejoiced, because I am going to the Father, for the Father is greater than I. And now I have told you before it takes place, so that when it does take place you may believe. I will no longer talk much with you, for the ruler of this world is coming. He has no claim on me, but I do as the Father has commanded me, so that the world may know that I love the Father. Rise, let us go from here.”


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