Church Bulletin Announcements

March 10, 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)
  • 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
  • Fuzz Appold
  • Leslie Kelley
  • Judy Coulter
  • Sandy Hafer
  • Lois Matthes
  • Muriel Romig
  • Carol Wozniak

This Week's Members

  • Craig & Carol Appold
  • Edward Beckers
  • Karli Bourdow
  • Rebecca Dijak
  • Eric & Heather Gengler
  • Robert & Diane Hofford
  • Russell Kuch
  • Dennis, Valerie, Olivia, Ethan, Isaac & Abigail Matyas
  • Wendy & Randy Pfau
  • Joshua Schmidt
  • Alexis Verity
  • Kathy Zaplitny

Sunday, March 12

Daylight Saving Time Begins

Worship with Communion 8:00 a.m.

Bible Study 9:15 a.m.

Worship with Communion 10:30 a.m.

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

Monday, March 13

Board of Business Mgt. Mtg. 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, March 14

Choir Practice 6:00 p.m.

Bell Choir Practice 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, March 15

Lenten Service 3:30 p.m.

Lenten Supper 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Lenten Service 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, March 16

JOY Gathering 12:00 p.m.

Friendship Circle 6:00 p.m.

Friday, March 17

Operetta 1:30 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.

(Rescheduled date due to the snow day on March 10)

Sunday, March 19

Worship with Communion 8:00 a.m.

Bible Study 9:15 a.m.

Worship 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 - 410 (273, 137)

Mid-Week -178 (137, 41)

Altar Flowers

The altar flowers this Sunday are in memory of Peggy Begick's 84th birthday on March 13. -Given by her family


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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

March 12 - 1 Timothy 1

March 13 - 1 Timothy 2

March 14 - 1 Timothy 3

March 15 - 1 Timothy 4

March 16 - 1 Timothy 5

March 17 - 1 Timothy 6

March 18 - Psalms 27-29

This Sunday's Hymns

824, 855, 434, 543, 763, 699, 437

Stewardship - An Act of Faith

Exodus 17:3 – “But the people thirsted there for water, and the people grumbled against Moses and said, ‘Why did you bring us up out of Egypt, to kill us and our children and our livestock with thirst?’” Even the Israelites, who saw miracles with their own eyes, fell into unbelief and fear. From this distance we can see how foolish their worry is. How foolish will our worries appear from the distance of eternity? The Lord cared for them, and He will care for us.

St. Paul Operetta

Due to the snow day today, March 10, the 5-8th grade performance of "Promise U" will be rescheduled for Friday, March 17, 2023. The performances will take place at 1:30 pm and 6:30 pm in St. Paul's auditorium. There is no cost for the event, all are welcome.

Easter Flowers

This year, Easter lilies and other spring flowers can be purchased by individuals in the congregation. A sign-up sheet, envelopes & payment box are in the narthex to purchase Easter plants. Checks can be made payable to Begick Nursery. If you would like to designate your flowers to be in honor or in memory of someone, there is a place to do so on the sign-up sheet. The deadline to order flowers is Sunday, March 26. Flowers will adorn the chancel area on April 9 for the Resurrection of our Lord; memorials will be printed in that bulletin. If you have any questions, please call or text Jean Begick (989-928-6192).

New Church Photo Directory

If anyone is interested in coordinating a new church photo directory, please contact Pastor or Vicar.

Tuesday Morning Women's Bible Study

The Tuesday morning women's Bible study will be starting a 10 week study of Joshua beginning on April 4. If you are interested, please contact Darlene (989) 737-9937 or Julia (989) 225-1889 by March 26 so that books may be ordered.

Please Help!

Our Video Display Team desires to add a screen operator for our first Sunday of the month, 10:30 a.m. Celebration & Praise Service. Training is available. Call Don Krueger (989-895-5737) if interested.

Sunday School Recognizes Perfect Attendance

Congratulations to the following students who have had perfect Sunday School attendance for February: Evelyn Burninson, Olivia Burnision, Jane Helmreich, Calvin Schlicker, Violet Schlicker, Abigail Matyas, Isaac Matyas, Elise Helmreich, Noah Helmreich, Isaac Hendrick, Ethan Matyas, Olivia Matyas & Owen Wiess.

Youth Group Movie Night and Hot Cocoa Bar!

Attention all 8th grade and high school aged youth: Sunday March 12 at the Ministry Center from 5:00 -7:00pm, will be a hot cocoa bar and movie night! There will be popcorn, snacks, and a huge variety of hot chocolate flavors and toppings. Invite a friend and bring a mug!

Easter Egg Hunt is planned for Saturday, April 1

Plans are underway for an outdoor Easter Egg Hunt on April 1, 2023 (Rain date April 8). Candy donations are needed to fill eggs. Small, wrapped candy that will fit inside a small plastic egg is preferred. We are also asking for volunteers to fill eggs. We will be meeting on March 26, after church, in the school auditorium at 11:30 a.m. to stuff eggs as a group. If you have any questions or can volunteer your time for the event, please call or text Tiffany List at 989-225-8516 or Catherine Hutter at 989-395-5540 or contact the church office.

POSITION OPENING | Part-Time Second Grade Teacher

Being blessed by an increase in enrollment, St. Paul Lutheran School, Bay City (Frankenlust), is seeking a Part-Time Second Grade Teacher for the 2023-2024 school year. The position’s responsibilities include leading instruction in second grade Reading/Spelling and Math. Highly qualified candidates should have a current Michigan Teaching Certificate or be willing to obtain one. If you or someone you know is interested, please email your resume along with two references to Principal Valerie Matyas at by Monday, March 27, 2023.

Quilting Group

The quilting group will be meeting every Thursday in the church basement at 9:00 a.m. Come tie quilts with us!

March is Reading Month!

Our St. Paul School is planning some fun activities for Reading Month in March, and we will have weekly prize drawings. We are looking for $5 gift card donations (e.g. Five Below, Target, McDonalds, Culver's, Walmart), or monetary donations. Please contact Andrea Dent if you have any questions.

Wednesday Evening Lenten Suppers

Wednesday Evening Lenten Services and Suppers have begun and that means Lenten Suppers are coming your way.

Here is the lineup:

Mar. 15 - Youth Group

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

Mar. 29 - Meats & Mooore (To benefit St. Paul School)

Come enjoy the food and fellowship!

Meats & Mooore Lenten Supper - March 29

We are searching for individuals who are willing and able to help make some desserts for the Lenten Supper from Meats & Mooore on March 29. If you are able to help please contact Justine Marlette at (989) 397-6123.

Listening Event - Board of Directors

The Michigan District Board of Directors is hosting a Listening Event for the North and East Region on Monday, March 13 at Our Savior, Bad Axe. Pastors, church workers, church leaders, and laity are all welcome to attend.

The Board seeks input in the following areas:

What should the Board know about ministry in this region?

What unmet needs do the congregations have?

What mission opportunities exist in the region?

The findings from this event will aid the Board of Directors in its responsibilities towards strategic direction of the District.

PTO Fundraiser - March 13

The next fundraising event will be at Pierce Road Bar & Grill on Monday, March 13 from 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. You will be able to dine in or carryout! 

*Showing the printed flyer will be required!*

Click here for the flyer. You can also look for additional flyers in the school office and church narthex in the upcoming weeks.

St. Patrick's Day Parade

Last call! Please contact Kristen Glasser 989-529-2962 to register your family for Bay City's St. Patrick's Day Parade on March 19th at 2:00 p.m. Limit of 25 children riding on the St. Paul float. Older children may walk with their parent. Wear your favorite GREEN attire! A waiver must be signed prior to the event and a parent is required to accompany their child.

Good Friday Service

The Tri-City Good Friday Service will be held on April 7, 2023, at the Horizon’s Conference Center at 6200 State Street in Saginaw Township at 1 pm. The Reverend David A. Davis will be the guest speaker. He is the President of the Michigan District-Lutheran Church Missouri Synod. To underwrite the cost of the service, we are seeking support from congregation members as we have done in the past. If you have donated in the past, you will receive a letter in your mailbox at church or by regular mail. If you have not donated in the past and would like to, please contact your congregation representative, Vaughn Begick at 989 295-0209. Checks should be made out to “Good Friday Service”. Thank you for any support that you can give, and invite your relatives, friends, and unchurched acquaintances to join us at the service.

Thank you - Poland Lenten Supper Helpers

Thank you to Nancy Hoerauf, Dianne Kramer, Sandy Behmlander, Bonnie/Tiffany List, Virginia Hutter, Julia Appold, Cindy Appold, Kristen Kolberg & Janet Beckers for making desserts! And anyone else who I may have forgotten, thank you. Thank you to Cindy and Mike Appold and Tammy and Dennis Eickmeyer for helping with the dinner!! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for the support of this mission trip to Poland!! -Lisa Stanley

Thank you - Alaska Mission Lenten Suppers

Thank you to everyone who came to the Lent Dinners the last 2 weeks which supported the Alaska Mission! We thank God for the kindness and generosity for His people! -Heidi Schultz

Thank you!

"Thank you for all the cards, memorials, expressions of sympathy and loving hugs in the passing of my mom, Norma Weiss. She is now at peace with her Lord. Also, a special thank you to Pastor Matyas for his visits, prayers & comforting words, and for a beautiful funeral service." -Brenda Weiss

Thank you!

"Thank you to Pastor & the Church Congregation for the prayers for Michael."

-Susan Lakel

Get Ready for the 2023-2024 School Year!

Enrollment is open for St. Paul congregation members, current families and the community for the 2023-2024 school year. Click here for enrollment information.

175th Anniversary Celebration

The 175th Anniversary Celebration and dinner will be held on June 25. More details to follow.

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!

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

Mid-Michigan Family Bible Study

March Madness! No, we aren’t going to talk about NCAA Basketball, but we will be tackling madness! Anger! All that can make us "ticking time bombs!" Does our Lord have anything to say about anger and the Christian life? What can be done with anger to make the devil’s plans blow up in his face? How can anger be an instrument used by the Holy Spirit to strengthen the Christian life and Church? Let’s have our own version of March Madness for the Mid-Michigan Family Bible Study on Sunday, March 19, at 2 p.m. at Grace (303 Ruth Street, Auburn)! No one will be a loser! Everyone's a winner! See you there!

Music at St. Lorenz presents A CONCERT IN BLUE

Join the St. Lorenz Wind Ensemble and Spartan Big Band for an afternoon of jazz, swing, blues, and Gospel music, including Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue", Glenn Miller favorites, and tunes from the movie "Up", on Sunday, March 12, at 3:00 p.m. in the Worship and Event Center, 850 W. Genesee, in Frankenmuth. The whole family will enjoy this free concert. 

Valley Vision

The March issue of the VLHS Valley Vision is available here.

Music Department Tour Home Concert

The VLHS Music Department will present a Lenten worship concert on Sunday, March 19 at 3 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, Reese. This service is the final concert of a 5-day, 6-concert tour through Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, Indiana, and Michigan. We invite you to join us as we reflect on God's 'Love Unknown' - the overwhelming and incomprehensible love the Father showed us through his Son.

Spring Information Night

Valley Lutheran invites current 6th, 7th, and 8th graders and their parents to our Spring Information Night, a station-based, one-hour, informative tour of Valley Lutheran. Hear how Valley is a place where students prepare, belong, and excel! Arrivals begin at 6 p.m. on Monday, March 20, 2023 with the last tour beginning at 7:00 p.m. Please let us know you're coming and choose your arrival time at Contact Director of Communications & Admissions Amy Cooper at or 989-790-1676 with any questions. We look forward to seeing you there!  

Old Testament Reading

Exodus 17:1–7

All the congregation of the people of Israel moved on from the wilderness of Sin by stages, according to the commandment of the LORD, and camped at Rephidim, but there was no water for the people to drink. Therefore the people quarreled with Moses and said, “Give us water to drink.” And Moses said to them, “Why do you quarrel with me? Why do you test the LORD?” But the people thirsted there for water, and the people grumbled against Moses and said, “Why did you bring us up out of Egypt, to kill us and our children and our livestock with thirst?” So Moses cried to the LORD, “What shall I do with this people? They are almost ready to stone me.” And the LORD said to Moses, “Pass on before the people, taking with you some of the elders of Israel, and take in your hand the staff with which you struck the Nile, and go. Behold, I will stand before you there on the rock at Horeb, and you shall strike the rock, and water shall come out of it, and the people will drink.” And Moses did so, in the sight of the elders of Israel. And he called the name of the place Massah and Meribah, because of the quarreling of the people of Israel, and because they tested the LORD by saying, “Is the LORD among us or not?”



Romans 5:1–8

Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us. For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die— but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

Holy Gospel

John 4:5–26

[Jesus] came to a town of Samaria called Sychar, near the field that Jacob had given to his son Joseph. 6Jacob’s well was there; so Jesus, wearied as he was from his journey, was sitting beside the well. It was about the sixth hour. There came a woman of Samaria to draw water. Jesus said to her, “Give me a drink.” (For his disciples had gone away into the city to buy food.) The Samaritan woman said to him, “How is it that you, a Jew, ask for a drink from me, a woman of Samaria?” (For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans.) Jesus answered her, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is that is saying to you, ‘Give me a drink,’ you would have asked him, and he would have given you living water.” The woman said to him, “Sir, you have nothing to draw water with, and the well is deep. Where do you get that living water? Are you greater than our father Jacob? He gave us the well and drank from it himself, as did his sons and his livestock.” Jesus said to her, “Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty forever. The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” The woman said to him, “Sir, give me this water, so that I will not be thirsty or have to come here to draw water.” Jesus said to her, “Go, call your husband, and come here.” The woman answered him, “I have no husband.” Jesus said to her, “You are right in saying, ‘I have no husband’; for you have had five husbands, and the one you now have is not your husband. What you have said is true.” The woman said to him, “Sir, I perceive that you are a prophet. Our fathers worshiped on this mountain, but you say that in Jerusalem is the place where people ought to worship.” Jesus said to her, “Woman, believe me, the hour is coming when neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem will you worship the Father. You worship what you do not know; we worship what we know, for salvation is from the Jews. But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship him. God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.” The woman said to him, “I know that Messiah is coming (he who is called Christ). When he comes, he will tell us all things.” Jesus said to her, “I who speak to you am he.”

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