Church Bulletin Announcements
March 12, 2021
In every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. Philippians 4:6
Homebound
  • Dolores Appold
  • Dorine Auernhammer
  • Gwen Bakus
  • Eleonore Begick
  • Vera Begick
  • Armond Beiser
  • Bonnie Emeott
  • 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
Bereaved
(family & friends of)
  • Paul Begick
  • Nancy Brooks (Hardy, Clauss, & Schlicker's cousin)
  • John Wells (Lisa Schlicker's uncle & godfather)

Special
  • Linda Abraham (Rachel's mom; surgery)
  • Doris Appold
  • Linda Bohlen
  • Wyatt Crouse (Dan Bourdow’s grandson)
  • Judy Dawson
  • Dave Foster
  • Fred Morley (DJ Bourdow's uncle)
  • Mike Myers
  • Ron Reuther (surgery)
  • Lisa Schmidt (surgery)
This Week's Members
  • Dan & Shelley Appold
  • Janet Beckers
  • William, Chessa, & Hogan Bourdow
  • David, Kristine, Lydia, Maisy, & Aubrey Drysdale
  • James & Lisa Goss
  • Dennis & Kathy Keith
  • Matthew, Allison, Jacob, & Natalie List
  • Timothy & Debra Neumeyer
  • Stephen & Sharon Schilke
  • Christa Theiss
  • Nanette Yoder
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
Richard Emeott, Sr. passed away on February 23, 2021, and received a Christian funeral on March 2, 2021.
Paul Begick passed away on March 8, 2021, and received a Christian funeral on March 12, 2021, with burial in our cemetery.

Livestream

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 14 – 1 Timothy 3
March 15 – 1 Timothy 4
March 16 – 1 Timothy 5
March 17 – 1 Timothy 6
March 18 – Psalms 27-29
March 19 – 2 Timothy 1
March 20 – 2 Timothy 2

Daylight Saving Time - Spring Forward
DST begins on Sunday, March 14, 2021. Remember to set your clocks ahead.

Friendship Circle
All women are invited to join us for our upcoming Friendship Circle meeting on Thursday, March 18, which will be held at Virginia Hutter's home (3049 Hawthorne Dr.; Bay City) at 6 p.m. We will have a fun night of fellowship, Bible study, and talking about some upcoming projects.

Direct Your Thrivent Choice Dollars
Don't let them expire! Eligible Thrivent Financial members who have been designated 2020 Choice Dollars have until March 31, 2021, to direct them. Don’t miss this opportunity to provide grant funding to St. Paul Lutheran Church & School. Go to Thrivent.com/thriventchoice to learn more and find program terms and conditions. Or call 800.847.4836 and say “Thrivent Choice” when prompted.

Please Help Our Scrip Program Continue
The Scrip program is in need of a new coordinator! Many church and school families take advantage of this fundraising opportunity, so we hope that a new volunteer will be able to continue this program or revamp it so that inventory and orders are easy to manage. Please contact Heidi Schultz for more details.

Sign Up for 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. Flowers will adorn the chancel area on April 4 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).

Ladies Aid Shower
Ladies Aid will still be collecting financial donations for Rev. Wood and family, foreign workers in Indonesia, until Sunday, March 14. Please give to treasurer Stacey Hildebrant or any LA member to forward. Thank you.

Special "Mask-Only" Service
The Special "Mask Only" Service this month is scheduled for Sunday, March 21 at 1:30 p.m.

Baby Bottle Boomerang - Thank You!
To St. Paul Lutheran Church, we want to thank you for your partnership with LifeClinic with the baby bottles. Every penny helps us to eliminate barriers, restore hope, and empower choices for life for our clients. Your church total this year is $646.00 Thank you so much for all you do. God bless, Barb Leppek - Fundraiser Coordinator

School Enrollment for 2021-2022
Registration 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. 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.
Stewardship - A Way of Life
Ephesians 2:10 -- “For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.” Even the good we do in this world is a thing for the one who does it? So from first to last, from the Lord’s free salvation given to us to the good works He’s prepared for us to walk in, it is all a gift of God’s grace.

Spring Information Night at VLHS
Valley Lutheran invites 7th and 8th grade families to our Spring Information Night on Thursday, March 18 - a one-hour, in-person, station-based, on-the-move Valley Lutheran experience! You'll tour our new spaces, meet school leaders, and hear how Valley is a place where students belong and excel. Attendees will be organized into small groups with masks required. Arrival times begin at 6 p.m., please register for your time slot at www.vlhs.com/InfoNight. Contact Amy Cooper, Admissions Counselor at acooper@vlhs.com or 989-790-1676, ex. 40 with any questions.

Orphan Grain Train Volunteers Give Precious Time
Since 1992, Orphan Grain Train‘s 27 regional locations across the U.S. have delivered more than 36 million meals and humanitarian aid to people in several states and 69 foreign countries on five continents. When Hurricane Michael ravaged the shoreline of Texas, the storm left homes and businesses in ruins and lives lost. Orphan Grain Train delivered shipments of construction materials and multiple semi-loads of groceries to stock a pantry feeding volunteers and those who had lost everything. This is but one example of the mission of Orphan Grain Train which is uniquely dependent on the dedicated service of volunteers for the sake of others. Since 1992, more than 3.7 million hours have been volunteered. The Michigan branch located in Sebewaing is not yet two years in operation but has logged 3,467 volunteer hours.
GriefShare at Grace Auburn on Thursdays 10:00 a.m.
GriefShare is starting at Grace Lutheran (303 Ruth Street, Auburn). GriefShare is a gathering to support individuals who have suffered loss. All are welcome. No cost to participate. These gatherings will be on Thursdays during March-May; the weekly sessions start at 10 a.m. and normally last about an hour and a half. Please don’t think you must commit to every week. GriefShare is a program that allows for people to come in and out as their schedule allows. If you miss a week, you would still be okay. GriefShare will be open to the public, so please spread the word to your friends and family. If you have any questions, please call the Grace Auburn office at 989-662-6161. You can also learn more by going to www.griefshare.org.

Secretary Position
Immanuel Lutheran Church of Frankentrost is seeking applicants for the position of church office secretary. This is a part-time position (approximately 30 hours weekly). Please apply preferably by contacting the church office by email churchoffice@frankentrost.org, or calling 989-754-0929 for more information.

Free Clothing Available
Grace Your Closet is a free clothing closet available to anyone in need in the community. We are open the Third Saturday of every month from 9am-12pm at Grace Lutheran Church, 303 Ruth St in Auburn. Do you know someone in need? Are you interested in our ministry? Would you like to help us out? Please stop in on March 20 and check us out. Masks are required and we are set up to facilitate social distancing. If you need a ride, call Bay Metro (989-894-0631) on March 19 after 10am to schedule a pick-up ride from & to your home. This includes all of Bay County. First come/First serve... Limit 1 rider per family. If you have any questions please call Karla Weiss (989-245-8627).
Old Testament Reading
Numbers 21:4–9
4From Mount Hor they set out by the way to the Red Sea, to go around the land of Edom. And the people became impatient on the way. 5And the people spoke against God and against Moses, “Why have you brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness? For there is no food and no water, and we loathe this worthless food.” 6Then the LORD sent fiery serpents among the people, and they bit the people, so that many people of Israel died. 7And the people came to Moses and said, “We have sinned, for we have spoken against the LORD and against you. Pray to the LORD, that he take away the serpents from us.” So Moses prayed for the people. 8And the LORD said to Moses, “Make a fiery serpent and set it on a pole, and everyone who is bitten, when he sees it, shall live.” 9So Moses made a bronze serpent and set it on a pole. And if a serpent bit anyone, he would look at the bronze serpent and live.

Epistle
Ephesians 2:1–10
1And you were dead in the trespasses and sins 2in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience— 3among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind. 4But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, 5even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved— 6and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, 7so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. 8For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, 9not a result of works, so that no one may boast. 10For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

Holy Gospel
John 3:14–21
14[Jesus said:] “As Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, 15that whoever believes in him may have eternal life.
16“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. 17For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. 18Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God. 19And this is the judgment: the light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light because their deeds were evil. 20For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed. 21But whoever does what is true comes to the light, so that it may be clearly seen that his deeds have been carried out in God.”

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