Church Bulletin Announcements
March 19, 2021
In every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. Philippians 4:6
Homebound
  • Dolores Appold
  • Doris 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
Special
  • Linda Abraham (Rachel's mom; surgery)
  • Wyatt Crouse (Dan Bourdow’s grandson)
  • Judy Dawson
  • Dave Foster
  • Fred Morley (DJ Bourdow's uncle)
  • Mike Myers
  • Ron Reuther
  • Lisa Schmidt (surgery)
  • Brandon Zeilinger (surgery)
This Week's Members
  • Daryl & Lori Appold
  • Paulette Beckers
  • Jerod & Rebecca Bradley
  • Rick & Denise DuBay
  • Courtney Goulet
  • Kathleen Kernstock
  • Tiffany List
  • Dylan, Jenica, Adalyn, & Jaxon Nordstrom
  • Tom & Naomi Schimm
  • Leeta Theiss
  • Kimberly & Tyler 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
Zander Lee Jaskiewicz, child of Travis & Caitlyn Jaskiewicz, born February 8, 2021, will be baptized at during the 1:30 p.m. service on Sunday, March 21, 2021. Sponsors are Liz Getty, Shay Podleski, Evan Appold, & Chad Jaskiewicz.

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 21 – 2 Timothy 3
March 22 – 2 Timothy 4
March 23 – Psalms 30-31
March 24 – Proverbs 7
March 25 – Titus 1
March 26 – Titus 2
March 27 – Titus 3

VLHS Handbell Choir
This Sunday, we welcome Valley Lutheran's handbell choir. Their selections for worship are Awesome Adoration by Susan Geschke and Within the Darkest Night by Derek Hakes. Members include: Danielle Ayotte, Paige Ayotte, Cael Blake, Elijah Feinauer, Sydney Lehner, Amber Olguin, Lauren Thurston, Isabel Warren, JoAn Welch

Ushers Needed
Ushers are needed at 8 am and 10:30 am church services and special services at St. Paul. If you are willing to help, please contact Vaughn Begick at 989 686-0578 or Dale Jezowski at 989 667-9194.

Taste of Bay City Fundraiser
Nacho Average Fundraiser! Enjoy Taco Tuesday with your family at The Taste of Bay City on March 30 from 10am to 9pm at 1309 S. Farragut St.; Bay City 48708. Mention you're there for the St. Paul fundraiser and they will donate 10% to the PTO. Their phone number to order is 989-391-4650.

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.

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).

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

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.
Easter Egg Hunt Planned for Saturday, March 27, 10 a.m. – noon
Come to St. Paul Lutheran School for an Outdoor Easter Egg Hunt! Our Egg Hunt is a community event and is open to young children, through elementary school. Come any time during the 2-hour event to participate in the hunt. We have thousands of eggs available, and every child gets 20 eggs and an Easter storybook, while supplies last. This is an outdoor event, so dress for the weather. Bring your own basket to collect the eggs. Social distancing and face masks encouraged. Rain date is April 3.
Stewardship - A Way of Life
Mark 10:45 - “For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Jesus gives everything He has; He gives Himself. That self-giving is the model for our giving in all aspects of our lives. In our family, in our church, and in the world at large, Jesus calls us to follow His example in self-giving. We can only do this if we are connected to His self-giving in faith.

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.
St. Lorenz SPRING Drive Thru Fish Fry
DATE: Friday, April 16, 2021
TIME: 4-7 p.m.
LOCATION: Enter through the WEC parking lot off W. Genesee and circle around to the backside of the school (by the gym). You will be directed into 2 lines for take outs.
COST: $12 per person (regardless of age)
MENU: fish (hand battered cod), parsley potatoes, coleslaw, tartar sauce, bread & choice of apple or cherry pie
OTHER INFO: No pre-orders or special timed pick-ups this year. This is cash only, no credit cards. We prefer no checks either but have taken them in the past.

Teacher Position
Immanuel Lutheran School of Frankentrost in Saginaw, Michigan, is accepting resumes for a preschool teacher for 3- & 4-year-olds for the 2021-2022 school year. Applicants must be a caring Christian role model and highly qualified with a current State of Michigan Teaching Certificate or be able to attain one. He or she must possess all skills required to fulfill the duties of the preschool 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 hecht5@netzero.com by March 31, 2021.

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
Jeremiah 31:31–34
31“Behold, the days are coming, declares the LORD, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and the house of Judah, 32not like the covenant that I made with their fathers on the day when I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt, my covenant that they broke, though I was their husband, declares the LORD. 33But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, declares the LORD: I will put my law within them, and I will write it on their hearts. And I will be their God, and they shall be my people. 34And no longer shall each one teach his neighbor and each his brother, saying, ‘Know the LORD,’ for they shall all know me, from the least of them to the greatest, declares the LORD. For I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.”

Epistle
Hebrews 5:1–10
1Every high priest chosen from among men is appointed to act on behalf of men in relation to God, to offer gifts and sacrifices for sins. 2He can deal gently with the ignorant and wayward, since he himself is beset with weakness. 3Because of this he is obligated to offer sacrifice for his own sins just as he does for those of the people. 4And no one takes this honor for himself, but only when called by God, just as Aaron was.
5So also Christ did not exalt himself to be made a high priest, but was appointed by him who said to him,
“You are my Son,
today I have begotten you”;
6as he says also in another place,
“You are a priest forever,
after the order of Melchizedek.”
7In the days of his flesh, Jesus offered up prayers and supplications, with loud cries and tears, to him who was able to save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverence. 8Although he was a son, he learned obedience through what he suffered. 9And being made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation to all who obey him, 10being designated by God a high priest after the order of Melchizedek.

Holy Gospel
Mark 10:32–45
32And they were on the road, going up to Jerusalem, and Jesus was walking ahead of them. And they were amazed, and those who followed were afraid. And taking the twelve again, he began to tell them what was to happen to him, 33saying, “See, we are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be delivered over to the chief priests and the scribes, and they will condemn him to death and deliver him over to the Gentiles. 34And they will mock him and spit on him, and flog him and kill him. And after three days he will rise.”
35And James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came up to him and said to him, “Teacher, we want you to do for us whatever we ask of you.” 36And he said to them, “What do you want me to do for you?” 37And they said to him, “Grant us to sit, one at your right hand and one at your left, in your glory.” 38Jesus said to them, “You do not know what you are asking. Are you able to drink the cup that I drink, or to be baptized with the baptism with which I am baptized?” 39And they said to him, “We are able.” And Jesus said to them, “The cup that I drink you will drink, and with the baptism with which I am baptized, you will be baptized, 40but to sit at my right hand or at my left is not mine to grant, but it is for those for whom it has been prepared.” 41And when the ten heard it, they began to be indignant at James and John. 42And Jesus called them to him and said to them, “You know that those who are considered rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great ones exercise authority over them. 43But it shall not be so among you. But whoever would be great among you must be your servant, 44and whoever would be first among you must be slave of all. 45For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”

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