Stewardship - An Act of Faith
Matthew 15:27 – “Yes, Lord, yet even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters’ table.” These are the words of faith, for faith means receiving what God gives. And God has given us so much more than just the crumbs that fall from the table — He has given us life, salvation, body and soul, eyes and ears, possessions and income. That’s where our stewardship starts: with faith in the God who is the greatest Giver.
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. Bags of eggs will be provided and can be picked up at the end of each church service on March 12 and March 19. You may choose to donate your own purchased candy to fill the eggs, or candy will be available for pick up, as well. Simply pick up a bag of 100 eggs (and candy if needed) and take home. Fill the eggs and return to church the next week. 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 email@example.com by Monday, March 27, 2023.
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. 8 - Poland Mission
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!
First Sunday Potluck and Fellowship
All are invited!! March 5th at noon in the Fellowship Hall the 1st Sunday Potluck and Fellowship will be back! This is a great time to visit with people who may go to the "other service" or sit in a different area than you. If you are a new St Paul family member- please join us and get to know your fellow brother's and sister's in Christ. We hope to see you there!
March 8 Lenten Supper
The March 8 Lenten Supper will be hosted by the Poland Mission. There will be sloppy joes, Coney dogs & hot dogs. There will also be baked beans, chips, desserts and two different salads.
The next Ladies Aid meeting will be on March 6 at 7:00 p.m. We will be showering Lutheran Braille Workers while enjoying game night! If you plan on bringing a check, please make it payable to St. Paul Ladies Aid. The meeting hostesses will be Tammy Jaskiewicz and Catherine Hutter.
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
Save the date! March 19th at 2 pm St. Paul will participate in Bay City's St. Patrick's Day Parade. St. Paul families are encouraged to join the fun! Limit of 25 children riding on the float. Older children may walk with their parent. Wear your favorite GREEN attire! Contact Kristen Glasser at 989-529-2962 to participate. 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.
175th Anniversary Celebration
The 175th Anniversary Celebration and dinner will be held on June 25. More details to follow.
Blood Drive - Wednesday, February 22
We would like to apologize to anyone who didn't get a call from Versiti about the cancellation of the blood drive. We're sorry if this caused any inconvenience.
-Darlene and Julia
"Thank you to Pastor & the Church Congregation for the prayers for Michael."
"Thank you to everyone for the sympathy card after the passing of my Dad and everyone’s kind words." -Denise Daly
Memorial - Elmer (Boomie) Behmlander
"The family of Elmer (Boomie) Behmlander have made a donation to the memorial fund in honor of his 100th birthday on February 6. Dad loved his Lord, his church & baseball."
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 for both grade school and preschool.
Is Your Money Doing Double Duty?
With Church Extension Fund, your money has a double purpose. Your investment earns you interest, and it builds churches and schools throughout Michigan. For more information, contact St. Paul’s Congregation Rep, Luella Britton at 989-798-3156 or call CEF at toll-free 800-242-3944.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com
St. Paul Operetta
Come support our St. Paul students, grades 5-8, as they perform the Promise U Operetta on March 10 at 1:30 p.m. & 6:30 p.m. in the school auditorium.