Church Bulletin Announcements
March 5, 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
  • Paul 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)
  • Doris Appold
  • Herb Appold (hospitalized)
  • Linda Bohlen
  • Nancy Brooks (Hardy, Clauss, & Schlicker's cousin, cancer)
  • Wyatt Crouse (Dan Bourdow’s grandson)
  • Judy Dawson
  • Tom DePrekel (surgery)
  • Dave Foster
  • Fred Morley (DJ Bourdow's uncle)
  • Mike Myers
  • Ron Reuther (surgery)
  • Phyllis Rush (Bay Shores)
  • Lisa Schmidt (surgery)
This Week's Members
  • Craig & Carol Appold
  • Edward Beckers
  • Karli Bourdow
  • Jill & Dan Dralle & Megan Pickell
  • Jacob, Shannon, Brock, & Drew Golden & Joshua & Margaret Elliott
  • Silas Kaul
  • Bonnie List
  • Rebbeca Neumeyer
  • Sonia Scheurs
  • Scott & Sophia Szczepanski & Jaynée Gassman
  • Michelle & Brody Wyzgowski
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.

Livestream
We are now able to stream live to both Facebook and YouTube simultaneously. To use Facebook, simply go to the church's page (www.facebook.com/stpaulfrankenlustbaycity). To use YouTube (which you can broadcast on most newer televisions), find and subscribe to "St. Paul Bay City"

The Lutheran Hour
Sunday Mornings: 8:30 on WSAM 1400 AM
Donations mail to:
Saginaw Valley Lutheran Hour
P.O. Box 133
Frankenmuth, MI 48734

Daily Bible Readings
March 7 – Acts 26
March 8 – Acts 27
March 9 – Acts 28
March 10 – Proverbs 6
March 11 – Psalms 23-24
March 12 – Acts 24
March 13 – Acts 25

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

Thank You from Rita Tilley
This past Sunday I was able to come back to church for the first time in months and it was a real homecoming. I'd like to thank everyone for all the prayers, cards, calls and gifts and for Pastor's visit with communion and always fun chit chat. St. Paul's is such a blessing--full of kind hearts.
Rita Tilley

Staff Anniversaries
Congratulations and God's blessings to the following staff members who celebrated anniversaries at the conclusion of the 2019-2020 school year: Dianne Kramer (20 years at St. Paul), Karen Bass (15 years at St. Paul), and Lara Polzin (5 years at St. Paul). We give thanks to God for their faithful service and pray that the Lord blesses them with many more years here with our St. Paul family!

Easter Egg Hunt is planned for Saturday, March 27
Plans are underway for an outdoor only Easter Egg Hunt on March 27, 2021.Though we may not be able to offer many of the event features as we have in past years, we look forward to celebrating Jesus’ resurrection with the families who attend the outdoor Egg Hunt. Many of the details are still being planned, taking the best safety precautions into consideration, so be sure to check upcoming bulletins for more information.
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 7. 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 Vicki Begick at 525-3733 or Lynn Hendrick at 450-1969 or contact the church office.

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.
Hot Lunch "Takeout Thursdays"
St. Paul Hot Lunch is excited to introduce "Takeout Thursdays" in 2021. Each Thursday, we will be ordering takeout from a local restaurant and offering these meals at regular hot lunch rates. We are looking for Thrivent Action Team gift cards or other donors willing to help sponsor these meals. Donor support of these meals will allow us to apply excess funds as a fundraiser for the Hot Lunch program. We look forward to partnering with and supporting local restaurants. If you are willing to donate toward this cause or apply for a Thrivent Action Team, please contact Heidi Schultz at school (684-4450).

Stewardship - A Way of Life
John 2:16 – “And he told those who sold the pigeons, "Take these things away; do not make my Father's house a house of trade." The Lord’s House is not a place to sell, but a place to receive and a place to give. It’s not a place for our schemes and plans. Instead the Church is a place for the Lord’s gracious giving and our faithful sacrifices in response.

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.

Valley Vision
March's Valley Vision is available by clicking here.
LHM Event - You're Invited!
What do spiritually vibrant households look like? Come learn how Christians play a role in faith formation. Join us for the Spring 2021 LLL Virtual Event on Saturday, March 13. You can join online. Presentations will be by Lutheran Hour Ministries leaders: Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler (the Lutheran Hour® Speaker), Kurt Buchholz (President & CEO), Rev. Dr. Jason Broge (Director, Design and Development), Deaconess Ashley Bayless (Curriculum Development Manager), and Jennifer Prophete ( Host of the event and Director, Community Development).
The online presentations will begin at noon (EST) and will conclude at 2:00 p.m. (EST).
Please plan to attend to learn more about the resources from Lutheran Hour Ministries and how to use them in your life and in your congregation. Everyone is a member of a household and will enjoy learning how to make their households more Spiritually Vibrant! Online registration is open through March 9, 2021. Register today at https://www.lhm.org/LLL2021/!

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.

Wild Game Dinner
The Athletic Club of Trinity Monitor Lutheran Church and School (20 E. Salzburg Rd. Bay City) will be hosting a Drive-Thru Wild Game Dinner featuring Chef Dave Minar on Saturday, March 13th. Five different meals will be offered:
#1-$30 Sample (Muskrat or Rabbit, Beaver, Bobcat, and Coyote)
#2-$20 Walleye New Orleans
#3-$15 Cherry Chicken
#4-$25 Cajun Boar
#5-$25 Elk Tips
Each meal includes Rice Pilaf, Green Beans, Roll, Coleslaw, and Dessert. This dinner will be by pre-sale tickets only. Pick up will be between 3:00 pm-6:00 pm. For tickets call 662-4891, Monday-Friday between 8:00 am and 12:00 pm. Deadline to order will be March 5th.
Old Testament Reading
Exodus 20:1–17
1And God spoke all these words, saying,
2“I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery.
3“You shall have no other gods before me.
4“You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. 5You shall not bow down to them or serve them, for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and the fourth generation of those who hate me, 6but showing steadfast love to thousands of those who love me and keep my commandments.
7“You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not hold him guiltless who takes his name in vain.
8“Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. 9Six days you shall labor, and do all your work, 10but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work, you, or your son, or your daughter, your male servant, or your female servant, or your livestock, or the sojourner who is within your gates. 11For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.
12“Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you.
13“You shall not murder.
14“You shall not commit adultery.
15“You shall not steal.
16“You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
17“You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his male servant, or his female servant, or his ox, or his donkey, or anything that is your neighbor’s.”

Epistle
1 Corinthians 1:18–31
18The word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. 19For it is written,
“I will destroy the wisdom of the wise,
and the discernment of the discerning I will thwart.”
20Where is the one who is wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? 21For since, in the wisdom of God, the world did not know God through wisdom, it pleased God through the folly of what we preach to save those who believe. 22For Jews demand signs and Greeks seek wisdom, 23but we preach Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and folly to Gentiles, 24but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. 25For the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.
26For consider your calling, brothers: not many of you were wise according to worldly standards, not many were powerful, not many were of noble birth. 27But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong; 28God chose what is low and despised in the world, even things that are not, to bring to nothing things that are, 29so that no human being might boast in the presence of God. 30He is the source of your life in Christ Jesus, whom God made our wisdom and our righteousness and sanctification and redemption. 31Therefore, as it is written, “Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord.”

Holy Gospel
John 2:13–22
13The Passover of the Jews was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. 14In the temple he found those who were selling oxen and sheep and pigeons, and the money-changers sitting there. 15And making a whip of cords, he drove them all out of the temple, with the sheep and oxen. And he poured out the coins of the money-changers and overturned their tables. 16And he told those who sold the pigeons, “Take these things away; do not make my Father’s house a house of trade.” 17His disciples remembered that it was written, “Zeal for your house will consume me.”
18So the Jews said to him, “What sign do you show us for doing these things?” 19Jesus answered them, “Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.” 20The Jews then said, “It has taken forty-six years to build this temple, and will you raise it up in three days?” 21But he was speaking about the temple of his body. 22When therefore he was raised from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this, and they believed the Scripture and the word that Jesus had spoken.

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