Church Bulletin Announcements
May 1, 2020
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
  • Armond Beiser
  • Rick & Bonnie Emeott
  • Carl Hafer
  • Erv Hoerauf
  • Jon Ittner
  • Lorna Ittner
  • Mike & Karen Kusch
  • Irma McKenzie
  • Margaret Meyer
  • Mary Pfund
  • Julie Roark
  • Eleanor Schlicker
  • Rose Anne Schmidt
  • Al Wegener
  • Tim Wegener
  • Ferdinand Zeilinger
Bereaved
(family & friends of)
  • Ruth Behmlander

Special
  • Wyatt Crouse (Dan Bourdow’s grandson)
  • Hedwig Gerold (cancer)
  • Fred Morley (uncle of DJ Bourdow)
  • Lynn Richard (Leeta Theiss’s sister-in-law; cancer)
  • Willard (Ken Van Cise’s cousin; cancer)
This Week's Members
  • Floyd & Julia Appold
  • Jeremy, Elizabeth, Ava, & Allyson Begick
  • Diane Burk
  • Todd Emeott
  • Linda Helmreich
  • Joshua Krzywoskinski
  • JungJa McCoy & Nathan Coyer
  • Ronald & Ardith Reuther
  • William & Linda Snelenberger
  • Dan, Amanda, Dolan, & Ella Wills
Live Stream of Services
Remember, you can view the livestream services through this link: https://www.facebook.com/stpaulfrankenlustbaycity/ They will also be uploaded onto YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCizDeFUgNsoP61Zd_kGdCFg, but YouTube will not be live.

Altar Flowers This Sunday
In honor of Bob & Diane Hofford's 50th Wedding Anniversary on May 2nd. Given by the Schlicker Family

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
May 3 – Galatians 2
May 4 – Galatians 3
May 5 – Galatians 4
May 6 – Galatians 5
May 7 – Galatians 6
May 8 – Psalms 42-43
May 9 – 1 Thessalonians 1

Ladies Aid Meeting - Cancelled
The Ladies Aid Meeting/Potluck scheduled for Monday, May 4 has been cancelled. If all works out, we will meet again in September.

Wellspring Auxiliary Meeting - Cancelled
The Wellspring Auxiliary meeting scheduled for May 18, 2020, has been cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. We hope to meet in September, so look for further details in the fall. Stay safe and healthy.

Blood Drive - New Location
Our blood drive scheduled for Thursday, May 21 has moved to Faith Lutheran Church (2 Mile & Wilder Rd.). Blood donation is identified as essential, and Versiti is taking extra precautions dealing with Covid-19. Visit www.versiti.org for more information.

Thank You to St. Paul
The family of Anthony V. Martin wish to thank Pastor Matyas and the St. Paul Congregation for the support they have shown our family through this very difficult time. Not only is the loss of a loved one difficult, we now better understand the grieving process. It is much more difficult when that process has also been taken away. It makes your outreach much more appreciated. Thank you again!
--Dorothy Martin

Thanks!
Thank you to our church family for the 50th anniversary card. It was very thoughtful and appreciated. -- Bob & Diane Hofford

Thank You from the Mark Schmidt Family
Our sincere gratitude to Pastor Matyas, church family, and friends for the tremendous outpouring of support through home visits, prayers, concerns, and memorials. Mark's final wish was to come home. It was granted twice, once with family and now with Jesus. Blessings to all of you as we have been blessed through you.
-- Jennifer, Donna, Roy, and family

Stewardship
1 Peter 2:11 - "Beloved, I urge you as sojourners and exiles to abstain from the passions of the flesh, which wage war against your soul." Surely one of the "passions of the flesh" we all struggle with is greed: the desire to have more things to bring us comfort and peace of mind. But that shows us the real problem with greed: it wages war against our soul - it urges us to place our trust in the things of this world and not in God. But St. Peter reminds us that we are sojourners and exiles: we belong to the Kingdom of God. We have been purchased by the blood of Christ and belong to Him.
STEWARDSHIP - Is a way of life

Need Help?
If you need help getting supplies and are uncomfortable going out, please contact Pastor. There is a large team of volunteers standing by to help you.

Office Hours
During the next weeks, the office will have sporadic hours. You can reach Ruth at office@stpaulbaycity.org or call the office to see if it's open.

Auction Fundraiser – To Be Rescheduled
The Ministry Center Auction Fundraiser will be rescheduled again (not in May). Stay tuned for a new date!
First Reading
Acts 2:42–47
42 They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. 43 And awe came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were being done through the apostles. 44 And all who believed were together and had all things in common. 45 And they were selling their possessions and belongings and distributing the proceeds to all, as any had need. 46 And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts, 47 praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved.

Epistle 
1 Peter 2:19–25
19 This is a gracious thing, when, mindful of God, one endures sorrows while suffering unjustly. 20 For what credit is it if, when you sin and are beaten for it, you endure? But if when you do good and suffer for it you endure, this is a gracious thing in the sight of God. 21 For to this you have been called, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, so that you might follow in his steps. 22 He committed no sin, neither was deceit found in his mouth. 23 When he was reviled, he did not revile in return; when he suffered, he did not threaten, but continued entrusting himself to him who judges justly. 24 He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed. 25 For you were straying like sheep, but have now returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.

Holy Gospel
John 10:1–10
1 [Jesus said:] “Truly, truly, I say to you, he who does not enter the sheepfold by the door but climbs in by another way, that man is a thief and a robber. 2 But he who enters by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. 3 To him the gatekeeper opens. The sheep hear his voice, and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. 4 When he has brought out all his own, he goes before them, and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice. 5 A stranger they will not follow, but they will flee from him, for they do not know the voice of strangers.” 6 This figure of speech Jesus used with them, but they did not understand what he was saying to them.
7 So Jesus again said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep. 8 All who came before me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not listen to them. 9 I am the door. If anyone enters by me, he will be saved and will go in and out and find pasture. 10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.”

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