Church Bulletin Announcements
May 15, 2020
In every thing by  prayer and supplication   with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. Philippians 4:6
  • 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
  • Wyatt Crouse (Dan Bourdow’s grandson)
  • Hedwig Gerold (cancer)
  • Fred Morley (uncle of DJ Bourdow)
  • Bob Raney (Carolyn Pepple's father; cancer)
  • Lynn Richard (Leeta Theiss’s sister-in-law; cancer)
  • Carol Wozniak (hospitalized)
  • Willard (Ken Van Cise’s cousin; cancer)
This Week's Members
  • Herbert Appold
  • Nicholas Begick
  • Caila Burkhard, Michael Hall, Jr., Vanessa, Londyn, & Mesiyah
  • Kara Engelhardt
  • Roger, Lynn, & Isaac Hendrick
  • Kevin & Clara Kuch
  • Irma McKenzie
  • Brett Reymore
  • Daniel & Kimberly Snover
  • Amanda & Craig Wills
God's Blessings to Our 2020 Confirmands
Jake Ryan Appold
Every word of God proves true; He is a shield to those who take refuge in him.
Proverbs 30:5 (ESV)

Hogan Patrick Bourdow
Jesus answered them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who practices sin is a slave to sin…. So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.
John 8:34, 36 (ESV)

Alina Marie Damic
With his feathers he will cover you, and under his wings you will find refuge. His truth will be your shield and armor.
Psalm 91:4 (EHV)

Caroline Grace Douponce
Know therefore that the Lord your God is God; he is the faithful God, keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commandments.
Deuteronomy 7:9 (NIV)

Emily Marie EauClaire
Give attention to the sound of my cry, my King and my God, for to you do I pray.
Psalm 5:2 (ESV)

Lexi Mae Hutchinson
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
John 3:16 (ESV)

Riley Jo Jimenez
Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.
1 Peter 4:8 (NIV)

Blake Scott Lowe
For we walk by faith, not by sight.
2 Corinthians 5:7 (ESV)

Rachel Ann Mammel
When you pass through the waters, I will be with you.
Isaiah 43:2 (ESV)

Abigail Elizabeth Pepple
I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.
Philippians 4:13 (ESV)

Gabriel Nathan Pepple
But my eyes are toward you, O God, my Lord; in you I seek refuge; leave me not defenseless.
Psalm 141:8 (ESV)

Deanna Barbara Zeilinger
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.
Joshua 1:9 (ESV)
Altar Flowers
In honor of Floyd & Julia Appold's 35th wedding anniversary on May 18.

Live Stream of Services
Remember, you can view the livestream services through this link: They will also be uploaded onto YouTube, but YouTube will not be live.

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 17 – 2 Thessalonians 2
May 18 – 2 Thessalonians 3
May 19 – Psalms 46-47
May 20 – Philippians 1
May 21 – Philippians 2
May 22 – Philippians 3
May 23 – Philippians 4

Trinity Time
Trinity Time, an annual retreat at CUAA for potential church workers, is currently exploring ways to engage their guests. While Concordia still desires to host Trinity Time, it is unclear how that interaction will take place. Keep checking this announcement; I will update you as I have more information. -- Pastor

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 for more information.

James 1:22 -- "But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves." The word of God is not merely to be heard, but to be received and believed. Our faith is implanted and strengthened by the word of God. And as Luther said, ,"Oh, it is a living, busy, active, mighty thing, this faith. And so, it is impossible for it not to do good works incessantly." James reminds us of this -- and encourages us to examine our lives and come to repentance where we can see that we are not living out our faith in sincerity. STEWARDSHIP - Is from the heart

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 or call the office to see if it's open.
First Reading
Acts 17:16–31
16 While Paul was waiting for them at Athens, his spirit was provoked within him as he saw that the city was full of idols. 17 So he reasoned in the synagogue with the Jews and the devout persons, and in the marketplace every day with those who happened to be there. 18 Some of the Epicurean and Stoic philosophers also conversed with him. And some said, “What does this babbler wish to say?” Others said, “He seems to be a preacher of foreign divinities”—because he was preaching Jesus and the resurrection. 19 And they took hold of him and brought him to the Areopagus, saying, “May we know what this new teaching is that you are presenting? 20 For you bring some strange things to our ears. We wish to know therefore what these things mean.” 21 Now all the Athenians and the foreigners who lived there would spend their time in nothing except telling or hearing something new.
22 So Paul, standing in the midst of the Areopagus, said: “Men of Athens, I perceive that in every way you are very religious. 23 For as I passed along and observed the objects of your worship, I found also an altar with this inscription, ‘To the unknown god.’ What therefore you worship as unknown, this I proclaim to you. 24 The God who made the world and everything in it, being Lord of heaven and earth, does not live in temples made by man, 25 nor is he served by human hands, as though he needed anything, since he himself gives to all mankind life and breath and everything. 26 And he made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined allotted periods and the boundaries of their dwelling place, 27 that they should seek God, in the hope that they might feel their way toward him and find him. Yet he is actually not far from each one of us, 28 for
“‘In him we live and move and have our being’;
as even some of your own poets have said,
“‘For we are indeed his offspring.’
29 Being then God’s offspring, we ought not to think that the divine being is like gold or silver or stone, an image formed by the art and imagination of man. 30 The times of ignorance God overlooked, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent, 31 because he has fixed a day on which he will judge the world in righteousness by a man whom he has appointed; and of this he has given assurance to all by raising him from the dead.”

1 Peter 3:13–22
13 Now who is there to harm you if you are zealous for what is good? 14 But even if you should suffer for righteousness’ sake, you will be blessed. Have no fear of them, nor be troubled, 15 but in your hearts regard Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; 16 yet do it with gentleness and respect, having a good conscience, so that, when you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ may be put to shame. 17 For it is better to suffer for doing good, if that should be God’s will, than for doing evil.
18 For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit, 19 in which he went and proclaimed to the spirits in prison, 20 because they formerly did not obey, when God’s patience waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was being prepared, in which a few, that is, eight persons, were brought safely through water. 21 Baptism, which corresponds to this, now saves you, not as a removal of dirt from the body but as an appeal to God for a good conscience, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ, 22 who has gone into heaven and is at the right hand of God, with angels, authorities, and powers having been subjected to him.

Holy Gospel
John 14:15–21
15 [Jesus said:] “If you love me, you will keep my commandments. 16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forever, 17 even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, for he dwells with you and will be in you.
18 “I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. 19 Yet a little while and the world will see me no more, but you will see me. Because I live, you also will live. 20 In that day you will know that I am in my Father, and you in me, and I in you. 21 Whoever has my commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves me. And he who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and manifest myself to him.”