Church Bulletin Announcements
May 21, 2021
In every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. Philippians 4:6
  • Dolores Appold
  • Doris Appold
  • Dorine Auernhammer
  • Gwen Bakus
  • Eleonore Begick
  • Vera Begick
  • 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

  • Armond Beiser (hospice)
  • Wyatt Crouse (Dan Bourdow’s grandson)
  • Dave Foster
  • Richard Kunkel
  • Fred Morley (DJ Bourdow's uncle)
  • Jeff Schlicker (Loretta's son; cancer)
  • Lisa Schmidt
  • Kevin Wieland (Amanda Wills' brother; cancer)

This Week's Members
  • Holly Appold
  • Nicholas Begick
  • Brianna Burkhard
  • Bonnie Emeott
  • Howard Harmon
  • Thomas & Lila Kloha
  • James & Clarissa Marter
  • Angela Persons
  • Frank & Linda Schmidt
  • Diane Vogtmann
  • Richard Zeilinger
Church Records
Holden Emerson Bradley, child of Jerod & Rebecca Bradley, born March 3, 2021, will be baptized during the 10:30 a.m. service on Sunday, May 23, 2021. Sponsors are Tyler Emerson & Lauren Bradley.
Hannah Marie Bradley, child of Jerod & Rebecca Bradley, born March 3, 2021, will be baptized during the 10:30 a.m. service on Sunday, May 23, 2021. Sponsors are David & Libby Weber.

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.


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
May 23 – Philippians 4
May 24 – Psalms 48-49
May 25 – Colossians 1
May 26 – Colossians 2
May 27 – Colossians 3
May 28 – Colossians 4
May 29 – Psalm 50

Sunday School End of Year Celebration Is Sunday, May 23
Sunday School ends its year on May 23. Kids will enjoy an art project, Bible review games, snacks & prizes. Thank you to all the families who have brought their children to Sunday School. It has been a blessing to offer Sunday School this year, and we are thankful for the families who support the program. Thank you to the teachers who volunteered their time. We had an amazing group of teachers and substitute teachers this year…., Tiffany List, Kathy Lustila, Kayla Schlicker, Caleb & Mary Schultz, Jaynee Gassman, Rosalinn Hardy, and Katie Helmreich. Thank you also, to Valerie Matyas, who leads our High School Bible Study. We wouldn’t have a successful Sunday School without these dedicated teachers and helpers.

Congratulations Mr. Garcia!
Join us as we celebrate Mr. Garcia!
Sunday, May 23 after the 8 a.m. service
Cake Reception in the Welcome Center
We are thrilled to announce that our 5th & 6th grade teacher, Mr. Justin Garcia, has been recognized as the 2021 Michigan District, LCMS K-8 Teacher of the Year!
Each year the Michigan District lifts up outstanding educators who are doing extraordinary things in the classroom. For the past 18 years, St. Paul has been blessed by Mr. Garcia’s innovative teaching and passion for Jesus. We are grateful for the powerful impact that he has made on those he has been called to serve. May our Lord continue to bless Mr. Garcia’s ministry both inside and outside the classroom. Congratulations!

Special Voters Meeting
A special voters meeting has been scheduled on Sunday, May 23 at 1 p.m. to vote on SMP expansion of pastoral staff. Please plan to attend.

Housing Needed for Ongoing Ambassadors For Christ! 
As you may know, we will be visited next week by a group of young people working with an organization called Ongoing Ambassadors For Christ (OAFC). This group will be here to do some training and canvassing of the area, asking a few survey questions and sharing Jesus with folks in our neighborhood.
They will be here for a couple days, and are in need of housing for their visit. We have a couple of homes lined up but could use a few more. If you have a spare room or two and would be able to house 2-3 teens on both Wednesday, May 26 and Thursday, May 27, take them to your home and then back to the Ministry Center in the morning, and feed them some breakfast, please contact David Schultz at (989) 686-7140 (church) or

An Opportunity to Join In!
If you are interested in seeing what the OAFC is all about, you are welcome to stop by the Ministry Center on Wednesday, May 26 at 4:30 p.m. for an introduction to the program, supper, and canvassing, finishing up around 8:00 p.m.

4th Thursdays Visual Faith is Resuming!
Come join us for an evening of much needed fellowship and faith art time! We'll be meeting in the Ministry Center on Thursday, May 27 from 6:30-8:30. Bring your Bible and any favorite art supplies, although some supplies will be available for use if you'd like to try out something different! Feel free to call or text Katie with any questions, 989.225.3532

8th Grade Graduation
Eighth grade graduation will take place at St. Paul Lutheran Church on Sunday, June 6 in the 10:30 a.m. worship service. All are invited to a brief reception in the Ministry Center following the church service in honor of Lillian Garcia and Natalie List.

Congratulations, Graduates!
All 2021 High School and College/Grad School graduates are invited and encouraged to attend either the 8:00 or 10:30 service on June 13. Wear your cap & gown and we will seat you together so that we may give thanks to God for His work in your accomplishments. We will gather in the church basement 15 minutes before each service to get you organized, and at the end of the service, we'll find out about your future plans.

Financial Update
To Our St. Paul Family
During our recent illness with Covid, and Sam’s hospital stay, it’s difficult to find just the right words to express our gratefulness for so many prayers, cards, and calls from our St. Paul Family. All of these acts of love reminded us of God’s continuing blessings of healing, protection, and presence in our lives. Please feel our heartfelt thanks. Sam & Luella Britton

Enroll Now for 2021-2022
We are still enrolling for next school year! Information and enrollment forms are available in the school office or online by clicking here. Please call the school office at 989.684.4450 for more information and to make arrangements to enroll your child or put your name on a classroom waitlist (preschool & 1st/2nd grade).

Stewardship - A Way of Life
Acts 2:1 – “When the day of Pentecost arrived, they were all together in one place.” Pentecost was the Old Testament harvest festival – a time of thanksgiving, bounty, and the giving of gifts. How appropriate that the New Testament takes on the meaning of a new harvest – the ripe fields of the nations. This includes bringing in the elect of every tribe and tongue to sing the Lord’s praise. Every farmer knows that it is God who gives the increase and that the harvest calls for thanksgiving.

Ushers Needed
Ushers are needed for 10:30 am church 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.

Summer Camps at VLHS
Yes, summer camps at Valley Lutheran are a 'go'! Middle school students are invited to join us in June for a wide range of camp offerings in a safe and fun setting. Sports, liturgical dance, art, STEM activities - you'll likely find something for everyone! Head to to view the full camp schedule and to register. Please contact Summer Camp Coordinator Amy Cooper at or 989-790-1676, ext. 40 with any questions.

Job Openings at VLHS
  • Athletic Trainer (new position) The Athletic Trainer is responsible for serving as a Christian role model while developing, implementing, and leading programs and processes that provide skilled care for VLHS athletes.
  • Food Service Supervisor (retirement) The Food Service Supervisor is responsible for serving as a Christian role model while supervising a nutritionally healthy and financially sound food service program. 
  • Food Service Assistant (retirement) The Food Service Assistant is responsible for serving as a Christian role model while assisting the Food Service Supervisor in providing a nutritionally healthy and financially sound food service program.
Submit a resume to or call at 790-1676 with questions and more information. This would be for the upcoming school year.
Drive Thru Chicken BBQ
The Athletic Club of Trinity Lutheran Church (Monitor), 20 E. Salzburg Road will be hosting a Drive Thru Chicken BBQ on Saturday May 22nd from 4-6pm (or until sold out). The cost is $10 per meal which includes ½ chicken, baked beans, squash, coleslaw, roll, and bottle of water. If you have questions, call the church office at 662-6093.

German Service at St. John Amelith
Herzliche Einladung zur Pfingstvesper in der Evanglisch-Lutherischen St. Johannes-Kirche zu Amelith am 23sten Mai, 2021 um 4 Uhr nachmittags.
A cordial invitation to a Pentecost Vespers in the Evangelical Lutheran St. John Church at Amelith on the 23rd of May, 2021 at 4 o'clock in the afternoon.
Old Testament Reading
Ezekiel 37:1–14
1The hand of the LORD was upon me, and he brought me out in the Spirit of the LORD and set me down in the middle of the valley; it was full of bones. 2And he led me around among them, and behold, there were very many on the surface of the valley, and behold, they were very dry. 3And he said to me, “Son of man, can these bones live?” And I answered, “O Lord GOD, you know.” 4Then he said to me, “Prophesy over these bones, and say to them, O dry bones, hear the word of the LORD. 5Thus says the Lord GOD to these bones: Behold, I will cause breath to enter you, and you shall live. 6And I will lay sinews upon you, and will cause flesh to come upon you, and cover you with skin, and put breath in you, and you shall live, and you shall know that I am the LORD.”
7So I prophesied as I was commanded. And as I prophesied, there was a sound, and behold, a rattling, and the bones came together, bone to its bone. 8And I looked, and behold, there were sinews on them, and flesh had come upon them, and skin had covered them. But there was no breath in them. 9Then he said to me, “Prophesy to the breath; prophesy, son of man, and say to the breath, Thus says the Lord GOD: Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe on these slain, that they may live.” 10So I prophesied as he commanded me, and the breath came into them, and they lived and stood on their feet, an exceedingly great army.
11Then he said to me, “Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel. Behold, they say, ‘Our bones are dried up, and our hope is lost; we are clean cut off.’ 12Therefore prophesy, and say to them, Thus says the Lord GOD: Behold, I will open your graves and raise you from your graves, O my people. And I will bring you into the land of Israel. 13And you shall know that I am the LORD, when I open your graves, and raise you from your graves, O my people. 14And I will put my Spirit within you, and you shall live, and I will place you in your own land. Then you shall know that I am the LORD; I have spoken, and I will do it, declares the LORD.”

Second Reading
Acts 2:1–21
1When the day of Pentecost arrived, they were all together in one place. 2And suddenly there came from heaven a sound like a mighty rushing wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. 3And divided tongues as of fire appeared to them and rested on each one of them. 4And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance.
5Now there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout men from every nation under heaven. 6And at this sound the multitude came together, and they were bewildered, because each one was hearing them speak in his own language. 7And they were amazed and astonished, saying, “Are not all these who are speaking Galileans? 8And how is it that we hear, each of us in his own native language? 9Parthians and Medes and Elamites and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, 10Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya belonging to Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, 11both Jews and proselytes, Cretans and Arabians—we hear them telling in our own tongues the mighty works of God.” 12And all were amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, “What does this mean?” 13But others mocking said, “They are filled with new wine.”
14But Peter, standing with the eleven, lifted up his voice and addressed them, “Men of Judea and all who dwell in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and give ear to my words. 15For these men are not drunk, as you suppose, since it is only the third hour of the day. 16But this is what was uttered through the prophet Joel:
17“‘And in the last days it shall be, God declares,
that I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh,
and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,
and your young men shall see visions,
and your old men shall dream dreams;
18even on my male servants and female servants
in those days I will pour out my Spirit, and they shall prophesy.
19And I will show wonders in the heavens above
and signs on the earth below,
blood, and fire, and vapor of smoke;
20the sun shall be turned to darkness
and the moon to blood,
before the day of the Lord comes, the great and magnificent day.
21And it shall come to pass that everyone who calls upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.’”

Holy Gospel
John 15:26–27; 16:4b–15
26[Jesus said:] “When the Helper comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth, who proceeds from the Father, he will bear witness about me. 27And you also will bear witness, because you have been with me from the beginning. . . .
“I did not say these things to you from the beginning, because I was with you. 5But now I am going to him who sent me, and none of you asks me, ‘Where are you going?’ 6But because I have said these things to you, sorrow has filled your heart. 7Nevertheless, I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I go away, for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you. But if I go, I will send him to you. 8And when he comes, he will convict the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment: 9concerning sin, because they do not believe in me; 10concerning righteousness, because I go to the Father, and you will see me no longer; 11concerning judgment, because the ruler of this world is judged.
12“I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. 13When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come. 14He will glorify me, for he will take what is mine and declare it to you. 15All that the Father has is mine; therefore I said that he will take what is mine and declare it to you.”