Church Bulletin Announcements
May 8, 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
(family & friends of)
  • Gloria Blazejewski (Kevin's mother)

  • Mike Appold (heart attack)
  • 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)
  • Willard (Ken Van Cise’s cousin; cancer)
This Week's Members
  • Gerald & Doris Appold
  • Mark, Vicki, & Charles Begick
  • Brianna Burkhard
  • Jonathan Engelhardt
  • Marie Hendrick
  • Emma Kuch
  • Dwight & Duana McCulloch
  • Ronald Jr. & Lynn Reuther
  • Andrew Snover
  • Sharon, Andrew, Claire, & Henry Wills
Join Us Today! – St. Paul Staff Appreciation Parade
Friday, May 8th from 5:00-6:00 p.m.
St. Paul Lutheran School Parking Lot
Church & school families are invited to drive through the school parking lot and wave hello to our staff. St. Paul staff will be spaced out around the parking lot to ensure social distancing. For safety, please follow the one-way path circling the lot.
To minimize traffic congestion, use these suggested times:
5:00-5:20 p.m. - last names A-F
5:20-5:40 p.m. - last names G-M
5:40-6:00 p.m. - last names N-Z
This is a no contact event. Stay in your vehicles at all times and refrain from handing anything out.

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 10 – 1 Thessalonians 2
May 11 – 1 Thessalonians 3
May 12 – 1 Thessalonians 4
May 13 – 1 Thessalonians 5
May 14 – Psalms 44-45
May 15 – Proverbs 11
May 16 – 2 Thessalonians 1

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.

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

James 1:17 - "Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of Lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change". There are great many passages in scripture which echo this them: everything good we have is from God. He loves to give. He loves to bless. He loves to show us generosity time and again - and He desires that we grow into His image, and reflect His love and open-handed kindness.
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 or call the office to see if it's open.
First Reading
Acts 6:1–9; 7:2a, 51–60
1 Now in these days when the disciples were increasing in number, a complaint by the Hellenists arose against the Hebrews because their widows were being neglected in the daily distribution. 2 And the twelve summoned the full number of the disciples and said, “It is not right that we should give up preaching the word of God to serve tables. 3 Therefore, brothers, pick out from among you seven men of good repute, full of the Spirit and of wisdom, whom we will appoint to this duty. 4 But we will devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the word.” 5 And what they said pleased the whole gathering, and they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Spirit, and Philip, and Prochorus, and Nicanor, and Timon, and Parmenas, and Nicolaus, a proselyte of Antioch. 6 These they set before the apostles, and they prayed and laid their hands on them.
7 And the word of God continued to increase, and the number of the disciples multiplied greatly in Jerusalem, and a great many of the priests became obedient to the faith.
8 And Stephen, full of grace and power, was doing great wonders and signs among the people. 9 Then some of those who belonged to the synagogue of the Freedmen (as it was called), and of the Cyrenians, and of the Alexandrians, and of those from Cilicia and Asia, rose up and disputed with Stephen. . . .
2 And Stephen said:
“Brothers and fathers, hear me. . . .
51 You stiff-necked people, uncircumcised in heart and ears, you always resist the Holy Spirit. As your fathers did, so do you. 52 Which of the prophets did not your fathers persecute? And they killed those who announced beforehand the coming of the Righteous One, whom you have now betrayed and murdered, 53 you who received the law as delivered by angels and did not keep it.”
54 Now when they heard these things they were enraged, and they ground their teeth at him. 55 But he, full of the Holy Spirit, gazed into heaven and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing at the right hand of God. 56 And he said, “Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of Man standing at the right hand of God.” 57 But they cried out with a loud voice and stopped their ears and rushed together at him. 58 Then they cast him out of the city and stoned him. And the witnesses laid down their garments at the feet of a young man named Saul. 59 And as they were stoning Stephen, he called out, “Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.” 60 And falling to his knees he cried out with a loud voice, “Lord, do not hold this sin against them.” And when he had said this, he fell asleep.

1 Peter 2:2–10
2 Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up to salvation— 3 if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is good.
4 As you come to him, a living stone rejected by men but in the sight of God chosen and precious, 5 you yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. 6 For it stands in Scripture:
“Behold, I am laying in Zion a stone,
a cornerstone chosen and precious,
and whoever believes in him will not be put to shame.”
7 So the honor is for you who believe, but for those who do not believe,
“The stone that the builders rejected
has become the cornerstone,”
8 and
“A stone of stumbling,
and a rock of offense.”
They stumble because they disobey the word, as they were destined to do.
9 But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. 10 Once you were not a people, but now you are God’s people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.

Holy Gospel
John 14:1–14
1 [Jesus said:] “Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. 2 In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also. 4 And you know the way to where I am going.” 5 Thomas said to him, “Lord, we do not know where you are going. How can we know the way?” 6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. 7 If you had known me, you would have known my Father also. From now on you do know him and have seen him.”
8 Philip said to him, “Lord, show us the Father, and it is enough for us.” 9 Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you so long, and you still do not know me, Philip? Whoever has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? 10 Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father is in me? The words that I say to you I do not speak on my own authority, but the Father who dwells in me does his works. 11 Believe me that I am in the Father and the Father is in me, or else believe on account of the works themselves.
12 “Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever believes in me will also do the works that I do; and greater works than these will he do, because I am going to the Father. 13 Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14 If you ask me anything in my name, I will do it.”