Stewardship - An Act of Faith
Luke 16:8b – “For the sons of this world are more shrewd in dealing with their own generation than the sons of light.” The sons of this world know that they should use their wealth wisely to provide for their future. Shouldn’t we, as “sons of light,” know that the wealth God has allowed us to manage should be managed for God’s purposes in roles He has given us to play in Church, home, and society?
Pastor Matyas – Thank You!
"Thank you for all the cards, gifts, and well-wishes for the 10th anniversary of my ordination. I have now officially been at St. Paul for more than half of my professional ministry, to the glory of God and my great joy. I love you all, Pastor Matyas."
Grounds Committee – Thank You!
Thank you to all who helped at the Ministry Center with the islands in parking lot. It was a big help to the grounds committee. We are thankful for all who volunteered their time and talents to make it look beautiful. God is good! Thank you, Grounds Committee.
JME Race & Family Fun Fest – Thank You!
The 11th annual JME Memorial Run/Walk was a great success! We had record high participation with over 175 racers! Following the race, families enjoyed lawn games, concessions, face painting, a bounce house, and good old-fashioned fellowship. It was a beautiful day spent together. Our Dunk Tank Fundraiser, featuring Lisa Stanley, Tiffany List, Vicar Schultz, and Pastor Matyas raised $535! Concessions earned another $569 to make next year’s event possible. We want to express our gratitude to our JME sponsors and say a special thank you to Liz Begick for donating event beverages, Gary Behmlander for the delicious Italian Ice and cotton candy, and Principal Matyas for the face painting. Thanks to all who attended and volunteered. We could not have done this without you! See you next year! – With appreciation from the Garcia and Glasser families and the St. Paul Board of Education
Disney Sealed Bids – Thank You!
Bidding has ended for the Walt Disney World Theme Park Tickets. The highest bidder has donated $462.51 to benefit the St. Paul Ministry Center! Thank you for your generosity! – Kristen Glasser
St. Paul School Hot Lunch Program Needs
The school kitchen is looking for donations of small water bottles for the hot lunch program. Donations can be dropped off to the school.
School Cafeteria Kid Assistant Volunteers
The St. Paul School Kitchen is looking for Cafeteria Kid Assistant Volunteers. Volunteers should arrive at 11:00 am and will be done by 12:30 pm. Duties include helping students with navigating the cafeteria procedures, cleaning tables between groups, and assisting students with opening food or drink containers. If interested, please check out the First Quarter Sign Up Genius here or contact the School Office at 989.684.4450. Only one volunteer is needed each day. Thanks for serving our school community!
Join us at the VLHS Homecoming Grand Tailgate!
Friday, September 23, 2022, 4:45 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
All St. Paul Church & School families are welcome!!
-We will be providing grilled hot dogs and chips.
-Please bring a dish to pass, your own non-alcoholic beverage, lawn chairs or blankets for seating.
-Look for the blue tent with the St. Paul signs around it set up between the driveways at Valley.
-To park: Please drop your stuff and passengers in the unloading zone by the tailgate area and then proceed to the rest of the parking lot or the grass lot to the west of the driveway to park.
-Staying for the game? Seating in the stands could be tight so you’re welcome to bring your lawn chairs into the game and find a seat around the track toward the end zones with other VL fans!
-Does your child have an EVENT PASS from a VL camp this summer? Use it for complimentary family admittance to the game!
-We are looking forward to a fun filled evening!
(Please remember VLHS is a no alcohol/drug zone.)
4th Thursday Visual Faith for September
Swept up in a swirling September schedule? Come slow down, savor precious moments with Jesus, and reconnect with your sisters in Christ. No supplies needed, unless you happen to have a little stash of old buttons, or favorite small fabric, lace, or ribbon scraps! We'll meet in our usual Sunday School/Art room at the Ministry Center, from 6:30-8pm, on September 22nd. Call or text Katie with questions: 989.225.3532
St. Paul PTO - Thank You!
Thank You for attending and ordering take out from the Mode's on Monday September 12th School Fundraiser we made $200 for our school. We appreciate your support!
Join us at our upcoming Dry Dock Fundraiser, Downtown Bay City on
October 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th.
Volunteer to help at the event by clicking here.
Women's Fall Day Retreat
Lay Your Burden Down
How do you take a small next step following Jesus without carrying the burden of being a good Christian, or good woman, or good mom, or friend, or wife, or ... ? How can you see discipleship as a series of mini-adventures with the Holy Spirit, covered by a relationship of mutual delight with your heavenly Father?
Join singer/songwriter Brooke Orozco and award-winning author Justin Rossow as they help you pause, refresh, and reset.
Date: Saturday, October 22, 2022
Time: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Location: St Paul Ministry Center at St Paul Lutheran Church in Bay City
Cost: $50 (includes a catered lunch)
Early Registration Discount: $40 if paid in full by October 1st
Registration and fellowship will begin at 8:30am. A light breakfast will be available.
To register, you can stop in the back of church or the ministry center at the end of each church service over the next several weeks, stop by or call the Church Office at 989-684-4450.
JOY (Joyful Older Youth) Outing
JOY is planning a bus trip to Turkeyville Dinner and Theater on Friday, October 21. This trip is open to singles and married people. We will leave St. Paul Ministry Center at 8am, travel to Horrocks in Lansing for a little shopping, arrive at Turkeyville at 11:45 for dinner and theater, and then travel back arriving at St. Paul approximately at 6:30pm. Cost for the trip will be $83 per person which includes coach and Turkeyville Dinner and Theater. Any questions or to reserve a spot, call Virginia Hutter (989-686-3262) or Bonnie List (989-225-6801).
Wanted: New or Gently Used Shoes!
The Poland & Alaska Mission trips will be collecting new & gently used shoes over the next few months as a fundraiser for the trips. These shoes are then used to help 3rd world countries establish sustainable business. Watch for more details to come!
Scholastic Book Fair – Save the Date!
Mark your calendar! St. Paul’s Scholastic Book Fair will be held in the gym on October 24th through October 28th. All sales earn free books for our school! Over the last three years, St. Paul’s Scholastic Book Fair has earned $4,800 in free books and resources. Families donated an additional 175 books to our classrooms and library. YOU can be a part of this year’s success! Consider partnering with St. Paul by shopping at the Book Fair or donating in support of our classrooms and library. For more information, contact Kristen Glasser: 989-529-2962