Church Bulletin Announcements

September 16, 2022

In every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. Philippians 4:6


  • Doris Appold
  • Dorine Auernhammer
  • Gwen Bakus
  • Vera Begick
  • Jon Ittner
  • Mike & Karen Kusch
  • Margaret Meyer
  • Irene Neumeyer 
  • Julie Roark
  • RoseAnne Schmidt
  • Roy Schwab
  • Anna Spielhaupter
  • Tim Wegener
  • Frank & Carol Wozniak


  • Dean Bass
  • Wyatt Crouse (Dan Bourdow’s grandson)
  • Larry Daly (Denise Daly's father; cancer)
  • Dave Foster
  • Debbie Kahihikolo (Denise Daly's sister)
  • Connie Makl (Jeremy Warren's aunt)
  • Irene Neumeyer (Sheffield Place)
  • Jack Robinson (Jan Kinney's grandson; leukemia)
  • Dave Sherry (cancer)
  • Doris Appold
  • Herb Appold
  • Marie Hendrick 
  • John Ittner
  • Mary Ghosh (Schlicker relative; cancer)

This Week's Members

  • Rylan Appold
  • Jonathan, Trista, Leo & Carolyn Behmlander
  • Kris Christensen & Hannah VanHorn
  • Katelyn Engelhardt 
  • Michael, Angela, Daniel, Molly & Heidi Haas
  • Kathleen Kernstock
  • Bonnie List
  • James Neumeyer
  • Elizabeth Rodgers
  • Sharon Sny
  • Peggy Weiss

Sunday, September 18

Worship with Communion 8 a.m.

Bible Study 9:15 a.m.

Worship with Communion 10:30 a.m.

Sunday Night Youth Group 5-7 p.m.

Tuesday, September 20

Choir 6;00 p.m.

Bell Choir 7:00 p.m. 

Thursday, September 22

Visual Faith 6:30 p.m.

Friday, September 23

VLHS Homecoming Tailgate

Sunday, September 25

Worship with Communion 8 a.m.

Bible Study 9:15 a.m.

Worship with Communion 10:30 a.m.

Sunday Night Youth Group 5-7 p.m.

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. If you wish to receive communion in your pew, please inform an usher.

Church Attendance

Last Sunday - 373 (188, 185)

Altar Flowers

The altar flowers this week are in memory of Eldor Appold by his family.

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

September 18 - 1Corinthians 7

September 19 - 1Corinthians 8

September 20 - 1Corinthians 9

September 21 - Psalm 105

September 22 - 1Corinthians 10

September 23 - 1Corinthians 11

September 24 1Corinthians 12

Ushers needed

There are many opportunities to serve here at St. Paul and at the moment we are looking for volunteer Ushers, especially for the 10:30 a.m service. Ushers serve on a team and are typically assigned every third month. Any members, men or women, over confirmation age are welcome and your participation is appreciated!

Please contact the Church office at 989-684-4450 or Dale Jezowski, head usher, at 989-667-9194. Thank you - Elders

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

Valley Vision

The September issue of the VLHS Valley Vision is available here.

Zion Auburn Smorgasbord

The Ladies of Zion Lutheran Church of Auburn will be having a take-out only Smorgasbord Dinner and Country Store on Sunday, October 2, 2022 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the churches school located at Eleven Mile and Seidler Roads northwest of Auburn. The take out meal price is $12 per take-out. The Country Store be open from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and feature Christmas items, sweethearts, plants, home-grown produce, candy, baked goods and hand crafted-items.

Old Testament Reading

Amos 8:4–7

Hear this, you who trample on the needy and bring the poor of the land to an end, saying, “When will the new moon be over, that we may sell grain? And the Sabbath, that we may offer wheat for sale, that we may make the ephah small and the shekel great and deal deceitfully with false balances, that we may buy the poor for silver and the needy for a pair of sandals and sell the chaff of the wheat?” The LORD has sworn by the pride of Jacob: “Surely I will never forget any of their deeds.”


1 Timothy 2:1–15

First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all, which is the testimony given at the proper time. For this I was appointed a preacher and an apostle (I am telling the truth, I am not lying), a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and truth. I desire then that in every place the men should pray, lifting holy hands without anger or quarreling; likewise also that women should adorn themselves in respectable apparel, with modesty and self-control, not with braided hair and gold or pearls or costly attire, but with what is proper for women who profess godliness—with good works. Let a woman learn quietly with all submissiveness. I do not permit a woman to teach or to exercise authority over a man; rather, she is to remain quiet. For Adam was formed first, then Eve; and Adam was not deceived, but the woman was deceived and became a transgressor. Yet she will be saved through childbearing—if they continue in faith and love and holiness, with self-control.

Holy Gospel

Luke 16:1–15

[Jesus] also said to the disciples, “There was a rich man who had a manager, and charges were brought to him that this man was wasting his possessions. And he called him and said to him, ‘What is this that I hear about you? Turn in the account of your management, for you can no longer be manager.’ And the manager said to himself, ‘What shall I do, since my master is taking the management away from me? I am not strong enough to dig, and I am ashamed to beg. I have decided what to do, so that when I am removed from management, people may receive me into their houses.’ So, summoning his master’s debtors one by one, he said to the first, ‘How much do you owe my master?’ He said, ‘A hundred measures of oil.’ He said to him, ‘Take your bill, and sit down quickly and write fifty.’ Then he said to another, ‘And how much do you owe?’ He said, ‘A hundred measures of wheat.’ He said to him, ‘Take your bill, and write eighty.’ The master commended the dishonest manager for his shrewdness. For the sons of this world are more shrewd in dealing with their own generation than the sons of light. And I tell you, make friends for yourselves by means of unrighteous wealth, so that when it fails they may receive you into the eternal dwellings. “One who is faithful in a very little is also faithful in much, and one who is dishonest in a very little is also dishonest in much. If then you have not been faithful in the unrighteous wealth, who will entrust to you the true riches? And if you have not been faithful in that which is another’s, who will give you that which is your own? No servant can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.” The Pharisees, who were lovers of money, heard all these things, and they ridiculed him. And he said to them, “You are those who justify yourselves before men, but God knows your hearts. For what is exalted among men is an abomination in the sight of God.”

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