Church Bulletin Announcements

September 9, 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

This Week's Members

  • Randall Appold
  • Joanne Behmlander
  • Edward & Kathleen Christensen
  • Jonathan Engelhardt 
  • Stephanie & Marilo Guerrero
  • Leslie Kelley
  • Logan, Rachel & River Lightfoot
  • Irene Neumeyer
  • John & James Rodgers
  • William & Linda Snelenberger
  • Norma Weiss

Sunday, September 11

Worship with Communion 8 a.m.

New Membership Class & Sunday School Begin 9:15 a.m.

Worship with Communion 10:30 a.m.

Sunday Night Youth Group 5-7 p.m.

Monday, September 12

Board of Business Mgt. Mtg. 6:30 p.m.

Ladies Aid 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, September 13

Choir 6;00 p.m.

Bell Choir 7:00 p.m. 

Wednesday, September 14

Newsletter Articles Due

Thursday, September 15

Joy Gathering (Ministry Center) 12:00 p.m.

Friendship Circle 6:00 p.m.

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.

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 - 233 (133, 100)

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 11 - 1Corinthians 2

September 12 - 1Corinthians 3

September 13 - Psalm 103

September 14 - 1Corinthians 4

September 15 - 1Corinthians 5

September 16 - Psalm 104

September 17 - 1Corinthians 16

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 14:33 – “So therefore, any one of you who does not renounce all that he has cannot be my disciple.” None of what we have is ours. It all belongs to God. That is the foundation of Christian stewardship. What we have been given is to be used for God’s purposes according to our callings in home, Church, and society. As we learn to leave generously in these callings, we renounce our ownership of our wealth. It’s not “ours,” it’s His. God owns everything, and we manage for the furtherance of His goals.

Thank You

I would like to thank my St. Paul family for all the prayers, cards, and gifts for my 30th anniversary. You all mean the world to me and have become family over the last 22+ years.  May God bless you and this congregation family for many years to come!!  Thank you from the bottom of my heart, Lisa Stanley.  

11th Annual JME Memorial Run/Walk

Please join us for a morning of exercise, fellowship and remembrance - Our Annual JME Memorial Run/Walk will be held tomorrow, Saturday, September 10th, 2022. Students, ages 10 and under, can participate in the ¼ mile run at 9:00 and will receive a medal for participation. The 1 mile and 2 mile run/walk will begin at 9:15. All races will begin on Ziegler Rd (just next to the Church). Registration forms are available at the back of the church, in the school office, and on the St. Paul Website. Online registration is available by clicking here or a PDF version to print and return is available by clicking here.

Registration deadline is September 1st to guarantee a race t-shirt. T-shirts are also available for purchase for $10.00 even if you are not running or walking. Please fill out a form to purchase a shirt. We would love to have you attend for a great morning of fellowship. Thank you for your continued support of this event. We hope to see you on Sept. 10th!

Sunday School begins September 11

A new Sunday School year begins September 11, 9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m., in the Ministry Center. It’s the goal of the Sunday School program to provide a foundation upon which children and youth will build a lasting relationship with Jesus. Children, preschool through 8th grade, are welcome and encouraged to come. A High School Bible class will also be offered. If you are interested in our Sunday School program, please fill out a registration form here. You can also find a hard copy in the back of church and ministry center, please return the completed form to the office, so we can best prepare for our year. 

Ladies Aid September Meeting

Ladies Aid September meeting will be held in the Ministry Center, Monday September 12, at 7:00 PM. All ladies of the congregation and their guests are warmly invited to join us. Our topic for the night will be on our committees, what they do, what is involved with each one and some ideas for a bit of restructuring. Your input is important! This will be an informative meeting for all of us but maybe even more so for our newest members or anyone wondering who we are and what we do. Please join us!

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

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.

Please call or stop by the Church Office to register. 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).

St. Paul Bowling

Enjoy a night every other Sunday at 6pm! We are a non-sanctioned fun league at Monitor Lanes. No need to be a good bowler, just a great night out to socialize with other people. No need to be a St. Paul member! Only requirements is a team of four with at least one woman and 18 years and older. All age teams from senior members to college age! Any questions call Stacy Schlicker at 989-213-5926.  

Accepting Sealed Bids for Disney World Tickets!

Now accepting sealed bids for FIVE (5) Walt Disney World 1-Day Theme Park Tickets to benefit the St. Paul Ministry Center. 

Tickets expire June 17, 2024. Approximate value: $545.

Place your bid in person at the St. Paul Welcome Center using provided materials and entry box. Bidding reserve is $250. Deadline is NOON on Sunday, September 11, 2022. Highest sealed bid received by the deadline wins all 5 tickets. Will not separate. Contact Kristen Glasser for more information: 989-529-2962.

Valley Vision

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

German Worship Service

On Sunday, Sept. 11th, St. Lorenz’s monthly German worship service will be held at 11:00 am in the Church - 1030 W. Tuscola Rd., Frankenmuth. The Service reflects on the joys, sorrows, challenges, opportunities, needs, threats and fears occurring in daily life. A soul restored by Jesus is ready and equal to facing such things and can even find joy! The service features German liturgy and an English sermon by Pastor Bill Hoesman entitled “Soul Restoration” based on Psalm 23:3. Don Bruns will sing a solo “O Jesu Christe, wahres Licht” (O Christ, Our True and Only Light) and the congregation will join in singing favorite hymns: “Jesus nimmt die Sünder an “ (Jesus Sinners Doth Receive), “Aus Gnaden soll ich selig warden” (By Grace I'm Saved, Grace Free and Boundless), “Weil ich Jesu Schäflein bin” (I Am Jesus’ Little Lamb) and „ Allein zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ “ (Thee Will I Love).  

The service will also be broadcast on Charter cable channel 191, on the St. Lorenz app., and livestreamed (and stored) on the St. Lorenz website, At ‘Traditional Services” (on the left side), select the German service. Broadcast can also be accessed on your Smart TV (Roku, Apple TV, etc.) by typing in “St. Lorenz Church and School” and adding the channel or on Facebook on the St. Lorenz page or the Frankenmuth-Gunzenhausen Sister Cities page. Prior German worship services can be viewed here

The next German worship service will be Oct. 9th, 2022. Please join us as we rejoice in our amazing Shepherd Jesus Christ!

GriefShare at Grace, Auburn

Have you suffered loss? Are you grieving the death of a loved one? There’s help for you. Grace Lutheran in Auburn will be starting a new round of GriefShare on Thursday, September 1 at 6:30 p.m. GriefShare is a 13-week program designed to provide comfort to those who mourn. Each session is around 90 minutes, beginning with a video and followed by a discussion. GriefShare is a safe space to open up about your sorrow and be heard. We are there for one another. GriefShare reminds us that we’re not alone, but rather Jesus comes alongside us to comfort us and lead us through our grief. GriefShare is open to everyone. It's free and all materials will be provided. Every session is a standalone session, so you can come and go as needed during the 13 weeks. Pastor Schian and Deaconess Mika will facilitate the discussions. Please contact Pastor Schian or Deaconess Mika at Grace (989-662-6161) with any questions.

Golf Outing: September 17 at Apple Mountain Golf Course! 

You are invited to participate in a day that celebrates the ministry of Valley Lutheran High School while generating valuable funds for Financial Aid making the Valley Lutheran experience accessible to students who need it most. Make a gift or register online here. The entry fee is $85 per person. Please contact Heidi in the VLHS office at 989-790-1676 with questions.

Old Testament Reading

Ezekiel 34:11–24

“For thus says the Lord God: Behold, I, I myself will search for my sheep and will seek them out. As a shepherd seeks out his flock when he is among his sheep that have been scattered, so will I seek out my sheep, and I will rescue them from all places where they have been scattered on a day of clouds and thick darkness. And I will bring them out from the peoples and gather them from the countries, and will bring them into their own land. And I will feed them on the mountains of Israel, by the ravines, and in all the inhabited places of the country. I will feed them with good pasture, and on the mountain heights of Israel shall be their grazing land. There they shall lie down in good grazing land, and on rich pasture they shall feed on the mountains of Israel. I myself will be the shepherd of my sheep, and I myself will make them lie down, declares the Lord God. I will seek the lost, and I will bring back the strayed, and I will bind up the injured, and I will strengthen the weak, and the fat and the strong I will destroy. I will feed them in justice. “As for you, my flock, thus says the Lord God: Behold, I judge between sheep and sheep, between rams and male goats. Is it not enough for you to feed on the good pasture, that you must tread down with your feet the rest of your pasture; and to drink of clear water, that you must muddy the rest of the water with your feet? And must my sheep eat what you have trodden with your feet, and drink what you have muddied with your feet? “Therefore, thus says the Lord God to them: Behold, I, I myself will judge between the fat sheep and the lean sheep. Because you push with side and shoulder, and thrust at all the weak with your horns, till you have scattered them abroad, I will rescue my flock; they shall no longer be a prey. And I will judge between sheep and sheep. And I will set up over them one shepherd, my servant David, and he shall feed them: he shall feed them and be their shepherd. And I, the Lord, will be their God, and my servant David shall be prince among them. I am the Lord; I have spoken.”


1 Timothy 1:5–17

The aim of our charge is love that issues from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith. Certain persons, by swerving from these, have wandered away into vain discussion, desiring to be teachers of the law, without understanding either what they are saying or the things about which they make confident assertions. Now we know that the law is good, if one uses it lawfully, understanding this, that the law is not laid down for the just but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and profane, for those who strike their fathers and mothers, for murderers, the sexually immoral, men who practice homosexuality, enslavers, liars, perjurers, and whatever else is contrary to sound doctrine, in accordance with the glorious gospel of the blessed God with which I have been entrusted. I thank him who has given me strength, Christ Jesus our Lord, because he judged me faithful, appointing me to his service, though formerly I was a blasphemer, persecutor, and insolent opponent. But I received mercy because I had acted ignorantly in unbelief, and the grace of our Lord overflowed for me with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus. The saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the foremost. But I received mercy for this reason, that in me, as the foremost, Jesus Christ might display his perfect patience as an example to those who were to believe in him for eternal life. To the King of ages, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.

Holy Gospel

Luke 15:1–10

Now the tax collectors and sinners were all drawing near to hear [Jesus]. And the Pharisees and the scribes grumbled, saying, “This man receives sinners and eats with them.” So he told them this parable: “What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he has lost one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the open country, and go after the one that is lost, until he finds it? And when he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders, rejoicing. And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and his neighbors, saying to them, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep that was lost.’ Just so, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance. “Or what woman, having ten silver coins, if she loses one coin, does not light a lamp and sweep the house and seek diligently until she finds it? And when she has found it, she calls together her friends and neighbors, saying, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found the coin that I had lost.’ Just so, I tell you, there is joy before the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”

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