January 10, 2020
Sunday, January 12
MOPS Intro Meeting 2 p.m.

Tuesday, January 14
MOPS Intro Meeting 6 p.m.

Wednesday, January 15
Panda Express (Saginaw) Fundraiser 4-8 p.m.

Friday, January 17
Geography Bee 9:30 a.m.
End of 2nd Grading Period

Monday, January 20
No School; Teacher Inservice 

January 26-31
National Lutheran Schools Week

Sunday, January 26
Y5-8th graders sing in church 8 & 10:30 a.m.
Special Voters Meeting 9:15 a.m.

Thursday, January 30
Pancake Breakfast 7:15 a.m.
Sunday, January 12
8:00 a.m. - Lillian Garcia
10:30 a.m. - Riley Jimenez

Sunday, January 19
8:00 a.m. - Alina Damic
10:30 a.m. - Nathan Coyer

Attention Mothers Of Preschoolers! 
St. Paul Is forming a MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) chapter! The preschool years are some of the most challenging for parents, but also some of the most important in your child's development. MOPS provides a place for support, fellowship, learning, and recharging. There will be two informational meetings for you to choose from to get more information: Sunday, Jan 12 @ 2:00 p.m. and Tuesday, Jan 14 @ 6:00 p.m., both in the 1&2 grade classroom at school. See Kayla Schlicker for more details.

Panda Express Fundraiser 
Come eat at Panda Express on Bay Road in Saginaw this Wednesday, January 15 from 4-8 p.m. 20% of event sales will be donated to St. Paul. Please bring the paper copy or show the digital version of the flyer above.

Save The Date – Special Voters Meeting – January 26, 2020 9:15 A.M. 
Don’t miss a special voters meeting on January 26, 2020! On August 19, 2018, the members of St. Paul Lutheran Church voted overwhelmingly to approve a resolution for financial support of and the construction of a Ministry Center addition to our current church building. A lot of prayer, energy, effort, and thought have gone into this project by your Building Committee, Staff, and WTA Architects over the past year and a half. We are now ready to affirm all the work that has been accomplished so far. Our vote on Sunday, January 26th will be to approve the final financial plan, as well as approve the beginning of construction this spring. While some details of the original vote may have changed somewhat, the overall mission remains the same: “Resolved that we give glory and thanks to God for the faith and lives of those who, out of love for their Savior Jesus Christ, desire to see the Kingdom of God increase.” Thank you for your continued prayers as we work together to do God’s work for the sake of His Kingdom. Please mark your calendar for this important event: Special Voters Meeting – Sunday, January 26, 2020 - 9:15 a.m. in the church sanctuary. Childcare will be available in the school auditorium.

Youth Wild Game Potluck & Silent Auction Sunday, January 26, 12-1:30 P.M.  
Join the Youth once again for tasty eats and lots of great deals on a wide variety of outdoor and home goods. We'd love it if you would bring your favorite dish to pass (game from this years' hunt is encouraged!) but by all means come even if you don't have a dish. If you would like to donate anything to the auction, please contact Mr. Schultz at the St. Paul Office. New this year: We will have two fire arms up for sealed bid auction. You must be present at 1:30 when we open the envelopes to win the bid on either a MAK-90 7.62x39mm rifle or a Winchester 1300 Defender 12ga. shot gun.

4th Thursday Visual Faith -- The Lord Is My Banner 
Banners are more than just pretty accents, they are a rallying point and an identifier! Where are we headed in 2020? How do we find our way when we get off track? We keep our eyes on the banner: “The LORD is my banner!” Exodus 17:15. Banners are fun to draw and are a great addition to Bible journaling and note taking. Come learn how! January 23rd, 6:30-8:30pm, in the School Auditorium. Bring your Bible, a notebook, and a friend! Contact Katie with questions at 989.225.3532.

Come For Breakfast! 
Help us celebrate National Lutheran Schools Week at our Pancake Breakfast on Thursday, January 30. All congregation members are invited as a thank you for supporting St. Paul Lutheran School. Join us between 7:15-8 a.m. in the school auditorium for pancakes, sausage, bacon, & juice. 

Jason Gray Concert 
del Rey Promotions presents: 
An evening with Jason Gray
Saturday, February 8, 2020
Doors at 6:30 p.m.; concert at 7:00 p.m.
Tickets - $10.00 - Ages 3 & under are free.
VIP Meet and Greet tickets -$20.00
Tri-County Worship Center
609 W. Midland Road - Auburn
*VIP Meet and Greet at 5:30 p.m. (VIP tickets are available through del Rey Promotions.)
For tickets contact: Kristen Glasser (989.529.2962) or buy online at
This is a family-friendly concert appropriate for all ages.

Office Help Needed 
St. Paul Lutheran Church & School is looking for part-time office personnel to do book keeping, treasurer duties, and other office work. Detailed job description is forthcoming; for inquiries please email resumes to

Video of the Christmas Program
DVDs of the children’s Christmas Program will be available at no cost. Please turn in an order form, or you can send an email to with your name, how many copies are needed, and if you want to pick it up for have it sent home with a student. 

Geography Bee
“Job well done” to the following students who have made it to the final round of our annual Geography Bee! Family and guests of these students are welcome to join us on Friday, January 17 at 9:30 a.m. in the gym. 
8th Grade
Jake Appold & Deanna Zeilinger
7th Grade
Lillian Garcia & Natalie List
6th Grade
Nathan Coyer
5th Grade
Elise Helmreich & Kennedi Ritt
4th Grade
Olivia Matyas & Remy Polzin

So Long, Farewell, and Thanks!
Mrs. Megan Lowe, our Assistant Treasurer in the office, has accepted an opportunity to work in the banking business. Mrs. Lowe has been with us for the past 5 years, helping with our financial matters as well as doing other necessary tasks that come about on a daily basis. We thank Megan for her dedicated service to St. Paul Church & School. We wish Megan well in her new endeavors in 2020. 

Please Help Our Scrip Program Continue!
The Scrip program is in need of a new coordinator! Many church and school families take advantage of this fundraising opportunity, so we hope that a new volunteer will be able to continue this program or revamp it so that inventory and orders are easy to manage. Please contact Megan Lowe (989-714-5143) for more details.

Artificial Christmas Trees Needed 
Christmas is over and VBS planning has begun! This year's VBS theme is Rocky Railway and we need trees!!! Please let us know if we can take your old Christmas tree off your hands! Tiffany (225-8516), Tammy (714-8611) or Heidi (450-0975)

PTO Students of the Week
Congratulations to this week's Students of the Week—Brynlee Kolberg, Brooklyn Madaj, & Ryan Switala!

January's Hot Lunch Menu
Please note that Monday, January 13 has changed to sub sandwiches. Thank you!
A Boys & Girls Basketball, Poms, & Dance Schedules

Boys A-Team: Coaches Brian Appold and Scott Lowe
January 13
Away @ St. John’s, Midland 6:30 p.m.

January 23
Away @ Immanuel, Bay City vs. Christ the King 6:00 p.m.

January 24
Away @ Zion, Bay City 6:30 p.m.

January 27
Away at Trinity, Monitor 6:30 p.m.

January 30
Home vs. Zion, Bay City 6:30 p.m.

February 4
Away @ Immanuel, Bay City vs. Bethlehem, Saginaw 6:00 p.m.

February 5
Home vs. St. John’s, Midland 6:30 p.m.

February 7-8
Tournament at St. John's (WELS), Bay City

February 10
Parent Night for all 8th Graders
Home vs. Trinity, Monitor 6:30 p.m.

February 13
Away @ Zion, Beaver 6:30 p.m.

February 20-22
Tournament @ St. John’s, Midland

Girls A-Team: Coach Essa Roemer
January 13
Away @ St. John’s, Midland 5:30 p.m.

January 23
Away @ Immanuel, Bay City vs. Christ the King 5:00 p.m.

January 27
Away at Trinity, Monitor 5:30 p.m.

February 4
Away @ Immanuel, Bay City vs. Bethlehem, Saginaw 5:00 p.m.

February 5
Home vs. St. John’s, Midland 5:30 p.m.

February 10
Parent Night for all 8th Graders
Home vs. Trinity, Monitor 5:30 p.m.

February 13
Away @ Zion, Beaver 5:30 p.m.

February 20-22
Tournament @ St. John’s, Midland

Girls Poms (K-3): Coach Lara Polzin
January 15, 22, 29, & February 5
Practice 3-4:15 p.m.
Performances at all Home games
January 30, February 5 & 10

Girls Dance (Gr. 4-8): Coach Lara Polzin
January 15, 22, 29, & February 5
Practice 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Performances at all Home games
January 30, February 5 & 10
Our Mission Statement
We will teach, experience, and share Christ’s love, equipping disciples
for a life-long faith walk with Jesus.