January 17, 2020
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.

Thursday, January 30
Pancake Breakfast 7:15 a.m.

Friday, February 14
Valentine’s Day Family Dance 
(PS-5th Grade) 5:30 p.m.

Friday, February 21
Spelling Bee 9:30 a.m.

Sunday, February 23
5-8th graders sing in church 8 a.m.
Sunday, January 19
8:00 a.m. - Alina Damic
10:30 a.m. - Nathan Coyer

Sunday, January 26
8:00 a.m. - Hayden Swartz
10:30 a.m. - Brooklynn Garrett

National Lutheran Schools Week Celebration 2020
The events for National Lutheran Schools Week Celebration:

Thursday Jan. 23 - Pre-Lutheran Schools Week
* Happy 60th Birthday Mr. Lustila - Dress like him!

Friday Jan. 24- Pre-Lutheran Schools Week 
* White Out/Eskimo Day - We’re headed to Frankenmuth for Snowfest. Dress warmly as an eskimo or wear white.

Sunday Jan. 26
Grades Y5-8 students will sing in both church services. Students will sing towards the end of the early service (offering) and the beginning of the late service (before the readings). Students will sit with their parents and come up front to sing. 

Monday Jan. 27
*Sports Day - Support your favorite team
Special Events - 7-8/Staff Volleyball in Gym 10-11:15 a.m., Superheroes Assembly 1:30 p.m.

Tuesday Jan. 28
*Letter Day - Dress like something that starts with your class letter
(Preschool -K, Young 5’s -T, Kindergarten -A, First -Y, Second -R, Third -E, Fourth -D, Fifth -N, Sixth -I, Seventh -B, Eighth -P, Staff -S)

Wednesday Jan. 29
*Beach Day - It might be cold outside...but dress like it’s warm! (no bathing suits)
Special Assembly in afternoon: Beach Party

Thursday Jan. 30
*Comfy-Cozy Day - Wear your favorite footie-pajamas, slippers, sweatpants, or anything you find comfy! (Appropriate clothing, please)
Special Event - Pancake breakfast with your family from 7:15-9 a.m. (Students need to finish eating and be in their classrooms by 8 a.m.) 

Friday Jan. 31
*Crazy/Wacky Day - Dress your craziest - all the patterns at once!
Special Event - Assembly 9 a.m. with Cameron Zvara: Comedy Magician & Entertainer

Special Voters’ Meeting Changed to February 2
The Special Voters' Assembly has moved to February 2 at 1 p.m. and is no longer taking place on January 26. Some key individuals involved in the planning are unable to attend, and the committee needs more time to process some last-minute information. Sunday School WILL be offered on January 26.

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 7:15-9 a.m. (yes, we’ll be serving until a bit later this year!) 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.
CEF Savings Stamps
Since there is no school on Monday, January 20, savings stamps will be available on Tuesday, January 21 in the gym from 7:35-8:00 a.m. Our St. Paul CEF Rep, Mrs. Lu Britton will be on hand to receive money & record it in students’ individual savings booklets.

Saginaw Spirit Teacher Appreciation Night!
Come join your St. Paul Church and School family for a fun night at the Dow Event Center! The Saginaw Spirit will be recognizing the importance of schools and educators at the home game 7:05 p.m. on Friday, February 28th, and they want to encourage families to come and be a part of supporting their school and teachers. Tickets are all $9.00 for everyone 3 years old and up, and can be gotten directly from the Saginaw Spirit. Here's how it works:
2- Enter the username: teacher 
and the password: spirit
3- Purchase your tickets which will be held at the Will Call window under your name.
4- Make sure you put in the "Notes" section that you are from "St. Paul Lutheran - Frankenlust" so that they put all of our people in the same section together!
Easy Peasy. Get your tickets soon as the site is active right now until the 27th. Enjoy the game!

Items Needed for Valentine’s Dance
• 12 dozen valentine cookies
• 15 containers of Hawaiian punch
• 3 dozen heart-shaped or red/pink balloons
• 1 $25 helium tank
• 3 people to help decorate Friday (Feb. 14) afternoon from 1-3 p.m.
• 12 different gift cards ($5, $10, $15…) from various places for prizes
Please contact Lara Polzin if you have donations or are able to help!

Join Us For Sunday School For Prize Day, January 26
Sunday School offers a place to listen and learn with others about God. Children, preschool age to 8th grade, are always welcome.  
• Sunday, January 26, will be prize day at Sunday School for the month of January. Those who attend on prize day choose a prize based on attendance for the month.
• Remember to bring your offerings to Sunday School each week. Offerings support the Sunday School program, proving funds for prizes and supplies.

Lenten Midweek Suppers
Slots are filling for the Lenten suppers served between the 3:15 service and 6:30 service. If you or your group would like to host a dinner, please contact David Schultz. Thrivent Action Grants are perfect for this event. Available dates are March 4, 11, 18, and April 1.

We Need Your Help 
The Ministry Center Auction is swiftly approaching. We need YOUR HELP gathering donations! Please contact Ray Garcia: 989-662-6050. Mark your calendar! Sunday, March 22nd in the St. Paul Gym. 4:00 p.m. - Supper & Silent Auction. 6:00 p.m. - Live Auction.

Geography Bee
The school competition held on January 17 crowned a champion:
1st: Jake Appold (gr. 8)
2nd: Deanna Zeilinger (gr. 8)
3rd: Natalie List (gr. 7)
Thank you to the students who participated, the families who visited, Sydra Krueger for reading the questions, & Mrs. Wyman for being the faculty sponsor of this event!

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

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)

Sunday School Recognizes Perfect Attendance
Congratulations to the following students who had perfect Sunday School attendance for the month of December: Charles Begick, Mason Daniel, Isaac Hendrick, Brynlee Kolberg, Ryker Kolberg, Landon LaForest, Natalie List, Abigail Matyas, Ethan Matyas, Isaac Matyas, Olivia Matyas, Alex Schlicker, Espen Schlicker, Lukas Schlicker, Hayden Swartz, Brynn Sundholm, Ainsley Wiess, Owen Wiess, Chase Wyman, Deanna Zeilinger, Maura Zeilinger 

PTO Students of the Week
Congratulations to this week's Students of the Week—Savannah Barton, Charles Begick, & Avery Morris!

Thank You! 
Thank you for the cards, gifts, congratulations, and well wishes. I am truly blessed and I will miss my St Paul family and seeing all the kids at school! ~ Megan Lowe

Box Tops 
We received $282.13 from all the Box Tops you’ve turned in, and we were able to use some of the proceeds to purchase a new waffle maker for the hot lunch program. Please keep clipping and taking pictures of your receipts with the new Box Tops app so that we can keep fundraising! Thank you for your contributions!

January's Hot Lunch Menu
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A Boys & Girls Basketball, Poms, & Dance Schedules

Boys A-Team: Coaches Brian Appold and Scott Lowe
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 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 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 22, 29, & February 5
Practice 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Performances at all Home games
January 30, February 5 & 10
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We will teach, experience, and share Christ’s love, equipping disciples
for a life-long faith walk with Jesus.