Church Bulletin Announcements

April 12, 2024

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
  • Jon Ittner
  • Mike & Karen Kusch
  • Margaret Meyer
  • RoseAnne Schmidt
  • Tim Wegener
  • Shirley Ziegler
  • Janet Hoerauf
  • Sandy Hafer
  • Tom and Lea Roma


(family & friends of)

  • Tom Appold


  • Dean Bass
  • Wyatt Crouse (Dan Bourdow’s grandson)
  • Dave Foster
  • Debbie Kahihikolo (Denise Daly's sister)
  • Herb Appold
  • Larry Kramer
  • Fuzz Appold
  • Leslie Kelley
  • Judy Coulter
  • Lois Matthes
  • Tami Springer (Gail Gesinski’s sister)
  • Diane Rachwitz
  • Howard Grantham
  • Jeff Heckman
  • Karen Berger
  • Tim Weiman family
  • Mason Gengler
  • Jim Ryddman
  • Julie Roark
  • Dianne Dickinson (Melissa Gerhauser's cousin)
  • Tiffany Switek
  • Bill & Louann Kramer
  • Ron Reuther
  • Michael Lakel (heart attack)
  • Robert Cabay (friend of Jack McAlpine)
  • Ricky Schmidt

This Week's Members

  • Emily Bass
  • Drew Bourdow
  • Roger & Linda Brown
  • Martin & Linda Doyle
  • Joan Elenbaas
  • Jake, Shannon, Brock & Drew Golden, Josh & Maggie Elliott
  • Spender Hardy
  • Steven & Candy Kernstock
  • Nicole Kramer
  • Ryan, Justine, Wesley & Bradley Marlette
  • Judith Maxwell
  • Kristin, Mark, Flynn & Taylor Ramseyer
  • Julia Roark
  • William & Linda Snelenberger
  • Mason Strawn
  • Parker & Martha Wood
  • David Zeilinger

Sunday, April 14

Worship with Communion - Grade 3/4 Choir Sings 8:00 a.m.

Bible Study & Sunday School 9:30 a.m.

Worship with Communion 10:30 a.m.

Sunday Night Youth Group 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday, April 16

Choir 6:00 p.m.

Bell Choir 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, April 18

JOY Group 12:00 p.m.

Friendship Circle 6:00 p.m.

Sunday, April 21

Worship with Communion 8:00 a.m.

Bible Study & Sunday School 9:30 a.m.

Worship with Communion 10:30 a.m.

Sunday Night Youth Group 5:00 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 - 366 (223, 143)


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Daily Bible Readings

April 14 - Mark 12

April 15 - Mark 13

April 16 - Mark 14

April 17 - Mark 15

April 18 - Mark 16

April 19 - Psalm 37

April 20 - 1Peter 1

This Sunday's Hymns

483, 825, 489, 479, 605, 831, 480

April New Members

Welcome to St. Paul's newest members:

  • David & Barbara Kerns (transferred from St. Lorenz, Frankenmuth)
  • Rick & Cheryl Behmlander (transferred from Our Savior, Bad Axe)
  • Brian & Donna Leinberger (transferred from St. Mark, Saginaw)

POSITION OPENING | Kindergarten/Young 5’s Grade Teacher

St. Paul Lutheran School, Bay City (Frankenlust), is seeking names of candidates for a Kindergarten/Young 5’s teacher for the 2024-2025 school year. Highly qualified candidates should have a current Michigan Teaching Certificate, a Lutheran Teacher Diploma or be willing to obtain one. If you or someone you know is interested, please contact Principal Valerie Matyas at by Friday, April 30, 2024.

Grounds Committee - Help Needed

Grounds Committee is asking for help. If you are interested in helping to mow church lawn and keeping the appearances up around the church, call Wayne at 989-737-9937. Also, if you have any Christmas decorations in the cemetery please remove. If not removed it will be disposed of.

VLHS Representative Visiting - April 14

On Sunday, April 14, a representative from VLHS will be joining us for worship and will have the opportunity to share a brief update on the ministry of Valley Lutheran High School.


Calling all eligible St. Paul Youth (grades 8-12, new confirmands included!) and their Parents/Guardians. Join us on Sunday April 21st, 2024 from 5:00 - 7:00 pm at the Ministry Center. This will be your opportunity to learn more about Sunday Night Youth Group (SNYG) and other Youth related activities. Food and drinks will be provided. Please text/call John Schlicker 989-577-1472 to RSVP by Friday April 19th. Looking forward to seeing everyone that can make it!!

Lisa Stanley - Call Acceptance

Lisa Stanley has accepted the call to serve as the first grade teacher at Bethany Lutheran School in Parma, OH. Please mark Sunday, June 2, 2024, on your calendar for a potluck dinner to celebrate the many years of Miss Stanley’s faithful service to St. Paul.

Stewardship - An Act of Faith

1 John 3:2 – “Beloved, we are God's children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is.” This is the essence of our sanctification: becoming like our Lord. As St. John notes, this will only be completed in the Resurrection, but in the meantime, we strive toward that goal because we want to walk in the footsteps of our Lord. By His grace we share His destiny in eternal life, and therefore we desire to share His life of service now.

Valley Vision

Click here to see the April Valley Vision.

Benefit Dinner – Jacob Aiden @ Grace Lutheran, Auburn

Jacob is the son of Sarah (Teacher @ Trinity, Monitor) & Chris Earle and grandson of Dale and Cheri Fish. He was born 16 weeks prematurely 11 years ago with many special needs which require daily nursing care. Jacob has outgrown his car seat and at 86lbs is too big to be lifted in and out of a car. This benefit is for the purpose of helping to purchase a transport van with a lift to be able wheel him right into a vehicle to transport Jacob and have a quality of life outside of his bed/home. This benefit will be held at Grace’s gym on Sunday April 28 from 12:00 – 4:00 PM. Spaghetti, salad, bread sticks and desserts will be served. Adult and takeout meals are as follows: Adults - $15.00, Children - $10.00 and children under 5 – Free. There will be a Silent Auction accompanying the dinner. If you would like to help with serving, providing baked goods for dessert or any other contribution, please contact Cheri Fish at 989-450-9058. We hope to see you there!

Michigan LLL District Annual Convention

Join the Michigan LLL District at their annual convention hosted at St. Lorenz Lutheran Church Worship & Event Center in Frankenmuth, Michigan on Saturday, May 11, 2024. All are welcome to attend. Guest speakers are Lutheran Hour Ministries staff members Jeff Craig-Meyer, President, U.S. Ministries and Rev. Dr. Chad Lakies, Vice President, Ministry Engagement focusing on Energizing Mission. Join other LCMS Michigan District Board of Directors for a day of spiritual growth with inspirational presentations to encourage and equip you as partners in His mission. Doors open at 9 a.m. with the convention beginning at 9:30 a.m. No cost to register – free-will offerings will be gathered during the event to assist the MI LLL District with meal costs in addition to supporting the Michigan Division of the Orphan Grain Train. Please register by May 3 for meal and seat count for the day. Send your name, address and contact information of all attendees and return to Philip Krauss, MI LLL District Treasurer, 112 Marshall St. PO Box 74, Brooklyn, MI 49230. If you have any questions or need more information you can contact Dennis Engelhard, MI LLL District President by phone: 989.670.8028; by email:’ The theme for the convention is as follows: “I will sing of the Lord’s great love forever; with my mouth I will make your faithfulness known through all generations. I will declare that your love stands forever; that you established your faithfulness in heaven itself.” Psalm 89:1-2.

Old Testament Reading

Acts 3:11–21

While [the lame man who was now healed] clung to Peter and John, all the people ran together to them in the portico called Solomon’s, astounded. And when Peter saw it he addressed the people: “Men of Israel, why do you wonder at this, or why do you stare at us, as though by our own power or piety we have made him walk? The God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, the God of our fathers, glorified his servant Jesus, whom you delivered over and denied in the presence of Pilate, when he had decided to release him. But you denied the Holy and Righteous One, and asked for a murderer to be granted to you, and you killed the Author of life, whom God raised from the dead. To this we are witnesses. And his name—by faith in his name—has made this man strong whom you see and know, and the faith that is through Jesus has given the man this perfect health in the presence of you all. “And now, brothers, I know that you acted in ignorance, as did also your rulers. But what God foretold by the mouth of all the prophets, that his Christ would suffer, he thus fulfilled. Repent therefore, and turn again, that your sins may be blotted out, that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord, and that he may send the Christ appointed for you, Jesus, whom heaven must receive until the time for restoring all the things about which God spoke by the mouth of his holy prophets long ago.”


1 John 3:1–7

See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him. Beloved, we are God’s children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is. And everyone who thus hopes in him purifies himself as he is pure. Everyone who makes a practice of sinning also practices lawlessness; sin is lawlessness. You know that he appeared to take away sins, and in him there is no sin. No one who abides in him keeps on sinning; no one who keeps on sinning has either seen him or known him. Little children, let no one deceive you. Whoever practices righteousness is righteous, as he is righteous.

Holy Gospel

Luke 24:36–49

As they were talking about these things, Jesus himself stood among them, and said to them, “Peace to you!” But they were startled and frightened and thought they saw a spirit. And he said to them, “Why are you troubled, and why do doubts arise in your hearts? See my hands and my feet, that it is I myself. Touch me, and see. For a spirit does not have flesh and bones as you see that I have.” And when he had said this, he showed them his hands and his feet. And while they still disbelieved for joy and were marveling, he said to them, “Have you anything here to eat?” They gave him a piece of broiled fish, and he took it and ate before them. Then he said to them, “These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you, that everything written about me in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms must be fulfilled.” Then he opened their minds to understand the Scriptures, and said to them, “Thus it is written, that the Christ should suffer and on the third day rise from the dead, and that repentance and forgiveness of sins should be proclaimed in his name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem. You are witnesses of these things. And behold, I am sending the promise of my Father upon you. But stay in the city until you are clothed with power from on high.”

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