Church Bulletin Announcements

April 19, 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


  • 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

  • Jacob Auernhammer
  • Dan, Madeline, Sawyer, Eli & Iva Bebow
  • Karli Bourdow
  • Angela & Scott Buda
  • Paul & Barbara Doyle
  • Bonnie Emeott
  • James & Lisa Goss
  • Howard Harmon
  • Terry Kernstock
  • Daniel & Kimberly Krueger
  • Kara & Michael, Beau Marner
  • Michael & Chris Maxwell
  • Brent & Tricia, Bentley Raquepaw
  • Elizabeth Rodgers
  • Sharon Sny
  • Adolph Sturm
  • Franklin Wozniak
  • Jared Zeilinger

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.

Tuesday, April 23

Choir 6:00 p.m.

Thursday, April 25

Youth Board Meeting 6:00 p.m.

Friday, April 26 - Sunday, April 28

Confirmation Retreat Weekend

Sunday, April 28

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 - 378 (272, 106)

Altar Flowers

The altar flowers last Sunday were in loving memory of Carol Wozniak who passed away last year on April 13, given by Frank Wozniak and family.

The altar flowers this Sunday are in memory of Karen Appold, given by Herb Appold and family.

The side flowers this Sunday were given in memory of Tom Appold, whose funeral was held on Tuesday, April 16, 2024.


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The Lutheran Hour

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Donations mail to: Saginaw Valley Lutheran Hour; P.O. Box 133; Frankenmuth, MI 48734

Daily Bible Readings

April 21 - 1Peter 2

April 22 - 1Peter 3

April 23 - 1Peter 4

April 24 - 1Peter 5

April 25 - Psalm 38

April 26 - 2Peter 1

April 27 - 2Peter 2

This Sunday's Hymns

466, 709, 740, 588, 524, 749, 478

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)

Thank You

The love and support we have felt from family, friends, Pastor, and our entire St. Paul family this past year has been overwhelming and humbling. The calls, texts, cards, visits, but most importantly payers helped sustain and encourage us during those difficult days. We continue to covet your prayers as we navigate the days and months ahead on our own. The family of Tom Appold

School Staff Appreciation Week: April 28-May3

School Staff Appreciation Week is April 28 - May 3. Feel free to show your thankfulness by blessing our teachers, aides, after school care workers, office ladies, kitchen ladies, janitor, and principal with a gift of appreciation. A kind word, a note of appreciation, or a letter of gratitude are always welcomed and warmly received.

During the week, each staff member will have a basket/bucket near their work area (desk, counter, cabinet, etc.). For more ideas for appreciation feel free to explore the Amazon Wish Lists listed below.

Mrs. Wyman

Mr. Garcia

Miss Abraham

Mrs. Dent

Miss Stanley

Mrs. Polzin




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.

St. Paul PTO Drydock

St. Paul Lutheran School has been chosen this year again for Drydock (Downtown Bay City Fundraiser) Please save the dates for June 5, 6, 7, 8.

The PTO is looking for business donations to help off set the up front costs for this event. Your business will be advertised online, in newsletters and displayed during the 4 day event. Please contact Cassie Hechlik (989) 213-3461, The PTO will also be looking for volunteers to be at the event, look for the SignUpGenius next month.


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

John 10:14 – “I am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own know me.” What does it mean to know the Lord? It starts with being known by the Lord: He claims us as His own and calls us by name. Then, once we are His, we learn to know Him, and in knowing Him, we learn to imitate Him. That is how the Christian life of good works and generosity grows from the Lord’s grace.

Valley Vision

Click here to see the April Valley Vision.

VLHS Drama Department

The Valley Lutheran Drama Department invites you to their spring production of 'Little Women'. Showings are nightly, May 2, 3, and 4th at 7 p.m. in the school gym. Tickets are $7/adults, $5/students, or $24/family.  

VLHS to host the Concordia Vocal Jazz Choir

Valley Lutheran is excited to host the Concordia Vocal Jazz Choir (from Concordia, Nebraska) on Monday, May 6 at 7 p.m. for the first ever concert in the VL Music Room! The Concordia Vocal Jazz Choir was formed in the fall of 2006 and has earned a reputation for fine singing of jazz/pop influenced choral music, touring throughout the United States performing concerts and school assemblies. All the members are also members of the University A Cappella Choir, an internationally acclaimed touring concert choir. We invite you to hear this group at Valley on May 6th!

VLHS Summer Camps

Summer Camps return to Valley Lutheran! Head to to see this year's offerings and schedule and to sign-up! Camps are in June and include one-week, half-day offerings in sports, technology, and the arts. Contact Tasha Mulder, Summer Camp Coordinator, at with any questions.

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 4:1–12

As they were speaking to the people, the priests and the captain of the temple and the Sadducees came upon them, greatly annoyed because they were teaching the people and proclaiming in Jesus the resurrection from the dead. And they arrested them and put them in custody until the next day, for it was already evening. But many of those who had heard the word believed, and the number of the men came to about five thousand. On the next day their rulers and elders and scribes gathered together in Jerusalem, with Annas the high priest and Caiaphas and John and Alexander, and all who were of the high-priestly family. And when they had set them in the midst, they inquired, “By what power or by what name did you do this?” Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them, “Rulers of the people and elders, if we are being examined today concerning a good deed done to a crippled man, by what means this man has been healed, let it be known to all of you and to all the people of Israel that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead—by him this man is standing before you well. This Jesus is the stone that was rejected by you, the builders, which has become the cornerstone. And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”


1 John 3:16–24

By this we know love, that he laid down his life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers. But if anyone has the world’s goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God’s love abide in him? Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth. By this we shall know that we are of the truth and reassure our heart before him; for whenever our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and he knows everything. Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence before God; and whatever we ask we receive from him, because we keep his commandments and do what pleases him. And this is his commandment, that we believe in the name of his Son Jesus Christ and love one another, just as he has commanded us. Whoever keeps his commandments abides in him, and he in them. And by this we know that he abides in us, by the Spirit whom he has given us.

Holy Gospel

John 10:11–18

[Jesus said:] “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. He who is a hired hand and not a shepherd, who does not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and flees, and the wolf snatches them and scatters them. He flees because he is a hired hand and cares nothing for the sheep. I am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own know me, just as the Father knows me and I know the Father; and I lay down my life for the sheep. And I have other sheep that are not of this fold. I must bring them also, and they will listen to my voice. So there will be one flock, one shepherd. For this reason the Father loves me, because I lay down my life that I may take it up again. No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have authority to lay it down, and I have authority to take it up again. This charge I have received from my Father.”

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