Church Bulletin Announcements

April 5, 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
  • Tom Appold
  • 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)

This Week's Members

  • Whitey & Angela Appold
  • Troy Balzer
  • Daniel Bourdow
  • Joseph Brown
  • Richard & Deborah Doan
  • Kurt & Heidi Eichinger, Caroline Douponce
  • Gregg, Nicki, Elyse & Amelia Glasser
  • Kennedi Hardy
  • Marian Kernstock
  • Bill & Louann Kramer
  • Michael, Deanne & Rachel Mammel
  • Dennis, Valerie, Olivia, Ethan, Isaac & Abigail Matyas
  • Cody & Brook Rajewski
  • Gerald & Amber Ritchey
  • Timothy Smith
  • Kendra Strawn
  • David & Sheryl Wood
  • Brandon, Megean, Deanna & Maura Zeilinger
  • Dean & Karen Bass
  • DJ, Laura, Lillian, Jett & Charlotte Bourdow
  • Robert Down
  • Jeannie Doyle
  • Dennis & Tammy Eickmeyer
  • Jeffrey, Kristen, Sofia & Nora Glasser
  • Rodney & Rosalinn Hardy
  • Paul, Kristen, Natalie & Matthew Kernstock
  • Dianne Kramer
  • Nancy Markel
  • David Maxwell
  • Jordan Rajewski
  • Timothy & Brenda Rivet
  • Timothy Smith
  • Larry & Lynn Strawn
  • Heather Wood
  • Daniel Zeilinger

Sunday, April 7

Worship with Communion 8:00 a.m.

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

Celebration & Praise with Communion 10:30 a.m.

Sunday Night Youth Group 5:00 p.m.

Monday, April 8

Board of Business Management 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, April 9

Choir 6:00 p.m.

Bell Choir 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, April 10

Newsletter Articles Due

Thursday, April 11

Church Council 6:30 p.m.

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.

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

Maundy Thursday - 283 (113, 170)

Good Friday - 140

Easter Sunday - 628 (252, 240, 136)

Altar Flowers

The altar flowers this Sunday are in loving memory Ardie Ruther's mother, Edna Neering, who passed away 10 years ago and would have celebrated another birthday on April 6. Given by Ron and Ardie Reuther.


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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

April 7 - Proverbs 9

April 8 - Mark 7

April 9 - Mark 8

April 10 - Mark 9

April 11 - Mark 10

April 12 - Psalm 36

April 13 - Mark 11

This Sunday's Hymns

457, 472, 475, 464, 474, 463

Easter Flowers

Please take your Easter flowers with you this Sunday.

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!!

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 12, 2024.

Tuesday Morning Women's Bible Study

The Tuesday morning women's bible study is beginning a new session on April 9 at 9:30 a.m. in the Ministry Center. We will be studying 1 & 2 Samuel. If you are interested please contact Julia Appold 989-225-1889, by April 3, so we have enough books ordered.

Stewardship - An Act of Faith

John 20:19 – “Jesus came and stood among them and said to them, ‘Peace be with you.’” The peace we have in Jesus is what makes a life of good works possible. Since we know that it is Jesus who saved us, and not our works, we are now free to do good works not out of self-interest, but for the right reasons: out of thanksgiving toward God and love for our neighbors.

Lisa Stanley - Call Acceptance

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!

Old Testament Reading

Acts 4:32–35

The full number of those who believed were of one heart and soul, and no one said that any of the things that belonged to him was his own, but they had everything in common. And with great power the apostles were giving their testimony to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and great grace was upon them all. There was not a needy person among them, for as many as were owners of lands or houses sold them and brought the proceeds of what was sold and laid it at the apostles’ feet, and it was distributed to each as any had need.


1 John 1:1—2:2

That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we looked upon and have touched with our hands, concerning the word of life— the life was made manifest, and we have seen it, and testify to it and proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and was made manifest to us— that which we have seen and heard we proclaim also to you, so that you too may have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ. And we are writing these things so that our joy may be complete. This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin. If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us. My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. He is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world.

Holy Gospel

John 20:19–31

On the evening of that day, the first day of the week, the doors being locked where the disciples were for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.” When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples were glad when they saw the Lord. Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I am sending you.” And when he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of anyone, they are forgiven; if you withhold forgiveness from anyone, it is withheld.” Now Thomas, one of the Twelve, called the Twin, was not with them when Jesus came. So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord.” But he said to them, “Unless I see in his hands the mark of the nails, and place my finger into the mark of the nails, and place my hand into his side, I will never believe.” Eight days later, his disciples were inside again, and Thomas was with them. Although the doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.” Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here, and see my hands; and put out your hand, and place it in my side. Do not disbelieve, but believe.” Thomas answered him, “My Lord and my God!” Jesus said to him, “Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.” Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of the disciples, which are not written in this book; but these are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.

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