Church Bulletin Announcements

March 1, 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
  • Ruth Myers (Mike's mother)
  • Margie Begick (hip surgery)
  • Bonnie List

This Week's Members

  • Scott Appold
  • Danielle Bach, Alina Damic & Delano Bach
  • Joan Bohlen
  • Ben Brenner
  • William & Greta Dijak
  • Troy, Shasta, Hunter, Gaitlin Duffey & Trenton Stump
  • Susan Gillespie
  • Benjamin, Ann, Russell, Vincent, Margaret Gurnee
  • Silas Kaul
  • Thomas & Lila Kloha
  • Morgan & Christopher Lutz
  • Shannon, Meredith, Madison, William, Preston Martin
  • Carolyn & Robert Putt
  • Eric & Cathi Reymore
  • Ella Sharp
  • Lisa Stanley
  • Danny & Cindy Wills
  • Nanette, Jonas & Jacob Yoder

Sunday, March 3

Worship with Communion - Choir grades 5-8 sing 8:00 a.m.

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

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

Sunday Night Youth Group 5:00 p.m.

Monday, March 4

Ladies Aid Meeting 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, March 5

Choir 6:00 p.m.

Bell Choir 7:00 p.m.

Elder Meeting 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, March 6

Lenten Worship 3:30 p.m.

Lenten Supper 4:00 p.m.

Lenten Worship 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, March 7

Board of Education Meeting 6:00 p.m.

Friday, March 8

Operetta (Grades 1-4) 1:30 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.

Sunday, March 10

Adult Confirmation Sunday

Worship with Communion 8:00 a.m.

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

Worship 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 - 333 (201, 132)


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

Daily Bible Readings

March 3 - Acts 23

March 4 - Psalms 23-24

March 5 - Acts 24

March 6 - Acts 25

March 7 - Acts 26

March 8 - Acts 27

March 9 - Acts 28

This Sunday's Hymns

824, 427, 434, 645, 853, 440, 423

March is Reading Month!

Our St. Paul School is planning some fun activities for Reading Month in March, and we will have weekly prize drawings. We are looking for $5 gift card donations (e.g. Five Below, Target, McDonalds, Culver's, Walmart), or monetary donations. Please contact Andrea Dent if you have any questions.

Wednesday Evening Lenten Suppers

Wednesday Evening Lenten services begin on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2024 and that means Lenten Suppers are coming your way.

Here is the line up:

Mar. 6 - Alaska Mission

Mar. 13 - 7th & 8th Grade Class (at School during the Art Fair)

Mar. 20 - Camp LuLayLea Campership Fundraising

Come enjoy the food and fellowship!

Tri-Cities Good Friday Service - Joint Choir

Please join us in the joint choir for the Tri-Cities Good Friday service. Everyone is welcome, regardless of the number of rehearsals you can make. We will be rehearsing at St. John, Amelith on the following dates:

March 9 @ 1 pm

March 16 @ 1 pm

March 23 @ 1 pm

March 26 @ 6 pm

The service is on Good Friday at 1 pm at Horizons.

Easter Lilies

“This year, Easter lilies and other spring flowers can be purchased by individuals in the congregation. A sign-up sheet & payment box are in the Ministry Center to purchase Easter plants. Checks can be made payable to Begick Nursery. If you have any questions, please call or text Jean Begick (989-928-6192). Flowers will adorn the chancel area on March 31st for the Resurrection of our Lord; memorials will be printed in that bulletin. The deadline to order is March 14th.”  

2024 Operetta - Friday, March 8

Join us on Friday, March 8, at either 1:30 p.m. or 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium to see Grades 1-4 perform the operetta “Go Fish” a tale about a shark who wants to be friends with everyone. There is no cost to attend, but a free-will offering will be taken. 

Carla Schumacher

Carla Schumacher passed away yesterday, Monday, February 26 from bone cancer. She and her husband Joel served St. Paul in the 1970's at the school and their boys - Michael, Mark, and Tim went to school there. Mike and Mark also began at VLHS until they went to Minnesota summer of 1978. If anyone wishes to give remembrances or condolences to the boys and their family you may write to Jim Schumacher at 3464 Clover Lane, Bay City, MI 48706 and he will pass them along. "Nothing shall separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord!" Thank you -Jim Schumacher

Eugene Schlicker

Eugene is recovering at the HealthSource Rehab Center.

Call Received

Miss Lisa Stanley has received a Call to serve as the First Grade teacher at Bethany Lutheran School in Parma, OH. Please keep her in your prayers as she considers the position. Pray for clarity, discernment, and peace. Lisa will be visiting Bethany on Friday, March 8. 

Ladies Aid

Ladies aid meeting is March 4th @ 7 pm

This month is the shower for Brian’s House. 

Please bring a wrapped white elephant gift as we will be playing shower bingo. If you choose to donate to Brian’s House here are some ideas: paper products, gift cards to Jacks, Walmart, Meijer or Amazon. As well as any monetary donations are welcome. Also there is a post on the Ladies Aid Facebook page from Heidi if you are interested in donating that way as well. 

Any questions please feel free to call or text 

Amanda Wilson 989-239-8889

St. Patrick's Day Parade

Save the date! March 17th at 2 p.m. St. Paul will participate in Bay City's St. Patrick's Day Parade. St. Paul families are encouraged to join the fun! Limit of 25 children riding on the float. Older children may walk with their parent. Contact Kristen Glasser at 989-529-2962 to participate. A waiver must be signed in the school office prior to the event and a parent is required to accompany their child at the event.

Easter Egg Hunt is planned for Saturday, March 23

Plans are underway for an outdoor Easter Egg Hunt on March 23, 2024 (Rain date March 30). The Sunday School program is looking for candy donations for its up coming Easter Egg hunt. Small, wrapped candy that will fit inside a small plastic egg is preferred. If you feel inclined to donate candy for the event please bring candy to church or school and drop it in the labeled box by Sunday, March 17, 2024. We will be filling eggs on Sunday, March 17, 2024 at the Ministry Center if you would like to join us. If you have any questions or can volunteer your time for the event, please call or text Tiffany List at 989-225-8516 or Catherine Hutter at 989-395-5540 or contact the church office.

Tri-City Good Friday Service

The Tri-City Good Friday Service will be held on March 29, 2024, at the Horizon’s Conference Center at 6200 State Street in Saginaw Township at 1 pm. The Reverend Dean Davenport will be the guest speaker. He is a Vice-President of the Michigan District-Lutheran Church Missouri Synod and a Pastor at Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church in Livonia. To underwrite the cost of the service, we are seeking support from congregation members as we have done in the past. If you have donated in the past, you will receive a letter in your mailbox at church or by regular mail. If you have not donated in the past and would like to, please contact your congregation representative, Vaughn Begick. Checks should be made out to “Good Friday Service”. Thank you for any support that you can give, and invite your relatives, friends, and unchurched acquaintances to join us at the service.

Cafeteria Kid Assistant Volunteer

Thank you to our Second Quarter Cafeteria Kid Assistant Volunteers! You helped our students navigate the cafeteria procedures, cleaned tables between groups, and assisted students with opening food and drink containers. We appreciate you! If you would like to help during the second quarter, please check out the Third Quarter Sign Up Genius here. Only one volunteer is needed each day from 11:00 am -12:30 pm. Thanks for your help serving our school community!

Thank You

Thank you so much for the many encouraging get well cards and prayers sent to Margie after her hip surgery! Pastor Matyas and St. Paul members are truly a blessing in our lives! Thank you again and God's blessings to all!

-Vaughn and Margie Begick

Thank You - Poland Mission Lenten Dinner

"I thank all of St. Paul for supporting the Lenten dinner and my mission trips to Poland over the many years I went; Be it through prayers, financial donations, or giving things for crafts and treats. The children really appreciate all we bring over there from the states. You've become a very good family here! Thanks to dessert providers Deloris Appold, Julia Appold, Janet Beckers, Sandy Behmlander, Nancy Hoerauf, Catherine Hutter, Virginia Hutter, Dianne Kramer, Bonnie List, Tiffany List, and Gail Schlicker. Thanks to helpers Catherine Hutter, Dennis Eickmeyer, Emily Bass, and Cindy Appold." - Lisa Stanley

Sub Sale Fundraiser - Thank You

Thank you to everyone who ordered sub sandwiches to support the 7/8th grade class trip. Subs will be available for pick-up on Friday, March 1, from 2:45 pm-4:15 pm in the main hallway of the school. Payment is expected at pick-up. Make checks payable to St. Paul Lutheran School.

Thank You

Thank you so much for all of the support at the Ash Wednesday Lenten meal! We praise God for the wonderful fellowship our church family shares with one another as we join together for a meal!! The money raised will be used towards doing a variety of ministries in Cooper Landing, AK this summer including VBS, trail work, hammer and nail tasks and whatever else God outs before us . We thank God for your support!!! Schultz Family

Do you like to sew?

The Thursday morning quilting group could use people to sew squares together for quilts. We provide all the fabric & you sew them together. If you have questions, please call Julia Appold at 989-225-1889.

Get Ready for the 2024-2025 School Year!

As of February 1, 2024, St. Paul congregation members are able to enroll for the 2024-2025 school year. Enrollment will open to all current families on February 14, and to the community on March 1, 2024. You can click here for the enrollment information or contact the office.

Stewardship - An Act of Faith

John 2:16 – “And he told those who sold the pigeons, ‘Take these things away; do not make my Father’s house a house of trade.’” The Lord’s house is not a place to sell, but a place to receive and a place to give. It’s not a place for our schemes and plans. Instead, the church is a place for the Lord’s gracious giving and our faithful sacrifices in response. 

Valley Vision

Click here to see the December /January Valley Vision.

Valley Lutheran Home Concert

On Sunday, March 17, the 80 musicians of the Symphonic Band and Golden Voice Choir of Valley Lutheran High School, under the direction of Rebecca Sugden and Paul Eschmann, will present a Lenten worship concert beginning at 3:00pm at Immanuel Lutheran Church Frankentrost. The theme of this year's worship is THY WILL BE DONE. Through word and song we’ll focus on the overwhelming and incomprehensible love shown to us as the Son submitted to the will of the Father. The music program at Valley Lutheran High School has Christ as its foundation and strives to teach students that their musical gifts are a unique and powerful way to share the message of Christ with others. This tour is an extension of that teaching and offers our students the opportunity to share their faith in that way. Christ’s message, as presented through our concert, is for all people to hear. This is the final concert of a 5-day, 5-concert tour through Indiana, Missouri, Illinois, and Michigan. We extend a warm welcome to you, and pray that you will find strength and peace as we focus on Christ’s ultimate act of love on our behalf. Please invite a friend to hear this important message of Christ’s love for us!  

Old Testament Reading

Exodus 20:1–17

And God spoke all these words, saying, “I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery. “You shall have no other gods before me. “You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. You shall not bow down to them or serve them, for I the LORD your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and the fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing steadfast love to thousands of those who love me and keep my commandments. “You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain, for the LORD will not hold him guiltless who takes his name in vain. “Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor, and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the LORD your God. On it you shall not do any work, you, or your son, or your daughter, your male servant, or your female servant, or your livestock, or the sojourner who is within your gates. For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day. Therefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy. “Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the LORD your God is giving you. “You shall not murder. “You shall not commit adultery. “You shall not steal. “You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor. “You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his male servant, or his female servant, or his ox, or his donkey, or anything that is your neighbor’s.”


1 Corinthians 1:18–31

The word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. For it is written, “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and the discernment of the discerning I will thwart.” Where is the one who is wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? For since, in the wisdom of God, the world did not know God through wisdom, it pleased God through the folly of what we preach to save those who believe. For Jews demand signs and Greeks seek wisdom, but we preach Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and folly to Gentiles, but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. For the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men. For consider your calling, brothers: not many of you were wise according to worldly standards, not many were powerful, not many were of noble birth. But God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong; God chose what is low and despised in the world, even things that are not, to bring to nothing things that are, so that no human being might boast in the presence of God. He is the source of your life in Christ Jesus, whom God made our wisdom and our righteousness and sanctification and redemption. Therefore, as it is written, “Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord.”

Holy Gospel

John 2:13–22

The Passover of the Jews was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. In the temple he found those who were selling oxen and sheep and pigeons, and the money-changers sitting there. And making a whip of cords, he drove them all out of the temple, with the sheep and oxen. And he poured out the coins of the money-changers and overturned their tables. And he told those who sold the pigeons, “Take these things away; do not make my Father’s house a house of trade.” His disciples remembered that it was written, “Zeal for your house will consume me.” So the Jews said to him, “What sign do you show us for doing these things?” Jesus answered them, “Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.” The Jews then said, “It has taken forty-six years to build this temple, and will you raise it up in three days?” But he was speaking about the temple of his body. When therefore he was raised from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this, and they believed the Scripture and the word that Jesus had spoken.

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