Church Bulletin Announcements

March 22, 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)

This Week's Members

  • Weston Appold
  • Gwendolyn Bakus
  • Larry & Kathy Bourassa
  • Kelly Brookhouse, Victoria Herrera
  • Noah Doan
  • Lisa Easton
  • Norman & Linda Gittins
  • Johnathan Hardy
  • Kathleen Kernstock
  • Nathan, Kristen, Brynlee, Ryker Kolberg
  • Grant Mammel
  • Herb & Lois Matthes
  • Ann & Larry Rajewski
  • Riley & Chloe Ringley
  • Spencer Smigiel
  • Brooke Strawn
  • Larry & Carolyn Winter
  • Arthur & Jamie Zeilinger

Saturday, March 23

Easter Egg Hunt (Ministry Center) 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Sunday, March 24

Palm Sunday - Confirmation Sunday

Worship with Communion 8:00 a.m.

Sunday School 9:30 a.m.

Worship with Confirmation 10:30 a.m.

Sunday Night Youth Group 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday, March 26

Choir 6:00 p.m.

Bell Choir 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, March 27

Kona Ice PTO Fundraiser (in the school parking lot) 2:30-3:30 p.m.

Thursday, March 28

Maundy Thursday Worship with Communion 3:30 p.m.

Maundy Thursday Worship with Communion 6:30 p.m.

Friday, March 29

No School - Office Closed

Good Friday Worship 8:00 p.m.

Friday, March 29 - Friday, April 5

No School

Office Closed (please email the office if anything is needed)

Sunday, March 31

Easter Sunday

Easter Sunrise Worship with Communion 6:30 a.m.

Easter Breakfast 7:30 a.m.

Easter Celebration & Praise with Communion 9:00 a.m.

Easter Worship with Communion 11:00 a.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 - 374 (233, 141)

Altar Flowers

The altar flowers this Sunday are in memory of Michael Mieske, given by Peggy Weiss.


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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

March 24 - Proverbs 7

March 25 - Titus 1

March 26 - Titus 2

March 27 - Titus 3

March 28 - Psalms 32-33

March 29 - Proverbs 8

March 30 - Philemon

This Sunday's Hymns

442, 560, 444, 434, 543, 335, 664, 441

Lisa Stanley - Call Acceptance

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.

St. Patrick Day Parade Appreciation

St. Paul experienced a great turn-out for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. MLive captured a beautiful photo of our float. Thank you to the many people who participated in the parade and for those who made the float a possibility. You are all appreciated! Click here to read the MLive article.

Camp Lu Lay Lea Lenten Dinner Thank You

A huge thank you to all who attended and donated to the Lenten Dinner on Wednesday, March 20. Through your generosity, we were able to raise enough money to allocate $40 to each of the 14 campers who worked to make the dinner possible. This will help to offset the cost of camper tuition for those 14 campers. We look forward to doing it again next year!

-Shasta Duffey and Camp Lu Lay Lea Campers and Parents

Kona Ice - St. Paul PTO Fundraiser

Kona Ice will be in the St. Paul School parking lot on Wednesday, March 27, from 2:30-3:30 p.m., for anyone who is interested in purchasing Kona Ice and supporting the St. Paul PTO!

Help Needed - Art Room

Easy hand-stitching needed to finish off woven mats for grades 1-2; how-to video available. Sign up on Art Friends list in Narthex, or call/text Naomi at 989-493-5835. Thanks!

7/8 Grade Thank You - Lenten Dinner

A great big thank you to everyone who donated and participated in the spaghetti dinner this week! It gave the class an opportunity to serve supporters of our church and school. We hope you enjoyed the meal and all of the wonderful art displayed in the gym! Thank you again! --Mrs. Wyman and the 7th and 8th graders.

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.

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 23 @ 1 pm
  • March 27 @ 6 pm (instead of March 26)

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

Save a Pizza, Feed a Youth!

The Sunday Night Youth Group is recruiting culinary capable congregants willing to provide a meal for 8-12 people (teenagers and leaders). We have a sign-up poster on display by the Youth Room to select a date and provide meal details. Food allergies are listed as well. SNYG starts at 5:00 every Sunday unless noted. This will add some diversity to their Sundays. Thank you for your continued support of the Youth Group!

Tri-City Good Friday Service

Please plan to attend the Tri-City Good Friday Service, March 29 at 1:00 p.m. at the Horizon's Conference Center, 6200 State Street, in Saginaw, MI. This year, unfortunately, we will not be having the Cross Walk. An invitation is extended to men or women who are interested in ushering for the service. We're looking for 2 to 4 people from each congregation. Please contact Margie Begick, at 989-686-0578 or email, for more information. We would like you to be there 30 to 45 minutes early to receive your row assignments and name tags. Also please bring a collection plate. 

For those unable to attend the Tri-City Good Friday Service at Horizons

in Saginaw at 1 pm on March 29th, there will be a streaming option this year. The link to the service is

Ladies Aid

April ladies aid meeting will be April 1, at 630  

It is honorary members night. It is a potluck dinner, so please bring a dish to pass along with a spouse or friend. 

Stewardship - An Act of Faith

Zechariah 9:9 – “Behold, your king is coming to you; righteous and having salvation is he, humble and mounted on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey.” No king ever rode to war like this. But no king had ever come to wage battle by dying. In His Passion, our Lord Jesus gives everything He has and is; He does this to bring us from death to life, to make us His own people, and show us an example of self-giving love that we should follow.

Valley Vision

Click here to see the March Valley Vision.

Michigan LLL District Annual Convention

Come and celebrate with the Michigan LLL District at their annual convention hosted at St. Lorenz Lutheran Church Worship & Event Center in Frankenmuth on Saturday, May 11, 2024. All are welcome to attend. Our guest speakers are Jeff Craig-Meyer, President, U.S. Ministries and Rev. Dr. Chad Lakies, Vice President, Ministry Engagement focusing on Energizing Mission.

Doors open at 9:00 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. 

Join us for a day of spiritual growth with inspirational presentations to encourage and equip you as partners in His mission. Complete the registration form 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:  

Old Testament Reading

Zechariah 9:9–12

Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout aloud, O daughter of Jerusalem! behold, your king is coming to you; righteous and having salvation is he, humble and mounted on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey. I will cut off the chariot from Ephraim and the war horse from Jerusalem; and the battle bow shall be cut off, and he shall speak peace to the nations; his rule shall be from sea to sea, and from the River to the ends of the earth. As for you also, because of the blood of my covenant with you, I will set your prisoners free from the waterless pit. Return to your stronghold, O prisoners of hope; today I declare that I will restore to you double.


Philippians 2:5–11

Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Holy Gospel

John 12:20–43

Now among those who went up to worship at the feast were some Greeks. So these came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, and asked him, “Sir, we wish to see Jesus.” Philip went and told Andrew; Andrew and Philip went and told Jesus. And Jesus answered them, “The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit. Whoever loves his life loses it, and whoever hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life. If anyone serves me, he must follow me; and where I am, there will my servant be also. If anyone serves me, the Father will honor him. “Now is my soul troubled. And what shall I say? ‘Father, save me from this hour’? But for this purpose I have come to this hour. Father, glorify your name.” Then a voice came from heaven: “I have glorified it, and I will glorify it again.” The crowd that stood there and heard it said that it had thundered. Others said, “An angel has spoken to him.” Jesus answered, “This voice has come for your sake, not mine. Now is the judgment of this world; now will the ruler of this world be cast out. And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself.” He said this to show by what kind of death he was going to die. So the crowd answered him, “We have heard from the Law that the Christ remains forever. How can you say that the Son of Man must be lifted up? Who is this Son of Man?” So Jesus said to them, “The light is among you for a little while longer. Walk while you have the light, lest darkness overtake you. The one who walks in the darkness does not know where he is going. While you have the light, believe in the light, that you may become sons of light.” When Jesus had said these things, he departed and hid himself from them. Though he had done so many signs before them, they still did not believe in him, so that the word spoken by the prophet Isaiah might be fulfilled: “Lord, who has believed what he heard from us, and to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?” Therefore they could not believe. For again Isaiah said, “He has blinded their eyes and hardened their heart, lest they see with their eyes, and understand with their heart, and turn, and I would heal them.” Isaiah said these things because he saw his glory and spoke of him. Nevertheless, many even of the authorities believed in him, but for fear of the Pharisees they did not confess it, so that they would not be put out of the synagogue; for they loved the glory that comes from man more than the glory that comes from God.

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