Church Bulletin Announcements

March 8, 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

  • Sherri Appold
  • Ryan Bach
  • Linda Bohlen
  • Samuel & Luella Britton
  • Mary Divo
  • Ron & Sally Easter
  • Timothy Gillespie
  • Michael, Angela, Daniel, Molly, Heidi Haas
  • Dennis & Kathy Keith
  • Robert Kochalka
  • Raymond & Pamela Macleod
  • Adam Mason
  • Jim & Diane Rachwitz
  • Erica Reymore
  • Kerry Sharp
  • Gerry, Ilene Stieve
  • Sharon, Andrew, Claire, Henry Wills
  • Kimberly & Tyler Young

Sunday, March 10

Daylight Saving Time Begins

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.

Monday, March 11

Board of Business Mgt. 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, March 12

Choir 6:00 p.m.

Bell Choir 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, March 13

Newsletter Articles Due

Lenten Worship 3:30 p.m.

Lenten Supper (School Gym - Art Fair) 4:00 p.m.

Lenten Worship 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, March 14

Church Council 6:30 p.m.

Sunday, March 17

Questioning Sunday

Worship with Communion 8:00 a.m.

Confirmation Questioning & 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 - 370 (241, 129)

Altar Flowers

The altar flowers this Sunday are in memory of Peggy Begick's birthday on March 13 -Given by her family


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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 10 - Proverbs 6

March 11 - Psalms 25-26

March 12 - 1 Timothy 1

March 13 - 1 Timothy 2

March 14 - 1 Timothy 3

March 15 - 1 Timothy 4

March 16 - 1 Timothy 5

This Sunday's Hymns

571, 426, 434, 430, 745, 544, 433

2024 Operetta - Friday, March 8

Join us today 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. 

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. 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 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.”  

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!

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. 

St. Patrick's Day Parade

Last call! March 17th at 2 pm St. Paul will participate in Bay City's St. Patrick's Day Parade. Our float theme is Wizard of Oz because "There's No Place Like St. Paul!" Feel free to wear Wizard of Oz themed items (if you have any), St. Paul shirts, or green.

Contact Kristen Glasser at 989-529-2962 by March 11th to participate. Limit of 25 children riding on the float. Older children may walk with their parent. A waiver must be signed in the school office prior to the event and a parent is required to accompany their child.

Attention: "JOY" Group

Attention: The “JOY” group will meet on Thursday, March 21st at 12 noon in the Ministry Center for lunch and fellowship. See you there!

Easter Egg Hunt is planned for Saturday, March 23

The Easter Egg Hunt is looking for donations of baked treats for its annual Easter Egg Hunt. If you would like to help by donating a treat please sign up using the link below, or by contacting Tiffany List (989-225-8516) or Catherine Hutter (989-395-5540). Sign up by clicking here.

Egg stuffing…We will be filling Easter Eggs for the Easter Egg hunt on Sunday, March 17, 2024 starting at 11:30 in the Ministry Center. If you are planning on coming to help please contact Tiffany List (989-225-8516) or Catherine Hutter (989-395-5540).

Easter Egg Hunt…We will accept candy donations for the Easter Egg hunt through March 17. You can find boxes in the back of church and in the ministry center for donations. Thank you!

Tri-City Good Friday Service

Please plan to attend the Tri-City Good Friday Service, March 29 at 1:00 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. 

Thank You

Thank you to all my St. Paul families for all your prayers, cards and to Pastor Matyas for his visit and prayers before and after my gall bladder surgery. Your love and concerns are greatly appreciated. -Bonnie List

Thank You From The Youth

Thank you to all who donated to the socks and underwear drive. We donated over 600 pairs of socks and underwear to Wellspring's Foster Care! 

VBS Thank You - Lenten Dinner

Thanks to everyone who donated and came to support VBS at our Lenten dinner! We enjoyed being able to provide a meal and share in fellowship with all of you. Be on the lookout for more information on how you can “dive in” and help with this year’s program. “Sea” you soon! -Tiffany List, Emily Bass, & Natalie List

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.

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

Ephesians 2:10 – “For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.” Even the good we do in this world is a gift from God, prepared beforehand for us to do. And this too is a gift! For isn’t doing good also a good thing for the one who does it? So from first to last, from the Lord’s free salvation given to us to the good works He’s prepared for us, everything is a gift of God’s grace.

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

Numbers 21:4–9

From Mount Hor they set out by the way to the Red Sea, to go around the land of Edom. And the people became impatient on the way. And the people spoke against God and against Moses, “Why have you brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness? For there is no food and no water, and we loathe this worthless food.” Then the LORD sent fiery serpents among the people, and they bit the people, so that many people of Israel died. And the people came to Moses and said, “We have sinned, for we have spoken against the LORD and against you. Pray to the LORD, that he take away the serpents from us.” So Moses prayed for the people. And the LORD said to Moses, “Make a fiery serpent and set it on a pole, and everyone who is bitten, when he sees it, shall live.” So Moses made a bronze serpent and set it on a pole. And if a serpent bit anyone, he would look at the bronze serpent and live.


Ephesians 2:1–10

And you were dead in the trespasses and sins in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience— among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, carrying out the desires of the body and the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, like the rest of mankind. But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved— and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

Holy Gospel

John 3:14–21

[Jesus said:] “As Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, that whoever believes in him may have eternal life. “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God. And this is the judgment: the light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light because their deeds were evil. For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed. But whoever does what is true comes to the light, so that it may be clearly seen that his deeds have been carried out in God.”

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