Church Bulletin Announcements

May 10, 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
  • Rollie Berger

This Week's Members

  • Miranda Ayala
  • Janet Beckers
  • Scott & Jane Bradshaw
  • Caila & Vanessa Burkhard, Londyn & Masiyah Burkhard-Hall, Michael Hall 
  • Rick, Denise & Kyah Dubay
  • Katelyn Engelhardt
  • Carolyn Grussing
  • Troy & Sue Headings
  • Jan Kinney
  • Emma Kuch
  • Brett & Marissa Martin
  • Jack McAlpine
  • Ronald Reuther Jr.
  • Alan & Cathleen Romig
  • Paulette & Gregg Sramkowski
  • Eddie, Tiffany, Collin Switek
  • Robert, Kelly, Chase Wyman
  • Richard Zeilinger

Sunday, May 12

Worship with Communion 8:00 a.m.

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

Worship with Communion 10:30 a.m.

Monday, May 13

Board of Business Management 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, May 16

JOY Group 12:00 p.m.

Friendship Circle 6:00 p.m.

Sunday, May 19

Worship with Communion 8:00 a.m.

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

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

Voters Meeting 12:00 p.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 - 321 (199, 122)

Ascension - 105

Altar Flowers

The altar flowers this Sunday are in memory of our mothers and in honor of our 39th wedding anniversary on May 18. Given by Floyd & Julia Appold.


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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

May 12 - 1Thessalonians 4

May 13 - 1Thessalonians 5

May 14 - Psalms 44-45

May 15 - Proverbs 11

May 16 - 2Thessalonians 1

May 17 - 2Thessalonians 2

May 18 - 2Thessalonians 3

This Sunday's Hymns

650, 708, 468, 617, 495, 604, 491

Our Deepest Thanks!

The St. Paul Lutheran School Staff would like to thank the Parents, Students, and Friends of St. Paul for your generous outpouring of love during Staff Appreciation Week! The abundance of cards, gifts, and food was both overwhelming and heartwarming. It is a joy and honor serving God’s People in God’s Kingdom. Thank you for appreciating us in tangible and thoughtful ways.

In Him,

The Staff 2023-2024 of St. Paul Lutheran School

Registration Info for VBS

St. Paul VBS this year will be Monday, June 24 - Friday, June 28 in the Ministry Center, from 9:00-11:30 a.m. Students going into Preschool through 6th grade are invited to join the "Scuba" crew. Click here to register a participant! If you have questions, please contact Tiffany 989-225-8516, Emily 989-415-4969 or Natalie 989-450-9583.

VBS Donations

VBS prep is well underway and we are looking for donations for the event. You can find a donation board in the church and ministry center, or you can click here to view our amazon wish list. If you have any question please contact Tiffany 989-225-8516, Emily 989-415-4969 or Natalie 989-450-9583.

VBS Volunteers

VBS is looking for volunteers to fill positions during the week of June 24-28. We will need crew leaders and one or more Bible Story leaders. Crew Leaders will be responsible for leading a small group of children (usually about 10) from station to station. The Bible story leader will use the materials provided to help tell the daily Bible story to a couple small groups at a time. If you are interested in filling any of these rolls please use the link (Scuba VBS 2024) to register.

St. Paul PTO Drydock

St. Paul Lutheran School has been chosen again to participate in the Drydock Fundraiser on June 5, 6, 7, 8. With only a limited number of spots available, this is a great opportunity for St. Paul.

Drydock is an outdoor shipping-container-turned-bar, seasonal beer garden, in downtown Bay City at Unity Park. A partnership between two Bay City businesses, this venue provides participating nonprofits with a new and exciting way to fundraise. Beer, wine, and other drinks will be available for purchase. Sales from this event will support our St. Paul Parent Teacher Organization.

The PTO is looking for business donations to help offset the upfront 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 is also looking for volunteers to help support the event, please sign up here if you are interested.

Stewardship - An Act of Faith

1 John 5:12 – “Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life.” Jesus is the foundation, the bedrock, the beginning and the end. To have Him is to have it all. In Him we have life. And we are called to live in Him, to live this new life He has given us, to grow up into His image. This is a struggle in this sinful world! But His grace is sufficient as He refreshes us through Word and Sacrament. 

Valley Vision

Click here to see the May Valley Vision.

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.

VLHS Job Posting

Valley Lutheran High School is seeking applicants for a Facility and Grounds Coordinator. Ideal candidates would recognize how this position supports and furthers the ministry of Valley Lutheran High School and have experience with maintenance, custodial work, and groundskeeping. Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to Executive Director, Al Kaul, at by May 10, 2024. The position will begin in June.

VLHS Athletic Coach Openings

VLHS is looking to fill two Athletic positions for the upcoming school year:

- head Freshman volleyball coach

- Pompon coach

If you are interested in either of these positions or know someone who is interested in taking on either of these roles, please send a resume and cover letter to Athletic Director, Tyler Yahn, at

Old Testament Reading

Acts 1:12–26

Then [the apostles] returned to Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is near Jerusalem, a Sabbath day’s journey away. And when they had entered, they went up to the upper room, where they were staying, Peter and John and James and Andrew, Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew, James the son of Alphaeus and Simon the Zealot and Judas the son of James. All these with one accord were devoting themselves to prayer, together with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and his brothers. In those days Peter stood up among the brothers (the company of persons was in all about 120) and said, “Brothers, the Scripture had to be fulfilled, which the Holy Spirit spoke beforehand by the mouth of David concerning Judas, who became a guide to those who arrested Jesus. For he was numbered among us and was allotted his share in this ministry.” (Now this man bought a field with the reward of his wickedness, and falling headlong he burst open in the middle and all his bowels gushed out. And it became known to all the inhabitants of Jerusalem, so that the field was called in their own language Akeldama, that is, Field of Blood.) “For it is written in the Book of Psalms, “‘May his camp become desolate, and let there be no one to dwell in it’; and “‘Let another take his office.’ So one of the men who have accompanied us during all the time that the Lord Jesus went in and out among us, beginning from the baptism of John until the day when he was taken up from us—one of these men must become with us a witness to his resurrection.” And they put forward two, Joseph called Barsabbas, who was also called Justus, and Matthias. And they prayed and said, “You, Lord, who know the hearts of all, show which one of these two you have chosen to take the place in this ministry and apostleship from which Judas turned aside to go to his own place.” And they cast lots for them, and the lot fell on Matthias, and he was numbered with the eleven apostles.


1 John 5:9–15

If we receive the testimony of men, the testimony of God is greater, for this is the testimony of God that he has borne concerning his Son. Whoever believes in the Son of God has the testimony in himself. Whoever does not believe God has made him a liar, because he has not believed in the testimony that God has borne concerning his Son. And this is the testimony, that God gave us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life.I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God that you may know that you have eternal life. And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us. And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests that we have asked of him.

Holy Gospel

John 17:11b–19

[Jesus said:] “Holy Father, keep them in your name, which you have given me, that they may be one, even as we are one. While I was with them, I kept them in your name, which you have given me. I have guarded them, and not one of them has been lost except the son of destruction, that the Scripture might be fulfilled. But now I am coming to you, and these things I speak in the world, that they may have my joy fulfilled in themselves. I have given them your word, and the world has hated them because they are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. I do not ask that you take them out of the world, but that you keep them from the evil one. They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth. As you sent me into the world, so I have sent them into the world. And for their sake I consecrate myself, that they also may be sanctified in truth.”

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