Church Bulletin Announcements

May 24, 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
  • Julie Roark


  • Dean Bass
  • Dave Foster
  • 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
  • Tiffany Switek
  • Ricky Schmidt
  • Rollie Berger
  • Dale Fisher

Sunday, May 26

Worship with Communion 8:00 a.m.

Bible Study 9:30 a.m.

Worship with Communion 10:30 a.m.

Monday, May 27 - Friday, May 31

Grade 7/8 Class Trip

Monday, May 27

Office Closed

No School - Memorial Day

Thursday, May 30

Youth Board Meeting 6:00 p.m.

Sunday, June 2

Worship with Communion 8:00 a.m.

Bible Study 9:30 a.m.

Worship with Communion 10:30 a.m.

Potluck - Miss Lisa Stanley 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 - 313 (192, 121)


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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 26 - Colossians 2

May 27 - Colossians 3

May 28 - Colossians 4

May 29 - Psalm 50

May 30 - Psalms 51-53

May 31 - Proverbs 12

June 1 - Ephesians 1

This Sunday's Hymns

507, 506, 425, 761, 831, 953, 680

Miss Stanley - Potluck June 2 at 12:00 PM

St. Paul Church and School families are warmly invited to attend a Farewell Celebration for Miss Lisa Stanley on Sunday, June 2, following the 10:30 a.m. service in the Fellowship Hall of the Ministry Center. Come celebrate the many years of service Miss Stanley has given to St. Paul before she leaves for her new teaching position at Bethany Lutheran School in Parma, OH. The Board of Education will provide meat and a cake. 

Miss Stanley would love to get a picture taken with her and her former students. If you are a former student of hers, please plan on meeting in the church at 9:30 a.m., in-between services, to take a picture with her.

Graduation Sunday - June 9

Save the Date and mark your calendar for Sunday, June 9, 2024. St. Paul will recognize the 8th grade graduates during the 8:00 a.m. service, and will celebrate their achievement with a cake reception in the Welcome Center following the service.


All High School and College/Grad School graduates are also invited and encouraged to attend either the 8:00 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. service. At the beginning of the service we will give thanks to God for His work in your accomplishments and find out about your future plans!


Cake & Card Anniversary Reception

There will be a cake & card reception by the Board of Education on June 9 to celebrate Miss Rachel Abraham's 20th anniversary within the LCMS. If you wish to show your appreciation to Rachel, a card box will be available.

Thank You

Thank you Pastor Matyas and my St. Paul family for the prayers & cards for me. I've been blessed with a great Christian family - Linda Snelenberger

Baby Shower - Embrace Grace

Please join us for a baby shower honoring Lauren Shae on Saturday, June 8 at 2:00 p.m. in the Ministry Center. Mom & baby girl are registered on Amazon, however any and all gifts are welcomed! Some other items that would be appreciated are books, clothes, toys, hangers, diapers, and wipes. You can click here to see the Amazon gift registry.

If you cannot attend the shower but wish to give a gift, there will be a drop off box in the Ministry Center. Please reach out with any questions to Jamie Zeilinger 989-992-4602 or Lisa Goss 989-450-8128.

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.

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.

Stewardship - An Act of Faith

John 3:6 – “That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.” In Holy Baptism we receive a new birth: spirit from Spirit. With that rebirth we receive new desires, new lives, new purposes. To the (fleshly) world, Christian generosity makes no sense: the total minus a percentage is less than the original total. But Spirit-reborn Christians know that God’s math works differently (as we might expect from the Trinity!). A blessing received from God becomes more of a blessing when it is used in generosity to bless others.

Valley Vision

Click here to see the May Valley Vision.

Old Testament Reading

Isaiah 6:1–8

In the year that King Uzziah died I saw the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up; and the train of his robe filled the temple. Above him stood the seraphim. Each had six wings: with two he covered his face, and with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew. And one called to another and said: “Holy, holy, holy is the LORD of hosts; the whole earth is full of his glory!” And the foundations of the thresholds shook at the voice of him who called, and the house was filled with smoke. And I said: “Woe is me! For I am lost; for I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips; for my eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts!” Then one of the seraphim flew to me, having in his hand a burning coal that he had taken with tongs from the altar. And he touched my mouth and said: “Behold, this has touched your lips; your guilt is taken away, and your sin atoned for.” And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” Then I said, “Here am I! Send me.”


Acts 2:14a, 22–36

Peter, standing with the eleven, lifted up his voice and addressed them, . . .

“Men of Israel, hear these words: Jesus of Nazareth, a man attested to you by God with mighty works and wonders and signs that God did through him in your midst, as you yourselves know— this Jesus, delivered up according to the definite plan and foreknowledge of God, you crucified and killed by the hands of lawless men. God raised him up, loosing the pangs of death, because it was not possible for him to be held by it. For David says concerning him, “‘I saw the Lord always before me, for he is at my right hand that I may not be shaken; therefore my heart was glad, and my tongue rejoiced; my flesh also will dwell in hope. For you will not abandon my soul to Hades, or let your Holy One see corruption. You have made known to me the paths of life; you will make me full of gladness with your presence.’ “Brothers, I may say to you with confidence about the patriarch David that he both died and was buried, and his tomb is with us to this day. Being therefore a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him that he would set one of his descendants on his throne, he foresaw and spoke about the resurrection of the Christ, that he was not abandoned to Hades, nor did his flesh see corruption. This Jesus God raised up, and of that we all are witnesses. Being therefore exalted at the right hand of God, and having received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, he has poured out this that you yourselves are seeing and hearing. For David did not ascend into the heavens, but he himself says, “‘The Lord said to my Lord, Sit at my right hand, until I make your enemies your footstool.’ Let all the house of Israel therefore know for certain that God has made him both Lord and Christ, this Jesus whom you crucified.”

Holy Gospel

John 3:1–17

Now there was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews. This man came to Jesus by night and said to him, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher come from God, for no one can do these signs that you do unless God is with him.” Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.” Nicodemus said to him, “How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother’s womb and be born?” Jesus answered, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’ The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear its sound, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.” Nicodemus said to him, “How can these things be?” Jesus answered him, “Are you the teacher of Israel and yet you do not understand these things? Truly, truly, I say to you, we speak of what we know, and bear witness to what we have seen, but you do not receive our testimony. If I have told you earthly things and you do not believe, how can you believe if I tell you heavenly things? No one has ascended into heaven except he who descended from heaven, the Son of Man. And 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.”

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