Church Bulletin Announcements

May 3, 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

  • Brad Ayala
  • Edward Beckers
  • Jerod, Becca, Hannah, Holden Bradley
  • Brianna Burkhard
  • David, Kristine, Lydia, Maisy, Aubrey Drysdale
  • Jonathan Engelhardt
  • Howard Grantham
  • Garit, Kali, Luke Hayward
  • Bree, Brenna, Jacob King
  • Joshua Krzywosinski
  • Nicholas Marter
  • Thomas Maxwell
  • Ronald & Ardith Reuther
  • Susan Rohrer
  • George & Judy Spielhaupter
  • Allen & Teresa, April, Dylan, Patrick, Drew, Ryan Switala
  • Taylor Wozniak
  • Kenneth Zeilinger

May 5

Worship with Communion 8:00 a.m.

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

Worship with Communion 10:30 a.m.

First Sunday Potluck 12:00 p.m.

Sunday Night Youth Group 5:00 p.m.

Monday, May 6

Ladies Aid 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, May 7

Board of Elders Meeting 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, May 8

Newsletter Articles Due

Thursday, May 9

Ascension Day Worship 6:30 p.m.

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.

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 - 311 (186, 125)


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

Daily Bible Readings

May 5 - Galatians 4

May 6 - Galatians 5

May 7 - Galatians 6

May 8 - Psalms 42-43

May 9 - 1Thessalonians 1

May 10 - 1Thessalonians 2

May 11 - 1Thessalonians 3

This Sunday's Hymns

824, 542, 941, 844, 602, 779, 556, 842

Joint Ascension Service

St. Paul will be hosting the first annual joint Ascension service of the Bay City circuit on Thursday, May 9 at 6:30 p.m.

Out 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

Thank You

"I would like to thank my St. Paul Family for all the prayers, heartfelt comments, and sympathy cards during the long hospitalization and passing of my brother Dan. We are truly thankful to be a family member of St Paul.  From the family of Terry Burkhard"

Ladies Aid - May Meeting

Ladies aid meeting will be May 6th at 7:00 p.m. It is a mother and child/children or special friend tea. Please bring a finger food or appetizer to share. We will have a Photo Booth and a craft area. Hope to see you there. Thank you.

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

Great news, St. Paul Lutheran School has been chosen again for Drydock on June 5, 6, 7, 8. With only a limited amount 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 will also be looking for volunteers to be at the event, look for the SignUpGenius next month.

Stewardship - An Act of Faith

1 John 5:3 – “For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome.” God’s commandments are not burdensome, but that’s only true for Christians precisely because we know that we are not saved by our keeping of the Law. We are saved by grace. Therefore, we are set free by grace to walk in newness of life, to grow in faithfulness, and rejoice in the Law of the Lord, loving God and our neighbor by keeping His commandments.

Valley Vision

Click here to see the May Valley Vision.

VLHS to host the Concordia Vocal Jazz Choir

Valley Lutheran is excited to host the Concordia Vocal Jazz Choir (from Concordia, Nebraska) on Monday, May 6 at 7 p.m. for the first ever concert in the VL Music Room! The Concordia Vocal Jazz Choir was formed in the fall of 2006 and has earned a reputation for fine singing of jazz/pop influenced choral music, touring throughout the United States performing concerts and school assemblies. All the members are also members of the University A Cappella Choir, an internationally acclaimed touring concert choir. We invite you to hear this group at Valley on May 6th!

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 10:34–48

Peter opened his mouth and said: “Truly I understand that God shows no partiality, but in every nation anyone who fears him and does what is right is acceptable to him. As for the word that he sent to Israel, preaching good news of peace through Jesus Christ (he is Lord of all), you yourselves know what happened throughout all Judea, beginning from Galilee after the baptism that John proclaimed: how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power. He went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with him. And we are witnesses of all that he did both in the country of the Jews and in Jerusalem. They put him to death by hanging him on a tree, but God raised him on the third day and made him to appear, not to all the people but to us who had been chosen by God as witnesses, who ate and drank with him after he rose from the dead. And he commanded us to preach to the people and to testify that he is the one appointed by God to be judge of the living and the dead. To him all the prophets bear witness that everyone who believes in him receives forgiveness of sins through his name.” While Peter was still saying these things, the Holy Spirit fell on all who heard the word. And the believers from among the circumcised who had come with Peter were amazed, because the gift of the Holy Spirit was poured out even on the Gentiles. For they were hearing them speaking in tongues and extolling God. Then Peter declared, “Can anyone withhold water for baptizing these people, who have received the Holy Spirit just as we have?” And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. Then they asked him to remain for some days.


1 John 5:1–8

Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ has been born of God, and everyone who loves the Father loves whoever has been born of him. By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and obey his commandments. For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome. For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith. Who is it that overcomes the world except the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God? This is he who came by water and blood—Jesus Christ; not by the water only but by the water and the blood. And the Spirit is the one who testifies, because the Spirit is the truth. For there are three that testify: the Spirit and the water and the blood; and these three agree.

Holy Gospel

John 15:9–17

[Jesus said:] “As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Abide in my love. If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love. These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full. “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that someone lays down his life for his friends. You are my friends if you do what I command you. No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you. You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, he may give it to you. These things I command you, so that you will love one another.”

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