Church Bulletin Announcements
November 12, 2021
In every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. Philippians 4:6
Homebound
  • Dolores Appold
  • Doris Appold
  • Dorine Auernhammer
  • Gwen Bakus
  • Eleonore Begick
  • Vera Begick
  • Armond Beiser
  • Jon Ittner
  • Mike & Karen Kusch
  • Margaret Meyer
  • Julie Roark
  • Rose Anne Schmidt
  • Roy Schwab
  • Anna Spielhaupter
  • Al Wegener
  • Tim Wegener
  • Frank & Carol Wozniak

Bereaved
  • Thomas Burk
Special
  • Dean Bass
  • Vi Behmlander
  • Wyatt Crouse (Dan Bourdow’s grandson)
  • Cindy Eastman (surgery)
  • Dave Foster
  • Howard Grantham
  • Jim Hoppenjam (friend of Ken Van Cise, hospitalized)
  • Nancy Hoerauf (surgery)
  • Kathleen Kernstock
  • Jack Robinson (Jan Kinney's grandson; leukemia)
  • Rod Sauers (friend of Jeff Olson)
  • Don Schark (brain tumor)
  • George Spielhaupter (surgery)
  • Lisa Stanley (surgery)

This Week's Members
  • Jacob Auernhammer
  • Pearl Bellhorn
  • John Delgado
  • Terry Gehrman
  • Paul & Tamara Jaskiewicz
  • Joshua, Kelly, Hayden, & Jack Kusterer
  • Erica Reymore
  • Timothy Smith
  • Alexandria Wilber
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.
Altar Flowers
In memory of Ferdinand Zeilinger's 102nd birthday.
In memory of Melvin Weiss who passed away a year ago.

Church Attendance
Last Sunday - 322 (215, 107)

Livestream

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
November 14 – John 10
November 15 – John 11
November 16 – John 12
November 17 – Psalm 132
November 18 – Proverbs 27
November 19 – John 13
November 20 – John 14

Christmas & Engineering Help Needed!
The Board of Elders is seeking assistance with the roadside nativity display at St. Paul. Since the longstanding display was built to fit in a specific spot (that no longer exists due to the Ministry Center), some reengineering is needed. Specifically, we're looking for someone with an engineering mindset (and Christmas decorating skills) to help develop a nativity display that can proclaim the Christmas message while also being safe in wind and weather. Components of the existing display can be reused, or a totally new design developed. Please text or call Jeremy Warren at 989-245-8765 if interested.

St. Paul 175th Anniversary Committee
The St. Paul 175th Anniversary Committee, which is just forming, will meet on Monday, November 15th at 7 pm in the Ministry Center conference room. Several church members have agreed to serve on the committee already but there is room for more. If you have any questions about the committee or are willing to serve but not able to attend the meeting, contact Vaughn Begick at 989-686-0578.

Friendship Circle Annual Auction
All congregation members and friends of the congregation are invited to attend the Friendship Circle annual auction on Thursday, November 18 at 6:30 p.m. in the St. Paul Fellowship Hall. Join the fun and fellowship of bidding, snacking and buying some cool things! Christmas is just around the corner! Who wouldn't want a bottle of homemade wine or evergreen wreaths? Hope to see you there!

Visual Faith - Nativity Set Event
Join us Saturday morning, Nov 20th, from 10-noon to create your own peg doll nativity set! All supplies will be provided, and step by step instruction throughout the project make it easy to relax and enjoy creative fellowship. Kids 5th grade and up are welcome to come along with a parent/grandparent! Supplies are limited so please text an RSVP to Katie at 989.225.3532

Thanksgiving Display and Donations
The Elders are planning to include a cornucopia display in the altar area for the Thanksgiving worship services again this year. Collected items will be donated to a local food pantry. Those interested in contributing food to the display may bring them to church on the two Sundays prior to Thanksgiving. Please leave them in the corner of the narthex near the basement stairs. Items can also be brought to the Thanksgiving Eve and Day worship services to be included. Thank you for supporting the needs of our community in this way.

Wreaths Have Arrived!
Pick up your wreaths at one of the following locations and times.
School Parking Lot:
Wednesday, November 17th from 3:00-3:30 p.m.
Church (near Ziegler Road entrance):
Sunday, November 21st after both services
If you are not available during these pickup times, contact Kristen Glasser to make arrangements: 989-529-2962. Thank you for supporting St. Paul Lutheran School!

Advent Devotions
You are invited to pick up a red Advent devotion booklet, entitled “Child of Promise,” in the back of church for your daily study of Scripture. Regular and large-print copies are available for you to begin reading on Sunday, November 28. Thank you to Lutheran Hour Ministries for making this resource available for us. You can share these devotions as a printed copy or through the LHM website: lhm.org/advent where others can read and listen to these messages of hope and joy.

Thrivent Action Teams - Last Call for 2021!
Attention Thrivent members: have you used your 2 action team grants this year? Unused grants will expire at the end of the year. Hot Lunch, PTO, & Aftercare could utilize these grants. Please contact John Schlicker (johnschlicker@hotmail.com) for assistance or if you need ideas. Also, Thrivent members can use their Thrivent Choice dollars now to support the church and school.

Advent Season
Advent begins Sunday, November 28. We will have Wednesday midweek services during Advent with a supper planned for some weeks at 4 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. All are welcome! A free-will donation will be taken at each supper to support the different groups hosting. If your group is interested in hosting a supper, please contact the church office to schedule.
December 1
Services at 3:30 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.
4 p.m. Supper served by the Alaska Mission
December 8
Song Service at 6:30 p.m.
Tentative Supper (open to a group to host)
December 15
Children's Christmas Program at 9 a.m. & 6:30 p.m.
Reception following the evening service
December 22
Services at 3:30 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.
Tentative Supper (open to a group to host)

Sunday Night Youth Group!
Lots of good things are going on Sunday nights, 5-7 p.m. in the new Youth Room! On top of all the normal activities you would expect from a youth group (interesting discussions, activities to build up relationships, stuff just for fun, the often-homemade supper every week!) there are also lots of out of the ordinary things coming in the next couple months to enjoy with your fellow teens.
  • Nov. 21 will be a Youth "Friends-Giving" Feast! Bring a friend you are thankful for to our turkey feast!
  • Nov. 28 NOTE: No SNYG that night
  • Dec. 12 - A Christmas Cookie Making Party! 
Not to mention several other things we need to tackle as the year comes to a close like planning for the Christmas Eve 11:00 p.m. service, preparations for the National Youth Gathering, and recognizing our great volunteers. If you are in High School, you are invited and encouraged to come check out what is going on.

Poinsettia Orders
Ladies Aid is taking orders for poinsettias to be placed in church for Christmas. Prices are as follows:
4.5" Pot (1 Plant Branch) $5.50
6" Pot (1 Plant Branch) $11.00
7" Pot (2 Plant Branches) $17.00
7.5" Pot (3 Plant Branches) $23.50
8" Pot (4 Plant Branches) $29.50
10" Pot (5 Plant Branches) $38.00
There is also a Cyclamen in a 6.5" pot for $12.50.
If you have questions or would like to order, call or text Julia Appold at 989-225-1889. Orders and payment are due by November 21.

Blood Drive
Thank you to all who donated blood at our blood drive! We collected 16 units which will help 48 hospital patients. Please keep our next blood drive in mind: Thursday, December 30.

Do You Need A Box of Offering Envelopes?
As we prepare the new giving envelopes for 2022, please consider electronic giving for your tithes and offerings. If you received a box this year but do not need one in the future, please contact the office to opt out of envelopes. You would still receive a yearly statement of contributions. On the other hand, if you haven't received a box of envelopes and would like to request one so that you will receive a contribution statement, please also contact the office. Thank you!

Sunday School Recognizes Perfect Attendance for October
Congratulations to the following students who had perfect Sunday School attendance for the month of October:
Charles Begick, Evelyn Burnison, Olivia Burnison, David Dent, Isaac Hendrick, Annabelle Gehrman, Brynlee Kohlberg, Ryker Kohlberg, Abigail Matyas, Ethan Matyas, Isaac Matyas, Olivia Matyas, Ainsley Wiess, Owen Wiess, Maura Zeilinger

Ladies Aid Bake Sale
St. Paul Ladies Aid will be having a donut hour and bake sale this year on Saturday, December 4. Donut hour will be 8:30-9:30 a.m. with bake sale starting at 9:30 a.m. Please understand there will be a limited variety of baked goods this year due to Covid guidelines being followed for all goods being sold. We do plan to have all of our traditional German treats including eisenkuechle, springerle, stollen, butter horns, breads, and sauerkraut.

Thank You!
Many thanks for sympathy cards and hugs for our sister Florence's death. Thanks Pastor for prayers and thanks also to David & Heidi. - The Florence Wagner family

Support St. Paul as You Shop
Collect These Items
  • Used toner, ink cartridges
  • Box Tops for Education (or use the app to scan your receipt)
  • Schaefer Soft ‘n’ Good School Spirit Bread wrappers UPCs
Shop at Amazon Amazon shoppers can go to smile.amazon.com so that 0.5% of your purchase is donated to St. Paul. Go to smile.amazon.com/ch/38-6006641 and log in to your Amazon account to support St. Paul Lutheran.
Shop at Kroger To get started, sign up with your Kroger plus card or if you already have an account, visit www.kroger.com/account/enrollCommunityRewardsNow Our ID is 83115.

Wellspring Coat Drive
The St. Paul Sr. High Youth Rooted Youth Ministry invites you to participate in Wellspring's Coat Drive. They are looking for coats for kids 5+. Please consider donating a coat or gift card. Youth will be in the church narthex on November 14 to accept your donations. Thank you!
-- Rooted Youth Ministry (Colossians 2:6-7)

Holly Jolly Gift Donations
PTO is now accepting gift donations of new and gently used gift items for the Holly Jolly Christmas Store, as well as supplies for gift wrapping. Students will be given an opportunity to shop for new and gently used items to give as Christmas gifts for their parents and siblings. Donations can be dropped off in the box at church or the bins at school.

Please Help!
Our Video Display Team desires to add members to build playlists and/or operate screens for our worship services. Training is available. We’d like enough members so that each serves for one Sunday per month. Call Don Krueger (895-5737) if interested.

Stewardship Vision
Our vision is to identify the gifts and abilities and time and talents of our congregational family, and connect them to the needs and areas of service of the staff and the programs at St. Paul to further God’s kingdom.

Stewardship - A Way of Life
Hebrews 10:14 -- “For by a single offering he has perfected for all time those who are being sanctified.” Our Lord Jesus has provided the one offering for sin. What we offer to the Lord is not a sacrifice for sin; we cannot buy our way into heaven with our money, works or effort. Rather, what we give to the Lord’s work in the church is a thank offering, a sign of our dependency on God and all He has given us.

Financial Report
Valley Vision
Click here for November issue of the Valley Vision.

VLHS Fall Bazaar
Valley Lutheran Parent Organization will be hosting a fall bazaar on November 13 from 9-3 in the gymnasium of Valley Lutheran High School. There will be lots of items to choose from and we only have a few vendor spots left! If you have questions, please contact Heidi Behnke at the school office at 989-790-1676.

Faith, Bay City - Fall Craft Show & Smart Cards
Faith Lutheran Church (3033 Wilder Rd.) will host their annual Fall Craft Show on November 13 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. They will be selling Smart Cards this year for $25.00. Those interested in purchasing a Smart Card can pick one up at the Fall Craft Show or by contacting the church office at 989-684-3430.

Grace Your Closet
Grace Your Closet is now in need of winter clothing, boots, and coats for all sizes but especially children and junior sizes. Please donate clean and gently worn clothes only. We cannot take any household or children’s toys or other items. Clean and gently worn donations can be dropped off at Grace Lutheran Church (303 Ruth St., Auburn) office Tuesday or Thursday 9am-12pm.
We couldn’t operate without our dedicated volunteers! They meet monthly to sort and put out clothes. They’ve sorted through thousands of pounds of clothes. If you’re interested in helping, join us the third Tuesday of the month from 6PM – 8PM. We can always use the extra hand.
We are open the third Saturday of every month from 9am-12pm. Please stop in on November 20th and check us out. We are set up to facilitate social distancing. If you have any questions, please call Karla Weiss 989-245-8627.

Living Nativity
Immanuel Lutheran Church of Frankentrost (8220 E. Holland Rd., Saginaw) will host its 25th annual "Living Nativity - A Journey to Bethlehem" on Friday, December 3 (7-9 p.m.); Saturday, December 4 (6-8 p.m.); and Sunday, December 5 (6-8 p.m.). Experience the sights and sounds of Bethlehem on that blessed night when Jesus Christ was born. This is a free 30 minute outdoor walk, so dress for the weather. Fellowship and refreshments will follow in the school.

Christmas Bazaar
St. Peter Lutheran Hemlock annual Christmas Bazaar: Saturday, Dec. 4th, 9am to 2:30 pm. Featuring crafts, baked goods, fresh greens, candy, and famous White Elephant Room. Luncheon served 11:30am – 1pm. Contact Julie 989.245.7114 to rent a space or table.

The International Reach of Orphan Grain Train
More than 3,300 semi-trailer truckloads of food, clothing, medical supplies, and religious materials have been sent to 69 countries and multiple disaster areas in the U.S. since 1992. All this is done by volunteers and individual contributors—saints all, thankful for their blessings and who want to provide a blessing to someone they probably will never meet this side of heaven. Volunteers sort and pack donated items in Orphan Grain Train warehouses across the United States. The Michigan OGT Center and warehouse is located in Sebewaing. From the Michigan branch four international shipments have been made to Kyrgyzstan, Panama, Moldova, and Georgia in the past two years. Visit ogt.org or ogt-mi.blogspot.com for news about this vital Christian humanitarian mission.
First Reading                 
Daniel 12:1–3
1“At that time shall arise Michael, the great prince who has charge of your people. And there shall be a time of trouble, such as never has been since there was a nation till that time. But at that time your people shall be delivered, everyone whose name shall be found written in the book. 2And many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt. 3And those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the sky above; and those who turn many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever.”

Epistle Reading
Hebrews 10:11–25
11Every priest stands daily at his service, offering repeatedly the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins. 12But when Christ had offered for all time a single sacrifice for sins, he sat down at the right hand of God, 13waiting from that time until his enemies should be made a footstool for his feet. 14For by a single offering he has perfected for all time those who are being sanctified.
15And the Holy Spirit also bears witness to us; for after saying,
16“This is the covenant that I will make with them
after those days, declares the Lord:
I will put my laws on their hearts,
and write them on their minds,”
17then he adds,
“I will remember their sins and their lawless deeds no more.”
18Where there is forgiveness of these, there is no longer any offering for sin.
19Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the holy places by the blood of Jesus, 20by the new and living way that he opened for us through the curtain, that is, through his flesh, 21and since we have a great priest over the house of God, 22let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, with our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. 23Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful. 24And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, 25not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.

Holy Gospel
Mark 13:1–13
1As [Jesus] came out of the temple, one of his disciples said to him, “Look, Teacher, what wonderful stones and what wonderful buildings!” 2And Jesus said to him, “Do you see these great buildings? There will not be left here one stone upon another that will not be thrown down.”
3And as he sat on the Mount of Olives opposite the temple, Peter and James and John and Andrew asked him privately, 4“Tell us, when will these things be, and what will be the sign when all these things are about to be accomplished?” 5And Jesus began to say to them, “See that no one leads you astray. 6Many will come in my name, saying, ‘I am he!’ and they will lead many astray. 7And when you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be alarmed. This must take place, but the end is not yet. 8For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be earthquakes in various places; there will be famines. These are but the beginning of the birth pains.
9“But be on your guard. For they will deliver you over to councils, and you will be beaten in synagogues, and you will stand before governors and kings for my sake, to bear witness before them. 10And the gospel must first be proclaimed to all nations. 11And when they bring you to trial and deliver you over, do not be anxious beforehand what you are to say, but say whatever is given you in that hour, for it is not you who speak, but the Holy Spirit. 12And brother will deliver brother over to death, and the father his child, and children will rise against parents and have them put to death. 13And you will be hated by all for my name’s sake. But the one who endures to the end will be saved.”

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