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.
This Sunday's altar flowers are in honor of Ferdinand Zeilinger's 101st birthday on November 17, given by his family.
Special Upcoming Services
Sunday, November 22 at 1:30 p.m. - Special "Mask Only" Service with Communion
Wednesday, November 25 at 6:30 p.m. - Thanksgiving Eve Service
Thursday, November 26 at 9:00 a.m. - Thanksgiving Day Service
We are now able to stream live to both Facebook and
YouTube simultaneously. To use Facebook, simply go to the church's page (www.facebook.com/stpaulfrankenlustbaycity
). To use YouTube (which you can broadcast on most newer televisions), find and subscribe to "St. Paul Bay City"
The Lutheran Hour
Sunday Mornings: 8:30 on WSAM 1400 AM
Donations mail to:
Saginaw Valley Lutheran Hour
P.O. Box 133
Frankenmuth, MI 48734
Daily Bible Readings
November 15 – John 11
November 16 – John 12
November 17 – Psalm 132
November 18 – Proverbs 27
November 19 – John 13
November 20 – John 14
November 21 – John 15
Wellspring Flu Clinic - Cancelled
Since Wellspring Lutheran Services still has not received the flu vaccine from their supplier, they have cancelled this year's flu clinic at St. Paul. If you would like to get a flu shot, please visit your family doctor or a pharmacy.
Friendship Circle will be meeting on Thursday, November 19th, at Virginia Hutter’s home, 6:30pm. Please remember to bring your Mites, and your Bible for the LWML Quarterly Bible study. The Fall 2020 are available in the narthex, and copies of the study from that issue will be passed out at the meeting.
You are invited to pick up a blue Advent devotion booklet, entitled “God with Us,” in the back of church for your daily study of Scripture. Regular and large-print copies are available for you to begin reading today. 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.
Ladies Aid Christmas Announcement
Ladies Aid Christmas party will be held in church on December 7th at 7:00. Desserts and water will be provided. Bring Secret Pal gift. If unable to attend, please contact Brenda at 686-0536 to make arrangements for gift pick-up. We are having fellowship, readings, and singing. Hope to see you there.
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. The items will then 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 and they can be included. Thank you for supporting the needs of our community in this way.
Dent Family Go Fund Me
A Go Fund Me page has been set up to gather donations for our 1st & 2nd Grade teacher, Andrea Dent, and her family. Please pray for them and for Andrea’s continued healing.
Saginaw Valley Zone of the Lutheran Laymen’s League
The Saginaw Valley Zone of the Lutheran Laymen’s League supports Camp Lu Lay Lea, the local radio broadcast of The Lutheran Hour, and the Tri City Community Good Friday Service. The Zone needs more people to become involved in order to continue to support these programs. Please contact Paul Moeller, LLL Zone President, at 989-631-1017 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in supporting Zone efforts or to get information needed to attend the virtual annual meeting being held at 9 am on Saturday November 21.
Ladies Aid Bake Sale
Don’t forget to pre-order your Christmas treats! The St. Paul Ladies Aid bake sale has been canceled this year but we will still be selling eisenkuechle and fresh homemade donuts. Vouchers for these items will be sold after both church services starting Oct. 18th. One dozen eisenkuechle for $7.00 and 1/2 dozen donuts for $4.00. We will accept cash, check, or Venmo. We will have a drive thru set up on Saturday Dec. 5 from 9-11a for you to pick up your goodies by presenting your pre-purchased vouchers. There will be a limited supply of vouchers sold. Get yours soon! Thank you in advance for supporting our St. Paul Ladies Aid.
If you are currently not attending church, we will be happy to make special arrangements with you to be able to purchase vouchers.
For questions please contact Barb Appold- 989-239-8780 or Ann Rajewski- 989-284-0955
Our Video Display Team desires to add more members to help build playlists and/or operate screens for our worship services. Training is available. We would like to have enough members so that each member serves for one Sunday per month. Anyone interested should call Don Krueger (895-5737).
Thank You St. Paul Family!
Many thanks for the very generous donations that our St Paul family poured out for our construction workers. Workers were blessed by your kindness over the past several months. Coolers of water and Gatorade along with snacks were available for them. Several times this summer we were able to grill out or order pizza for their lunch. We even had subs donated to the workers at times.
We will no longer be needing to collect donations for this since we have a decent amount of items on hand and the amount of workers are not as numerous. We should have enough to get us through the final stretch of this project. Again, thank you for sharing God’s love in this very tangible way. You were a blessing to many.
Stewardship - A Way of Life
Matthew 25:30a – “And cast the worthless servant into the outer darkness.”
Why did the worthless servant act the way he did? Because of what he believed
about the Master. He didn’t trust or love the Master. So, his actions did not
Demonstrate love and trust but rather hate and mistrust. It’s the same with us,
but in reverse. Since we know our Lord God to be faithful and kind, we desire
to serve Him and render faithful service with what he has given us.
STEWARDSHIP – a way of life
After many months of storing auction items, we were happy to have an online Ministry Center Auction in October through Albrecht Auction Service. What a blessing! A big thank you goes out to all of the individuals and businesses who generously donated auction items. We are thankful for Julia Appold for helping to gather donations. We also appreciate the generosity of Thrivent and our St. Paul teachers and students for donating classroom baskets. After our settlement with Albrecht Auction, we were able to make a profit of $8,175. In addition, a year ago, we were gifted estate items and other goods donated by St. Paul members. We collected $1,975 in presales for the Ministry Center. That’s a total of $10,150! God is good! To Him be the glory. – Ray & Debbie Garcia and Kristen Glasser
VLHS Annual Fruit Sale
Thank you to all that ordered fruit from the Valley Lutheran High School Booster Club. The fruit will be passed out Saturday, December 5th at VLHS from 7:30am-2:00pm. For more information, please call the VLHS office at 989-790-1676.
St. Paul Hot Lunch
Thank you to all who have continued to support the Hot Lunch program. It certainly has been a help as we face an interesting year!!
All meals are served in takeout containers this year which has been an unexpected added expense to the program.
Due to COVID we no longer are doing the Adopt a Salad Bar program but we do have needs for gift cards or cash donations to help offset the cost of these additional items that we need to purchase.
Walmart, Sam’s, Meijer gift cards or cash donations would be greatly appreciated. They can be labeled Hot Lunch and put in the offering basket at church, sent to school with a student or put in the specially marked box (formerly construction worker snack collection) in the back of church. If you have any questions please call Heidi at school 684-4450. Thank you again for your ongoing support of this ministry!!