Christopher William Lutz & Morgan Rae Auernhammer will be united in marriage before our altar on Friday, November 26, 2021.
Last Sunday - 330 (152, 178)
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 21 – John 15
November 22 – John 16
November 23 – John 17
November 24 – Psalms 133-134
November 25 – Psalms 135-136
November 26 – John 18
November 27 – John 19
Updated Phone Directory
The new 2021 church phone directories have arrived! They are available in the narthex for you to pick up.
Adult Singles Fellowship
Attention: New date for the Adult Singles Fellowship gathering. Because Thanksgiving is the 4th Thursday of November and Christmas week is the 4th week of December, it is planned to combine our gathering into one on Thursday, December 9th. A potluck luncheon is planned for noon in the Ministry Center Fellowship Hall. Come and enjoy a meal and fellowship. Table service will be provided. Call Virginia, 989-686-3262, or Bonnie, 989-686-6848, and let us know you are coming.
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.
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
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.
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.
Thank you for all the cards and well wishes for my complete hip surgery. It is a warm feeling to receive those good wishes on the dark and dreary days. A special thank you to Pastor Matyas and Mr. Schultz. - Vi Behmlander
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.
Ladies Aid Christmas Party
St. Paul Ladies Aid will be having their annual Christmas party on Monday, Dec. 6 in the Ministry Center. The social hour begins at 5:30 p.m., and we will begin eating at 6 p.m.
Wreaths Have Arrived!
Pick up your wreaths at church (near Ziegler Road entrance) on Sunday, November 21st after both services.
If you are not available during this pickup time, contact Kristen Glasser to make arrangements: 989-529-2962. Thank you for supporting St. Paul Lutheran School!
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) for assistance or if you need ideas. Also, Thrivent members can use their Thrivent Choice dollars now to support the church and school.
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.
Services at 3:30 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.
4 p.m. Supper served by the Alaska Mission
Song Service at 6:30 p.m.
Tentative Supper (open to a group to host)
Children's Christmas Program at 9 a.m. & 6:30 p.m.
Reception following the evening service
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.
Holly Jolly Gift Donations
PTO is still 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.
PTO is also looking for volunteers to help work the store (shoppers, cashiers, and wrappers)and with set up/clean up.
If you have any questions, please call Kayla Schlicker at 989-450-8057.
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.
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
Isaiah 51:6b – “...for the heavens vanish like smoke, the earth will wear out like a garment...” The things of this earth – the things that hold our attention, that cause us worry, and that tempt us away from the Lord -- are all passing away. They will vanish like a garment. They are not for us to worry over. Rather, they are to be used for the Lord’s purposes. The things of this world are not the ends, in and of themselves, but only the means to be used wisely by the children of the Kingdom that has no end. STEWARDSHIP – A way of living
Stewardship - Thanksgiving
Deuteronomy 8:10 -- “And you shall eat and be full, and you shall bless the LORD your God for the good land he has given you.” And what a rich, peaceful, prosperous land the Lord has given us! As God blessed His people of old, so He continues to bless us. Let our lives demonstrate our thankfulness for His unceasing generosity! STEWARDSHIP – Is heart work