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.
Melvin Weiss passed away on November 13, 2020, and received a Christian funeral on November 20, 2020, with burial in Floral Gardens.
This Sunday's altar flowers are in honor of Matt & Kayla Schlicker's anniversary.
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 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
November 28 – John 20
Pick Up Your Wreath
Wreaths have arrived! If you haven't picked up your wreaths yet, please come to the church (near Ziegler Road entrance) on Sunday, November 22nd from 10:00-10:30 a.m. If you are not available during that time, contact Kristen Glasser to make arrangements: 989-529-2962. Thank you for supporting the St. Paul Lutheran School Technology Fund!
Children's Christmas Service Premiere
This year's children's Christmas service (originally scheduled for Wednesday, December 16) will look a bit different. Instead of having an in-person large gathering, St. Paul plans to premiere a video recording of the service. Children will be practicing their parts within each classroom. In a couple weeks, each classroom will record their portion in church. Pastor Matyas and Mr. Schultz have graciously volunteered to use their tech skills to turn this into a masterful video presentation to be released online. We will still have Advent worship services on Wednesdays at 3:15 & 6:30 p.m. during December, but there is no in-person Children's Christmas service this year.
Concerned About The Ladies Aid Christmas Party?
There has been a lot of concern about having a Ladies Aid Christmas party due to Covid-19. We are concerned about the health of our members. Contact Darlene 737-9937 and let her know what your feelings are or respond on our Ladies Aid Facebook page.
Gift Cards Available
Get started on your Christmas shopping and participate in our Scrip fundraiser by purchasing gift cards from us! Please contact the school office to see what cards are in stock and to arrange payment (cash or check) and pick up. Deadline for special requests (e.g. large quantities) is Friday, December 11 to ensure orders arrive before Christmas.
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.
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 on Sunday, November 29. 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.
Thank You to My St. Paul Family
Thank you to you all for praying for my health. For now, the cancer is controlled. - Hedy Gerold
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).
Stewardship - A Way of Life
Matthew 25: 44 – “Then they also will answer, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not minister to you?” With this parable Jesus once again emphasizes that our good works come from who we are, not the other way around. Sheep do sheep works, and goats do goat works. So, first things first. If we want to live more faithfully, let us come to Jesus, receive His gifts, and ask him to increase our faith. There so many opportunities here at St. Paul to serve our Lord. Ask Pastor or Dave, “What can I do?" STEWARDSHIP – a way of life
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!!