Church Bulletin Announcements
November 20, 2020
In every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. Philippians 4:6
Homebound
  • Dolores Appold
  • Dorine Auernhammer
  • Gwen Bakus
  • Eleanor Begick
  • Armond Beiser
  • Rick & Bonnie Emeott
  • Erv Hoerauf
  • Jon Ittner
  • Lorna Ittner
  • Bill Kramer
  • Mike & Karen Kusch
  • Irma McKenzie
  • Margaret Meyer
  • Julie Roark
  • Phyllis Rush
  • Eleanor Schlicker
  • Rose Anne Schmidt
  • Roy Schwab
  • Al Wegener
  • Tim Wegener
  • Ferdinand Zeilinger
Special
  • Paul Begick (knee surgery)
  • Rollie Berger
  • Sam Britton (knee surgery)
  • Wyatt Crouse (Dan Bourdow’s grandson)
  • Richard Emeott
  • Hedwig Gerold (cancer)
  • Howard Harmon (recovery of knee injury)
  • Paul Jaskiewicz
  • Fred Morley (DJ Bourdow's uncle)
  • Michelle Oswald (hospitalized)
  • Diane Rachwitz (hospitalized)
  • Eleanor Schlicker
  • Lisa Schmidt (cancer)
  • Geraldine Stieve (broken hip)
  • Connie Wajer (motorcycle accident)
  • Darlene Zeilinger (knee surgery)
Bereaved
(family & friends of)
  • Melvin Weiss

This Week's Members
  • Peter Auernhammer
  • Bruce & Michelle Berger
  • Jakob Dijak
  • John & Sandra Gillespie
  • Corinna, Julie, & Amelia Jose
  • Matthew, Allison, Jacob, & Natalie List
  • Adam & Michelle Oswald
  • Robert & Gail Schlicker
  • Raymond Wagner
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.

Church Records
Melvin Weiss passed away on November 13, 2020, and received a Christian funeral on November 20, 2020, with burial in Floral Gardens.

Altar Flowers
This Sunday's altar flowers are in honor of Matt & Kayla Schlicker's anniversary.

Livestream
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.

Advent Devotions
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 pamoeller@aol.com 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

Please Help!
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!!
Holly Jolly Christmas Store - Donations Needed
Please drop off donations by Sunday, December 6. Thank you!
Free Clothing Available
Grace Your Closet is a free clothing closet available to anyone in need in the community. We are open the 3rd Saturday of every month from 9 a.m.-noon at 303 Ruth St in Auburn. Do you know someone in need? Are you interested in our ministry? Would you like to help us out? Please stop in on November 21 or December 19 and check us out. If you have any questions please call Karla Weiss 989 245-8627. Our biggest need at the moment is for gently used, clean children's and young adult clothing. Donations can be dropped off at the Grace office on Tuesday or Thursday between 10 a.m.-noon.
Old Testament Reading
Ezekiel 34:11–16, 20–24
11“For thus says the Lord GOD: Behold, I, I myself will search for my sheep and will seek them out. 12As a shepherd seeks out his flock when he is among his sheep that have been scattered, so will I seek out my sheep, and I will rescue them from all places where they have been scattered on a day of clouds and thick darkness. 13And I will bring them out from the peoples and gather them from the countries, and will bring them into their own land. And I will feed them on the mountains of Israel, by the ravines, and in all the inhabited places of the country. 14I will feed them with good pasture, and on the mountain heights of Israel shall be their grazing land. There they shall lie down in good grazing land, and on rich pasture they shall feed on the mountains of Israel. 15I myself will be the shepherd of my sheep, and I myself will make them lie down, declares the Lord GOD. 16I will seek the lost, and I will bring back the strayed, and I will bind up the injured, and I will strengthen the weak, and the fat and the strong I will destroy. I will feed them in justice. . . .
20“Therefore, thus says the Lord GOD to them: Behold, I, I myself will judge between the fat sheep and the lean sheep. 21Because you push with side and shoulder, and thrust at all the weak with your horns, till you have scattered them abroad, 22I will rescue my flock; they shall no longer be a prey. And I will judge between sheep and sheep. 23And I will set up over them one shepherd, my servant David, and he shall feed them: he shall feed them and be their shepherd. 24And I, the LORD, will be their God, and my servant David shall be prince among them. I am the LORD; I have spoken.”

Epistle
1 Corinthians 15:20–28
20But in fact Christ has been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. 21For as by a man came death, by a man has come also the resurrection of the dead. 22For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive. 23But each in his own order: Christ the firstfruits, then at his coming those who belong to Christ. 24Then comes the end, when he delivers the kingdom to God the Father after destroying every rule and every authority and power. 25For he must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet. 26The last enemy to be destroyed is death. 27For “God has put all things in subjection under his feet.” But when it says, “all things are put in subjection,” it is plain that he is excepted who put all things in subjection under him. 28When all things are subjected to him, then the Son himself will also be subjected to him who put all things in subjection under him, that God may be all in all.

Holy Gospel
Matthew 25:31–46
31[Jesus said:] “When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on his glorious throne. 32Before him will be gathered all the nations, and he will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. 33And he will place the sheep on his right, but the goats on the left. 34Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. 35For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, 36I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.’ 37Then the righteous will answer him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? 38And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? 39And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?’ 40And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’
41“Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. 42For I was hungry and you gave me no food, I was thirsty and you gave me no drink, 43I was a stranger and you did not welcome me, naked and you did not clothe me, sick and in prison and you did not visit me.’ 44Then 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?’ 45Then he will answer them, saying, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to me.’ 46And these will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.”

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