Church Bulletin Announcements
November 26, 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

Special
  • Dean Bass
  • Vi Behmlander
  • David Britton
  • Jennifer Britton
  • Wyatt Crouse (Dan Bourdow’s grandson)
  • Dave Foster
  • Howard Grantham
  • Jim Hoppenjam (friend of Ken Van Cise, hospitalized)
  • Nancy Hoerauf (surgery)
  • Kathleen Kernstock
  • Ann Lewandowski
  • Jack Robinson (Jan Kinney's grandson; leukemia)
  • Rod Sauers (friend of Jeff Olson)
  • Don Schark (brain tumor)

This Week's Members
  • Peter Auernhammer
  • Bonnie Berger
  • David, Andrea, David, & Adelynn Dent
  • Tyler Jaskiewicz
  • Eric LaFramboise
  • Michael Myers
  • Gerald & Amber Ritchey
  • Marissa 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 honor of Rollie & Debbie Berger's 50th wedding anniversary on November 27th, given by their family.

Church Attendance
Last Sunday - 327 (199, 128)
Thanksgiving - 254 (163, 91)

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 28 – John 20
November 29 – John 21
November 30 – Proverbs 28
December 1 – Psalms 137-138
December 2 – Revelation 1
December 3 – Revelation 2
December 4 – Revelation 3

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. Please bring a side dish to pass; meat will be provided through a Thrivent Grant. 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 Decorations in Church - Help Requested
The elders are welcoming anyone interested in preparing the church sanctuary for the upcoming Christmas celebration. We'll turn on some Christmas music, sling some garland, and get those trees a sparklin'. If you are available Saturday (12/4) morning at 9:00, please come and help! (Donuts and coffee included)

Parsonage Open House
The Matyas Family warmly invites the families of St. Paul Church and School to their Parsonage Open House on Friday, December 10, from 6:00 pm-8:00 pm. There will be food, drinks, music, and laughter. The 12 Days of Christmas will be sung at 7:00 pm. We look forward to seeing you there.

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.

Wellspring Coat Drive - Thank You!
We would like to thank everyone who donated to our coat drive. We were able to take 18 coats and $105 in cash to Wellspring. - Rooted Youth Ministry (Colossians 2:6-7)

Thank You
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.

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. 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're able to help please Click here to sign up!
If you have any questions, please call Kayla Schlicker at 989-450-8057.

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
Luke 19:31 -- “If anyone asks you, ‘Why are you untying it?’ you shall say this: ‘The Lord has need of it,’ “ Consider the faithfulness of the man who owned the donkey and colt. All he needed to hear was, “The Lord has need of it.” Then he gave willingly. The Lord has given each of us various callings in life - in our homes, in the Church, and in the communities in which we live. In each calling we have good work to do which comes from the Lord’s hand. The Lord has need of us in each calling we have good work to do which comes from the Lord’s hand. The Lord has need of us in each calling. How is He calling you to generous giving of your vocations?
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.
Old Testament Reading                 
Jeremiah 33:14–16
14“Behold, the days are coming, declares the LORD, when I will fulfill the promise I made to the house of Israel and the house of Judah. 15In those days and at that time I will cause a righteous Branch to spring up for David, and he shall execute justice and righteousness in the land. 16In those days Judah will be saved and Jerusalem will dwell securely. And this is the name by which it will be called: ‘The LORD is our righteousness.’”

Epistle Reading
1 Thessalonians 3:9–13
9What thanksgiving can we return to God for you, for all the joy that we feel for your sake before our God, 10as we pray most earnestly night and day that we may see you face to face and supply what is lacking in your faith?
11Now may our God and Father himself, and our Lord Jesus, direct our way to you, 12and may the Lord make you increase and abound in love for one another and for all, as we do for you, 13so that he may establish your hearts blameless in holiness before our God and Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus with all his saints.

Holy Gospel
Luke 19:28–40
28When [Jesus] had said these things, he went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem. 29When he drew near to Bethphage and Bethany, at the mount that is called Olivet, he sent two of the disciples, 30saying, “Go into the village in front of you, where on entering you will find a colt tied, on which no one has ever yet sat. Untie it and bring it here. 31If anyone asks you, ‘Why are you untying it?’ you shall say this: ‘The Lord has need of it.’” 32So those who were sent went away and found it just as he had told them. 33And as they were untying the colt, its owners said to them, “Why are you untying the colt?” 34And they said, “The Lord has need of it.” 35And they brought it to Jesus, and throwing their cloaks on the colt, they set Jesus on it. 36And as he rode along, they spread their cloaks on the road. 37As he was drawing near—already on the way down the Mount of Olives—the whole multitude of his disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works that they had seen, 38saying, “Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord! Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!” 39And some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to him, “Teacher, rebuke your disciples.” 40He answered, “I tell you, if these were silent, the very stones would cry out.”

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