In honor of Rollie & Debbie Berger's 50th wedding anniversary on November 27th, given by their family.
Last Sunday - 327 (199, 128)
Thanksgiving - 254 (163, 91)
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 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.
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 (email@example.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 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. 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
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?