Church Bulletin Announcements
November 5, 2021
In every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. Philippians 4:6
  • 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

  • Richard Kunkel
  • Carolyn Bruzewski (Cindy Appold's mother)
  • Emily Armstrong (Tom & Nancy Hoerauf's granddaughter)
  • Dean Bass
  • Vi Behmlander
  • Wyatt Crouse (Dan Bourdow’s grandson)
  • Cindy Eastman (surgery)
  • Dave Foster
  • Howard Grantham
  • Jim Hoppenjam (friend of Ken Van Cise, hospitalized)
  • Kathleen Kernstock
  • Richard Kunkel (hospice)
  • Jack Robinson (Jan Kinney's grandson; leukemia)
  • Rod Sauers (friend of Jeff Olson)
  • Don Schark (brain tumor)
  • George Spielhaupter (surgery)

This Week's Members
  • Dorine Auernhammer
  • Kim & Kimberly Bellhorn
  • Trevor Dean
  • Lura Gehrman
  • Chad, Ashley, & Preston Jaskiewicz
  • Jason, Megan, Kaleb, & Cylis Kusterer
  • Hannah Mossner
  • Eric & Cathi Reymore
  • Timothy Smith
  • Andrew, Janelle, Owen, & Ainsley Wiess
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
Richard Kunkel passed away on November 1, 2021, and will receive a Christian funeral on November 5, 2021, with burial in our church cemetery.

Church Attendance
Last Sunday - 406 (165, 241)


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 7 – Psalms 126-128
November 8 – Proverbs 26
November 9 – John 6
November 10 – John 7
November 11 – John 8
November 12 – John 9
November 13 – Psalms 129-131

Time Change
Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday, November 7. Set your clocks back one hour!

Youth Pancake Breakfast
Sunday, November 7th, the Youth will be hosting their annual All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast in the Fellowship Hall from 8:30-11:00 a.m. Besides pancakes there will be ham, sausage, fruit and yummy toppings. As this is one of the youth group’s regular fundraisers, a free will offering will be taken to cover costs and put some money aside for programming and the upcoming National Youth Gathering in Houston, TX next summer. Everyone is invited! Bible Class and Sunday School will not be held that day to allow families the opportunity to attend together.

Jeremy Horn Concert
Christian songwriter and musician Jeremy Horn and his band will be here at St. Paul Lutheran Church on Thursday, November 11 at 6:30 p.m. Mark your calendars and bring your friends for this great night of music!! A free will donation will be taken.
If anyone in the congregation would be interested in helping sponsor the upcoming concert of Jeremy Horn, please contact Heidi Schultz at 989-450-0975.

Fresh Wreath Fundraiser
Spruce up your holiday decor in support of St. Paul Lutheran School. Order your 24 inch Fraser Fir holiday wreath now. $25. Presales end November 7th. Wreaths will be available just in time for Thanksgiving celebrations. Makes a great gift! Contact Kristen Glasser 989-529-2962 or Ray & Debbie Garcia 989-662-6050 to place your order now.

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.

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.

Poinsettia Orders
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 090-225-1889. Orders and payment are due by November 21.

Blood Drive
Thank you to all who donated blood at our blood drive! We collected 16 units which will help 48 hospital patients. Please keep our next blood drive in mind: Thursday, December 30.

Do You Need A Box of Offering Envelopes?
As we prepare the new giving envelopes for 2022, please consider electronic giving for your tithes and offerings. If you received a box this year but do not need one in the future, please contact the office to opt out of envelopes. You would still receive a yearly statement of contributions. On the other hand, if you haven't received a box of envelopes and would like to request one so that you will receive a contribution statement, please also contact the office. Thank you!

IDOP - International Day of Prayer
International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Christians is November 7. Prepare your hearts and minds to support our fellow Christians enduring persecution. You will find 2021 Global Prayer Guides on the tables throughout the church which are useful to help you as you pray. Remember also to be worthy of being called a Christian in your daily life.

Sunday School Recognizes Perfect Attendance for October
Congratulations to the following students who had perfect Sunday School attendance for the month of October:
Charles Begick, Evelyn Burnison, Olivia Burnison, David Dent, Isaac Hendrick, Annabelle Gehrman, Brynlee Kohlberg, Ryker Kohlberg, Abigail Matyas, Ethan Matyas, Isaac Matyas, Olivia Matyas, Ainsley Wiess, Owen Wiess, Maura Zeilinger

Friendship Circle Annual Auction
All congregation members and friends of the congregation are invited to attend the Friendship Circle annual auction on Thursday, November 18 at 6:30 p.m. in the St. Paul Fellowship Hall. Join the fun and fellowship of bidding, snacking and buying some cool things! Christmas is just around the corner! Who wouldn't want a bottle of homemade wine or evergreen wreaths? Hope to see you there!

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.

Thank You!
Many thanks for sympathy cards and hugs for our sister Florence's death. Thanks Pastor for prayers and thanks also to David & Heidi. - The Florence Wagner family

Support St. Paul as You Shop
Collect These Items
  • Used toner, ink cartridges
  • Box Tops for Education (or use the app to scan your receipt)
  • Schaefer Soft ‘n’ Good School Spirit Bread wrappers UPCs
Shop at Amazon Amazon shoppers can go to so that 0.5% of your purchase is donated to St. Paul. Go to and log in to your Amazon account to support St. Paul Lutheran.
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Wellspring Coat Drive
The St. Paul Sr. High Youth Rooted Youth Ministry invites you to participate in Wellspring's Coat Drive. They are looking for coats for kids 5+. Please consider donating a coat or gift card. Youth will be in the church narthex on November 7 & November 14 to accept your donations. Thank you!
-- Rooted Youth Ministry (Colossians 2:6-7)
Holly Jolly Gift Donations
PTO is now 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.

Thank You from the PTO
Thank you to everyone who participated in the Chipotle fundraiser. Because of your support, we raised $413.26! - St. Paul PTO

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
“With angels, archangels, and with all the company of heaven…” (Service of the Sacraments, Proper Preface). When we gather around the altar of the Lord in His House, we pray and praise God with “all the company of heaven.” Those we have lost in the Lord are not truly lost to us – they have simply entered their rest with the Lord. As we gather to worship our Lord, we gather along with them. On the Last Day, everything that God has given into the care of our stewardship will fade away – everything except our brothers and sisters in Christ. Caring for one another in love and grace is our highest calling.

Valley Vision
Click here for November issue of the Valley Vision.

Valley Lutheran Booster Club Fruit Sale Fundraiser!
Valley Lutheran High School Booster Club is holding their annual Fruit Sale thru November 10, 2021. The fruit will be passed out Saturday, December 4th at VLHS from 7:30am-2:00pm. Fruit will be boxed bulk, sold by the pound, with no trays, except for Citrus Delight. You can order online at
For more information, please call the VLHS office at 989-790-1676.

VLHS Fall Bazaar
Valley Lutheran Parent Organization will be hosting a fall bazaar on November 13 from 9-3 in the gymnasium of Valley Lutheran High School. There will be lots of items to choose from and we only have a few vendor spots left! If you have questions, please contact Heidi Behnke at the school office at 989-790-1676.

“Rooted to Grow” Is Coming! 
On Sunday, November 7th at 2 PM St John Amelith will be hosting a concert featuring teacher, song writer, and musician Aaron Rohde, who has put down roots in rural Reed City, Michigan. His songs, however, tell of a story that cannot be held to one location. These original songs, as well as some aptly chosen covers, will provide for the listener a connection to God’s love, forgiveness, mercy, and grace. The concert is free, with light refreshments served afterwards. CDs and t-shirts will be available. Check out for a preview, or even to download some tracks ahead of time! Bring a friend and enjoy this special opportunity.

Faith, Bay City - Fall Craft Show & Smart Cards
Faith Lutheran Church (3033 Wilder Rd.) will host their annual Fall Craft Show on November 13 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. They will be selling Smart Cards this year for $25.00. Those interested in purchasing a Smart Card can pick one up at the Fall Craft Show or by contacting the church office at 989-684-3430.

Grace Your Closet
Grace Your Closet is now in need of winter clothing, boots, and coats for all sizes but especially children and junior sizes. Please donate clean and gently worn clothes only. We cannot take any household or children’s toys or other items. Clean and gently worn donations can be dropped off at Grace Lutheran Church (303 Ruth St., Auburn) office Tuesday or Thursday 9am-12pm.
We couldn’t operate without our dedicated volunteers! They meet monthly to sort and put out clothes. They’ve sorted through thousands of pounds of clothes. If you’re interested in helping, join us the third Tuesday of the month from 6PM – 8PM. We can always use the extra hand.
We are open the third Saturday of every month from 9am-12pm. Please stop in on November 20th and check us out. We are set up to facilitate social distancing. If you have any questions, please call Karla Weiss 989-245-8627.

The International Reach of Orphan Grain Train
More than 3,300 semi-trailer truckloads of food, clothing, medical supplies, and religious materials have been sent to 69 countries and multiple disaster areas in the U.S. since 1992. All this is done by volunteers and individual contributors—saints all, thankful for their blessings and who want to provide a blessing to someone they probably will never meet this side of heaven. Volunteers sort and pack donated items in Orphan Grain Train warehouses across the United States. The Michigan OGT Center and warehouse is located in Sebewaing. From the Michigan branch four international shipments have been made to Kyrgyzstan, Panama, Moldova, and Georgia in the past two years. Visit or for news about this vital Christian humanitarian mission.
First Reading                 
Revelation 7:2–17
2Then I saw another angel ascending from the rising of the sun, with the seal of the living God, and he called with a loud voice to the four angels who had been given power to harm earth and sea, 3saying, “Do not harm the earth or the sea or the trees, until we have sealed the servants of our God on their foreheads.” 4And I heard the number of the sealed, 144,000, sealed from every tribe of the sons of Israel:
512,000 from the tribe of Judah were sealed,
12,000 from the tribe of Reuben,
12,000 from the tribe of Gad,
612,000 from the tribe of Asher,
12,000 from the tribe of Naphtali,
12,000 from the tribe of Manasseh,
712,000 from the tribe of Simeon,
12,000 from the tribe of Levi,
12,000 from the tribe of Issachar,
812,000 from the tribe of Zebulun,
12,000 from the tribe of Joseph,
12,000 from the tribe of Benjamin were sealed.
9After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands, 10and crying out with a loud voice, “Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!” 11And all the angels were standing around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures, and they fell on their faces before the throne and worshiped God, 12saying, “Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honor and power and might be to our God forever and ever! Amen.”
13Then one of the elders addressed me, saying, “Who are these, clothed in white robes, and from where have they come?” 14I said to him, “Sir, you know.” And he said to me, “These are the ones coming out of the great tribulation. They have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.
15“Therefore they are before the throne of God,
and serve him day and night in his temple;
and he who sits on the throne will shelter them with his presence.
16They shall hunger no more, neither thirst anymore;
the sun shall not strike them,
nor any scorching heat.
17For the Lamb in the midst of the throne will be their shepherd,
and he will guide them to springs of living water,
and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.”

Epistle Reading
1 John 3:1–3
1See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him. 2Beloved, we are God’s children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is. 3And everyone who thus hopes in him purifies himself as he is pure.

Holy Gospel
Matthew 5:1–12
1Seeing the crowds, [Jesus] went up on the mountain, and when he sat down, his disciples came to him.
2And he opened his mouth and taught them, saying:
3“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
4“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.
5“Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.
6“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.
7“Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.
8“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.
9“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.
10“Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
11“Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. 12Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.”