Church Bulletin Announcements
November 6, 2020
In every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. Philippians 4:6
  • Dolores Appold
  • Dorine Auernhammer
  • Gwen Bakus
  • 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
  • Paul Begick (knee surgery)
  • Rollie Berger
  • Sam Britton (knee surgery)
  • Wyatt Crouse (Dan Bourdow’s grandson)
  • Richard Emeott (hospitalized)
  • Hedwig Gerold (cancer)
  • Howard Harmon (recovery of knee injury)
  • Fred Morley (DJ Bourdow's uncle)
  • Eleanor Schlicker (hospitalized)
  • Geraldine Stieve (broken hip)
  • Connie Wajer (motorcycle accident)
  • Darlene Zeilinger (knee surgery)
This Week's Members
  • Jacob Auernhammer
  • Zachary, Vanessa, Emmaline, Josiah, Eliana, & Hezekiah Benkert
  • Thomas DePrekel
  • Gregory Gibbon
  • Jacey, Sophia, & Karen Jones
  • Michael & Susan Lewis & Emily EauClaire
  • Matthew, Leslie, Hunter, & Andrew Oliver
  • Loretta Schlicker
  • Helen Wagner
Special Upcoming Services
Sunday, November 22 at 1:30 p.m. - Special "Mask Only" Service with Communion
Wednesday, November 25 at 6:30 p.m. - Thanksgiving Eve Service
Thursday, November 26 at 9:00 a.m. - Thanksgiving Day Service

Livestream of Services
Remember, you can view the livestream services through this link: They will also be uploaded onto YouTube, but YouTube will not be live.

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 8 Proverbs 26
November 9 – John 6
November 10 – John 7
November 11 – John 8
November 12 – John 9
November 13 – Psalms 129-131
November 14 – John 10

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 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.

Many Thanks to You!
Thank you to my St. Paul family for all the cards, thoughts, and prayers while I was in the hospital and now at home, as I recover from a broken hip. Thank you Pastor Matyas for trying to get in to the hospital & rehab. It was a blessing to finally see you when I got home. God's blessings & peace to all.
With love,
Gerry Stieve

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).

Thank You St. Paul Family!
Many thanks for the very generous donations that our St Paul family poured out for our construction workers. Workers were blessed by your kindness over the past several months. Coolers of water and Gatorade along with snacks were available for them. Several times this summer we were able to grill out or order pizza for their lunch. We even had subs donated to the workers at times.
We will no longer be needing to collect donations for this since we have a decent amount of items on hand and the amount of workers are not as numerous. We should have enough to get us through the final stretch of this project. Again, thank you for sharing God’s love in this very tangible way. You were a blessing to many.

Stewardship - A Way of Life
Matthew 25:4 – “… but the wise took flasks of oil with their lamps.” Why did they take flasks of oil with them? Because they listened to the bridegroom’s words and believed what He told them. Our actions always start with and flow from our beliefs. What do your actions in the realm of financial stewardship say about what you believe? STEWARDSHIP – A way of life

VLHS Annual Fruit Sale
Valley Lutheran High School Booster Club is holding their annual Fruit Sale beginning October 12-November 10, 2020. The fruit will be passed out Saturday, December 5th at VLHS from 7:30am-2:00pm. Fruit will be boxed bulk, sold by the pound, with no trays, except for Citrus Delight. For more information, please call the VLHS office at 989-790-1676.

Valley Vision
Click here to read November's Valley Vision.

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!!.
Today is the Deadline to Order Your Wreath!
Old Testament Reading
Amos 5:18–24
18Woe to you who desire the day of the Lord!
Why would you have the day of the Lord?
It is darkness, and not light,
19as if a man fled from a lion,
and a bear met him,
or went into the house and leaned his hand against the wall,
and a serpent bit him.
20Is not the day of the Lord darkness, and not light,
and gloom with no brightness in it?
21“I hate, I despise your feasts,
and I take no delight in your solemn assemblies.
22Even though you offer me your burnt offerings and grain offerings,
I will not accept them;
and the peace offerings of your fattened animals,
I will not look upon them.
23Take away from me the noise of your songs;
to the melody of your harps I will not listen.
24But let justice roll down like waters,
and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream.”

1 Thessalonians 4:13–18
13But we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about those who are asleep, that you may not grieve as others do who have no hope. 14For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep. 15For this we declare to you by a word from the Lord, that we who are alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will not precede those who have fallen asleep. 16For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. 17Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we will always be with the Lord. 18Therefore encourage one another with these words.

Holy Gospel
Matthew 25:1–13
1[Jesus said:] “The kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went to meet the bridegroom. 2Five of them were foolish, and five were wise. 3For when the foolish took their lamps, they took no oil with them, 4but the wise took flasks of oil with their lamps. 5As the bridegroom was delayed, they all became drowsy and slept. 6But at midnight there was a cry, ‘Here is the bridegroom! Come out to meet him.’ 7Then all those virgins rose and trimmed their lamps. 8And the foolish said to the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil, for our lamps are going out.’ 9But the wise answered, saying, ‘Since there will not be enough for us and for you, go rather to the dealers and buy for yourselves.’ 10And while they were going to buy, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the marriage feast, and the door was shut. 11Afterward the other virgins came also, saying, ‘Lord, lord, open to us.’ 12But he answered, ‘Truly, I say to you, I do not know you.’ 13Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour.”