Church Bulletin Announcements
October 1, 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
  • Jon Ittner
  • Bill Kramer
  • Mike & Karen Kusch
  • Margaret Meyer
  • Julie Roark
  • Rose Anne Schmidt
  • Roy Schwab
  • Anna Spielhaupter
  • Al Wegener
  • Tim Wegener
  • Frank & Carol Wozniak

  • Florence Wagner

  • Dean Bass
  • Tim Begick (surgery)
  • Armond Beiser (hospice)
  • Wyatt Crouse (Dan Bourdow’s grandson)
  • Dave Foster
  • Howard Grantham
  • Kathleen Kernstock
  • Jack Robinson (Jan Kinney's grandson; leukemia)
  • Don Schark (brain tumor)
  • Family of Jeff Schlicker in mourning

This Week's Members
  • Sherri Appold
  • Lyle & Barbara Behmlander
  • Kristy Curpenski
  • Ray & Deb Garcia
  • Ann Houghtaling
  • Keith Kunkel
  • Howard & Sally McMullen
  • Evelynne & Rian Reimer
  • Roy Schwab
  • Michael Weiss
Church Records
  • Carolyn Elizabeth Behmlander, child of Jonathan & Trista Behmlander, born February 3, 2020, will be baptized during the 10:30 a.m. service on Sunday, October 3, 2021. Sponsors are Bradley Robinson & Kim Behmlander.
  • Florence Wagner passed away on September 24, 2021, and received a Christian funeral on October 1, 2021, with burial in our church cemetery.

Altar Flowers
Altar flowers are placed in honor of Shirley Schwab's 85th birthday.

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 Attendance
Sunday, September 19 - 311 (197, 114)
Sunday, September 26 - 272 (165, 107)


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
October 3 – 2 Corinthians 3
October 4 – Psalms 108-109
October 5 – 2 Corinthians 4
October 6 – 2 Corinthians 5
October 7 – Psalms 110-111
October 8 – 2 Corinthians 6
October 9 – 2 Corinthians 7

This Sunday is LWML Sunday
Lutheran Women in Mission praise the Lord for opportunities to share His message and love with people in all walks of life throughout our community and the world. This Sunday, the LWML {Friendship Circle) invites you to join us in celebrating the joy of serving the Lord with gladness. Together, we will be collecting mites every 1st Sunday of the month to help with the many projects that LWML supports. Look for the big mite box which will be located in the back of church the first Sunday of each month. We invite you to learn more about the mission and ministry of the LWML by asking an LWML member or going to the LWML website, Thank you for supporting the LWML through your mites and prayers.

Lutheranism 101
Anyone interested in becoming a member or simply learning more about Lutheranism is invited to Pastor's Sunday morning Bible study in October.

Ladies Aid
The October Ladies Aid meeting will be Monday Oct 4 at 7:00 PM in the Ministry Center. The theme will be a "Bling Your Pumpkin" craft night. Small pumpkins and lots of blinging accessories will be provided for you to make a small centerpiece but you are welcome to bring some of your own if you'd like. There will be plenty of opportunities for visiting and laughing. All ladies and guests of the congregation are warmly invited to join us!

Cookbook Deadline
Cookbook recipes, preorders, & advertisements are due Monday, October 4. Bring them in to the school office!

Roll Call Sunday - October 31st, 2021
Our annual Roll Call Sunday celebration was not annual last year! So this year we are inviting anyone celebrating an "every 10th Year" anniversary in either 2020 or 2021 to come to the Roll Call Service and Banquet at the 10:30 service on Sunday, Oct. 31 2021. If you were confirmed in one of those years at St. Paul or a sister congregation, you should receive a letter with details and a registration form. If you think this is you (or someone you know) and you haven't gotten a letter, it is possible that our records need updating, so please contact the church office to bring us up to speed. You can also register on-line by going to the St. Paul website ( to the "News & Events: Event Registration" page and clicking on the Roll Call link. If you would like to come to the Banquet, but are not part of one of the classes, you may register on-line as well.

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.

St. Paul Family
Thank you for your prayers, thoughts, cards, and support while we have been dealing with the death of my mom. God has blessed us through your love and care!!
Heidi and David Schultz

Parking at Church
If you consider yourself able-bodied, please leave the parking spaces in the front of the church on Ziegler Rd. for those who may need a shorter walking distance. Thank you!

It's back! Friday, October 29th, from 6-7pm, at the school playground and ball diamond. Bring the kids for a bit of trick-or-treating, run around, and enjoy being together. The event will be all outdoors this year, light snacks and cold drinks provided. It's super fun to host a Treat Trunk! Text Katie at 989.225.3532 to register a trunk.

Sunday School supports Wellspring Lutheran Services: Thank you for your donations!
During this school year, the St. Paul Sunday School program will have a “kids helping kids” theme, supporting Wellspring Lutheran Services through offerings and donation drives. We were able to donate a generous supply of items to Wellspring from the collection during Sunday School kick-off on September 12. Thank you to those who donated school supplies, personal care items, cleaning supplies, diapers and baby wipes to help support the kids and families that Wellspring serves. Please remember to send offerings with children attending Sunday School. This year, all offerings collected will benefit Wellspring.

Make a Joyful Noise - Singing or Ringing!
The St. Paul adult vocal choir and the bell choir have begun regular rehearsals again! Are you blessed with the ability to sing on pitch (people don't complain when you sing with the radio!), or can you keep a rhythm with some coaching? Are you in high school or older? Talk to choir members and see if this is a way for you to help in worship, or just show up at practice and give it a try.
Vocal choir meets at 6 pm, Bell Choir at 7, on Tuesdays in the church.
Call Tom or Naomi at 989-493-5835 with questions.

Youth Group
Reminder Youth Group meets on Sunday evenings from 5-7pm in the Ministry Center. Games, Dinner (Pizza) and Devotions. Good times!

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
Mark 10:6 – “But from the beginning of creation…” In recent years, our country – along with most all the (formerly) Christian nations of Europe – has lost its way when it comes to marriage. We have ignored the fact that it is God who created us. We always go off the tracks when we forget that He made us and that everything good in this world comes from His hand. In big things and in small things, in the life of a nation or the life of an individual, things go dreadfully wrong when we ignore the Creator’s instructions for life. 

Valley Vision
Click here for October's issue of the Valley Vision.

Valley Lutheran's Fall Information Night
7th and 8th grade families are invited to attend Valley Lutheran's Fall Information Night - a station-based, on-the-move, one-hour, in-person opportunity to experience Valley Lutheran on Thursday, October 7. Hear how VL is a place where students prepare, belong, and excel. Tour new spaces and meet school leaders. Arrivals begin at 6 with the last tour beginning at 7:10. Please let us know when you're coming at Small groups will be maintained throughout the evening. Contact Director of Admissions Amy Cooper at with any questions.

Wellspring Auxiliary Update
In keeping with guidance from the corporate offices of Wellspring Lutheran Services, there will be no Wellspring Auxiliary meeting in September or November this year. Hopefully we will be able to meet again in May 2022.
Like last year, we will be collecting $30.00 Walmart gift cards or checks made out to Wellspring Lutheran Services to help provide Christmas for Bay County foster children handled through their office. The cards and checks need to be taken to the Economy Center by November 5, 2021.
If you have any questions, please call Kathie Colone at 989-671-9650. Thank you in advance for your generosity.

Chicken BBQ - Immanuel, Frankentrost
The Men’s Club of Immanuel Lutheran is sponsoring a Chicken BBQ on Sunday, October 10, 2021, beginning at 11:15. It will be Drive Thru ONLY.
Menu includes ½ Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, Dressing, Corn, Cole Slaw and cupcake. Cost is $12.00. Immanuel Lutheran School; 8220 Holland Rd; Saginaw, MI 48601 

Smorgasbord Dinner - Zion, Beaver
The ladies of Zion Lutheran Church of Beaver will be having a take-out only Smorgasbord Dinner and Country Store on Sunday, October 3, 2021, from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the school located at Eleven Mile and Seidler Roads northwest of Auburn. A dinner is $12. They will be serving an old-fashioned country meal, including pork sausage, chicken, sauerkraut, dressing, German potato salad, real mashed potatoes and gravy, baked beans, squash, coleslaw, and pies. The Country Store will be open from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and will feature Christmas items, sweethearts, plants, home-grown produce, candy, baked goods, and hand-crafted items.

Harvest Dinner - Trinity, Monitor
Harvest Dinner including Homemade Pork Sausage and Beef at Trinity Lutheran Church on Sunday, October 31. Time 11:30am to 1:30 pm. Cost: $14.00 Adults, $7.00 children 6-12, 5 and under free. Take outs $14.00. Location: Trinity Monitor School on the corner of Salzburg and 8 Mile Roads, Bay City. For more information call Sandy Herzberger 989-274-2397.
Old Testament Reading                 
Genesis 2:18–25
18Then the LORD God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him.” 19So out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field and every bird of the heavens and brought them to the man to see what he would call them. And whatever the man called every living creature, that was its name. 20The man gave names to all livestock and to the birds of the heavens and to every beast of the field. But for Adam there was not found a helper fit for him. 21So the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and while he slept took one of his ribs and closed up its place with flesh. 22And the rib that the LORD God had taken from the man he made into a woman and brought her to the man. 23Then the man said,
“This at last is bone of my bones
and flesh of my flesh;
she shall be called Woman,
because she was taken out of Man.”
24Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh. 25And the man and his wife were both naked and were not ashamed.

Epistle Reading                                                     
Hebrews 2:1–13
1Therefore we must pay much closer attention to what we have heard, lest we drift away from it. 2For since the message declared by angels proved to be reliable and every transgression or disobedience received a just retribution, 3how shall we escape if we neglect such a great salvation? It was declared at first by the Lord, and it was attested to us by those who heard, 4while God also bore witness by signs and wonders and various miracles and by gifts of the Holy Spirit distributed according to his will.
5Now it was not to angels that God subjected the world to come, of which we are speaking. 6It has been testified somewhere,
“What is man, that you are mindful of him,
or the son of man, that you care for him?
7You made him for a little while lower than the angels;
you have crowned him with glory and honor,
8putting everything in subjection under his feet.”
Now in putting everything in subjection to him, he left nothing outside his control. At present, we do not yet see everything in subjection to him. 9But we see him who for a little while was made lower than the angels, namely Jesus, crowned with glory and honor because of the suffering of death, so that by the grace of God he might taste death for everyone.
10For it was fitting that he, for whom and by whom all things exist, in bringing many sons to glory, should make the founder of their salvation perfect through suffering. 11For he who sanctifies and those who are sanctified all have one origin. That is why he is not ashamed to call them brothers, 12saying,
“I will tell of your name to my brothers;
in the midst of the congregation I will sing your praise.”
13And again,
“I will put my trust in him.”
And again,
“Behold, I and the children God has given me.”

Holy Gospel                                                               
Mark 10:2–16
2Pharisees came up and in order to test [Jesus] asked, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife?” 3He answered them, “What did Moses command you?” 4They said, “Moses allowed a man to write a certificate of divorce and to send her away.” 5And Jesus said to them, “Because of your hardness of heart he wrote you this commandment. 6But from the beginning of creation, ‘God made them male and female.’ 7‘Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, 8and they shall become one flesh.’ So they are no longer two but one flesh. 9What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate.”
10And in the house the disciples asked him again about this matter. 11And he said to them, “Whoever divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery against her, 12and if she divorces her husband and marries another, she commits adultery.”
13And they were bringing children to him that he might touch them, and the disciples rebuked them. 14But when Jesus saw it, he was indignant and said to them, “Let the children come to me; do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God. 15Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.” 16And he took them in his arms and blessed them, laying his hands on them.