Church Bulletin Announcements
October 15, 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
  • 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
Special
  • 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)

This Week's Members
  • Warren & Angela Appold
  • Nathan & Kristina Behmlander-Mohror
  • George, Courtney, Mason, & Cotie Daniel & Landon LaForest
  • Sharon, Ava, & Perry III Garrett
  • Virginia Hutter
  • Jeffrey, Lori, Morgan, & Marshall Kurchak
  • Margaret Meyer
  • Ronald & Ardith Reuther
  • Kerry Sharp
  • Ella Sharp
  • Peggy Weiss
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
Last Sunday - 302 (180, 122)

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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 17 – 2 Corinthians 12
October 18 – 2 Corinthians 13
October 19 – Psalms 117-118
October 20 – Proverbs 24
October 21 – Jude
October 22 – Psalm 119
October 23 – 1 John 1

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.

Pastor Appreciation Month
From the St. Paul Elders: October is Pastor Appreciation Month. And we certainly appreciate Pastor Matyas and praise God for the way he continues to serve the Church and our St. Paul family. We also thank God for the work of David Schultz, our Director of Family Life Ministries (and soon to be pastor), who has also shown himself to be integral in the work of the pastoral ministry being done at St. Paul. Please pray for them and thank them when you see them. As always, the best way to show your appreciation is by being involved in worship and Bible study and inviting others to do the same (and maybe even laugh at their jokes once in a while). Praise God for the ways we are blessed here at St. Paul!

Friendship Circle
Women of the congregation, we would like to invite you to Friendship Circle (LWML (Lutheran Women in Missions)  as we meet on Thursday Oct 21st at 6:00pm in the Fellowship Hall. All are welcome to attend! Join us for fellowship, time in God's word, and planning for our annual auction.

Lettering Pumpkins: 4th Thursday Visual Faith
What word will you dwell on this fall? Keep God's goodness at the center of your heart and home with a handmade pumpkin. Learn how to create and letter these beautifully simple little guys. Recharge and refocus in fellowship. Please RSVP with Katie so we can have enough supplies ready to go! Call or text 989.225.3532

Gathering for All Adult Singles
Our Widows & Widowers Gathering will now be the Adult Singles of St. Paul Church Gathering. All adult singles of St. Paul Church are invited! We meet the 4th Thursday of the month in the Ministry Center from 1-3 p.m. If interested, come for a few hours of fellowship with your brothers and sisters in Christ.

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.

Ladies Aid Christmas Party
Ladies Aid will hold their annual Christmas Party in the Ministry Center on Monday, December 6. If you would like to attend, please give $15 to Denise DuBay or Brenda Weiss by the next Ladies Aid meeting on November 1.

Flu Clinic
Wellspring Lutheran Services will have a flu clinic here at church on Sunday, October 24 from 9-10:30 a.m.

YOU Can Support the Book Fair!
Over the last two years, St. Paul’s Scholastic Book Fair has earned $2,500 in free books and resources. Families donated an additional 90 books to our classrooms and library. YOU can be a part of this year’s success!
  • Shop In Person: St. Paul Gym
Thursday, October 28th from 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Friday, October 29th during VIP Day until 11:30 a.m.
In-person sales earn 50% for our school.
Online sales earn 25% for our school.
  • Donate: Cash or check to St. Paul Lutheran School (Attn: Book Fair) can be given to the school office. Funds will be used to fulfill St. Paul Library and Classroom Wish Lists.
Thank you for supporting the St. Paul Book Fair!

Blood Drive
We are hosting a blood drive in the Ministry Center on Thursday, October 28 from 2-6:30 p.m. Please call Darlene (989-737-9937) or Julia (989-225-1889) to schedule an appointment or click here to schedule online. All first time donors will receive a $25 e-gift card. If you are healthy and able, please donate blood!

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 October 24, November 7, & November 14 to accept your donations. Thank you!
-- Rooted Youth Ministry (Colossians 2:6-7)

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 (www.stpaulbaycity.org) 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.

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.

Please Support the Foster Children of Wellspring Lutheran Services
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, which is when we normally sign up to provide a Christmas gift for a foster child from Bay County. If you would like to help Wellspring provide Christmas gifts for Bay County Foster Children, we will have a box in the back of church for donations of either cash or a check made out to Wellspring Lutheran Services. Any questions contact Darlene, 989-737-9937.

Family Event
Mark your calendar for Saturday, Oct. 23. The Zion Bay City (510 West Ivy) LWML group is hosting a morning mission event geared towards individuals and families of all ages. There will be hands on activities and projects such as making witness bracelets and cards. These items will be then used to share Jesus with other people. Registration begins at 9am with closing devotions being at 11:30am. Consider being a part of this fun and meaningful event. There is a $5 registration fee that covers the group your bring (whether it is 1 or 8).

Enjoy a Member Discount!
Enjoy a 10% discount on Sunday breakfast at Berger’s Restaurant. Bring a copy of the bulletin to show the server, or simply tell him/her you’re a member of St. Paul and you will get 10% off of your bill. This savings is only available for breakfast on Sunday between 9 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

Trunk-or-Treat
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.

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 10:29-30 -- “Jesus said, ‘Truly, I say to you, there is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or lands, for my sake and for the gospel, who will not receive a hundredfold now in this time, houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and lands, with persecutions, and in the age to come eternal life.’" This is Jesus’ encouragement for every faithful disciple. Let it encourage you today.

Valley Lutheran Booster Club Fruit Sale Fundraiser!
Programs that benefit from this fundraiser are athletics, drama, music and many other activities here at VLHS
Sale ends November 10th. Fruit is passed out Saturday, December 4th at Valley from 7:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Fruit will be boxed bulk, sold by the pound, with no trays, except Citrus Delight. Make checks payable to: VLHS Booster Club. (Prepayment is appreciated) All fruit is guaranteed. If there is a problem, please call right away for replacement fruit. You can call our school office at 989-790-1676, or order online by visiting the following website: https://www.floridaindianrivergroves.com/ecommerce/436457
Great for customers that are out of town! Online orders must be paid for online by releasing bank information or credit card info.
Thank you for your support!

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.

Step It Up for Orphan Grain Train
Recently, Orphan Grain Train—Michigan received 230 boxes (over 2,500 pairs serviceable of shoes) from Changing Footprints, an Indiana charity. Such donations are wonderfully welcomed, but they are the exception. It is the individual donations of gently-use clothing of all sorts which have enabled Orphan Grain Train—Michigan in the last two years to fill thousands of boxes for people in need around the world. In the past two years Orphan Grain Train--Michigan has shipped to Kyrgyzstan, Panama, Moldova, and recently to the Republic of Georgia. We thank those who have stepped up material contributions so very much needed. Our supply of raw goods is processed nearly as quickly as it is received. We are so thankful when anyone, of themselves or with gatherings from a church, arrives to keep this work continuing. The Orphan Grain Train “wish list” can be found at OGT.ORG along with special project opportunities.

Help Wanted
Immanuel Lutheran Frankentrost Child Care is in need of staff. This includes a lead teacher. Must be willing to be fingerprinted, have TB test done and complete 8 hours of health and safety training before working with the children. If interested please contact Anna.Carigan8220@gmail.com or (989) 272-2340.

Update: Harvest Dinner - Trinity, Monitor
Trinity Monitor is making adjustments to this year’s Harvest Dinner. 
A take home ready meal of Roast Beef, Sausage, potatoes, gravy, squash, sauerkraut, rolls and dessert will allow diners to eat in our dining area or take home to enjoy. All meals are $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                 
Ecclesiastes 5:10–20
10He who loves money will not be satisfied with money, nor he who loves wealth with his income; this also is vanity. 11When goods increase, they increase who eat them, and what advantage has their owner but to see them with his eyes? 12Sweet is the sleep of a laborer, whether he eats little or much, but the full stomach of the rich will not let him sleep.
13There is a grievous evil that I have seen under the sun: riches were kept by their owner to his hurt, 14and those riches were lost in a bad venture. And he is father of a son, but he has nothing in his hand. 15As he came from his mother’s womb he shall go again, naked as he came, and shall take nothing for his toil that he may carry away in his hand. 16This also is a grievous evil: just as he came, so shall he go, and what gain is there to him who toils for the wind? 17Moreover, all his days he eats in darkness in much vexation and sickness and anger.
18Behold, what I have seen to be good and fitting is to eat and drink and find enjoyment in all the toil with which one toils under the sun the few days of his life that God has given him, for this is his lot. 19Everyone also to whom God has given wealth and possessions and power to enjoy them, and to accept his lot and rejoice in his toil—this is the gift of God. 20For he will not much remember the days of his life because God keeps him occupied with joy in his heart.

Epistle Reading                                                     
Hebrews 4:1–13
1Therefore, while the promise of entering his rest still stands, let us fear lest any of you should seem to have failed to reach it. 2For good news came to us just as to them, but the message they heard did not benefit them, because they were not united by faith with those who listened. 3For we who have believed enter that rest, as he has said,
“As I swore in my wrath,
‘They shall not enter my rest,’”
although his works were finished from the foundation of the world. 4For he has somewhere spoken of the seventh day in this way: “And God rested on the seventh day from all his works.” 5And again in this passage he said,
“They shall not enter my rest.”
6Since therefore it remains for some to enter it, and those who formerly received the good news failed to enter because of disobedience, 7again he appoints a certain day, “Today,” saying through David so long afterward, in the words already quoted,
“Today, if you hear his voice,
do not harden your hearts.”
8For if Joshua had given them rest, God would not have spoken of another day later on. 9So then, there remains a Sabbath rest for the people of God, 10for whoever has entered God’s rest has also rested from his works as God did from his.
11Let us therefore strive to enter that rest, so that no one may fall by the same sort of disobedience. 12For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart. 13And no creature is hidden from his sight, but all are naked and exposed to the eyes of him to whom we must give account.

Holy Gospel                                                               
Mark 10:23–31
23Jesus looked around and said to his disciples, “How difficult it will be for those who have wealth to enter the kingdom of God!” 24And the disciples were amazed at his words. But Jesus said to them again, “Children, how difficult it is to enter the kingdom of God! 25It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the kingdom of God.” 26And they were exceedingly astonished, and said to him, “Then who can be saved?” 27Jesus looked at them and said, “With man it is impossible, but not with God. For all things are possible with God.” 28Peter began to say to him, “See, we have left everything and followed you.” 29Jesus said, “Truly, I say to you, there is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or lands, for my sake and for the gospel, 30who will not receive a hundredfold now in this time, houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and lands, with persecutions, and in the age to come eternal life. 31But many who are first will be last, and the last first.”

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