Church Bulletin Announcements
October 16, 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
(family & friends of)
  • Darlene Spyker

  • Wyatt Crouse (Dan Bourdow’s grandson)
  • Hedwig Gerold (cancer)
  • Howard Harmon (recovery of knee injury)
  • Fred Morley (DJ Bourdow's uncle)
  • Geraldine Stieve (hospitalized; broken hip)
  • Connie Wajer (motorcycle accident)
This Week's Members
  • Weston Appold
  • Kevin Bellhorn
  • John Delgado
  • Melissa Gerhauser
  • Diane Johnstone
  • Brady Leppek
  • Rebbeca Neumeyer
  • Jason, Stacy, Calvin, & Violet Schlicker
  • Diane Vogtmann
  • Wayne & Darlene Zeilinger
Altar Flowers
This week's flowers are in honor of Sam & Lu Britton's 57th wedding anniversary, given by their family.

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
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
October 24 – 1 John 2

St. Paul Auction
Thank you to all who bid at our online auction! If you hold the winning bid, please pick up your item(s) at the church garage near the cemetery this Saturday, October 17 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. or Sunday, October 18 from noon-4 p.m. Bring payment of cash or check made payable to St. Paul Lutheran Church. Please contact Ray & Deb Garcia (989-662-6050) with questions.

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 has led and served us in this incredibly challenging year. We also thank God for the work of David Schultz, our Director of Family Life Ministries, who works mostly behind the scenes and is incredibly valuable 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.

Food of Faith Volunteers Needed!
Thursday, Nov. 5th - at Messiah Lutheran (Thomas and Henry Sts.) St. Paul has one last Food of Faith Assignment for this year. During the Pandemic, they are distributing the food via drive-thru takeout/pickup, so it only takes 2-3 people until about 5:30pm to get the job done. If you would like to do this easy thing for your community, contact David Schultz.
ALSO NEEDED - St. Paul Food of Faith Program Contact Coordinator - If you are an organized person and a good communicator, consider this easy ministry to help your community. This job is, in large part, communicating between the Food of Faith program leaders and the (usually only four) teams from St. Paul, assisting with scheduling and information. Call David Schultz if you would be interested in helping.

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

Flu Clinic Next Week
Wellspring Lutheran Services plans to be here in the church narthex for their flu clinic on Sunday, October 25 from 9-10:30 a.m.

Roll Call Postponed for 2020!
The Roll Call Service and Banquet for 2020 has been postponed. The current plan is to combine the 2020 and 2021 groups next year at the normal time. On top of health concerns (Banquet attenders are often elderly and more susceptible to Covid-19), and school building use policies, we thought being able to use the new facilities in the Ministry Center would be a great way to celebrate these anniversaries and enjoy the new building. After toying with moving it to January/February (already 2021 calendar year), it was decided to combine 2020 and 2021 groups in October of next year. This announcement is intended to serve as a general notice, but a letter will go out to the normal participants for this year celebrating every-10-year observances to let them know specifically about the postponement.

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).

Please Continue to Help Show Love to Our Construction Crew
Please help by donating bottled drinks and individual bags of salty snacks and nuts or by providing cash or gift cards (Shell gas cards can help us buy ice!). Donations can be left in the back of church, and there is a donation box for monetary gifts. Contact Matt 415-4068 or Heidi 450-0975 with any questions. Thank you!

Stewardship - A Way of Life
You play a part in God’s work here! God blesses each of us with talents and abilities. It is our responsibility to be good stewards of those gifts. Volunteering is a way God’s work is accomplished with our hands. When we serve together, we build relationships that create a broader and stronger church. We then have a part in church, not just attending church.

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.
Chipotle Fundraiser
Please support St. Paul PTO's Chipotle fundraiser on Wednesday, October 21 from 4-8 p.m. in Saginaw. Show the casher the flyer below!
Fresh Wreath Sales – School Technology Fundraiser
Spruce up your holiday decor in support of St. Paul's school technology fund. Order your 24 inch Fraser Fir holiday wreath now. $25. Presales end November 6th. Wreaths will be available by November 22nd, 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.
Orphan Grain Train Loads This Monday for Panama
On Monday, Oct. 19, volunteers at Orphan Grain Train-Michigan’s Center in Sebewaing will load a 40-foot high-cube shipping container with 1,400 boxes of humanitarian goods plus wheelchairs, hospital beds, medical equipment, quilts, and more. To accompany the Gospel these needed items are given in the name of Jesus to people living in distressed circumstances. These supplies are being sent to Casa de Refugio (House of Refuge) Puerto Caimito, La Chorrera, Panama. The Panama-bound loading welcomes volunteers willing to help from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m., 126 E. Main St., Sebewaing. We are allotted only two hours to engineer the loading from the OGT warehouse into the shipping container. This is another exciting culmination of processing donated goods received from caring Christians, churches, and organizations which support the Orphan Grain Train humanitarian mission. An earlier shipment this year from OGT-M reached impoverished people in Kyrgyzstan, Central Asia. Despite months of shut-down, Orphan Grain Train is already now prepared for its next international shipment with relief this time to Latin America. Questions may be directed to Pastor Dave Reed, OGT branch manager (989-600-2264).

Economy Center Help Needed
Our manager, Larry, is having health issues and cannot handle all the donations that come in. We occasionally get furniture and other heavy items that neither he nor the ladies can handle. Men volunteers would be very welcome, someone to call when needed. We also would like more ladies to volunteer as clerks, people to sort and price items. If able to help, call the Economy Center at 989-895-5155 or Larry at 989-280-8343.

Please Support the Foster Children of Wellspring Lutheran Services
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there will be no Wellspring Lutheran Services Auxiliary meeting for September or November 2020, which be when we normally sign up to provide a Christmas gift for a foster child from Bay County. The need to support these children is greater than ever, so the Auxiliary has come up with an alternate plan for congregation members to help with this cause. Wellspring Lutheran Services has asked for either a $30.00 Walmart gift card or a check made out to Wellspring Lutheran Services for $30.00. Please put your cards and checks in an envelope labeled with Wellspring Lutheran Services and St. Paul Lutheran Church on the outside. A donation box will be available in the church narthex, or you can place them in the dropbox hanging by the main school gym entrance. If you have any questions, please contact Darlene Zeilinger (989-737-9937) who will make sure these donations get to Wellspring in November.
Old Testament Reading
Isaiah 45:1–7
1Thus says the LORD to his anointed, to Cyrus,
whose right hand I have grasped,
to subdue nations before him
and to loose the belts of kings,
to open doors before him
that gates may not be closed:
2“I will go before you
and level the exalted places,
I will break in pieces the doors of bronze
and cut through the bars of iron,
3I will give you the treasures of darkness
and the hoards in secret places,
that you may know that it is I, the LORD,
the God of Israel, who call you by your name.
4For the sake of my servant Jacob,
and Israel my chosen,
I call you by your name,
I name you, though you do not know me.
5I am the LORD, and there is no other,
besides me there is no God;
I equip you, though you do not know me,
6that people may know, from the rising of the sun
and from the west, that there is none besides me;
I am the LORD, and there is no other.
7I form light and create darkness,
I make well-being and create calamity,
I am the LORD, who does all these things.”

1 Thessalonians 1:1–10
1Paul, Silvanus, and Timothy,
To the church of the Thessalonians in God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ:
Grace to you and peace.
2We give thanks to God always for all of you, constantly mentioning you in our prayers, 3remembering before our God and Father your work of faith and labor of love and steadfastness of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ. 4For we know, brothers loved by God, that he has chosen you, 5because our gospel came to you not only in word, but also in power and in the Holy Spirit and with full conviction. You know what kind of men we proved to be among you for your sake. 6And you became imitators of us and of the Lord, for you received the word in much affliction, with the joy of the Holy Spirit, 7so that you became an example to all the believers in Macedonia and in Achaia. 8For not only has the word of the Lord sounded forth from you in Macedonia and Achaia, but your faith in God has gone forth everywhere, so that we need not say anything. 9For they themselves report concerning us the kind of reception we had among you, and how you turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God, 10and to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, Jesus who delivers us from the wrath to come.

Holy Gospel
Matthew 22:15–22
15Then the Pharisees went and plotted how to entangle [Jesus] in his talk. 16And they sent their disciples to him, along with the Herodians, saying, “Teacher, we know that you are true and teach the way of God truthfully, and you do not care about anyone’s opinion, for you are not swayed by appearances. 17Tell us, then, what you think. Is it lawful to pay taxes to Caesar, or not?” 18But Jesus, aware of their malice, said, “Why put me to the test, you hypocrites? 19Show me the coin for the tax.” And they brought him a denarius. 20And Jesus said to them, “Whose likeness and inscription is this?” 21They said, “Caesar’s.” Then he said to them, “Therefore render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.” 22When they heard it, they marveled. And they left him and went away.