Church Bulletin Announcements
October 22, 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
  • Dean Bass
  • Vi Behmlander
  • 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
  • Weston Appold
  • Armond Beiser
  • Judy Dawson
  • Austin, Sarah, & Vera Gatza
  • Jonathan Ittner
  • Michael & Karen Kusch
  • David, Natalie, Nora, & Miles Michaels
  • Ronald & Lynn Reuther
  • Rodger & Donna Smigiel
  • Scott & Ann 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.
Altar Flowers
In honor of Wayne & Darlene Zeilinger's 50th wedding anniversary and Bob & Carolyn Putt's 45th wedding anniversary

Church Attendance
Last Sunday - 323 (202, 121)


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 24 – 1 John 2
October 25 – 1 John 3
October 26 – 1 John 4
October 27 – 1 John 5
October 28 – Psalms 120-122
October 29 – Proverbs 25
October 30 – 2 John

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

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!

Ladies Aid
Ladies Aid meeting will be Monday, Nov 1 at 7 PM in the MC. Since the Holidays are coming up and food is a very important part of our celebrations we will be having a recipe exchange. Please bring in 5 copies of one of your go to Holiday recipes and you will be leaving with 5 new recipes that are someone else's favorite. Be sure to have your name on them.
November is also election of officers, mite box collection for Lutheran World Relief, and usually lots of activity about the Bake Sale and Doughnut Hour. All ladies and guests of the congregation are warmly invited to join us. Hope to see you there!

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.

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

Singles Gathering This Thursday
All adult singles of St. Paul Church are invited on Thursday, October 28 from 1-3 p.m. in the Ministry Center. Along with fellowship time, this month we will have a speaker from the Bay Country Historical Society.

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.

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!

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.

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 Next Sunday - October 31
Celebrating the Confirmation Anniversaries of the Years 2011, 2010, 2001, 2000, 1991, 1990, 1981, 1980, 1971, 1970, 1961, 1960, 1951, 1950, 1946, 1945, 1941, 1940, 1936, 1935
Worship at the 10:30 Service We will gather in the Ministry Center (with families as well) before the service to organize for processing and sitting together.
Banquet to follow in the Fellowship Hall!
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.

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.

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
Hebrews 7:27 – “He has no need, like those high priests, to offer sacrifices daily, first for his own sins and then for those of the people, since he did this once for all when he offered up himself.”  The great sacrifice of Jesus upon the cross covers the sins of all mankind. When that sacrifice was made Jesus proclaimed: “It is finished.” No sacrifice of ours is needed to cover our sins. And yet St. Paul tells us too be “living sacrifices,” and Jesus tells us to “lay your offering at the altar.” So sacrificial giving goes on, but now its purpose is transformed by the one sin-atoning sacrifice of Christ. Now our giving and serving are sacrifices of thanksgiving, gifts of self in serving others for Christ’s sake.

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:
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.
Old Testament Reading                 
Jeremiah 31:7–9
7Thus says the LORD:
“Sing aloud with gladness for Jacob,
and raise shouts for the chief of the nations;
proclaim, give praise, and say,
‘O LORD, save your people,
the remnant of Israel.’
8Behold, I will bring them from the north country
and gather them from the farthest parts of the earth,
among them the blind and the lame,
the pregnant woman and she who is in labor, together;
a great company, they shall return here.
9With weeping they shall come,
and with pleas for mercy I will lead them back,
I will make them walk by brooks of water,
in a straight path in which they shall not stumble,
for I am a father to Israel,
and Ephraim is my firstborn.”

Epistle Reading                                                     
Hebrews 7:23–28
23The former priests were many in number, because they were prevented by death from continuing in office, 24but he holds his priesthood permanently, because he continues forever. 25Consequently, he is able to save to the uttermost those who draw near to God through him, since he always lives to make intercession for them.
26For it was indeed fitting that we should have such a high priest, holy, innocent, unstained, separated from sinners, and exalted above the heavens. 27He has no need, like those high priests, to offer sacrifices daily, first for his own sins and then for those of the people, since he did this once for all when he offered up himself. 28For the law appoints men in their weakness as high priests, but the word of the oath, which came later than the law, appoints a Son who has been made perfect forever.

Holy Gospel                                                               
Mark 10:46–52
46They came to Jericho. And as [Jesus] was leaving Jericho with his disciples and a great crowd, Bartimaeus, a blind beggar, the son of Timaeus, was sitting by the roadside. 47And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out and say, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” 48And many rebuked him, telling him to be silent. But he cried out all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!” 49And Jesus stopped and said, “Call him.” And they called the blind man, saying to him, “Take heart. Get up; he is calling you.” 50And throwing off his cloak, he sprang up and came to Jesus. 51And Jesus said to him, “What do you want me to do for you?” And the blind man said to him, “Rabbi, let me recover my sight.” 52And Jesus said to him, “Go your way; your faith has made you well.” And immediately he recovered his sight and followed him on the way.