Church Bulletin Announcements
October 30, 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)
  • Charmian Kerstein (Dorothy Helmreich's mother)

  • Paul Begick (knee surgery)
  • Rollie Berger (hospitalized)
  • Sam Britton (knee surgery)
  • Wyatt Crouse (Dan Bourdow’s grandson)
  • Hedwig Gerold (cancer)
  • Howard Harmon (recovery of knee injury)
  • Fred Morley (DJ Bourdow's uncle)
  • Geraldine Stieve (broken hip)
  • Connie Wajer (motorcycle accident)
  • Darlene Zeilinger (knee surgery)
Thanks for the Faithful Departed
  • Nancy Maxwell 1/8/2020
  • Robert Appold 1/10/2020
  • Alvin Vogtmann 3/17/2020
  • Mark Schmidt 4/1/2020
  • Ruth Behmlander 4/28/2020
  • Marvin Appold 5/28/2020
  • Carl Hafer 7/1/2020
  • Mary Pfund 7/12/2020
  • Catherine (Kitty) Collins 7/16/2020
  • Loraine Diment 8/28/2020
  • Darlene Spyker 10/7/2020
This Week's Members
  • Dorine Auernhammer
  • Pearl Bellhorn
  • Dave, Andrea, David, & Adelynn Dent
  • Gary & Carol Gibbon
  • Courtney & Ryan Jones
  • Randy & Cheryl Leppek
  • Dylan, Jennica, Adalyn, & Jaxon Nordstrom
  • Joshua & Samantha Schlicker
  • Florence Wagner
  • Eric, Jennifer, & Jax Zielinski
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 1 Psalms 123-125
November 2 – John 1
November 3 – John 2
November 4 – John 3
November 5 – John 4
November 6 – John 5
November 7 – Psalms 126-128

Ladies Aid
Ladies Aid will meet Monday, Nov 2, in the sanctuary, at 7:00 PM. It is Mite Box night so bring your donations for Lutheran World Relief. Elections for next year's officers will be held, we will play 'Bake Sale Bingo' as well as the usual business details. Vouchers for eisenkuechle and donuts will be available. Bring your own beverage if desired. See you there!

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

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
Matthew 5:7 - “Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.” This is one of many Bible passages that remind us that we reap what we sow. Likewise, what God puts into us. His own love, mercy, kindness, and generosity flows back out of us. It all starts with His self-giving. 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.
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.
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.

Orphan Grain Train—Michigan Ships Ten Tons of Humanitarian Relief to Panama
Nearly ten tons of humanitarian supplies and relief were shipped October 26th from Orphan Grain Train—Michigan to Puerto Caimito, La Chorrera, Panama. Thirty volunteers at the OGT-M Center in Sebewaing loaded hospital beds, dozens of wheelchairs and walkers, medical and orthopedic equipment, hundreds of quilts and clothing amounting to 1,400 boxes of humanitarian goods. This was another exciting culmination of processing donated goods received from caring Christians, churches, and organizations which support the Orphan Grain Train humanitarian mission. The Gospel accompanies every project of Orphan Grain Train as the love of Christ is extended around the world. This newest international shipment was to Casa de Refugio (House of Refuge) and was notable for including over 1,200 sundresses (pillow-case dresses) lovingly sewn by five devoted women at St. John Lutheran Church, Ionia. Theirs is but one example of the generous efforts and support united in support of Orphan Grain Train’s goal to share resources and bring Christ's name and character to needy people both far and near.
First Reading
Revelation 7:2–17
2Then I saw another angel ascending from the rising of the sun, with the seal of the living God, and he called with a loud voice to the four angels who had been given power to harm earth and sea, 3saying, “Do not harm the earth or the sea or the trees, until we have sealed the servants of our God on their foreheads.” 4And I heard the number of the sealed, 144,000, sealed from every tribe of the sons of Israel:
512,000 from the tribe of Judah were sealed,
12,000 from the tribe of Reuben,
12,000 from the tribe of Gad,
612,000 from the tribe of Asher,
12,000 from the tribe of Naphtali,
12,000 from the tribe of Manasseh,
712,000 from the tribe of Simeon,
12,000 from the tribe of Levi,
12,000 from the tribe of Issachar,
812,000 from the tribe of Zebulun,
12,000 from the tribe of Joseph,
12,000 from the tribe of Benjamin were sealed.
9After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands, 10and crying out with a loud voice, “Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!” 11And all the angels were standing around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures, and they fell on their faces before the throne and worshiped God, 12saying, “Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honor and power and might be to our God forever and ever! Amen.”
13Then one of the elders addressed me, saying, “Who are these, clothed in white robes, and from where have they come?” 14I said to him, “Sir, you know.” And he said to me, “These are the ones coming out of the great tribulation. They have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.
15“Therefore they are before the throne of God,
and serve him day and night in his temple;
and he who sits on the throne will shelter them with his presence.
16They shall hunger no more, neither thirst anymore;
the sun shall not strike them,
nor any scorching heat.
17For the Lamb in the midst of the throne will be their shepherd,
and he will guide them to springs of living water,
and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.”

1 John 3:1–3
1See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him. 2Beloved, we are God’s children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is. 3And everyone who thus hopes in him purifies himself as he is pure.

Holy Gospel
Matthew 5:1–12
1Seeing the crowds, [Jesus] went up on the mountain, and when he sat down, his disciples came to him.
2And he opened his mouth and taught them, saying:
3“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
4“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.
5“Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.
6“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.
7“Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy.
8“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.
9“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.
10“Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
11“Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. 12Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.”