Church Bulletin Announcements
October 8, 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
  • Thomas & Melissa Appold
  • Patricia Behmlander
  • Thomas & Debra Curpenski
  • Perry Garrett, Jr.
  • Catherine Hutter
  • Richard Kunkel
  • Patrick McMullen
  • James Reou
  • Vernon & Shirley Schwab
  • Norma 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 - 316 (158, 158)

Livestream

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 10 – Psalms 112-114
October 11 – Proverbs 23
October 12 – 2 Corinthians 8
October 13 – 2 Corinthians 9
October 14 – Psalms 115-116
October 15 – 2 Corinthians 10
October 16 – 2 Corinthians 11

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.

Sunday School recognizes perfect attendance for September
Congratulations to the following students who had perfect Sunday School attendance for the month of September:
Charles Begick, Olivia Burnison, Adelynn Dent, David Dent, Gatlin Duffey, Isaac Hendrick, Brenna King, Jacob King, Abigail Matyas, Ethan Matyas, Isaac Matyas, Olivia Matyas, Ella Wills

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.

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

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
Hebrews 3:18-19 - “And to whom did he swear that they would not enter his rest, but to those who were disobedient? So we see that they were unable to enter because of unbelief.” Unbelief leads to disobedience that is, every sin expresses the opposite of faith. True and living faith guides us into the Lord’s way and the Lord’s plan. And when we fall into sin it’s because we are not trusting the Lord’s goodness and provision.

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

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.

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 

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                 
Amos 5:6–7, 10–15
6Seek the LORD and live,
lest he break out like fire in the house of Joseph,
and it devour, with none to quench it for Bethel,
7O you who turn justice to wormwood
and cast down righteousness to the earth! . . .
10They hate him who reproves in the gate,
and they abhor him who speaks the truth.
11Therefore because you trample on the poor
and you exact taxes of grain from him,
you have built houses of hewn stone,
but you shall not dwell in them;
you have planted pleasant vineyards,
but you shall not drink their wine.
12For I know how many are your transgressions
and how great are your sins—
you who afflict the righteous, who take a bribe,
and turn aside the needy in the gate.
13Therefore he who is prudent will keep silent in such a time,
for it is an evil time.
14Seek good, and not evil,
that you may live;
and so the LORD, the God of hosts, will be with you,
as you have said.
15Hate evil, and love good,
and establish justice in the gate;
it may be that the LORD, the God of hosts,
will be gracious to the remnant of Joseph.

Epistle Reading                                                     
Hebrews 3:12–19
12Take care, brothers, lest there be in any of you an evil, unbelieving heart, leading you to fall away from the living God. 13But exhort one another every day, as long as it is called “today,” that none of you may be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin. 14For we share in Christ, if indeed we hold our original confidence firm to the end. 15As it is said,
“Today, if you hear his voice,
do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion.”
16For who were those who heard and yet rebelled? Was it not all those who left Egypt led by Moses? 17And with whom was he provoked for forty years? Was it not with those who sinned, whose bodies fell in the wilderness? 18And to whom did he swear that they would not enter his rest, but to those who were disobedient? 19So we see that they were unable to enter because of unbelief.

Holy Gospel                                                               
Mark 10:17–22
17As [Jesus] was setting out on his journey, a man ran up and knelt before him and asked him, “Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” 18And Jesus said to him, “Why do you call me good? No one is good except God alone. 19You know the commandments: ‘Do not murder, Do not commit adultery, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Do not defraud, Honor your father and mother.’” 20And he said to him, “Teacher, all these I have kept from my youth.” 21And Jesus, looking at him, loved him, and said to him, “You lack one thing: go, sell all that you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.” 22Disheartened by the saying, he went away sorrowful, for he had great possessions.

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