Church Bulletin Announcements
October 9, 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
  • Wyatt Crouse (Dan Bourdow’s grandson)
  • Hedwig Gerold (cancer)
  • Howard Harmon (recovery of knee injury)
  • Fred Morley (DJ Bourdow's uncle)
  • Darlene Spyker (cancer)
  • Geraldine Stieve (hospitalized; broken hip)
  • Connie Wajer (motorcycle accident)
This Week's Members
  • Warren & Angela Appold
  • Armond Beiser
  • Trevor Dean
  • Terry & Michele Gehrman
  • Matthew Jezowski
  • Susan Leinberger
  • Paul & Barbara Neumeyer
  • Gerald & Sharon Schlicker
  • Nicholas Verity
  • Richard Zeilinger
Church Records
Mila Mae Schwab, child of Matthew Schwab and Carley Starnes, born July 24, 2019, will be baptized at during the 10:30 a.m. service on October 11, 2020. Sponsors/witnesses are Mike & Lauren Schwab and Eric & Brittny Schwab.

Altar Flowers
Last week’s flowers were from Deloris Appold and family in memory of Bill who passed away 1 year ago on October 1.
This week's flowers are from Fred & Dawn Schwab in honor of their granddaughter Mila Schwab's baptism.

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 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
October 17 – 2 Corinthians 12

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
Due to COVID-19 restrictions the St. Paul Ladies Aid bake sale has been cancelled for this year. We are, however, planning to take preorders for eisenkuechle that will be ready for pick up on Sat. Dec 5.  More information coming soon on how you will be able to place your orders for this delicious Christmas tradition. 

Flu Clinic - Postponed
Wellspring Lutheran Services has postponed the flu clinic. The manufacturer hasn't shipped the flu vaccine to them yet. Wellspring plans to be here in the church narthex 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.

Valley Vision

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.

St. Paul Auction
Bidding is open at and continues until 5 p.m. on Tuesday, October 13th. Please share our online auction with your friends and family! Proceeds benefit the St. Paul Ministry Center. Happy bidding!

Chipotle Fundraiser
Save the date for 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.
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.

Cookbooks for Sale
Toni and Trish House for the Care of the Terminally Ill in Auburn has cookbooks for sale, with all profit going to Toni and Trish House. Cookbooks have 400 recipes and are selling for $11.00. Great Christmas gifts! Can be purchased at the Toni and Trish house, or call Rita Maier at 989-450-1687. Thank you for your support.

Project Possibilities with Orphan Grain Train
Some of the most valuable work for Orphan Grain Train happens away from the Sebewaing Center—in the form of local projects by churches, schools, and organizations. Projects may include the assembling of layette kits, hygiene kits, school kits, or flood buckets. Other initiatives could be hosting an Undie Sunday or having a winter-wear gathering of mittens, sweaters, coats, boots, etc.  Recently a Thrivent Action Team in concert with Immanuel Lutheran School, Alpena assembled 547 Hygiene Kits. The following day at the OGT Center women of the LWML prepared all those kits for shipment. There are multiple support possibilities available to those who wish to share the love of Christ with those in need—matching Christian deeds with our Christian creeds.
Old Testament Reading
Isaiah 25:6–9
6On this mountain the LORD of hosts will make for all peoples
a feast of rich food, a feast of well-aged wine,
of rich food full of marrow, of aged wine well refined.
7And he will swallow up on this mountain
the covering that is cast over all peoples,
the veil that is spread over all nations.
8He will swallow up death forever;
and the Lord GOD will wipe away tears from all faces,
and the reproach of his people he will take away from all the earth,
for the LORD has spoken.
9It will be said on that day,
“Behold, this is our God; we have waited for him, that he might save us.
This is the LORD; we have waited for him;
let us be glad and rejoice in his salvation.”

Philippians 4:4–13
4Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. 5Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; 6do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
8Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. 9What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me—practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.
10I rejoiced in the Lord greatly that now at length you have revived your concern for me. You were indeed concerned for me, but you had no opportunity. 11Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. 12I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. 13I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

Holy Gospel
Matthew 22:1–14
1Again Jesus spoke to them in parables, saying, 2“The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who gave a wedding feast for his son, 3and sent his servants to call those who were invited to the wedding feast, but they would not come. 4Again he sent other servants, saying, ‘Tell those who are invited, See, I have prepared my dinner, my oxen and my fat calves have been slaughtered, and everything is ready. Come to the wedding feast.’ 5But they paid no attention and went off, one to his farm, another to his business, 6while the rest seized his servants, treated them shamefully, and killed them. 7The king was angry, and he sent his troops and destroyed those murderers and burned their city. 8Then he said to his servants, ‘The wedding feast is ready, but those invited were not worthy. 9Go therefore to the main roads and invite to the wedding feast as many as you find.’ 10And those servants went out into the roads and gathered all whom they found, both bad and good. So the wedding hall was filled with guests.
11“But when the king came in to look at the guests, he saw there a man who had no wedding garment. 12And he said to him, ‘Friend, how did you get in here without a wedding garment?’ And he was speechless. 13Then the king said to the attendants, ‘Bind him hand and foot and cast him into the outer darkness. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’ 14For many are called, but few are chosen.”