Church Bulletin Announcements
September 10, 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
  • Armond Beiser (hospice)
  • Wyatt Crouse (Dan Bourdow’s grandson)
  • Dave Foster
  • Kathleen Kernstock
  • Jack Robinson (Jan Kinney's grandson; leukemia)

This Week's Members
  • Rylan & Rachel Appold
  • Joanne Behmlander
  • Jared Cliff
  • Jill, Robert, Evangeline, & Blue Friske
  • Gerald & Janet Hoerauf
  • Ricky & Shelby Kuch
  • JungJa McCoy & Nathan Coyer
  • Jordan Rajewski
  • Frederick & Dawn Schwab
  • Timothy Wegener
Altar Flowers
Altar flowers are in memory of Dorolyn Mammel who passed away 15 years ago on September 10th, placed by her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

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 - 258 (162, 96)


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
September 12 – 1 Corinthians 3
September 13 – Psalm 103
September 14 – 1 Corinthians 4
September 15 – 1 Corinthians 5
September 16 – Psalm 104
September 17 – 1 Corinthians 6
September 18 – 1 Corinthians 7

Parking at Church
If you consider yourself able-bodied, please leave the parking spaces in the front of the church on Ziegler Rd. for those who may need a shorter walking distance. Thank you!

St. Paul Family Fun Fest
September 11th, 2021
9:00 a.m. – JME Memorial Race
Students, ages 10 and under, can participate in the ¼ mile run at 9:00 and will receive a medal for participation. The 1 mile and 2 mile run/walk will begin at 9:15. All races will begin on Ziegler Rd (just next to the Church).
10 a.m.-1 p.m. – Food, Fellowship, & Fun
*Dunk Tank Fundraiser, featuring: Mrs. Polzin, Mrs. Dent, Mr. Garcia, and Pastor Matyas!
All are welcome! Hot dogs, chips, cotton candy, pop, bounce house, lawn games, and DUNK TANK! Bring a few dollars and try dunking some St. Paul celebrities! Free will donation for food. Dunk tank proceeds make next year’s event possible. Join the FUN! – St. Paul Board of Education

Sunday School supports Wellspring Lutheran Services with a Donation drive on September 12
During this school year, the St. Paul Sunday School program will have a “kids helping kids” theme, supporting Wellspring Lutheran Services through offerings and donation drives. In support of the kids and families that Wellspring serves, children are being asked to bring a donation item on the first day of Sunday School, September 12.  On opening day, a representative from Wellspring will be here to speak with the children to help kick-off this effort. If you would like to help support St. Paul’s Sunday School program in this mission, donations can be dropped off to the office or church. Items that are of the greatest need are diapers and baby wipes, back packs, school supplies, hygiene products, cleaning supplies, and sports equipment (soccer balls & basketballs). Gift cards and cash donations are also appreciated by Wellspring. Please label any donations dropped off for Wellspring. If you have any questions, please call or text Vicki Begick at 525-3733 or Lynn Hendrick at 450-1969.

Ladies Aid - This Monday
Ladies Aid will be meeting Monday, Sept 13 at 7:00 PM in the Ministry Center. After having the summer off it's time to get back in gear and reconnect. All ladies of the congregation and guests are warmly invited. See you Monday!

Friendship Circle - This Thursday
All women of the congregation are invited Thursday evening, September 16th, at 6:30pm in the Ministry Center to welcome Missionary Joy Markus. Joy presented the story of her rescue from Muslim and certain death to us in 2018. Joy has continued her career in Dearborn with POBLO International, through Covid, and is eager to bring us up to date with her mission. She will also introduce us to her Comfort dog Luna who is inseparable from her side. We hope you are able to attend! St Paul Friendship Circle

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.

CEF Investment Rebate Program Pays Off
As a result of our congregational and individual investments in Church Extension Fund, we recently received a check in the amount of $605.21 as a rebate on our loan.
You may recall hearing about this a year or so ago.
Here’s how it works:
Eligible CEF loan customers (that’s us) receive a cash rebate once a year, when the congregation’s total investments (individual and congregational) meet one of three tiers. Each higher tier pays a higher percentage of the loan balance. So, the more we invest with CEF, the bigger our cash rebate will be.
Remember, all CEF investments are used to provide low-interest loans to Lutheran Congregations in Michigan. These loans help build new churches and schools (or Ministry Center additions). So, by investing in CEF, not only do we earn a competitive rate of return, we learn how our money can be used to bless others. Truly a terrific stewardship habit that can last a lifetime.
If you would like more information on CEF investment opportunities, visit their website at – or – contact our St Paul CEF Rep, Luella Britton at 798-3156.

Join the St. Paul Bowling League!
The St. Paul Fellowship Bowling League is looking for more teams (4 Person Co-Ed). We bowl every other Sunday at Monitor Lanes at 6 PM, starting September 12th. For more details, please reach out to Jason Schlicker – 906-2132.

2021 Phone Directory: Please Help Keep the Church Records Updated!
The 2021 phone directory of St. Paul members will be printed this fall. Please take a moment to review your contact information that was printed last year in the 2020 phone directory. If information is outdated, please provide updates and/or changes as needed (e.g. new address(es), new email, new contact numbers, new family members added, family members who have moved away, etc.). Click here to submit updated information using an online form. Paper forms will be available in the church narthex.

Needed: Volunteer Videographer
An additional videographer is needed one a month for livestream during the 8 a.m. If you are interested in helping, please contact David Schultz or Cheryl Leppek (989-460-8383) or Cathi Reymore (989-225-1204) for details.

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
Mark 9:24 "Immediately the father of the child cried out and said, 'I believe; help my unbelief!'" Haven’t we often felt like this! And notice that Jesus does not throw the man out because of his weakness of faith. He still has pity, and He still blesses the man as His Lord. But neither does Jesus leave people in weakness of faith. He blesses us and calls us to a deeper faith – as He did to the disciples in the boat on the storm-tossed sea. How does our faith grow? By hearing the Word of God. What does our faith lead to as it grows? It leads to a godly life lived in thanksgiving to our Lord.

Wellspring Auxiliary Update
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. Hopefully we will be able to meet again in May 2022.
Like last year, we will be collecting $30.00 Walmart gift cards or checks made out to Wellspring Lutheran Services to help provide Christmas for Bay County foster children handled through their office. The cards and checks need to be taken to the Economy Center by November 5, 2021.
If you have any questions, please call Kathie Colone at 989-671-9650. Thank you in advance for your generosity.

September Valley Vision
Click here for the September Valley Vision.

Orphan Grain Train—Michigan Call for Goods
In two years of regular operations, Orphan Grain Train—Michigan has prepared 9,000 boxes of humanitarian relief assembled at the OGT Center in Sebewaing. Goods include clothing, bedding, medical equipment, hygiene and school kits, and more. Donations and funding gifts make this work possible. We continue a general call throughout the church. Donations of clean serviceable clothing of all sorts (infant, children, adult) are welcomed. Medical supplies, bicycles in working condition, and blankets are also in the nature of primary needed goods. A much fuller list may be found at Tap “What We Do / Special Project / Wish List.” Items may be delivered to the OGT-Michigan Center Tuesdays or Thursdays (9:00 am—noon) or by special arrangement by calling 989-600-2264. The Orphan Grain Train—Michigan Center is located at 126 E. Main, Sebewaing. Our team of volunteers actively prepares these desperately needed relief supplies for people world-wide. 
Old Testament Reading
Isaiah 50:4–10
4The Lord GOD has given me
the tongue of those who are taught,
that I may know how to sustain with a word
him who is weary.
Morning by morning he awakens;
he awakens my ear
to hear as those who are taught.
5The Lord GOD has opened my ear,
and I was not rebellious;
I turned not backward.
6I gave my back to those who strike,
and my cheeks to those who pull out the beard;
I hid not my face
from disgrace and spitting.
7But the Lord GOD helps me;
therefore I have not been disgraced;
therefore I have set my face like a flint,
and I know that I shall not be put to shame.
8He who vindicates me is near.
Who will contend with me?
Let us stand up together.
Who is my adversary?
Let him come near to me.
9Behold, the Lord GOD helps me;
who will declare me guilty?
Behold, all of them will wear out like a garment;
the moth will eat them up.
10Who among you fears the LORD
and obeys the voice of his servant?
Let him who walks in darkness
and has no light
trust in the name of the LORD
and rely on his God.

Epistle Reading
James 3:1–12
1Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers, for you know that we who teach will be judged with greater strictness. 2For we all stumble in many ways, and if anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect man, able also to bridle his whole body. 3If we put bits into the mouths of horses so that they obey us, we guide their whole bodies as well. 4Look at the ships also: though they are so large and are driven by strong winds, they are guided by a very small rudder wherever the will of the pilot directs. 5So also the tongue is a small member, yet it boasts of great things.
How great a forest is set ablaze by such a small fire! 6And the tongue is a fire, a world of unrighteousness. The tongue is set among our members, staining the whole body, setting on fire the entire course of life, and set on fire by hell. 7For every kind of beast and bird, of reptile and sea creature, can be tamed and has been tamed by mankind, 8but no human being can tame the tongue. It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison. 9With it we bless our Lord and Father, and with it we curse people who are made in the likeness of God. 10From the same mouth come blessing and cursing. My brothers, these things ought not to be so. 11Does a spring pour forth from the same opening both fresh and salt water? 12Can a fig tree, my brothers, bear olives, or a grapevine produce figs? Neither can a salt pond yield fresh water.

Holy Gospel
Mark 9:14–29
14When they came to the disciples, they saw a great crowd around them, and scribes arguing with them. 15And immediately all the crowd, when they saw him, were greatly amazed and ran up to [Jesus] and greeted him. 16And he asked them, “What are you arguing about with them?” 17And someone from the crowd answered him, “Teacher, I brought my son to you, for he has a spirit that makes him mute. 18And whenever it seizes him, it throws him down, and he foams and grinds his teeth and becomes rigid. So I asked your disciples to cast it out, and they were not able.” 19And he answered them, “O faithless generation, how long am I to be with you? How long am I to bear with you? Bring him to me.” 20And they brought the boy to him. And when the spirit saw him, immediately it convulsed the boy, and he fell on the ground and rolled about, foaming at the mouth. 21And Jesus asked his father, “How long has this been happening to him?” And he said, “From childhood. 22And it has often cast him into fire and into water, to destroy him. But if you can do anything, have compassion on us and help us.” 23And Jesus said to him, “If you can! All things are possible for one who believes.” 24Immediately the father of the child cried out and said, “I believe; help my unbelief!” 25And when Jesus saw that a crowd came running together, he rebuked the unclean spirit, saying to it, “You mute and deaf spirit, I command you, come out of him and never enter him again.” 26And after crying out and convulsing him terribly, it came out, and the boy was like a corpse, so that most of them said, “He is dead.” 27But Jesus took him by the hand and lifted him up, and he arose. 28And when he had entered the house, his disciples asked him privately, “Why could we not cast it out?” 29And he said to them, “This kind cannot be driven out by anything but prayer.”