Church Bulletin Announcements
September 11, 2020
In every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. Philippians 4:6
Homebound
  • Dolores Appold
  • Dorine Auernhammer
  • Gwen Bakus
  • Armond Beiser
  • Rick & Bonnie Emeott
  • Howard Harmon
  • 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
Bereaved
(Family & Friends of)
  • Judy Schultz

Special
  • Wyatt Crouse (Dan Bourdow’s grandson)
  • Joanne Dodson (hospitalized)
  • Hedwig Gerold (cancer)
  • Colleen (Howard Grantham's great-niece)
  • Howard Harmon (recovery of knee injury)
  • Fred Morley (DJ Bourdow's uncle)
  • Darlene Spyker (cancer)
  • Connie Wajer (motorcycle accident)
  • Walt Whitford (Tammy Eickmeyer's father, cancer)
This Week's Members
  • Sarah Appold
  • Lyle & Barbara Behmlander
  • Thomas & Debra Curpenski
  • Sharon, Ava, & Perry Garrett
  • Tyler Jaskiewicz
  • James LaPlant
  • John & Nannette Neumeyer
  • Stephen & Sharon Schilke
  • Jacob Trogan
  • David Zeilinger
Church Records
Michael Marner & Kara Engelhardt will be united in marriage before our altar on Saturday, September 12, 2020.

Altar Flowers
Last week's flowers were given in memory of Loraine Diment by Kevin & Dorothy Kaufmann (Loraine’s goddaughter)

Livestream of Services
Remember, you can view the livestream services through this link: https://www.facebook.com/stpaulfrankenlustbaycity/ They will also be uploaded onto YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCizDeFUgNsoP61Zd_kGdCFg, 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
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
September 19 – 1 Corinthians 8

Sunday School Kickoff Delayed until September 20
Due to the school closure, our Sunday School year has been pushed back one week. We will begin on September 20, 9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Be sure to fill a printed copy of this PDF (also available in the back of church) and return it to the office or submit this online registration form, so we can prepare supplies for each student. Procedures have been put in place to keep students and Sunday School volunteers healthy and safe and to respect the current school building use requirements. Contact Vicki Begick (525-3733) or Lynn Hendrick (450-1969) with any questions.
  • Please drop students off at the main school entrance door (NE gym door) for attendance and temperature check. 
  • Entrance to the school will be restricted to students and Sunday School volunteers only. 
  • Facial coverings must be worn by Sunday School volunteers and students when in indoor hallways and common areas. 
  • All Sunday School volunteers and students in grades 6-12 will be wearing masks during class indoors.
  • School cleaning/disinfecting guidelines will be followed. 
  • For pick up at 10:15 am, please line up outside and children will be sent out to parents one by one.

High School Sunday School Starts September 20
St. Paul High School Sunday School begins September 20, 9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. All students 9-12th grade are welcome to join us in the Conference Room. Our study will follow the readings of the Church Lectionary. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Valerie Matyas (248) 227-3491.

Online Auction for the Ministry Center
The St Paul Ministry Center Auction is scheduled to be an online auction to be held in October. If you have items for the auction, we will schedule a pickup after September 8. Stay tuned for more details. Ray and Debbie Garcia (989-662-6050)

Friendship Circle
LWML Friendship Circle will meet for the September meeting at the home of Virginia Hutter this week Thursday, September 17th, at 6:30. It will be a joy to be together again! Come enjoy the sweet evening with your sisters in Christ and dig into God’s Word with Pastor Matyas. Please bring your choice of beverage, your Bible for the study time and your Mites for the LWML Grants!

Ladies Aid
It's been since March that we've met together so we will give our September meeting a go. For a variety of reasons our meeting will be held Monday, Sept 14, 6 PM, outside at Frankenlust Township Park. Please note time change. Bring your own beverage and individual servings of dessert will be offered. There are picnic tables under the pavilion but feel free to bring your own chair if you'd feel more comfortable. Our topic will simply be to enjoy a late summer evening outside and finally catch up with each other. Hope to see you there!

9th Annual JME Memorial Run/Walk - Cancelled
JME organizers have come to the difficult decision of cancelling our 2020 JME Memorial Run/Walk this year. The annual JME event is meant to bring people together for fellowship, but we feel that at this time would not be in the best interest of participants. We are disappointed, but we are confident that this is the best thing to do this year. 
Please look for further announcements regarding JME t-shirt and medal pick-up dates and times. When participants get your race day t-shirts, we would love for you to take your own race day selfie wearing your JME t-shirt and then tag our St. Paul Facebook page. 
We would like to thank all of our sponsors who give generously for this wonderful cause each year, and we look forward to our best JME Memorial Run/Walk in 2021. It will be our 10th JME!!

Yes, We Are Still Showing Love and Appreciation to our Construction Crew
Thank you for your support as we continue to provide drinks and snacks for the construction crew. You can still help by donating Powerade/Gatorade 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 we've added a donation box for monetary gifts. Contact Matt 415-4068 or Heidi 450-0975 with any questions. Thank you!

Many Thanks to our School Custodians!
Thank You Dale Jezowski We would like to thank Dale Jezowski for the excellent job in doing custodial work in and around the school grounds for the last 18 months. Dale performed his tasks in a timely and dedicated manner! Dale has chosen to pursue another adventure, we wish him the best and may God bless him as he moves forward.
Thank You Lydia Schultz St. Paul would also like to thank Lydia for working with Dale during her senior year of high school. She helped Dale out in cleaning the inside of the building. She often came in the early hours of the morning before she headed off to school. She is now attending Concordia University in Seward, Nebraska and is pursuing a career in church work as a Deaconess! Blessings on your endeavor Lydia!
Welcome David Dent, Jr. St. Paul would like to welcome David as he takes over the duties of custodian here at school. He’s very conscientious in his effort to ensure the safe cleaning protocols required here at school during the pandemic. May God bless him in his efforts as we help to support him in all that he does around the building.
Welcome Isabel Warren We welcome Isabel as she takes over the cleaning responsibilities from Lydia Schultz. Isabel is currently a Valley Lutheran High School senior and often performs in drama skits and plays put on by Valley. We ask that God be with her throughout the year as she takes on the cleaning duties during her senior year of high school.

Thanks for Your Support!
PTO would like to thank everyone who came to support the Food Truck Tuesdays this summer and the 1st Day of School fundraiser. Many thanks also to all the participating vendors. We raised $1,250 for the Teaching Tools!

Memorial Meal for Al Vogtmann
We will plan to have a meal in memory of Al next spring in the new Ministry Center. Thank you and God bless you! - Diane Vogtmann

Valley Vision

Stewardship - A Way of Life
Romans 14:7 - "For none of us lives to himself, and none of us dies to himself." We just don't belong to ourselves. We belong first of all to God, and, through Him, we belong to our neighbors. We are here to serve God in our service to one another. God has called you to this service through your vocation. As a Christian, you serve others in the church; as a neighbor, you serve others in society; and as a son or daughter, husband or wife, father or mother, you serve your family.

Flu Clinic
Wellspring Lutheran Services will have a flu clinic here in the church narthex on Sunday, September 27 from 9-10:30 a.m.

Thank You from Beacon of Hope
Dear St. Paul,
Thank you so much for participating in Baby Bottle Boomerang for this year. Your donation will help us to serve and support our clients with all the help they need. When we all work together, we can accomplish great things. This year your church donated $637.00 Ever penny helps. Thank you again.
--Beacon of Hope
Advertisers Wanted
The new membership directory for St. Paul Lutheran Frankenlust Church should be ready for publishing in September 2020. Anyone interested in placing an advertisement or personal message in our new directory should call Jill Garner at (800) 544-6903 ext. 109 toll free or email her at jgarner@cathedraldirectories.com. Your current ad or business card could be used or help in making up a new ad could be arranged. Please feel free to pass this information on to others. Advertisers do not need to be members of our church.

Substitute Teachers Needed
We're getting ready to head back to school, and we'd like to add a few names to our list of possible subs. If you are willing to substitute for teachers or staff, please let Principal Lustila (JackLustila@stpaulbaycity.org) know. Come share the love of Jesus with the children at St. Paul!

Chicken BBQ
The Athletic Club of Trinity Lutheran Church (20 E Salzburg Rd.) will be hosting a Drive-Thru Chicken BBQ on Saturday, September 26th. Cost will be $10 per meal and will be served from 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Chicken dinners will consist of ½ chicken, baked beans, squash, coleslaw, a roll, and bottle of water. All meals will be prepackage and take-out style only. To keep everyone safe, all recommended state guidelines will be followed. Our last Chicken BBQ sold out in under an hour!.... so we will be cooking twice as many chickens this time. Hope to see you there!

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.

LHM Radio Broadcast Volunteer Request
The Saginaw Valley Zone of the Lutheran Laymen's League is in great need of volunteers to participate on the Zone Radio Broadcast Team to continue to broadcast the Lutheran Hour on WSAM 1400 AM every Sunday morning. The role should take only about 10 hours of time a year and would focus on encouraging contributions from congregations in our listening area. Please contact Paul Moeller (pamoeller@aol.com or 989-631-1017) or Eileen Rodammer (emrodammer@yahoo.com or 989-652-6696) if you want additional information.

Charity Navigator Awards Orphan Grain Train Its Highest Rating
It is good for those undertaking charitable giving to know an organization’s record and financial rating. Orphan Grain Train has recently received the annual rating of Charity Navigator, the premier surveyor of charitable integrity. Orphan Grain Train is among Charity Navigator’s Top Ten List and ranks #6 out of 9,000 reviewed charities which accept only private donations. We are grateful for the public transparency of Orphan Grain Train and its record which continually places OGT among the most trusted and financially accountable charities. OGT again received ‘4 Stars,’ Charity Navigator’s highest rating and a 100% Overall Score & Rating for Financial, and Accountability & Transparency. Please note 98.2% of all financial donations directly help those in need; only 1.8% is allocated to administrative or marketing costs. The Michigan branch of OGT is entirely self-supporting and all-volunteer. 100% of branch donations to Orphan Grain Train—Michigan are directed to fund the mission.

Free Services Available
Region VII Area Agency on Aging is now accepting referrals for our FREE vision, dental, and hearing aid programs. Eligibility for these programs requires the participant or caregiver be aged 60 or older and a resident of Bay, Clare, Gladwin, Gratiot, Huron, Isabella, Midland, Saginaw, Sanilac or Tuscola County. Region VII Area Agency on Aging is providing funding for these FREE services through September 30, 2020 or until funding is depleted.
Region VII Area Agency on Aging offers a comprehensive list of services for older adults that includes assistance with Medicaid and Medicare questions, volunteer opportunities, and the USDA Food Box Program.
Please contact the Agency on Aging at 1-800-858-1637 to inquire about these FREE services.

Valley Golf Outing
Valley’s 21st Annual Golf Scramble for Student Aid will be Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020 at Apple Mountain Golf Course. We are working diligently to ensure the meaningful event remains safe and fun for all participants. Cost is $70 per golfer this year since we are not able to hold the banquet at this time.
Brochures are available in the VLHS office or online at www.vlhs.com/golf. Registration form, sponsorship sign-up, and payment may be mailed or dropped off to: Valley Lutheran High School 3560 McCarty Rd., Saginaw, MI 48603. In addition to golfing, there are numerous opportunities for corporations, businesses, and individuals to support Valley Lutheran through this charitable event. Sponsorship includes:
  • Recognition in the Golf Outing program
  • A sign prominently displayed at the event
All sponsorship packages are 100% tax deductible, except the Corporate Package, which has a $280 tax credit. For more information about this event call or email our Director of Development, Kyle DeWees at (989) 790-1676 or kdewees@vlhs.com.

Immanuel Frankentrost Living Nativity Postponed Until 2021
2020 has been quite the year and thankfully though we don’t know what still lies ahead, He is in control 24/7. The Living Nativity Committee met and, regrettably, we made the decision to postpone the live presentation which would have been held December 4, 5 and 6, 2020. We know this has been a tradition for many of you for the last 23 years, thank you. We still will be promoting our 24th year on Facebook where you will have the opportunity to watch a video that weekend as a family and sing some Christmas songs. Make sure and stay tuned to learn more at our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Living-Nativity-222078197820676/. Lord willing, on December 3, 4 and 5, 2021, we will have a live event again and look forward to seeing everyone. God bless you and your families. Thank you.
Old Testament Reading
Genesis 50:15–21
15When Joseph’s brothers saw that their father was dead, they said, “It may be that Joseph will hate us and pay us back for all the evil that we did to him.” 16So they sent a message to Joseph, saying, “Your father gave this command before he died, 17‘Say to Joseph, Please forgive the transgression of your brothers and their sin, because they did evil to you.’ And now, please forgive the transgression of the servants of the God of your father.” Joseph wept when they spoke to him. 18His brothers also came and fell down before him and said, “Behold, we are your servants.” 19But Joseph said to them, “Do not fear, for am I in the place of God? 20As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good, to bring it about that many people should be kept alive, as they are today. 21So do not fear; I will provide for you and your little ones.” Thus he comforted them and spoke kindly to them.

Epistle
Romans 14:1–12
1As for the one who is weak in faith, welcome him, but not to quarrel over opinions. 2One person believes he may eat anything, while the weak person eats only vegetables. 3Let not the one who eats despise the one who abstains, and let not the one who abstains pass judgment on the one who eats, for God has welcomed him. 4Who are you to pass judgment on the servant of another? It is before his own master that he stands or falls. And he will be upheld, for the Lord is able to make him stand.
5One person esteems one day as better than another, while another esteems all days alike. Each one should be fully convinced in his own mind. 6The one who observes the day, observes it in honor of the Lord. The one who eats, eats in honor of the Lord, since he gives thanks to God, while the one who abstains, abstains in honor of the Lord and gives thanks to God. 7For none of us lives to himself, and none of us dies to himself. 8If we live, we live to the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord. So then, whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord’s. 9For to this end Christ died and lived again, that he might be Lord both of the dead and of the living.
10Why do you pass judgment on your brother? Or you, why do you despise your brother? For we will all stand before the judgment seat of God; 11for it is written,
“As I live, says the Lord, every knee shall bow to me,
and every tongue shall confess to God.”
12So then each of us will give an account of himself to God.

Holy Gospel
Matthew 18:21–35
21Peter came up and said to [Jesus], “Lord, how often will my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? As many as seven times?” 22Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you seven times, but seventy times seven.
23“Therefore the kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who wished to settle accounts with his servants. 24When he began to settle, one was brought to him who owed him ten thousand talents. 25And since he could not pay, his master ordered him to be sold, with his wife and children and all that he had, and payment to be made. 26So the servant fell on his knees, imploring him, ‘Have patience with me, and I will pay you everything.’ 27And out of pity for him, the master of that servant released him and forgave him the debt. 28But when that same servant went out, he found one of his fellow servants who owed him a hundred denarii, and seizing him, he began to choke him, saying, ‘Pay what you owe.’ 29So his fellow servant fell down and pleaded with him, ‘Have patience with me, and I will pay you.’ 30He refused and went and put him in prison until he should pay the debt. 31When his fellow servants saw what had taken place, they were greatly distressed, and they went and reported to their master all that had taken place. 32Then his master summoned him and said to him, ‘You wicked servant! I forgave you all that debt because you pleaded with me. 33And should not you have had mercy on your fellow servant, as I had mercy on you?’ 34And in anger his master delivered him to the jailers, until he should pay all his debt. 35So also my heavenly Father will do to every one of you, if you do not forgive your brother from your heart.”

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