Church Bulletin Announcements
September 18, 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
Special
  • Wyatt Crouse (Dan Bourdow’s grandson)
  • 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
  • Scott Appold
  • Patricia Behmlander
  • George, Courtney, Mason, & Cotie Daniel & Landon LaForest
  • Austin & Sarah Gatza
  • Susan Jerome
  • Steffanie LeBeau
  • Jordan Neumeyer
  • Tom & Naomi Schimm
  • Kenneth Van Cise
  • Ferdinand Zeilinger
Church Records
Aubrey Serene Drysdale, child of David & Kristine Drysdale, born June 9, 2020, will be baptized at 1 p.m. on September 20, 2020. Sponsors are Brian Decker and Nichole Palm.

Altar Flowers
In honor of Gerald & Doris Appold's 66th wedding anniversary on September 18

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 20 1 Corinthians 9
September 21 – Psalm 105
September 22 – 1 Corinthians 10
September 23 – 1 Corinthians 11
September 24 – 1 Corinthians 12
September 25 – 1 Corinthians 13
September 26 – 1 Corinthians 14

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).

Sunday School Begins September 20
Sunday School will begin on September 20, 9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Be sure to 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.

New Assistant Treasurer - Welcome Gretchen!
Gretchen Jurek is happy to be joining St. Paul as the Assistant Treasurer. She has a nursing background but is excited to start a new chapter in her life. Gretchen and Dave have 3 kids. They enjoy camping, sport, and crafts. Gretchen will be working in the church & school office and assisting with financial tasks. Feel free to email her at treasurer@stpaulbaycity.org.

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)

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!

Stewardship - A Way of Life
Matthew 20:9 - "And when those hired about the eleventh hour came, each of them received a denarius." Behold the generosity of God! He gives out of His grace, not what we deserve to receive. Living a godly life means living in imitation of God, and His generosity is surely one of the foundations of God's being.

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.

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.

Quilts for Orphan Grain Train-Michigan
Many Women’s Quilting Groups across the church may have recently learned Covid-19 is keeping them from contributing quilts where they previously have done so. Nevertheless, quilters have a very viable option. Orphan Grain Train—Michigan located in Sebewaing continues to receive and distribute quilts, blankets, clothing, and medical equipment without restriction. Far from being constrained, Orphan Grain Train remains busy processing donated goods for distribution. Quilts are among the most appreciated items from caring women who devote great effort making them. In February an international shipment from the OGT-M Center in Sebewaing arrived in Kyrgyzstan to benefit struggling people just as the pandemic hit that region of Asia. The Michigan warehouse of Orphan Grain Train is now being stocked for further Christian humanitarian aid world-wide. Another shipment is planned for this autumn likely to Central America. For information about donating quilts or other goods, contact branch manager, Pastor David Reed (989-600-2264).

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.
Old Testament Reading
Isaiah 55:6–9
6“Seek the LORD while he may be found;
call upon him while he is near;
7let the wicked forsake his way,
and the unrighteous man his thoughts;
let him return to the LORD, that he may have compassion on him,
and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.
8For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
neither are your ways my ways, declares the LORD.
9For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
so are my ways higher than your ways
and my thoughts than your thoughts.”

Epistle
Philippians 1:12–14, 19–30
12I want you to know, brothers, that what has happened to me has really served to advance the gospel, 13so that it has become known throughout the whole imperial guard and to all the rest that my imprisonment is for Christ. 14And most of the brothers, having become confident in the Lord by my imprisonment, are much more bold to speak the word without fear. . . .
19for I know that through your prayers and the help of the Spirit of Jesus Christ this will turn out for my deliverance, 20as it is my eager expectation and hope that I will not be at all ashamed, but that with full courage now as always Christ will be honored in my body, whether by life or by death. 21For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain. 22If I am to live in the flesh, that means fruitful labor for me. Yet which I shall choose I cannot tell. 23I am hard pressed between the two. My desire is to depart and be with Christ, for that is far better. 24But to remain in the flesh is more necessary on your account. 25Convinced of this, I know that I will remain and continue with you all, for your progress and joy in the faith, 26so that in me you may have ample cause to glory in Christ Jesus, because of my coming to you again.
27Only let your manner of life be worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or am absent, I may hear of you that you are standing firm in one spirit, with one mind striving side by side for the faith of the gospel, 28and not frightened in anything by your opponents. This is a clear sign to them of their destruction, but of your salvation, and that from God. 29For it has been granted to you that for the sake of Christ you should not only believe in him but also suffer for his sake, 30engaged in the same conflict that you saw I had and now hear that I still have.

Holy Gospel
Matthew 20:1–16
1[Jesus said:] “The kingdom of heaven is like a master of a house who went out early in the morning to hire laborers for his vineyard. 2After agreeing with the laborers for a denarius a day, he sent them into his vineyard. 3And going out about the third hour he saw others standing idle in the marketplace, 4and to them he said, ‘You go into the vineyard too, and whatever is right I will give you.’ 5So they went. Going out again about the sixth hour and the ninth hour, he did the same. 6And about the eleventh hour he went out and found others standing. And he said to them, ‘Why do you stand here idle all day?’ 7They said to him, ‘Because no one has hired us.’ He said to them, ‘You go into the vineyard too.’ 8And when evening came, the owner of the vineyard said to his foreman, ‘Call the laborers and pay them their wages, beginning with the last, up to the first.’ 9And when those hired about the eleventh hour came, each of them received a denarius. 10Now when those hired first came, they thought they would receive more, but each of them also received a denarius. 11And on receiving it they grumbled at the master of the house, 12saying, ‘These last worked only one hour, and you have made them equal to us who have borne the burden of the day and the scorching heat.’ 13But he replied to one of them, ‘Friend, I am doing you no wrong. Did you not agree with me for a denarius? 14Take what belongs to you and go. I choose to give to this last worker as I give to you. 15Am I not allowed to do what I choose with what belongs to me? Or do you begrudge my generosity?’ 16So the last will be first, and the first last.”

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