Church Bulletin Announcements
September 25, 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
  • 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
  • Walt Whitford (Tammy Eickmeyer and Lynn Reuther's father)

  • 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)
This Week's Members
  • Sherri Appold
  • David & Judy Dawson
  • Jeremy, Laura, & Annabelle Gehrman
  • Adam Jezowski
  • Blaine Lederer
  • Joseph Neumeyer
  • Eleanor Schlicker
  • Alexis Verity
  • Justin Zeilinger
Church Records
Devyn George Vaughn, son of Michelle Schmidt, will be baptized during the 10:30 a.m. service on September 27, 2020. Sponsors are Wendy & Randy Svatora.

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
September 27 1 Corinthians 15
September 28 – 1 Corinthians 16
September 29 – Proverbs 22
September 30 – Psalms 106-107
October 1 – 2 Corinthians 1
October 2 – 2 Corinthians 2
October 3 – 2 Corinthians 3

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.

Mites for Missions
There will be a door offering for collecting mites next week, LWML Sunday, October 4th. Please join us in making a joyful noise to the Lord. Based on the Biblical account of the widow's mite, the Mite Box is intended for regular contributions of "mites" — offerings above and beyond the support given to the congregation and the Synod. As small as a mite is, the Mite Box contributions amount to millions of dollars that fund district and national mission grants. In fact, the LWML has collected over $100 million dollars since 1942. Yes … these coins have and will continue to make a difference. Thank you for contributing to the Mite Box and providing the opportunity for us to spread the Gospel in our state to throughout the world.

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).

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

Drinks & Snacks Needed
We are totally out of water and Gatorade for the construction workers, and we are almost out of snacks. 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!

Giving Back
Stewardship is returning a portion of our gifts to God. The gifts we return are our time, our talent, and our treasure. We return these gifts not because God or our church needs them but because we feel an overwhelming need to show our love and gratitude to God.
  • "Our Video Display Team"
  • Economy Shop needs volunteers
  • "Food for Faith" talk with Dave Schultz
  • Many ways to give back to God
Matthew 21:26 - "But if we say, 'From Man,' we are afraid of the crowd..." Foolish Pharisees! They fear men more than they fear God, and so they miss out on the great blessing of knowing Jesus and His Love. All our sins are like this: we fear something more than we fear God. And how foolish that is! Just think of the blessings we miss out on whenever we place our fear or trust in something other than God.

Valley Vision
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 ( 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.

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.

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
Ezekiel 18:1–4, 25–32
1The word of the LORD came to me: 2“What do you mean by repeating this proverb concerning the land of Israel, ‘The fathers have eaten sour grapes, and the children’s teeth are set on edge’? 3As I live, declares the Lord GOD, this proverb shall no more be used by you in Israel. 4Behold, all souls are mine; the soul of the father as well as the soul of the son is mine: the soul who sins shall die. . . .
25“Yet you say, ‘The way of the Lord is not just.’ Hear now, O house of Israel: Is my way not just? Is it not your ways that are not just? 26When a righteous person turns away from his righteousness and does injustice, he shall die for it; for the injustice that he has done he shall die. 27Again, when a wicked person turns away from the wickedness he has committed and does what is just and right, he shall save his life. 28Because he considered and turned away from all the transgressions that he had committed, he shall surely live; he shall not die. 29Yet the house of Israel says, ‘The way of the Lord is not just.’ O house of Israel, are my ways not just? Is it not your ways that are not just?
30“Therefore I will judge you, O house of Israel, every one according to his ways, declares the Lord GOD. Repent and turn from all your transgressions, lest iniquity be your ruin. 31Cast away from you all the transgressions that you have committed, and make yourselves a new heart and a new spirit! Why will you die, O house of Israel? 32For I have no pleasure in the death of anyone, declares the Lord GOD; so turn, and live.”

Philippians 2:1–4, 14–18
1If there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy, 2complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. 3Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. 4Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. . . .
14Do all things without grumbling or questioning, 15that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and twisted generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world, 16holding fast to the word of life, so that in the day of Christ I may be proud that I did not run in vain or labor in vain. 17Even if I am to be poured out as a drink offering upon the sacrificial offering of your faith, I am glad and rejoice with you all. 18Likewise you also should be glad and rejoice with me.

Holy Gospel
Matthew 21:23–27
23When [Jesus] entered the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people came up to him as he was teaching, and said, “By what authority are you doing these things, and who gave you this authority?” 24Jesus answered them, “I also will ask you one question, and if you tell me the answer, then I also will tell you by what authority I do these things. 25The baptism of John, from where did it come? From heaven or from man?” And they discussed it among themselves, saying, “If we say, ‘From heaven,’ he will say to us, ‘Why then did you not believe him?’ 26But if we say, ‘From man,’ we are afraid of the crowd, for they all hold that John was a prophet.” 27So they answered Jesus, “We do not know.” And he said to them, “Neither will I tell you by what authority I do these things.”