Church Bulletin Announcements
September 4, 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
(Family & Friends of)
  • Loraine Diment

  • 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)
  • Judy Schultz (hospice)
  • Darlene Spyker (cancer)
  • Connie Wajer (motorcycle accident)
  • Walt Whitford (Tammy Eickmeyer's father, cancer)
This Week's Members
  • Rylan Appold
  • Kimberlyn Behmlander
  • Kristy Curpenski
  • Perry Garrett, Jr.
  • Travis & Caitlyn Jaskiewicz
  • Susan & Michael Lakel
  • Jeannine Neumeyer
  • Sonia Scheurs
  • Lori Toyzan
  • Daniel Zeilinger
Church Records
Brett Reymore and Kelsey Schaus were united in marriage before our altar on Saturday, August 29, 2020.
Loraine Diment passed away on August 28, 2020, and received a Christian funeral on September 1, 2020, with burial in Floral Gardens.

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 6 – Romans 16
September 7 – Psalms 97-98
September 8 – Proverbs 21
September 9 – Psalms 99-102
September 10 – 1 Corinthians 1
September 11 – 1 Corinthians 2
September 12 – 1 Corinthians 3

Sunday School Begins September 13
Our Sunday School year begins on September 13, 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 
St. Paul High School Sunday School begins September 13, 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)

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
Our Annual JME Memorial Run/Walk will be held Saturday, September 12, 2020. Guidelines and procedures were published this week. Click here to view them.

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
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 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 ( know. Come share the love of Jesus with the children at St. Paul!

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 ( or 989-631-1017) or Eileen Rodammer ( or 989-652-6696) if you want additional information.

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 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

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 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
Ezekiel 33:7–9
7“So you, son of man, I have made a watchman for the house of Israel. Whenever you hear a word from my mouth, you shall give them warning from me. 8If I say to the wicked, O wicked one, you shall surely die, and you do not speak to warn the wicked to turn from his way, that wicked person shall die in his iniquity, but his blood I will require at your hand. 9But if you warn the wicked to turn from his way, and he does not turn from his way, that person shall die in his iniquity, but you will have delivered your soul.”

Romans 13:1–10
1Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. 2Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment. 3For rulers are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad. Would you have no fear of the one who is in authority? Then do what is good, and you will receive his approval, 4for he is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain. For he is the servant of God, an avenger who carries out God’s wrath on the wrongdoer. 5Therefore one must be in subjection, not only to avoid God’s wrath but also for the sake of conscience. 6For the same reason you also pay taxes, for the authorities are ministers of God, attending to this very thing. 7Pay to all what is owed to them: taxes to whom taxes are owed, revenue to whom revenue is owed, respect to whom respect is owed, honor to whom honor is owed.
8Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law. 9The commandments, “You shall not commit adultery, You shall not murder, You shall not steal, You shall not covet,” and any other commandment, are summed up in this word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” 10Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.

Holy Gospel
Matthew 18:1–20
1At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, “Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” 2And calling to him a child, he put him in the midst of them 3and said, “Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. 4Whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
5“Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me, 6but whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a great millstone fastened around his neck and to be drowned in the depth of the sea.
7“Woe to the world for temptations to sin! For it is necessary that temptations come, but woe to the one by whom the temptation comes! 8And if your hand or your foot causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to enter life crippled or lame than with two hands or two feet to be thrown into the eternal fire. 9And if your eye causes you to sin, tear it out and throw it away. It is better for you to enter life with one eye than with two eyes to be thrown into the hell of fire.
10“See that you do not despise one of these little ones. For I tell you that in heaven their angels always see the face of my Father who is in heaven. 11For the Son of Man came to save the lost. 12What do you think? If a man has a hundred sheep and one of them has gone astray, does he not leave the ninety-nine on the mountains and go in search of the one that went astray? 13And if he finds it, truly, I say to you, he rejoices over it more than over the ninety-nine that never went astray. 14So it is not the will of my Father who is in heaven that one of these little ones should perish.
15“If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault, between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have gained your brother. 16But if he does not listen, take one or two others along with you, that every charge may be established by the evidence of two or three witnesses. 17If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church. And if he refuses to listen even to the church, let him be to you as a Gentile and a tax collector. 18Truly, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. 19Again I say to you, if two of you agree on earth about anything they ask, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. 20For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them.”