Church Bulletin Announcements

August 12, 2022

In every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. Philippians 4:6


  • Doris Appold
  • Dorine Auernhammer
  • Gwen Bakus
  • Vera Begick
  • Jon Ittner
  • Mike & Karen Kusch
  • Margaret Meyer
  • Irene Neumeyer 
  • Julie Roark
  • RoseAnne Schmidt
  • Roy Schwab
  • Anna Spielhaupter
  • Tim Wegener
  • Frank & Carol Wozniak


  • Dean Bass
  • Wyatt Crouse (Dan Bourdow’s grandson)
  • Larry Daly (Denise Daly's father; cancer)
  • Dave Foster
  • Debbie Kahihikolo (Denise Daly's sister)
  • Connie Makl (Jeremy Warren's aunt)
  • Irene Neumeyer (Sheffield Place)
  • Ardie Reuther
  • Jack Robinson (Jan Kinney's grandson; leukemia)
  • Don Schark (brain tumor)
  • Dave Sherry (cancer)
  • Fuzz Appold
  • Doris Appold
  • Jeremy & Laura Gehrman (Welcome Baby Boy)
  • Herb Appold
  • Chloe & Riley Ringley(United in marriage)

This Week's Members

  • Mary Lou Appold
  • Gary & Elizabeth Behmlander
  • Jennifer & Kaylee Bush
  • Loretta Eickmeyer
  • James & Lisa Goss 
  • Jacob Kaufmann
  • Brady Leppek
  • Andrea & Hailey Nagy
  • Erica Reymore
  • Rodger & Donna Smigiel
  • Andrew & Summer Weiss

Sunday, August 14

Worship with Communion 8 a.m.

Bible Class 9:15 a.m.

Celebration & Praise with Communion - Outdoors, Weather Permitting 10:30 a.m.

Sunday Night Youth Group 5-7 p.m.

Monday, August 15

Office Closed

Wednesday, August 17

Young Adult Bible Study 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, August 18

JOY Gathering 12:00 p.m. 

Church Council 6:30 p.m.

Sunday, August 21

Worship with Communion 8 a.m.

Bible Class 9:15 a.m.

Worship with Communion 8 a.m.

Sunday Night Youth Group 5-7 p.m.

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. If you wish to receive communion in your pew, please inform an usher.

Altar Flowers

  • Last Sunday’s altar flowers were given from Brenda Weiss, in memory of her father Will Weiss.
  • Last Sunday’s side flowers were from the funeral of Al Wegener
  • This Sunday’s altar flowers are in honor of Mike & Cindy Appold's 37th Anniversary 


Hazel Ann Appold, child of Evan & Alexandra Appold, born May 31, 2022, will be baptized on Sunday, August 14, during the 10:30 a.m. service. Sponsors are Paige Sawicki, Grant Greenwood, Shay Podleski, Michael Kuch. 

Sadie Marie Podleski, child of Jason & Shay Podleski, born July 4th, 2015, will be baptized on Sunday, August 14th, during the 10:30 a.m. service. Sponsors are Alex Appold & Travis Jaskiewicz, with Reed Schnepf as a witness. 

Church Attendance

Last Sunday - 197 (131, 66)


Chloe & Riley Ringley will be united in marriage today, Friday, August 12th.

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

August 14 - Romans 1

August 15 - Romans 2

August 16 - Romans 3

August 17 - Psalms 84-85

August 18 - Psalms 86-88

August 19 - Romans 4

August 20 -Romans 5

Increased Sunday Morning Church Attendance

St. Paul has been blessed with increased attendance Sunday mornings but that brings a bit of a challenge as well. Please remember that the back 3 rows of pews are intended for parents with small children and/or those physically challenged to walk farther forward. Thanks for your consideration for your fellow worshipers!

Heartfelt Thank You

I would like to thank St. Paul Church and School Families for the warm welcome following my installation as Principal on July 31. The cards, gifts, prayers, conversations, food and cake were a blessing to my family and me. A special thank you to Board of Education & PTO for sponsoring the potluck. I look forward to serving the fine people of St. Paul in the many years ahead. 

-Principal Mrs. Valerie Matyas

1st Sunday Mites

Just a reminder that Friendship Circle is not meeting until September, but you can still drop off your mites the first Sunday of each month in the large mite box on the card table in the narthex.  

JOY Gathering

JOY will be meeting Thursday, July 21st at Frankenlust Township Hall on Delta Rd. at 12:00 noon. Bring a lunch, drinks will be provided. Come and enjoy fellowship and fresh air. If it is raining or too hot, we will meet at the Ministry Center. Any questions call Bonnie List at (989) 225-6801. 

11th Annual JME Memorial Run/Walk

Please join us for a morning of exercise, fellowship and remembrance - Our Annual JME Memorial Run/Walk will be held Saturday, September 10th, 2022. 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). Registration forms are available at the back of the church, in the school office, and on the St. Paul Website. Online registration is available by clicking here ora PDF version to print and return is available by clicking here.

Registration deadline is September 1st to guarantee a race t-shirt. T-shirts are also available for purchase for $10.00 even if you are not running or walking. Please fill out a form to purchase a shirt. We would love to have you attend for a great morning of fellowship. Thank you for your continued support of this event. We hope to see you on Sept. 10th!

Thank You

Thank you to our St. Paul family for all of the cards & prayers due to the passing of our brother Al Wegener. -Lyn & Jan Wegener

Thank You for Your Prayers

Thank you very much for supporting me on the mission trips to Poland over the years, either by donations to camp, coming to the Lenten Dinner, or your much appreciated prayers. The camp directors and children love to have us there to teach the children English. To listen to the children sing their hearts out in English throughout the camp is "AMAZING!" as in one song we sang this year. Please keep the church, camp and people in your prayers. Blessings, Lisa Stanley

Young Adult Bible Study

There is a Young Adult Bible Study for anyone ages 18 to 24 years old this summer. This study will be facilitated by Ben Brenner. Bible Study is held on Wednesdays, from 6:30 - 7:30 pm in the St. Paul Ministry Center. Any questions? Feel free to text Ben at 989-598-2484.

Saginaw Valley Zone of the Lutheran Laymen’s League

The Saginaw Valley Zone of the Lutheran Laymen’s League supports the efforts of International Lutheran Hour Ministries and, in the Saginaw Valley, Camp Lu Lay Lea, the local radio broadcast of The Lutheran Hour, and the Tri City Community Good Friday Service. The Zone needs more people to become involved in order to maintain the zone and support these programs.  Without more participation, the zone will be forced to dissolve. Please contact Paul Moeller, LLL Zone vice president, at 989-631-1017 or if you are interested in supporting Zone efforts.

St. Paul School Soccer Coaches

The school is looking for three different soccer coaches for this fall.  The season will be from September until the first week in October.  We have enough students to have two 2/3 grade teams and one 4/5 grade team.  Please let Lisa Stanley know if you’re will to help at 989-751-5209 or the school office know. 

German Worship Service – Aug 14th    

On Sunday, Aug 14th, St. Lorenz’s monthly German worship service will be held at 11:00 am in the Church - 1030 W. Tuscola Rd., Frankenmuth. The Service looks at how in these difficult economic times, many people are concerned with their investments, IRAs, etc. The Scripture Readings combine to focus on our most important investment concern(s), our spiritual investment. The service features German liturgy and an English sermon by Pastor Bill Hoesman entitled “Investment Strategy’ based on Matthew 6:19-21. Jordan Maurer will sing a solo “Was kann ich doch für Dank” (How Can I Thank Thee, Lord) and the congregation will join in singing favorite hymns: “Herr Jesu Christ, dich zu uns wend“ (Lord Jesus Christ, Be Present Now), “All Ehr und Lob soll Gottes sein” (All Glory Be to God Alone), “Jesu, meine Freude” (Jesus, Priceless Treasure) and „Nun danket all' und bringet Ehr'“ (All People That on Earth do Dwell).  

The service will also be broadcast on Charter cable channel 191, on the St. Lorenz app., and livestreamed (and stored) on the St. Lorenz website at At ‘Traditional Services” (on the left side), select the German service. Broadcast can also be accessed on your Smart TV (Roku, Apple TV, etc.) by typing in “St. Lorenz Church and School” and adding the channel or on Facebook on the St. Lorenz page or the Frankenmuth-Gunzenhausen Sister Cities page. Prior German worship services can be viewed at

The next German worship service will be Sept. 11th, 2022. Please join us as we focus on laying up our treasures in heaven!

Infant Lead Teacher at Peace Lutheran School

The Early Childhood Center at Peace Lutheran School, 3161 Lawndale Road in Saginaw Township, is hiring an Infant Lead Teacher. The position, 40 hours per week, and is salaried with benefits. Applicants must have a minimum of infant/toddler CDA or AA, and 480 hours of work experience in an early childhood setting. You may have a bachelor's degree in early childhood, but you must have 3 semester credits of infant/toddler development or 45 hours of infant/toddler training through MIRegistry. A candidate could be enrolled in a program to complete an associate’s degree or infant/toddler CDA also, but must be 21 and have at least a year of center infant care experience. Qualified applicants may email resumes to Please include all experience with children but especially infants ages 6 weeks to 18 months. 

VLHS Assistant Cook Needed

Valley Lutheran High School is accepting applications for the position of Assistant Cook to work in the kitchen for 30-35 hours per week while school is in session. The ideal candidate would have experience cooking/serving for groups, a love for working with teens, an interest in learning required paperwork and ordering processes, and a willingness to support the mission of VLHS. The starting date would be August 22. Salary is commensurate with experience and there is opportunity for advancement. If interested, please send a resume and cover letter to Dr. Lisa Meyers at or 3560 McCarty Rd. Saginaw, MI 48603. Deadline for applications is August 17.  

Bethlehem Lutheran Part Time Preschool Assistant Teacher

Bethlehem Lutheran Preschool & Extended Care is looking to hire a part time Preschool Assistant Teacher for our growing program.

Qualifications include:

• High School Diploma

• Experience working with young children and/or enrollment in a Child Development program.

• Current infant, child, and adult first aid training (or willingness to get upon hiring) • Be at least 18 years of age.

• Physically able to lift children (minimum 25 lbs.) and ability to participate in floor activities.

• Must complete 16 hours of training yearly.

• Complete blood-borne pathogen training.

• Submit to fingerprint background check.

• Submit negative TB test within 30 days of hire.

• Enjoy working with children ages Preschool- 8th Grade.

Duties include:

• Working closely with the Director.

• Abide by Bethlehem Lutheran School and the State of Michigan Licensing Policies and Procedures.

• Maintain professional confidentiality.

• Help to maintain and ensure a safe and developmentally appropriate setting.

• Assist in general housekeeping duties in the classroom.

Pay: Competitive Wages

Hours: 29 hours/ week (M-W-F 7:45- 3:15 T/TH 7:45- 11:45)

If interested please send cover letter, resume and references to (please reference the job posting for which you are applying): Lisa May c/o Bethlehem Lutheran School 2777 Hermansau Rd. Saginaw, MI 48604 Or email to:

Bethlehem Lutheran Administrative Assistant

We are looking for a Christ-centered individual to fill the full-time position of Church & School Administrative Assistant. This person should be responsible and have strong communication skills.


• Customer Service • Typing • Scheduling • Filing • Communication

• Microsoft Office -Word -Excel • Marketing • Social Media • Accounting

Responsibilities: Office Duties including but not limited to:

• Answering phone and email regularly

• Answering the door, greeting people, and checking IDs as needed

• Maintain our Student Information System as well as our Church Member System

• Collect and properly record money (tuition, donations, offering) -Maintain social media (Facebook and Instagram)

• Assist with event planning throughout the year

• Keep track of student medication and dispense as needed

• Put together school newsletter as well as church bulletins, newsletters, and calendars

• Maintain phone message and email lists and send out messages as needed

• Be professional and confidential when handling sensitive financial and personal information

Job Requirements:

• High School Diploma

• Minimum of one year experience in a related field

• Must pass a criminal background check

Pay: Competitive salary

If interested, please submit a resume with references to

Trinity Monitor 39th Annual Chicken BBQ & Pig Roast

Trinity (Monitor) Lutheran Church, 20 E. Salzburg Rd. would like to invite you to our 39th annual Chicken BBQ and Pig Roast. The Chicken BBQ ($14) will be Saturday, August 13th from 12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m., with live music by Floyd G’s Juice Machine from 6:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. Sunday will be Outdoor Worship at 10:30 a.m. followed by the Pig Roast ($14) from 11:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. There will be co-ed blooper ball games on both days and a full concession stand serving hot dogs, brats, hamburgers, pulled pork sandwiches, fries, and much more. If you would like more information on the blooper ball tournament, contact Matt Burk at (989)757-7509. Join us for a weekend of fun, fellowship, and delicious food. Hope to see you there!

Old Testament Reading

Jeremiah 23:16–29

Thus says the LORD of hosts: “Do not listen to the words of the prophets who prophesy to you, filling you with vain hopes. They speak visions of their own minds, not from the mouth of the LORD. They say continually to those who despise the word of the LORD, ‘It shall be well with you’; and to everyone who stubbornly follows his own heart, they say, ‘No disaster shall come upon you.’” For who among them has stood in the council of the LORD to see and to hear his word, or who has paid attention to his word and listened? Behold, the storm of the LORD! Wrath has gone forth, a whirling tempest; it will burst upon the head of the wicked. The anger of the LORD will not turn back until he has executed and accomplished the intents of his heart. In the latter days you will understand it clearly. “I did not send the prophets, yet they ran; I did not speak to them, yet they prophesied. But if they had stood in my council, then they would have proclaimed my words to my people, and they would have turned them from their evil way, and from the evil of their deeds. “Am I a God at hand, declares the LORD, and not a God afar off? Can a man hide himself in secret places so that I cannot see him? declares the LORD. Do I not fill heaven and earth? declares the LORD. I have heard what the prophets have said who prophesy lies in my name, saying, ‘I have dreamed, I have dreamed!’ How long shall there be lies in the heart of the prophets who prophesy lies, and who prophesy the deceit of their own heart, who think to make my people forget my name by their dreams that they tell one another, even as their fathers forgot my name for Baal? Let the prophet who has a dream tell the dream, but let him who has my word speak my word faithfully. What has straw in common with wheat? declares the LORD. Is not my word like fire, declares the LORD, and like a hammer that breaks the rock in pieces?”


Hebrews 11:17—12:3

By faith Abraham, when he was tested, offered up Isaac, and he who had received the promises was in the act of offering up his only son, of whom it was said, “Through Isaac shall your offspring be named.” He considered that God was able even to raise him from the dead, from which, figuratively speaking, he did receive him back. By faith Isaac invoked future blessings on Jacob and Esau. By faith Jacob, when dying, blessed each of the sons of Joseph, bowing in worship over the head of his staff. By faith Joseph, at the end of his life, made mention of the exodus of the Israelites and gave directions concerning his bones. By faith Moses, when he was born, was hidden for three months by his parents, because they saw that the child was beautiful, and they were not afraid of the king’s edict. By faith Moses, when he was grown up, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter, choosing rather to be mistreated with the people of God than to enjoy the fleeting pleasures of sin. He considered the reproach of Christ greater wealth than the treasures of Egypt, for he was looking to the reward. By faith he left Egypt, not being afraid of the anger of the king, for he endured as seeing him who is invisible. By faith he kept the Passover and sprinkled the blood, so that the Destroyer of the firstborn might not touch them. By faith the people crossed the Red Sea as if on dry land, but the Egyptians, when they attempted to do the same, were drowned. By faith the walls of Jericho fell down after they had been encircled for seven days. By faith Rahab the prostitute did not perish with those who were disobedient, because she had given a friendly welcome to the spies.

And what more shall I say? For time would fail me to tell of Gideon, Barak, Samson, Jephthah, of David and Samuel and the prophets— who through faith conquered kingdoms, enforced justice, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, quenched the power of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, were made strong out of weakness, became mighty in war, put foreign armies to flight. Women received back their dead by resurrection. Some were tortured, refusing to accept release, so that they might rise again to a better life. Others suffered mocking and flogging, and even chains and imprisonment. They were stoned, they were sawn in two, they were killed with the sword. They went about in skins of sheep and goats, destitute, afflicted, mistreated— of whom the world was not worthy—wandering about in deserts and mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth. 

And all these, though commended through their faith, did not receive what was promised, since God had provided something better for us, that apart from us they should not be made perfect. Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured from sinners such hostility against himself, so that you may not grow weary or fainthearted.

Holy Gospel

Luke 12:49–56

[Jesus said:] “I came to cast fire on the earth, and would that it were already kindled! I have a baptism to be baptized with, and how great is my distress until it is accomplished! Do you think that I have come to give peace on earth? No, I tell you, but rather division. For from now on in one house there will be five divided, three against two and two against three. They will be divided, father against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against mother, mother-in-law against her daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law.” He also said to the crowds, “When you see a cloud rising in the west, you say at once, ‘A shower is coming.’ And so it happens. And when you see the south wind blowing, you say, ‘There will be scorching heat,’ and it happens. You hypocrites! You know how to interpret the appearance of earth and sky, but why do you not know how to interpret the present time?”

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