Church Bulletin Announcements
August 13, 2021
In every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. Philippians 4:6
Homebound
  • Dolores Appold
  • Doris Appold
  • Dorine Auernhammer
  • Gwen Bakus
  • Eleonore Begick
  • Vera Begick
  • Jon Ittner
  • Bill Kramer
  • Mike & Karen Kusch
  • Margaret Meyer
  • Julie Roark
  • Rose Anne Schmidt
  • Roy Schwab
  • Anna Spielhaupter
  • Al Wegener
  • Tim Wegener
  • Frank & Carol Wozniak

Bereaved
(family & friends of)
  • Nancy Appold
  • Phyllis Rush
Special
  • Dean Bass
  • Armond Beiser (hospice)
  • Wyatt Crouse (Dan Bourdow’s grandson)
  • Dave Foster
  • Irwin Jenkins (Ken VanCise's cousin)
  • Kathleen Kernstock
  • Richard Kunkel
  • Carol Winter (knee surgery)

This Week's Members
  • Michael & Cindy Appold
  • Gary & Elizabeth Behmlander
  • Kris Christian & Hannah VanHorn
  • Chad & Kassi Fisher
  • David & Stacey Hildebrant
  • Emma Kuch
  • Judith Maxwell
  • James & Diane Rachwitz
  • David & Heidi Schultz
  • Nathan Warren
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.

Altar Flowers
Altar flowers are placed in honor of Mike & Cindy Appold's 36th anniversary.

Livestream

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 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
August 21 – Romans 6

Gathering for Widows and Widowers on the 3rd Thursday of August
Widows and widowers are gathering again in the Ministry Center on Thursday, August 19 at noon. This is the 3rd Thursday this month (instead of the 4th Thursday as originally planned). Come and enjoy lunch and fellowship with one another. If you have questions, please contact Virginia Hutter (686-3262) or Bonnie List (686-6848).

Blood Drive
We are hosting a blood drive in the Ministry Center on Thursday, August 26 from 2-6:30 p.m. Appointments are preferred, so click here to register or call Darlene (989-737-9937) or Julia (989-225-1889). If you are healthy and able, please donate blood!

Sunday School Kickoff on September 12
A new Sunday School year begins September 12, 9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m., in the Ministry Center. It’s the goal of the Sunday School program to provide a foundation upon which children and youth will build a lasting relationship with Jesus. Children, preschool through 8th grade, are welcome and encouraged to come. A High School Bible class will also be offered. If you are interested in our Sunday School program, please fill out registration form and return it to the office or click here for the online registration form, so we can best prepare for our year. 

Sunday School Teachers Needed
The St. Paul Sunday School program is blessed to have some returning teachers for the 2021-2022 school year, but we still have a need for several classes. Materials are provided and lessons are fun and simple to teach. The time commitment varies, depending on the number of teachers per class. Sunday School cannot succeed without our dedicated teachers, so please prayerfully consider being a part of our program. Sunday School begins, Sunday, September 12. Contact Vicki Begick (525-3733) or Lynn Hendrick (450-1969).

Thank You from Lorna Ittner's Family
For your prayers, cards, and thoughtfulness, we wanted to say thank you to our St. Paul family! A special thank you to Pastor for his visits, too! -- The Family of Lorna Ittner

Thanks for Your Support
Thank you to everyone who attended Food Truck Tuesdays this summer. We appreciate your support! -- St. Paul PTO

Help Wanted at St. Paul
St. Paul is looking for a custodian for the school building and Ministry Center. Position could be for one of the facilities or both buildings based on the applicant's desire. If interested, please contact the office for information on the specific job description and compensation.

2021 Phone Directory: Please Help Keep the Church Records Updated!
The 2021 phone directory of St. Paul members will be printed this fall. Please take a moment to review your contact information that was printed last year in the 2020 phone directory. If information is outdated, please provide updates and/or changes as needed (e.g. new address(es), new email, new contact numbers, new family members added, family members who have moved away, etc.). Click here to submit updated information using an online form. Paper forms will be available in the church narthex.

Needed: Volunteer Videographer
An additional videographer is needed one a month for livestream during the 8 a.m. If you are interested in helping, please contact David Schultz or Cheryl Leppek (989-460-8383) or Cathi Reymore (989-225-1204) for details.

Youth Group
Reminder Youth Group meets on Sunday evenings from 5-7pm in the Ministry Center. Games, Dinner (Pizza) and Devotions. Good times!

10th 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 11th, 2021. 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 this link.
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. 11th!

Softball Tournament at Trinity Monitor
If you are interested in playing in the tourney, contact Vaughn Begick at 295-0209 or vaughnpac@aol.com. Information is below:
38th Annual Trinity Monitor Softball Tournament, Pig Roast, & Chicken BBQ
WHEN: Aug. 13-15
WHERE: Trinity Monitor – 20 E Salzburg Rd. (corner of 8 mile and Salzburg roads)
WHAT: Co-ed Blooperball Tournament – to try and make things fun, keep competition even, and have everyone involved we decided to try blooperball this year.
FOOD: Friday – Full concessions, hot dogs, brats, burgers, fries, nachos, candy, ice cream; Saturday – Full concessions plus our famous grilled chicken half dinners; Sunday – Full concessions plus our famous slow roasted whole pig dinners
ENTERTAINMENT: Corn hole, horse shoes, live music, basketball court, playground, 3 ball diamonds, etc.

Stewardship Vision
Our vision is to identify the gifts and abilities and time and talents of our congregational family, and connect them to the needs and areas of service of the staff and the programs at St. Paul to further God’s kingdom.
Stewardship - A Way of Life
Ephesians 5:6-7 “Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience. Therefore do not associate with them.” The wrath of a God is a real things, and we do well to reflect on this. We want to stay away from anything that would take us away from the Lord. As Mary replied to the angel Gabriel, “I am the handmaiden of the Lord, may it be to me according to your Word.” We are the Lord’s servants, therefore we cling to His word.
Old Testament Reading
Proverbs 9:1–10
1Wisdom has built her house;
she has hewn her seven pillars.
2She has slaughtered her beasts; she has mixed her wine;
she has also set her table.
3She has sent out her young women to call
from the highest places in the town,
4“Whoever is simple, let him turn in here!”
To him who lacks sense she says,
5“Come, eat of my bread
and drink of the wine I have mixed.
6Leave your simple ways, and live,
and walk in the way of insight.”
7Whoever corrects a scoffer gets himself abuse,
and he who reproves a wicked man incurs injury.
8Do not reprove a scoffer, or he will hate you;
reprove a wise man, and he will love you.
9Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be still wiser;
teach a righteous man, and he will increase in learning.
10The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom,
and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight.

Epistle Reading
Ephesians 5:6–21
6Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience. 7Therefore do not associate with them; 8for at one time you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light 9(for the fruit of light is found in all that is good and right and true), 10and try to discern what is pleasing to the Lord. 11Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them. 12For it is shameful even to speak of the things that they do in secret. 13But when anything is exposed by the light, it becomes visible, 14for anything that becomes visible is light. Therefore it says,
“Awake, O sleeper,
and arise from the dead,
and Christ will shine on you.”
15Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, 16making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. 17Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. 18And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit, 19addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with all your heart, 20giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, 21submitting to one another out of reverence for Christ.

Holy Gospel
John 6:51–69
51[Jesus said:] “I am the living bread that came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever. And the bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh.”
52The Jews then disputed among themselves, saying, “How can this man give us his flesh to eat?” 53So Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. 54Whoever feeds on my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day. 55For my flesh is true food, and my blood is true drink. 56Whoever feeds on my flesh and drinks my blood abides in me, and I in him. 57As the living Father sent me, and I live because of the Father, so whoever feeds on me, he also will live because of me. 58This is the bread that came down from heaven, not as the fathers ate and died. Whoever feeds on this bread will live forever.” 59Jesus said these things in the synagogue, as he taught at Capernaum.
60When many of his disciples heard it, they said, “This is a hard saying; who can listen to it?” 61But Jesus, knowing in himself that his disciples were grumbling about this, said to them, “Do you take offense at this? 62Then what if you were to see the Son of Man ascending to where he was before? 63It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh is of no avail. The words that I have spoken to you are spirit and life. 64But there are some of you who do not believe.” (For Jesus knew from the beginning who those were who did not believe, and who it was who would betray him.) 65And he said, “This is why I told you that no one can come to me unless it is granted him by the Father.”
66After this many of his disciples turned back and no longer walked with him. 67So Jesus said to the Twelve, “Do you want to go away as well?” 68Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life, 69and we have believed, and have come to know, that you are the Holy One of God.”

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