Church Bulletin Announcements
August 14, 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
  • Wyatt Crouse (Dan Bourdow’s grandson)
  • Hedwig Gerold (cancer)
  • Colleen (Howard Grantham's great-niece)
  • Howard Harman (recovery of knee injury)
  • Fred Morley (uncle of DJ Bourdow)
  • Lynn Richard (Leeta Theiss’s sister-in-law; hospice)
  • Judy Schultz (hospice)
  • Darlene Spyker (cancer)
  • Connie Wajer (motorcycle accident)
This Week's Members
  • Rachel Appold
  • Jack Behmlander
  • Justin Cliff
  • Grant Fry
  • Lorna Ittner
  • Eric LaFramboise
  • Christopher Neumeyer
  • Paige Sawicki
  • Christa Theiss
  • Kathy Zaplitny
Altar Flowers
In honor of Kirk and Barb Appold celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary, and
Mike and Cindy Appold celebrating their 35th wedding anniversary.

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
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
August 22 – Romans 7
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!

Sunday School Begins September 13
A new Sunday School year begins September 13, 9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. We are currently establishing new policies and procedures in an effort to keep children and Sunday School teachers healthy and safe. 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. If you are interested in our Sunday School program, please complete this online registration form or fill out a printed copy of this PDF (also available in the back of church) and return it to the office, so we can best prepare for our year.

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.

Sunday School Teachers Needed
The St. Paul Sunday School program is blessed to have some returning teachers for the 2020-2021 school year, but we still have a need. Teachers are needed for the 1st-2nd grade class and for the 3rd-5th grade class. 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 13. Contact Vicki Begick (525-3733) or Lynn Hendrick (450-1969).

Thank You from the Stieve Family
We deeply appreciate and thank our St. Paul family for all the cards, thoughts, and prayers during this difficult time of the passing of our daughter/sister-in-law, Beth Lohrke Stieve (wife of Brian).
God's blessings & peace to all.
With love,
Geraldine Stieve & family

Thank You from Vern Engelhardt
Thanks Pastor Matyas and the St. Paul church family for the prayers and cards following my surgery and treatments!

Request for Clothing
A family in the community is in need of girls’ clothing (size 8 clothes; size 1½ shoes & sandals). If you are able to help, please call Monica (989-414-9188) or contact the church office to make arrangements.

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.

9th 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 12, 2020. We are keeping up to date on the current Covid-19 situation. Any adjustments or cancellation to this event may need to occur if we are following governmental recommendations and requirements. Here is our tentative plan: 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). Click here to register & pay online! Printed registration forms are available at the back of the church, in the school office, and on our website ( Registration deadline is August 31st 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. No refunds will be processed if the event is cancelled. Thank you for your continued support of this event. We hope to see you on Sept. 12th!

Another Update: Help Us Show Love and Appreciation to our Construction Crew
Please 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 for your help in showing love and appreciation to these workers!

Stewardship--A Way of Life
Matt. 15:27 - "Yes, Lord, yet even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters' table." These are the words of faith, for faith means receiving what God gives. And God has given us so much more than just the crumbs that fall from the table. He has given us life and salvation, body and soul, eyes and ears, possessions and income. Our stewardship starts with faith in the God who is the greatest giver.

Orphan Grain Train Dependence
Much as we value the stream of loving contributions of clothing, medical equipment, and other humanitarian goods; much as we deeply appreciate the service of dedicated volunteers; much as we welcome generous financial support from churches and individuals who make possible international and domestic shipments of relief supplies, the Orphan Grain Train mission does not depend ultimately on goods, workers, or dollars. Reliance is only on Jesus Christ the Good Shepherd. Every morning during operational hours, volunteers at Orphan Grain Train suspend their work of sorting clothing and filling boxes to hear God’s Word and to seek His help in prayer. We pray this mission be blessed in order that people in need will have their sicknesses overcome, fears calmed, and thanksgiving expressed to the Lord who abundantly cares for all. Orphan Grain Train has been an extension of Christ’s care around the world for 28 years, every day of which has depended on Him. (Visit

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 56:1, 6–8
1Thus says the LORD:
“Keep justice, and do righteousness,
for soon my salvation will come,
and my deliverance be revealed. . . .
6“And the foreigners who join themselves to the LORD,
to minister to him, to love the name of the LORD,
and to be his servants,
everyone who keeps the Sabbath and does not profane it,
and holds fast my covenant—
7these I will bring to my holy mountain,
and make them joyful in my house of prayer;
their burnt offerings and their sacrifices
will be accepted on my altar;
for my house shall be called a house of prayer
for all peoples.”
8The Lord GOD,
who gathers the outcasts of Israel, declares,
“I will gather yet others to him
besides those already gathered.”

Romans 11:1–2a, 13–15, 28–32
1I ask, then, has God rejected his people? By no means! For I myself am an Israelite, a descendant of Abraham, a member of the tribe of Benjamin. 2God has not rejected his people whom he foreknew. . . .
13Now I am speaking to you Gentiles. Inasmuch then as I am an apostle to the Gentiles, I magnify my ministry 14in order somehow to make my fellow Jews jealous, and thus save some of them. 15For if their rejection means the reconciliation of the world, what will their acceptance mean but life from the dead? . . .
28As regards the gospel, they are enemies of God for your sake. But as regards election, they are beloved for the sake of their forefathers. 29For the gifts and the calling of God are irrevocable. 30Just as you were at one time disobedient to God but now have received mercy because of their disobedience, 31so they too have now been disobedient in order that by the mercy shown to you they also may now receive mercy. 32For God has consigned all to disobedience, that he may have mercy on all.

Holy Gospel
Matthew 15:21–28
21Jesus went away from there and withdrew to the district of Tyre and Sidon. 22And behold, a Canaanite woman from that region came out and was crying, “Have mercy on me, O Lord, Son of David; my daughter is severely oppressed by a demon.” 23But he did not answer her a word. And his disciples came and begged him, saying, “Send her away, for she is crying out after us.” 24He answered, “I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.” 25But she came and knelt before him, saying, “Lord, help me.” 26And he answered, “It is not right to take the children’s bread and throw it to the dogs.” 27She said, “Yes, Lord, yet even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their masters’ table.” 28Then Jesus answered her, “O woman, great is your faith! Be it done for you as you desire.” And her daughter was healed instantly.