Church Bulletin Announcements

August 26, 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
  • Herb Appold
  • Megan Lowe & Lisa Easton 

This Week's Members

  • Michael & Cindy Appold
  • Gregory, Diane, Maggie & Max Behmlander
  • Robert Campbell
  • Bonnie Emeott
  • Howard Grantham
  • Silas Kaul
  • Randy & Cheryl Leppek
  • Steven & Debra Neuman
  • Gerald & Amber Ritchey
  • Timothy Smith
  • Matthew Weiss

Sunday, August 28

Worship with Communion - Teacher & Staff Blessing & Rededication 8 a.m.

Bible Class 9:15 a.m.

Worship with Communion -  Teacher & Staff Blessing & Rededication 10:30 a.m.

Potluck & Card Celebration 12:00 p.m.

Sunday Night Youth Group 5-7 p.m.

Friday, September 2

 No school - Office closed

Sunday, September 4

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.

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

This Sunday's altar flowers are in honor of Vaughn & Margie Begick's 50th wedding anniversary (August 19) and Vera Begick's 99th birthday (August 26).

Church Attendance

Last Sunday - 315 (189, 126)

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 28 - Romans 10

August 29 - Romans 11

August 30 - Psalms 92-93

August 31 - Psalm 94

September 1 - Psalms 95-96

September 2 - Romans 12

September 3 - Romans 13

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.  

Stewardship - An Act of Faith

Luke 14:11 – “For whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.” The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: that’s called humility. The Lord is God and we are not. With that in mind, how could we not seek to follow His Word in all aspects of life? He knows what He is talking about and we don’t. If you believe that, then striking out on a path of faithfulness in the realm of stewardship is a lot easier: it just makes sense.

Thank You

Thank you for the prayers, cards and well wishes during my hospital stay and rehab. -Floyd Appold

Thank You

Thank you all for you thoughts, cards & prayers when I was hospitalized. Bless you all. -Linda Snelenberger

Potluck & Card Reception

Due to Labor Day being on the first Sunday of September, the potluck will be held August 28th at 12:00 p.m.

There will also be a cake & card reception by the Board of Education to celebrate Lisa Stanley's 30th anniversary and Pastor Matyas' 10th anniversary within the LCMS. If you wish to show your appreciation to Lisa or Pastor, a card box will be available.

Sunday School begins September 11

A new Sunday School year begins September 11, 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 a registration form here. You can also find a hard copy in the back of church and ministry center, please return the completed form to the office, so we can best prepare for our year. 

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 or a 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!

Women's Fall Day Retreat

Lay Your Burden Down

How do you take a small next step following Jesus without carrying the burden of being a good Christian, or good woman, or good mom, or friend, or wife, or ... ? How can you see discipleship as a series of mini-adventures with the Holy Spirit, covered by a relationship of mutual delight with your heavenly Father?

Join singer/songwriter Brooke Orozco and award-winning author Justin Rossow as they help you pause, refresh, and reset.


Date: Saturday, October 22, 2022

Time: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Location: St Paul Ministry Center at St Paul Lutheran Church in Bay City

Cost: $50 (includes a catered lunch)

Early Registration Discount: $40 if paid in full by October 1st

Registration and fellowship will begin at 8:30am. A light breakfast will be available.

Please call or stop by the Church Office to register. 989-684-4450

Sunday School Teachers Needed

The St. Paul Sunday School program is blessed to have some returning teachers for the 2022-2023 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 11. Contact Tiffany List at 989-225-8516 or Catherin Hutter 989-395-5540.

Calling all Senior Choir Singers and Adult Bell Ringers!

Calling all Senior Choir singers and Adult Bell ringers! These two groups will begin practices on September 13th. Singers will be at 6:00 p.m. and Bell choir at 7:00 p.m. Hope to see you there... in the church balcony! -Director Thomas Schimm

St. Paul Bowling

Enjoy a night every other Sunday at 6pm! We are a non-sanctioned fun league at Monitor Lanes. No need to be a good bowler, just a great night out to socialize with other people. No need to be a St. Paul member! Only requirements is a team of four with at least one woman and 18 years and older. All age teams from senior members to college age! Any questions call Stacy Schlicker at 989-213-5926.  

Accepting Sealed Bids for Disney World Tickets!

Now accepting sealed bids for FIVE (5) Walt Disney World 1-Day Theme Park Tickets to benefit the St. Paul Ministry Center. 

Tickets expire June 17, 2024. Approximate value: $545.

Place your bid in person at the St. Paul Welcome Center using provided materials and entry box. Bidding reserve is $250. Deadline is NOON on Sunday, September 11, 2022. Highest sealed bid received by the deadline wins all 5 tickets. Will not separate. Contact Kristen Glasser for more information: 989-529-2962.

Valley Vision

The September issue of the VLHS Valley Vision is available here.

GriefShare at Grace, Auburn

Have you suffered loss? Are you grieving the death of a loved one? There’s help for you. Grace Lutheran in Auburn will be starting a new round of GriefShare on Thursday, September 1 at 6:30 p.m. GriefShare is a 13-week program designed to provide comfort to those who mourn. Each session is around 90 minutes, beginning with a video and followed by a discussion. GriefShare is a safe space to open up about your sorrow and be heard. We are there for one another. GriefShare reminds us that we’re not alone, but rather Jesus comes alongside us to comfort us and lead us through our grief. GriefShare is open to everyone. It's free and all materials will be provided. Every session is a standalone session, so you can come and go as needed during the 13 weeks. Pastor Schian and Deaconess Mika will facilitate the discussions. Please contact Pastor Schian or Deaconess Mika at Grace (989-662-6161) with any questions.

Camp Lu Lay Lea

Dear Fellow Congregations, We are grateful for the many ways that God has blessed Camp Lu Lay Lea this summer. As many of you know, we were unable to have our usual summer camp activities the previous two years. That created some challenges for us, but God is good! He provided a wonderful group of directors, counselors, program staff, kitchen staff, and volunteers this summer as we welcomed back campers for seven weeks of fun, fellowship, and growing in faith. Being unable to have camp in 2020 and 2021 did have a significant impact on our finances. We were able to weather that storm and open for 2022 with a budget that was fiscally responsible but did not have much room for unexpected costs. During the beginning of our last week at camp, COVID-19 caused us to shut things down and send our campers home. We were able to refund registrations for the families that week, but it has crippled our cash reserves. Please pray for the ministry of Camp Lu Lay Lea and consider providing any financial blessings in support of camp. The Board is seeking +$20,000 of donations to give us the ability to get through the months ahead and be ready to open for the summer of 2023. If you are able to please give a donation to Camp Lu Lay Lea, go to our website or send a check to our address - 92 Ohio St., Lupton, MI 48365. Any questions can be emailed to our director, Amy Wojtowicz, at Thank you for your consideration and may the Good Lord continue to bless the work and ministry of Camp Lu Lay Lea as He has for the past 74 years! Sincerely, The Camp Lu Lay Lea Trustee Board

Golf Outing: September 17 at Apple Mountain Golf Course! 

You are invited to participate in a day that celebrates the ministry of Valley Lutheran High School while generating valuable funds for Financial Aid making the Valley Lutheran experience accessible to students who need it most. Make a gift or register online here. The entry fee is $85 per person. Please contact Heidi in the VLHS office at 989-790-1676 with questions.

Old Testament Reading

Proverbs 25:2–10

It is the glory of God to conceal things, but the glory of kings is to search things out.

As the heavens for height, and the earth for depth, so the heart of kings is unsearchable. Take away the dross from the silver, and the smith has material for a vessel; take away the wicked from the presence of the king, and his throne will be established in righteousness. Do not put yourself forward in the king’s presence

or stand in the place of the great, for it is better to be told, “Come up here,” than to be put lower in the presence of a noble. What your eyes have seen do not hastily bring into court, for what will you do in the end, when your neighbor puts you to shame? Argue your case with your neighbor himself, and do not reveal another’s secret, lest he who hears you bring shame upon you, and your ill repute have no end.


Hebrews 13:1–17

Let brotherly love continue. Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares. Remember those who are in prison, as though in prison with them, and those who are mistreated, since you also are in the body. Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous. Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” So we can confidently say, “The Lord is my helper; I will not fear; what can man do to me?”

Remember your leaders, those who spoke to you the word of God. Consider the outcome of their way of life, and imitate their faith. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. Do not be led away by diverse and strange teachings, for it is good for the heart to be strengthened by grace, not by foods, which have not benefited those devoted to them. We have an altar from which those who serve the tent have no right to eat. For the bodies of those animals whose blood is brought into the holy places by the high priest as a sacrifice for sin are burned outside the camp. So Jesus also suffered outside the gate in order to sanctify the people through his own blood. Therefore let us go to him outside the camp and bear the reproach he endured. For here we have no lasting city, but we seek the city that is to come. Through him then let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that acknowledge his name. Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God. Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they are keeping watch over your souls, as those who will have to give an account. Let them do this with joy and not with groaning, for that would be of no advantage to you.

Holy Gospel

Luke 14:1–14

One Sabbath, when [Jesus] went to dine at the house of a ruler of the Pharisees, they were watching him carefully. And behold, there was a man before him who had dropsy. And Jesus responded to the lawyers and Pharisees, saying, “Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath, or not?” But they remained silent. Then he took him and healed him and sent him away. And he said to them, “Which of you, having a son or an ox that has fallen into a well on a Sabbath day, will not immediately pull him out?” And they could not reply to these things. Now he told a parable to those who were invited, when he noticed how they chose the places of honor, saying to them, “When you are invited by someone to a wedding feast, do not sit down in a place of honor, lest someone more distinguished than you be invited by him, and he who invited you both will come and say to you, ‘Give your place to this person,’ and then you will begin with shame to take the lowest place. But when you are invited, go and sit in the lowest place, so that when your host comes he may say to you, ‘Friend, move up higher.’ Then you will be honored in the presence of all who sit at table with you. For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.” He said also to the man who had invited him, “When you give a dinner or a banquet, do not invite your friends or your brothers or your relatives or rich neighbors, lest they also invite you in return and you be repaid. But when you give a feast, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, and you will be blessed, because they cannot repay you. You will be repaid at the resurrection of the just.”

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