Church Bulletin Announcements
August 27, 2021
In every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. Philippians 4:6
  • 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
  • Dean Bass
  • Armond Beiser (hospice)
  • Wyatt Crouse (Dan Bourdow’s grandson)
  • Dave Foster
  • Kathleen Kernstock
  • Richard Kunkel
  • Anna Spielhaupter (hospitalized)

This Week's Members
  • Rachel Appold
  • Greg, Diane, Maggie, & Max Behmlander
  • Roger, Ashley, & Ella Clauss
  • David & Pyong Foster
  • Donald Hoerauf
  • Michael Kuch
  • Sandra Maxwell
  • Ann Rajewski
  • Micah Schultz
  • Joshua Wegener
Church Records
  • Ruth Ann Schultz, child of Caleb & Mary Schultz, born July 14, 2021, will be baptized during the 10:30 a.m. service on Sunday, August 29, 2021. Sponsor is Josiah Schultz; witness is Rebecca Leiter.
  • Michael Mossner passed away on January 30, 2021, and received a Christian funeral on August 23, 2021, with burial in our cemetery.

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 in honor of the 60th anniversary of Vern & Judy Engelhardt.
Side flowers are in memory of the 70th anniversary of Ernie & Wilma Zeilinger.


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 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
September 4 – Romans 14

Sunday School supports Wellspring Lutheran Services with a Donation drive on September 12
During this school year, the St. Paul Sunday School program will have a “kids helping kids” theme, supporting Wellspring Lutheran Services through offerings and donation drives. In support of the kids and families that Wellspring serves, children are being asked to bring a donation item on the first day of Sunday School, September 12.  On opening day, a representative from Wellspring will be here to speak with the children to help kick-off this effort. If you would like to help support St. Paul’s Sunday School program in this mission, donations can be dropped off to the office or church. Items that are of the greatest need are diapers and baby wipes, back packs, school supplies, hygiene products, cleaning supplies, and sports equipment (soccer balls & basketballs). Gift cards and cash donations are also appreciated by Wellspring. Please label any donations dropped off for Wellspring. If you have any questions, please call or text Vicki Begick at 525-3733 or Lynn Hendrick at 450-1969.

St. Paul Family Fun Fest
September 11th, 2021
9:00 a.m. – JME Memorial Race
10 a.m.-1 p.m. – Food, Fellowship, & Fun
*Dunk Tank Fundraiser, featuring: Mrs. Polzin, Mrs. Dent, Mr. Garcia, and Pastor Matyas!
All are welcome! Hot dogs, chips, cotton candy, pop, bounce house, lawn games, and DUNK TANK! Bring a few dollars and try dunking some St. Paul celebrities! Free will donation for food. Dunk tank proceeds make next year’s event possible. Join the FUN! – St. Paul Board of Education

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!

Join the St. Paul Bowling League!
The St. Paul Fellowship Bowling League is looking for more teams (4 Person Co-Ed). We bowl every other Sunday at Monitor Lanes at 6 PM, starting September 12th. For more details, please reach out to Jason Schlicker – 906-2132.

Head Cook for the School Needed
St. Paul will be in need of a head cook for the school lunch program starting Oct. 1, 2021. If you are interested in this position or know of someone who may, please contact the school office and ask to speak with Principal Lustila. Mrs. Heidi Schultz would like to help out in the transition process during the month of September. Mrs. Schultz will be leaving us to begin her new career as a full time grandmother! The school staff and its parents would like to thank her for all the wonderful lunches and freshly baked hamburger and cinnamon rolls throughout her years of service! What a blessing she will be to her family as she tends to her grandchild.  

Thank You from the Family of Phyllis Rush
Thanks to all of you for your prayers, encouragement and notes over the past several weeks. Your caring support has meant more than we can say.
With love in Christ, Naomi and Tom Schimm and the family of Phyllis Rush

Wellspring Auxiliary Update
In keeping with guidance from the corporate offices of Wellspring Lutheran Services, there will be no Wellspring Auxiliary meeting in September or November this year. Hopefully we will be able to meet again in May 2022.
Like last year, we will be collecting $30.00 Walmart gift cards or checks made out to Wellspring Lutheran Services to help provide Christmas for Bay County foster children handled through their office. The cards and checks need to be taken to the Economy Center by November 5, 2021.
If you have any questions, please call Kathie Colone at 989-671-9650. Thank you in advance for your generosity.

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!

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
Deuteronomy 4:6 -- “Keep them and do them, for that will be your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the peoples, who, when they hear all these statutes, will say, ‘Surely this great nation in a wise and understanding people.’” There is no wiser, more fulfilling life than a life lived according to the Word of God. We should be encouraged by this when the world tempts us to think that the Word of God is harmful to us. Our Father loves us; so all His Word is meant to bless us. We may have to suffer for upholding the Word of God, as St. John the Baptist did. But the cross the Lord has for us to bear will be far better than any we would create for ourselves.

VLHS Golf Outing
You are invited to golf at the annual VLHS Golf Outing on Saturday, Sept. 11th at Apple Mountain. This will be a great day of fellowship, fun, and of course golf! The $85 registration gets you: 18 holes of golf w/ cart, continental breakfast and hot dog at the turn – plus you support a great school! There are on-course games for all ability levels. We hope you will join us! Visit to register or support through a sponsorship.
Old Testament Reading
Deuteronomy 4:1–2, 6–9
1“Now, O Israel, listen to the statutes and the just decrees that I am teaching you, and do them, that you may live, and go in and take possession of the land that the LORD, the God of your fathers, is giving you. 2You shall not add to the word that I command you, nor take from it, that you may keep the commandments of the LORD your God that I command you. . . .
6Keep them and do them, for that will be your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the peoples, who, when they hear all these statutes, will say, ‘Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people.’ 7For what great nation is there that has a god so near to it as the LORD our God is to us, whenever we call upon him? 8And what great nation is there, that has statutes and just decrees so righteous as all this law that I set before you today?
9“Only take care, and keep your soul diligently, lest you forget the things that your eyes have seen, and lest they depart from your heart all the days of your life. Make them known to your children and your children’s children.”

Epistle Reading
Ephesians 6:10–20
10Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. 11Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. 12For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. 13Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. 14Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace. 16In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one; 17and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, 18praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints, 19and also for me, that words may be given to me in opening my mouth boldly to proclaim the mystery of the gospel, 20for which I am an ambassador in chains, that I may declare it boldly, as I ought to speak.

Holy Gospel
Mark 7:14–23
14[Jesus] called the people to him again and said to them, “Hear me, all of you, and understand: 15There is nothing outside a person that by going into him can defile him, but the things that come out of a person are what defile him.” 17And when he had entered the house and left the people, his disciples asked him about the parable. 18And he said to them, “Then are you also without understanding? Do you not see that whatever goes into a person from outside cannot defile him, 19since it enters not his heart but his stomach, and is expelled?” (Thus he declared all foods clean.) 20And he said, “What comes out of a person is what defiles him. 21For from within, out of the heart of man, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, 22coveting, wickedness, deceit, sensuality, envy, slander, pride, foolishness. 23All these evil things come from within, and they defile a person.”