The new membership directory for St. Paul Lutheran Frankenlust Church should be ready for publishing in September 2020. Anyone interested in placing an advertisement or personal message in our new directory should call Jill Garner at (800) 544-6903 ext. 109 toll free or email her at email@example.com. Your current ad or business card could be used or help in making up a new ad could be arranged. Please feel free to pass this information on to others. Advertisers do not need to be members of our church.
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 (JackLustila@stpaulbaycity.org) 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).
Economy Center Help Needed
Our manager, Larry, is having health issues and cannot handle all the donations that come in. We occasionally get furniture and other heavy items that neither he nor the ladies can handle. Men volunteers would be very welcome, someone to call when needed. We also would like more ladies to volunteer as clerks, people to sort and price items. If able to help, call the Economy Center at 989-895-5155 or Larry at 989-280-8343.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org or 989-631-1017) or Eileen Rodammer (email@example.com 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 (stpaulbaycity.org/news-events-registration
). 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
Matthew 18:4 "(Jesus said), 'Whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.' "What does it mean to have childlike faith? Certainly, Jesus does not want us to have a faith that is childish. We are not called to ignorance or silliness. Rather, we are called to trust the way a child trusts -- with complete confidence in the Father. We show that confidence in our lives when we follow His directives for our life. Father knows best, so we'll take His advice! This week, keep the teachers, staff, and especially the children returning to the classroom in your prayers.
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 ogt.org.)
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.
Valley Golf Outing
Valley’s 21st Annual Golf Scramble for Student Aid will be Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020 at Apple Mountain Golf Course. We are working diligently to ensure the meaningful event remains safe and fun for all participants. Cost is $70 per golfer this year since we are not able to hold the banquet at this time.
Brochures are available in the VLHS office or online at www.vlhs.com/golf
. Registration form, sponsorship sign-up, and payment may be mailed or dropped off to: Valley Lutheran High School 3560 McCarty Rd., Saginaw, MI 48603. In addition to golfing, there are numerous opportunities for corporations, businesses, and individuals to support Valley Lutheran through this charitable event. Sponsorship includes:
- Recognition in the Golf Outing program
- A sign prominently displayed at the event
All sponsorship packages are 100% tax deductible, except the Corporate Package, which has a $280 tax credit. For more information about this event call or email our Director of Development, Kyle DeWees at (989) 790-1676 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Immanuel Frankentrost Living Nativity Postponed Until 2021
2020 has been quite the year and thankfully though we don’t know what still lies ahead, He is in control 24/7. The Living Nativity Committee met and, regrettably, we made the decision to postpone the live presentation which would have been held December 4, 5 and 6, 2020. We know this has been a tradition for many of you for the last 23 years, thank you. We still will be promoting our 24th year on Facebook where you will have the opportunity to watch a video that weekend as a family and sing some Christmas songs. Make sure and stay tuned to learn more at our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Living-Nativity-222078197820676/. Lord willing, on December 3, 4 and 5, 2021, we will have a live event again and look forward to seeing everyone. God bless you and your families. Thank you.