Church Bulletin Announcements

August 5, 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
  • Jeremy & Laura Gehrman (Welcome Baby Boy)

This Week's Members

  • Marilyn Appold
  • Eugene & Viola Behmlander
  • Christine Busch & Kayden Robar
  • Dennis & Tammy Eickmeyer, Gabriel Schaefer
  • Jacob, Shannon, Brock & Drew Golden, Margaret & Joshua Elliott 
  • Corinna, Julie, & Amelia Jose
  • Susan Leinberger
  • Michael Meyers
  • Eric & Cathi Reymore
  • Kerry Sharp
  • Karen Weiss

Sunday, August 7

Worship with Communion 8 a.m.

Bible Class 9:15 a.m.

Worship with Communion 10:30 a.m.

Sunday Night Youth Group 5-7 p.m.

 Monday, August 8

Board of Business Mgt. Meeting 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, August 10

Young Adult Bible Study 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, August 11

School Registration 11:00-1:00 p.m. & 4:00-7:00 p.m.

Sunday, August 14

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.

Church Attendance

Last Sunday - 281 (151, 130)

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 7 - Matthew 25

August 8 - Psalm 78

August 9 - Matthew 26

August 10 - Matthew 27

August 11 - Matthew 28

August 12 - Psalm 79-80

August 13 - Psalm 81-83

Guest Preacher this Sunday - Rev. Randy Johnson

Our guest preacher this Sunday is Rev. Randy Johnson, who serves our region as a Congregation Mission and Ministry Facilitator (CMMF). In that role, Pastor Johnson is responsible for developing strong, effective working relationships with assigned congregations by assisting with New Mission and Ministry starts, Mission Renewal, Pastoral Transition Study (Inventory, Survey, and Pastoral Profile), demographic study and counsel, and strategic planning and working with chaplains in the Michigan District.

Increased Sunday Morning Church Attendance

St. Paul has been blessed with increased attendance Sunday mornings but that brings a bit of a challenge as well. Please remember that the back 3 rows of pews are intended for parents with small children and/or those physically challenged to walk farther forward. Thanks for your consideration for your fellow worshipers!

Heartfelt Thank You

I would like to thank St. Paul Church and School Families for the warm welcome following my installation as Principal on July 31. The cards, gifts, prayers, conversations, food and cake were a blessing to my family and me. A special thank you to Board of Education & PTO for sponsoring the potluck. I look forward to serving the fine people of St. Paul in the many years ahead. 

-Principal Mrs. Valerie Matyas

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.  

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

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!

Thank You for Your Prayers

Thank you very much for supporting me on the mission trips to Poland over the years, either by donations to camp, coming to the Lenten Dinner, or your much appreciated prayers. The camp directors and children love to have us there to teach the children English. To listen to the children sing their hearts out in English throughout the camp is "AMAZING!" as in one song we sang this year. Please keep the church, camp and people in your prayers. Blessings, Lisa Stanley

Young Adult Bible Study

There is a Young Adult Bible Study for anyone ages 18 to 24 years old this summer. This study will be facilitated by Ben Brenner. Bible Study is held on Wednesdays, from 6:30 - 7:30 pm in the St. Paul Ministry Center. Any questions? Feel free to text Ben at 989-598-2484.

Stewardship - An Act of Faith

Luke 12:24 -- “Consider the ravens: they neither sow nor reap, they have neither storehouse nor barn, and yet God feeds them.” God feeds the birds of the air – this we know, it’s just that, as one wit put it: God sometimes feeds the birds….to the cats! Yes, crosses and hardships will always come, Christ said that no disciple is above his Master. But through it all, the Lord cares for us and He calls upon us to entrust ourselves to that care. He really is our Father, and He really will guard and keep us through whatever this life has to throw at us. And in the end, we shall receive the gift of eternal life.

Saginaw Valley Zone of the Lutheran Laymen’s League

The Saginaw Valley Zone of the Lutheran Laymen’s League supports the efforts of International Lutheran Hour Ministries and, in the Saginaw Valley, Camp Lu Lay Lea, the local radio broadcast of The Lutheran Hour, and the Tri City Community Good Friday Service. The Zone needs more people to become involved in order to maintain the zone and support these programs.  Without more participation, the zone will be forced to dissolve. Please contact Paul Moeller, LLL Zone vice president, at 989-631-1017 or if you are interested in supporting Zone efforts.

Infant Lead Teacher at Peace Lutheran School

The Early Childhood Center at Peace Lutheran School, 3161 Lawndale Road in Saginaw Township, is hiring an Infant Lead Teacher. The position, 40 hours per week, and is salaried with benefits. Applicants must have a minimum of infant/toddler CDA or AA, and 480 hours of work experience in an early childhood setting. You may have a bachelor's degree in early childhood, but you must have 3 semester credits of infant/toddler development or 45 hours of infant/toddler training through MIRegistry. A candidate could be enrolled in a program to complete an associate’s degree or infant/toddler CDA also, but must be 21 and have at least a year of center infant care experience. Qualified applicants may email resumes to Please include all experience with children but especially infants ages 6 weeks to 18 months. 

VLHS Freshman Volleyball Coach Needed

Valley Lutheran High School is in search of a Freshman Volleyball Head Coach for the upcoming season. Practices start August 8th. If you or someone you know i s interested please send a resume and contact information to VL Athletic Director, Tyler Yahn at

VLHS Assistant Cook Needed

Valley Lutheran High School is accepting applications for the position of Assistant Cook to work in the kitchen for 30-35 hours per week while school is in session. The ideal candidate would have experience cooking/serving for groups, a love for working with teens, an interest in learning required paperwork and ordering processes, and a willingness to support the mission of VLHS. The starting date would be August 22. Salary is commensurate with experience and there is opportunity for advancement. If interested, please send a resume and cover letter to Dr. Lisa Meyers at or 3560 McCarty Rd. Saginaw, MI 48603. Deadline for applications is August 17.  

Bethlehem Lutheran Part Time Preschool Assistant Teacher

Bethlehem Lutheran Preschool & Extended Care is looking to hire a part time Preschool Assistant Teacher for our growing program.

Qualifications include:

• High School Diploma

• Experience working with young children and/or enrollment in a Child Development program.

• Current infant, child, and adult first aid training (or willingness to get upon hiring) • Be at least 18 years of age.

• Physically able to lift children (minimum 25 lbs.) and ability to participate in floor activities.

• Must complete 16 hours of training yearly.

• Complete blood-borne pathogen training.

• Submit to fingerprint background check.

• Submit negative TB test within 30 days of hire.

• Enjoy working with children ages Preschool- 8th Grade.

Duties include:

• Working closely with the Director.

• Abide by Bethlehem Lutheran School and the State of Michigan Licensing Policies and Procedures.

• Maintain professional confidentiality.

• Help to maintain and ensure a safe and developmentally appropriate setting.

• Assist in general housekeeping duties in the classroom.

Pay: Competitive Wages

Hours: 29 hours/ week (M-W-F 7:45- 3:15 T/TH 7:45- 11:45)

If interested please send cover letter, resume and references to (please reference the job posting for which you are applying): Lisa May c/o Bethlehem Lutheran School 2777 Hermansau Rd. Saginaw, MI 48604 Or email to:

Bethlehem Lutheran Administrative Assistant

We are looking for a Christ-centered individual to fill the full-time position of Church & School Administrative Assistant. This person should be responsible and have strong communication skills.


• Customer Service  • Typing  • Scheduling • Filing  • Communication

• Microsoft Office -Word -Excel  • Marketing  • Social Media • Accounting

Responsibilities: Office Duties including but not limited to:

• Answering phone and email regularly

• Answering the door, greeting people, and checking IDs as needed

• Maintain our Student Information System as well as our Church Member System

• Collect and properly record money (tuition, donations, offering) -Maintain social media (Facebook and Instagram)

• Assist with event planning throughout the year

• Keep track of student medication and dispense as needed

• Put together school newsletter as well as church bulletins, newsletters, and calendars

• Maintain phone message and email lists and send out messages as needed

• Be professional and confidential when handling sensitive financial and personal information

Job Requirements:

• High School Diploma

• Minimum of one year experience in a related field

• Must pass a criminal background check

Pay: Competitive salary

If interested, please submit a resume with references to

Trinity Monitor 39th Annual Chicken BBQ & Pig Roast

Trinity (Monitor) Lutheran Church, 20 E. Salzburg Rd. would like to invite you to our 39th annual Chicken BBQ and Pig Roast. The Chicken BBQ ($14) will be Saturday, August 13th from 12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m., with live music by Floyd G’s Juice Machine from 6:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. Sunday will be Outdoor Worship at 10:30 a.m. followed by the Pig Roast ($14) from 11:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. There will be co-ed blooper ball games on both days and a full concession stand serving hot dogs, brats, hamburgers, pulled pork sandwiches, fries, and much more. If you would like more information on the blooper ball tournament, contact Matt Burk at (989)757-7509. Join us for a weekend of fun, fellowship, and delicious food. Hope to see you there!

Old Testament Reading

Genesis 15:1–6

After these things the word of the LORD came to Abram in a vision: “Fear not, Abram, I am your shield; your reward shall be very great.” But Abram said, “O Lord GOD, what will you give me, for I continue childless, and the heir of my house is Eliezer of Damascus?” And Abram said, “Behold, you have given me no offspring, and a member of my household will be my heir.” And behold, the word of the LORD came to him: “This man shall not be your heir; your very own son shall be your heir.” And he brought him outside and said, “Look toward heaven, and number the stars, if you are able to number them.” Then he said to him, “So shall your offspring be.” And he believed the LORD, and he counted it to him as righteousness.


Hebrews 11:1–16

Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. For by it the people of old received their commendation. By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible. By faith Abel offered to God a more acceptable sacrifice than Cain, through which he was commended as righteous, God commending him by accepting his gifts. And through his faith, though he died, he still speaks. By faith Enoch was taken up so that he should not see death, and he was not found, because God had taken him. Now before he was taken he was commended as having pleased God. And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him. By faith Noah, being warned by God concerning events as yet unseen, in reverent fear constructed an ark for the saving of his household. By this he condemned the world and became an heir of the righteousness that comes by faith. By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to a place that he was to receive as an inheritance. And he went out, not knowing where he was going. By faith he went to live in the land of promise, as in a foreign land, living in tents with Isaac and Jacob, heirs with him of the same promise. For he was looking forward to the city that has foundations, whose designer and builder is God. By faith Sarah herself received power to conceive, even when she was past the age, since she considered him faithful who had promised. Therefore from one man, and him as good as dead, were born descendants as many as the stars of heaven and as many as the innumerable grains of sand by the seashore. These all died in faith, not having received the things promised, but having seen them and greeted them from afar, and having acknowledged that they were strangers and exiles on the earth. For people who speak thus make it clear that they are seeking a homeland. If they had been thinking of that land from which they had gone out, they would have had opportunity to return. But as it is, they desire a better country, that is, a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared for them a city.

Holy Gospel

Luke 12:22–34

[Jesus] said to his disciples, “Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat, nor about your body, what you will put on. For life is more than food, and the body more than clothing. Consider the ravens: they neither sow nor reap, they have neither storehouse nor barn, and yet God feeds them. Of how much more value are you than the birds! And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? If then you are not able to do as small a thing as that, why are you anxious about the rest? Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass, which is alive in the field today, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, how much more will he clothe you, O you of little faith! And do not seek what you are to eat and what you are to drink, nor be worried. For all the nations of the world seek after these things, and your Father knows that you need them. Instead, seek his kingdom, and these things will be added to you. “Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom. Sell your possessions, and give to the needy. Provide yourselves with moneybags that do not grow old, with a treasure in the heavens that does not fail, where no thief approaches and no moth destroys. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.”

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