Job Opportunity: Custodian Needed
St. Paul Lutheran School is looking for a part-time school custodian. Responsibilities to include cleaning and all janitorial duties for the school. Detailed job description available upon request. For inquiries, please email resumes to Principal Lustila at JackLustila@stpaulbaycity.org.
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!
Church Newsletter Deadline
Articles for August's newsletter may be submitted by Wednesday, August 12 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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 (email@example.com or 989-631-1017) or Eileen Rodammer (firstname.lastname@example.org or 989-652-6696) if you want additional information.
UPDATE: Softball, Pig Roast, & Chicken BBQ
After much discussion, the Athletic Club of Trinity (Monitor) Lutheran Church (20 E. Salzburg Rd.) has decided to cancel their Pig Roast and Softball Tournament for this year. There will still be a modified version of the Chicken BBQ on Saturday, August 8th. Meals will be prepackaged and take-out style and will offer curbside service as well. There will be plenty of room for social distancing in the pavilion and surrounding grounds for those that would like to stay and eat. Chicken dinners will consist of ½ chicken, baked beans, squash, cole slaw, a roll, and bottle of water. Cost will be $10 per meal (no substitutions will be allowed) and will be served from 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Floyd G’s Juice Machine will be in the pavilion from 6:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. playing all your favorite songs to sing along to. Bring your lawn chair, spread out, and enjoy some Christian fellowship! The concession stand will be open from 4:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. selling hot dogs, brats, fries, drinks, and ice cream. To keep everyone safe, all recommended state guidelines will be followed.
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
Matt. 14:30 – “But when he saw the wind, he was afraid, and beginning to sink he cried out, ‘Lord, save me.’ ” The world really is a scary place – natural disasters, disease, terrorism, and a hundred other things. But where do we place our hope, our trust, and our vision? Where do we look for aid and comfort? When Peter’s eyes were on the Lord, he had confidence. When he turned to look at his problems and took his eyes off the Lord, he fell apart. Sometimes God’s call to support the work of His Church with our offerings makes us nervous. But put your eyes back on your Lord, trust Him, follow His Word, and all will be well.
The Orphan Grain Train Window
Viewed from the street anyone passing the Orphan Grain Train—Michigan Center would see a fifty foot wide window. The window is filled with wheelchairs, walkers, commodes, crutches, and many other orthopedic supplies waiting for foreign shipment to people in impoverished and sometimes desperate need. Among the most welcomed items donated to OGT include these medical items. Orphan Grain Train cannot ship pharmaceuticals or anything marked with an expiration date. But health kits, hospital materials like scrubs, child diapers, adult hygiene supplies, and orthopedic equipment are hugely needed. One day soon the window will be empty again following the next international shipment only to be filled once more as needs continue among people God loves. The OGT Center is located at 126 E. Main St., in downtown Sebewaing. Our thanks to those who pray for and support the mission of Orphan Grain Train.
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.