Church Bulletin Announcements
August 7, 2020
In every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. Philippians 4:6
  • Dolores Appold
  • Dorine Auernhammer
  • Gwen Bakus
  • Armond Beiser
  • Rick & Bonnie Emeott
  • Howard Harmon
  • Erv Hoerauf
  • Jon Ittner
  • Lorna Ittner
  • Mike & Karen Kusch
  • Irma McKenzie
  • Margaret Meyer
  • Julie Roark
  • Phyllis Rush
  • Eleanor Schlicker
  • Rose Anne Schmidt
  • Roy Schwab
  • Al Wegener
  • Tim Wegener
  • Ferdinand Zeilinger
  • Wyatt Crouse (Dan Bourdow’s grandson)
  • Hedwig Gerold (cancer)
  • Colleen (Howard Grantham's great-niece)
  • Fred Morley (uncle of DJ Bourdow)
  • Lynn Richard (Leeta Theiss’s sister-in-law; hospice)
  • Judy Schultz (hospice)
  • Darlene Spyker (cancer)
This Week's Members
  • Michael & Cindy Appold
  • Gregory, Diane, Maggie, & Max Behmlander
  • Jared Cliff
  • Jill, Robert, Evangeline, & Blue Friske
  • Jonathan Ittner
  • Terri LaFontaine & Lexi Hutchinson
  • Steven & Debra Neuman
  • Gary & Debra Sawicki
  • Kerry & Ella Sharp
  • Jaynee Gassman, Scott & Sophia Szczepanski
  • Kimberly & Tyler Young
Church Records
Chad Jaskiewicz & Ashley White will be united in marriage before our altar on Saturday, August 8, 2020.

Altar Flowers
In honor of Kathy & Larry Bourassa's 41st wedding anniversary on August 18

Last Sunday - 255 (160, 95)

Livestream of Services
Remember, you can view the livestream services through this link: They will also be uploaded onto YouTube, but YouTube will not be live.

The Lutheran Hour
Sunday Mornings: 8:30 on WSAM 1400 AM
Donations mail to:
Saginaw Valley Lutheran Hour
P.O. Box 133
Frankenmuth, MI 48734

Daily Bible Readings
August 9 – Matthew 26
August 10 – Matthew 27
August 11 – Matthew 28
August 12 – Psalms 79-80
August 13 – Psalms 81-83
August 14 – Romans 1
August 15 – Romans 2
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

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 ( 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

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.
With love,
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 ( or 989-631-1017) or Eileen Rodammer ( 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 ( 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.
Old Testament Reading
Job 38:4–18
4[The Lord said to Job:] “Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth?
Tell me, if you have understanding.
5Who determined its measurements—surely you know!
Or who stretched the line upon it?
6On what were its bases sunk,
or who laid its cornerstone,
7when the morning stars sang together
and all the sons of God shouted for joy?
8“Or who shut in the sea with doors
when it burst out from the womb,
9when I made clouds its garment
and thick darkness its swaddling band,
10and prescribed limits for it
and set bars and doors,
11and said, ‘Thus far shall you come, and no farther,
and here shall your proud waves be stayed’?
12“Have you commanded the morning since your days began,
and caused the dawn to know its place,
13that it might take hold of the skirts of the earth,
and the wicked be shaken out of it?
14It is changed like clay under the seal,
and its features stand out like a garment.
15From the wicked their light is withheld,
and their uplifted arm is broken.
16“Have you entered into the springs of the sea,
or walked in the recesses of the deep?
17Have the gates of death been revealed to you,
or have you seen the gates of deep darkness?
18Have you comprehended the expanse of the earth?
Declare, if you know all this.”

Romans 10:5–17
5Moses writes about the righteousness that is based on the law, that the person who does the commandments shall live by them. 6But the righteousness based on faith says, “Do not say in your heart, ‘Who will ascend into heaven?’” (that is, to bring Christ down) 7or “‘Who will descend into the abyss?’” (that is, to bring Christ up from the dead). 8But what does it say? “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart” (that is, the word of faith that we proclaim); 9because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved. 11For the Scripture says, “Everyone who believes in him will not be put to shame.” 12For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; the same Lord is Lord of all, bestowing his riches on all who call on him. 13For “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”
14But how are they to call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching? 15And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!” 16But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Isaiah says, “Lord, who has believed what he has heard from us?” 17So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.

Holy Gospel
Matthew 14:22–33
22Immediately [Jesus] made the disciples get into the boat and go before him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowds. 23And after he had dismissed the crowds, he went up on the mountain by himself to pray. When evening came, he was there alone, 24but the boat by this time was a long way from the land, beaten by the waves, for the wind was against them. 25And in the fourth watch of the night he came to them, walking on the sea. 26But when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were terrified, and said, “It is a ghost!” and they cried out in fear. 27But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying, “Take heart; it is I. Do not be afraid.”
28And Peter answered him, “Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the water.” 29He said, “Come.” So Peter got out of the boat and walked on the water and came to Jesus. 30But when he saw the wind, he was afraid, and beginning to sink he cried out, “Lord, save me.” 31Jesus immediately reached out his hand and took hold of him, saying to him, “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?” 32And when they got into the boat, the wind ceased. 33And those in the boat worshiped him, saying, “Truly you are the Son of God.”