Church Bulletin Announcements

July 1, 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
  • Al Wegener
  • 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)
  • Bonnie List (hip surgery)
  • Connie Makl (Jeremy Warren's aunt)
  • Lois Matthes (hospitalized)
  • Irene Neumeyer (Sheffield Place)
  • Keith Peterson (friend of George Spielhaupter, liver transplant)
  • Ardie Reuther
  • Jack Robinson (Jan Kinney's grandson; leukemia)
  • Don Schark (brain tumor)
  • Dave Sherry (cancer)

This Week's Members

  • Jean Appold
  • Vera Begick
  • Caila Burkhard, Michael Hall, Vanessa, Londyn Burkard-Hall & Masiyah Burkhard-Hall
  • Troy, Shasta, Hunter & Gatlin Duffey
  • Timothy Gillespie
  • Diane Johnstone
  • Susan & Michael Lakel
  • Natalie, David, Nora & Miles Michaels
  • Samantha, Evelynne & Rian Reimer
  • Matthew & Mila Schwab
  • Nathan Warren

Sunday, July 3

Worship with Communion 8 a.m.

Bible Class 9:15 a.m.

Celebration & Praise with Communion - Outdoors, Weather Permitting 10:30 a.m.

1st Sunday Fellowship Potluck Picnic noon

Sunday Night Youth Group 5-7 p.m.

Monday, July 4

Office Closed

 Tuesday, July 5

Office Closed 

Elders Meeting 7 p.m.

Wednesday, July 6

Young Adult Bible Study 6:30 p.m.

Sunday, July 10

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.

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.

Altar Flowers

This Sunday's altar flowers are for the birthday of Larry Klein, the brother of Shelley Appold.

Church Attendance

Last Sunday - 269 (164, 105)

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

July 3 - Psalm 65-67

July 4 - Matthew 1

July 5 - Matthew 2

July 6 - Matthew 3

July 7 - Matthew 4

July 8 - Psalm 68

July 9 - Proverbs 16

Outdoor Service

Celebration & Praise will be outside (weather permitting) next Sunday, July 3 at 10:30 a.m. Please bring a chair or blanket and join us for worship and potluck fellowship.

Fellowship Potluck

1st Sunday Fellowship is July 3 after the Celebration & Praise (outdoor) service. We will be grilling hot dogs and burgers. Please bring a dish to pass, a blanket or chair, and plan on having an outdoor picnic with your St. Paul family that day! 

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.  

Thank You, Ruth!

Ruth Schian, our Church and School Secretary, has accepted a teaching position at Zion Lutheran School in Auburn. We want to thank her for her faithful service to our Church and School. On July 17th, please join us in celebrating Ruth with cake after the 10:30 church service. If you wish to show your appreciation to Ruth with a card or gift, there will be a box available. May the Lord richly bless Ruth in her new position in Christian education! 

VBS Thank You

We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who helped make VBS possible this year. Whether you donated, volunteered, or prayed for us during this last month, we sincerely appreciate all of your support! There were around 70 kids and 30 adult and student volunteers that came throughout the week to hear and learn about how awesome our God is. 

- Emily Bass & Isabel Warren

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!

Prayer Requests for Missions

Please keep the following in your prayers:

July 15-30 Poland Mission Trip (Lisa Stanley)

Please pray specifically for the camp doctor’s son who will be undergoing a spinal infusion.

Thank you for keeping us in your thoughts and prayers!!

Thank You for Your Support

Thank you from the Schultz Family for your thoughts, prayers, and donations for our recent mission trip to Cooper Landing, AK. We are very thankful to God for your partnership in this ministry!!! Please continue to keep that community in your prayers!

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 10:20b – “But rejoice that your names are written in heaven.” No one can snatch us out of the nail-marked hands of Jesus. He has redeemed us and claimed us as His own. As those whose names are written in heaven, we seek to live heavenly lives here on earth. This is the foundation of all our good works, including the good work of faithfully supporting the work of the Church. It’s our joy in having been redeemed by the Lord through the activity of the Church that motivates us to support the Church. 

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.

Valley Vision

The July issue of the VLHS Valley Vision is available here.

German Worship Service – July 10th    

On Sunday, July 10th, St. Lorenz’s monthly German worship service will be held at 11:00 am in the Church - 1030 W. Tuscola Rd., Frankenmuth. The service reflects on the opportunity and challenge of living as Christians in 2022 increasingly places us in sharp contrast to the ways of the world. Through worship and Scripture, may we grow in awareness of “Whose” we are and “who” we are that we may bring hope and encouragement to others. The service features German liturgy and an English sermon by Pastor Bill Hoesman entitled “Checking the Boxes’ based on Luke 10:27. Emily Haubenstricker will sing a solo and the congregation will join in singing favorite hymns: „ Jesu, komm doch selbst zu mir“ (Jesus Savior Come to Me), “Wer Gott vertraut, hat wohl gebaut” (Who Trusts In God), “Jesus, Jesus, nichts als Jesus” (Jesus, Jesus, Only Jesus) and „ Jesu, geh voran“ (Jesus Lead Thou On).  

The service will also be broadcast on Charter cable channel 191, on the St. Lorenz app., and livestreamed (and stored) on the St. Lorenz website at At ‘Traditional Services” (on the left side), select the German service. Broadcast can also be accessed on your Smart TV (Roku, Apple TV, etc.) by typing in “St. Lorenz Church and School” and adding the channel or on Facebook on the St. Lorenz page or the Frankenmuth-Gunzenhausen Sister Cities page. Prior German worship services can be viewed at

The next German worship service will be Aug. 14th, 2022. Please join us as we praise and thank our risen Savior!

Camp Hope - Wellspring Grief Camp for Children

Camp Hope is a grief camp for children, 6-17 years old, who have experienced the death of someone close to them. Through the generous support of donors, Wellspring Lutheran Services offers this 1-day camp for free. To receive an application, please visit, call 989.652.4663 or email 

The application is due July 15, 2022. Space is limited, so apply today!


WHAT: Grief Camp for Kids

WHEN: Wednesday, August 17, 2022

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

WHERE: Memorial Park, Frankenmuth

COST: Free

Lutheran Fellowship Golf Outing

Are you an avid golfer? Or just like to golf for fun? Then consider getting a foursome together and joining members from other Bay City and Midland area Lutheran churches and golfing in the 42nd Annual Lutheran Fellowship Golf Outing. The outing is at Noon on Friday, August 5th, 2022 at Green Hills Golf Course on M-13 in Pinconning. Cost is $70/individual or $280/foursome. Hot dogs, ice cream, and beverages on the course with a full meal to follow. To register or for questions, call/text Amanda Koch (989)492-4663 or Rick Ahlberg (989)450-2712.

Old Testament Reading

Isaiah 66:10–14

“Rejoice with Jerusalem, and be glad for her,

all you who love her;

rejoice with her in joy,

all you who mourn over her;

that you may nurse and be satisfied

from her consoling breast;

that you may drink deeply with delight

from her glorious abundance.”

For thus says the LORD:

“Behold, I will extend peace to her like a river,

and the glory of the nations like an overflowing stream;

and you shall nurse, you shall be carried upon her hip,

and bounced upon her knees.

As one whom his mother comforts,

so I will comfort you;

you shall be comforted in Jerusalem.

You shall see, and your heart shall rejoice;

your bones shall flourish like the grass;

and the hand of the LORD shall be known to his servants,

and he shall show his indignation against his enemies.”


Galatians 6:1–10, 14–18

Brothers, if anyone is caught in any transgression, you who are spiritual should restore him in a spirit of gentleness. Keep watch on yourself, lest you too be tempted. Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. For if anyone thinks he is something, when he is nothing, he deceives himself. But let each one test his own work, and then his reason to boast will be in himself alone and not in his neighbor. For each will have to bear his own load.

One who is taught the word must share all good things with the one who teaches. Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap. For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life. And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith. . . .

But far be it from me to boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world. For neither circumcision counts for anything, nor uncircumcision, but a new creation. And as for all who walk by this rule, peace and mercy be upon them, and upon the Israel of God.

From now on let no one cause me trouble, for I bear on my body the marks of Jesus.

The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit, brothers. Amen.

Holy Gospel

Luke 10:1–20

After this the Lord appointed seventy-two others and sent them on ahead of him, two by two, into every town and place where he himself was about to go. And he said to them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest. Go your way; behold, I am sending you out as lambs in the midst of wolves. Carry no moneybag, no knapsack, no sandals, and greet no one on the road. Whatever house you enter, first say, ‘Peace be to this house!’ And if a son of peace is there, your peace will rest upon him. But if not, it will return to you. And remain in the same house, eating and drinking what they provide, for the laborer deserves his wages. Do not go from house to house. Whenever you enter a town and they receive you, eat what is set before you. Heal the sick in it and say to them, ‘The kingdom of God has come near to you.’ But whenever you enter a town and they do not receive you, go into its streets and say, ‘Even the dust of your town that clings to our feet we wipe off against you. Nevertheless know this, that the kingdom of God has come near.’ I tell you, it will be more bearable on that day for Sodom than for that town.

“Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the mighty works done in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago, sitting in sackcloth and ashes. But it will be more bearable in the judgment for Tyre and Sidon than for you. And you, Capernaum, will you be exalted to heaven? You shall be brought down to Hades.

“The one who hears you hears me, and the one who rejects you rejects me, and the one who rejects me rejects him who sent me.”

The seventy-two returned with joy, saying, “Lord, even the demons are subject to us in your name!” And he said to them, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. Behold, I have given you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall hurt you. Nevertheless, do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.”

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