Church Bulletin Announcements
July 10, 2020
In every thing by  prayer and supplication   with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. Philippians 4:6
Homebound
  • Dolores Appold
  • Dorine Auernhammer
  • Gwen Bakus
  • Armond Beiser
  • Rick & Bonnie Emeott
  • Erv Hoerauf
  • Jon Ittner
  • Lorna Ittner
  • Mike & Karen Kusch
  • Irma McKenzie
  • Margaret Meyer
  • Mary Pfund
  • Julie Roark
  • Phyllis Rush
  • Eleanor Schlicker
  • Rose Anne Schmidt
  • Al Wegener
  • Tim Wegener
  • Ferdinand Zeilinger
Special
  • 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; cancer)
  • Kitty (Diane Vogtmann's daughter)
  • Carol Wozniak
This Week's Members
  • Marilyn Appold
  • Charles & Sandra Behmlander
  • Kris Christian & Hannah VanHorn
  • Chad & Kassi Fisher
  • Robert & Diane Hofford
  • Michael & Karen Kusch
  • Jonathan Mueller
  • Susan Rohrer
  • Adolph Sturm
  • Taylor Wozniak
Ministry Center Construction
Attendance
July 5 - 214 (95, 119)

Livestream of Services
Remember, you can view the livestream services through this link: https://www.facebook.com/stpaulfrankenlustbaycity/ They will also be uploaded onto YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCizDeFUgNsoP61Zd_kGdCFg, 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
July 12 – Matthew 7
July 13 – Psalms 69-70
July 14 – Proverbs 17
July 15 – Matthew 8
July 16 – Matthew 9
July 17 – Matthew 10
July 18 – Matthew 11

Office Closed
The church & school office is closed through Thursday, July 16. Please contact Pastor Matyas (248-227-3489) or Principal Lustila (863-409-3217) if you have an immediate need.
You're Invited!
Our St. Paul family is invited to Lydia Schultz's graduation party on Friday, July 10, 2020, beginning at 4:00pm. Come whenever you like and stay however late you would like. As we come to another last in our household, we are struck with how important our church family is to us. Please allow us the opportunity to say thank you for being a part of the lives of our kids! We hope you can make it! -- David & Heidi Schultz

In Our Backyard
Let’s try this again!! In Our Backyard started as an idea to give our members (and guests!) an opportunity to get together for socializing in a little different setting while exploring some out of the way places and activities in our area. Now that things are opening up again, we’ve arranged to visit Lisik Gardens in Hemlock. Phil and Ginger Lisik are retired teachers and have been collecting and selling garden plants for 30 years. They have created an extensive collection of perennials, particularly hostas and daylilies, in their country sized yard, including hostas they have developed and registered with the American Hosta Growers Association. Their gardens are awesome and you will enjoy strolling through and be inspired by the variety of plants, many available for purchase. For those comfortable with it, we will stop at Maple Grille for lunch on the way home.
When: Friday, July 24. Meet at School at 10:00 AM to carpool. This is an outdoor activity and it will happen, rain or shine.
Where: Lisik Gardens, 1445 N Iva Rd, Hemlock. Then Maple Grille, 13105 Gratiot Rd.
Who: Anyone who is interested in gardening, appreciates church friends’ company, or enjoying a summer day outside.
To do: Call, text or email Melissa Appold 989-225-6902, melissaappold@gmail.com with questions. RSVP’s, while not required, are very much appreciated.

Reminder - Please Shut Off the Water
If you water in the church cemetery, please remember to shut off the water when you are finished. Thank you for helping us conserve water!

Softball, Pig Roast, & Chicken BBQ
37th Annual Trinity Monitor Softball Tourney including Pig Roast and Chicken
BBQ, August 8-10. Men's Slowpitch, Co-ed Slow Pitch, Women's Modified softball tourneys. Co-ed kickball. Contact Matt Burk at 757-7509 to enter a team.

Fundraiser Winner
Congratulations to Tammy Jaskiewicz, the winner of the 'When Is 'Mueller-Mountain Going to Melt?' contest! See you next winter!

Please Help Keep the Church Records Updated!
Please take a moment to review your contact information that was printed last year in the 2019 phone directory. If information is outdated, please provide updates and/or changes as needed (e.g. new address(es), new email, new contact numbers, new family members added, family members who have moved away, etc.). Click here to submit updated information using an online form. Paper forms will be available in the church narthex.

Update: Alaska Mission Trip
Sadly, this trip has been cancelled for this year. Please keep the community in your prayers as they are facing a number of challenges. Thank you for your support, and we look forward to next year!

ALL ABOARD! At-Home On-Line VBS is Fast Approaching!
If you registered your student(s), here's what to do next!
  • Pick up your family's Take-Home Kit (located in the school auditorium) with 5 days of Bible story material and fun activities for each registered child. Each household has a labeled bag with your family's materials. If you have multiple students, each one will be in a separate kit INSIDE your family bag. NOTE: There are Preschool/Kindergarten Kits (marked "PS") and Elementary Kits (marked simply "Elem").
  • Take-home kits will include instructions to access the online material on the St. Paul Facebook Page - https://www.facebook.com/events/582326832718066/ - which will include videos of our opening Sing & Play Express, Bible Adventures, Imagination Station, and Kid Vid Cinema, as well as our "Rocky Wrap-up" closing.
  • Each family can make use of each day's and each child's material as you see fit. You can do one-a-day for a week, or spread them out over the whole summer!
ENJOY! We pray that this material will be one more way your family helps guide your children down the track to a growing, personal, and mature faith in Jesus as a forever child of God!

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). 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!

Update: Help Us Show Love and Appreciation to our Construction Crew
We are in desperate need of Powerade/Gatorade and individual bags of salty snacks and nuts for the construction crew! Donations can be left in the back of church. If anyone would be willing to help with this project, we could use a couple more people willing to put ice in the coolers first thing in the morning or fill the coolers in the evening. It is not hard! Contact Matt 415-4068 or Heidi 450-0975. Thank you for your help in showing love and appreciation to these workers!

Stewardship
Romans 8:12 - "So then, brothers, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh." We owe the flesh, the world, and the devil nothing at all. We are not debtors to these enemies; we are freed by the blood of Christ. We are joyful servants in Christ's kingdom - servants that He calls friends. We share our Lord's
plans and purposes, and this gives direction and purpose to our lives. Stewardship is caring for what belongs to God. It is rooted in a recognition that everything we have is from God and everything we have is God's.
Stewardship: Living a Biblical Call

Trinity Time
Concordia University Ann Arbor invites high school students to attend Trinity Time Webinar, a Q&A discussion panel to explore church work vocations on Monday, July 13, 7 - 8:30 p.m. This event is free and open to high school students of any age. Visit https://www.cuaa.edu/events/details.php?id=35081 to register.

Why the ORPHAN in ORPHAN GRAIN TRAIN?
One benefactor who has supported Orphan Grain Train—Michigan wrote recently, “While my background doesn't come close to that of today's orphans or others in need, I can relate … When I was 1 year old my mother died after giving birth to my sister. My father died when I was four. After being in a foster home a short time, my grandparents took my brother and me in while my sister was put out for adoption. Since I was just a little guy at that time I never knew my sister. Then when in the fifth grade in school … I figured out the girl sitting next to me was my sister.” Orphan Grain Train began in 1992 in support of orphaned children in Latvia. Since then the mission has expanded to send Christian aid and support to the disabled, the destitute, blind, and others in need in 68 countries. You can join the man who wrote the note above who also said, “With God's blessings, we intend to make Orphan Grain Train—Michigan a part of our personal ministry.” (Visit http://www.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.
Old Testament Reading
Isaiah 55:10–13
10“For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven
and do not return there but water the earth,
making it bring forth and sprout,
giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater,
11so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth;
it shall not return to me empty,
but it shall accomplish that which I purpose,
and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it.
12“For you shall go out in joy
and be led forth in peace;
the mountains and the hills before you
shall break forth into singing,
and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.
13Instead of the thorn shall come up the cypress;
instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle;
and it shall make a name for the LORD,
an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off.”

Epistle
Romans 8:12–17
12So then, brothers, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh. 13For if you live according to the flesh you will die, but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. 14For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. 15For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!” 16The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, 17and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him.

Holy Gospel
Matthew 13:1–9, 18–23
1That same day Jesus went out of the house and sat beside the sea. 2And great crowds gathered about him, so that he got into a boat and sat down. And the whole crowd stood on the beach. 3And he told them many things in parables, saying: “A sower went out to sow. 4And as he sowed, some seeds fell along the path, and the birds came and devoured them. 5Other seeds fell on rocky ground, where they did not have much soil, and immediately they sprang up, since they had no depth of soil, 6but when the sun rose they were scorched. And since they had no root, they withered away. 7Other seeds fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up and choked them. 8Other seeds fell on good soil and produced grain, some a hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty. 9He who has ears, let him hear. . . .
18“Hear then the parable of the sower: 19When anyone hears the word of the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what has been sown in his heart. This is what was sown along the path. 20As for what was sown on rocky ground, this is the one who hears the word and immediately receives it with joy, 21yet he has no root in himself, but endures for a while, and when tribulation or persecution arises on account of the word, immediately he falls away. 22As for what was sown among thorns, this is the one who hears the word, but the cares of the world and the deceitfulness of riches choke the word, and it proves unfruitful. 23As for what was sown on good soil, this is the one who hears the word and understands it. He indeed bears fruit and yields, in one case a hundredfold, in another sixty, and in another thirty.”

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