Church Bulletin Announcements

July 8, 2022

In every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. Philippians 4:6

Homebound

  • 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

Special

  • 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)
  • Joanne & Amanda (Family of Judy Dawson

This Week's Members

  • Joshua Appold
  • Arthur Behmlander
  • Brianna Burkhard
  • Ronald & Sally Easter
  • Jodi Gittins & Ava Gleason
  • Kristina Johnstone, Brendon Johnson & Grayson Johnstone
  • James LaPlant
  • Avery Morris
  • James Reou
  • Michael & Lauren Schwab
  • Allan Wegener

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.


Monday, July 11

Office Closed

Board of Business Management 6:30 p.m.


 Tuesday, July 12

Office Closed 


Wednesday, July 13

Young Adult Bible Study 6:30 p.m.


Thursday, July 14

6:30 p.m. Church Council


Friday, July 15

Office Closed


Sunday, July 17

Worship with Communion 8 a.m.

Bible Class 9:15 a.m.

Worship with Communion 10:30 a.m.

Cake Reception for Ruth

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.


Baptism

James Oliver Thompson, child of Kayleigh Whitlock & Josey Thompson, born July 10, 2021, will be baptized on Sunday, July 10, during the 10:30 a.m. service. Sponsors are Kyle & Kyleigh Hafeli. 


Church Attendance

Last Sunday - 219 (134, 85)


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 10 -Matthew 5

July 11 - Matthew 6

July 12 - Matthew 7

July 13 - Psalms 69-70

July 14 - Proverbs 17

July 15 - Matthew 8

July 16 - Matthew 9

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! 


Trinity Time: For Considering Church Work Vocations

Trinity Time event at Concordia University Ann Arbor is an overnight 2-day event on campus at CUAA from July 31 to August 1, for any students interested in learning more about church vocations and/or college. It includes worship, food, service at Family of God in Detroit, fun, teaching and learning, discussions of ministry and vocation and more. Registration is coming up, by end of day July 12 and cost is $25.00. More information and registration can be found by clicking here.


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!


JOY Gathering

JOY will be meeting Thursday, July 21st at Frankenlust Township Hall on Delta Rd. at 12:00 noon. Bring a lunch, drinks will be provided. Come and enjoy fellowship and fresh air. If the weather is bad, we will meet at the Ministry Center. Any questions call Bonnie List.


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 Prayers

I would like to thank my St. Paul family and Pastor for their prayers, cards and well wishes. My surgery went well and recovery is going well. Continue to pray that therapy goes well and I will be able to drive soon. -Bonnie List


Thank You for Your Support

Matthew, Kali, Laurel, Eleanor, and Caroline Wood serve the Lord through The Lutheran Church— Missouri Synod (LCMS) in Medan, Indonesia. They would like to thank the St. Paul family for supporting and praying for their family and the Lord's ministry in Indonesia. 


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 10:25b – “Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?” There is nothing right about this question. What shall I do to inherit?  What can you do to inherit the throne of England? You can’t do anything to gain it. The Father calls us His own children. So we inherit eternal life by grace and seek to live out our new calling as the Father’s children with our good works.


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 pamoeller@aol.com if you are interested in supporting Zone efforts.


Valley Vision

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

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 www.wellspringlutheran.com/behavioral-health/camp-hope, call 989.652.4663 or email camphope@wellspringlutheran.com. 

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

CAMP DETAILS:    

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

Leviticus 18:1–5; 19:9–18

The LORD spoke to Moses, saying, “Speak to the people of Israel and say to them, I am the LORD your God. You shall not do as they do in the land of Egypt, where you lived, and you shall not do as they do in the land of Canaan, to which I am bringing you. You shall not walk in their statutes. You shall follow my rules and keep my statutes and walk in them. I am the LORD your God. You shall therefore keep my statutes and my rules; if a person does them, he shall live by them: I am the LORD. . . . “When you reap the harvest of your land, you shall not reap your field right up to its edge, neither shall you gather the gleanings after your harvest. And you shall not strip your vineyard bare, neither shall you gather the fallen grapes of your vineyard. You shall leave them for the poor and for the sojourner: I am the LORD your God. “You shall not steal; you shall not deal falsely; you shall not lie to one another. You shall not swear by my name falsely, and so profane the name of your God: I am the LORD. “You shall not oppress your neighbor or rob him. The wages of a hired servant shall not remain with you all night until the morning. You shall not curse the deaf or put a stumbling block before the blind, but you shall fear your God: I am the LORD. “You shall do no injustice in court. You shall not be partial to the poor or defer to the great, but in righteousness shall you judge your neighbor. You shall not go around as a slanderer among your people, and you shall not stand up against the life of your neighbor: I am the LORD. “You shall not hate your brother in your heart, but you shall reason frankly with your neighbor, lest you incur sin because of him. You shall not take vengeance or bear a grudge against the sons of your own people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself: I am the LORD.”


Epistle

Colossians 1:1–14

Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother,

To the saints and faithful brothers in Christ at Colossae:

Grace to you and peace from God our Father.

We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you, since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love that you have for all the saints, because of the hope laid up for you in heaven. Of this you have heard before in the word of the truth, the gospel, which has come to you, as indeed in the whole world it is bearing fruit and growing—as it also does among you, since the day you heard it and understood the grace of God in truth, just as you learned it from Epaphras our beloved fellow servant. He is a faithful minister of Christ on your behalf and has made known to us your love in the Spirit.

And so, from the day we heard, we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God. May you be strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy, giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in light. He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.

 

Holy Gospel

Luke 10:25–37

Behold, a lawyer stood up to put [Jesus] to the test, saying, “Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?” He said to him, “What is written in the Law? How do you read it?” And he answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.” And he said to him, “You have answered correctly; do this, and you will live.” But he, desiring to justify himself, said to Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?” Jesus replied, “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and he fell among robbers, who stripped him and beat him and departed, leaving him half dead. Now by chance a priest was going down that road, and when he saw him he passed by on the other side. So likewise a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. But a Samaritan, as he journeyed, came to where he was, and when he saw him, he had compassion. He went to him and bound up his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he set him on his own animal and brought him to an inn and took care of him. And the next day he took out two denarii and gave them to the innkeeper, saying, ‘Take care of him, and whatever more you spend, I will repay you when I come back.’ Which of these three, do you think, proved to be a neighbor to the man who fell among the robbers?” He said, “The one who showed him mercy.” And Jesus said to him, “You go, and do likewise.”


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