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!
Installation of Valerie Matyas
There will be a potluck to celebrate the installation of St. Paul's new principal Valerie Matyas, July 31st at noon in the Ministry Center!
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 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 at (989) 225-6801.
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 Donating Blood
Thank you to all who came to the blood drive and donated! The next blood drive is August 25th from 2:00-6:30 p.m.
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 10:40b – “Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to serve alone?”
Martha is doing the right thing but in the wrong order. Her service to the Lord is
good, but she has let it get ahead of hearing His Word. Mary has placed the Word
First, which is good. Is there any doubt that she will rise once she has heard the
Word and get to serving as well? Isn’t that what hearing the Word always leads
us to do? We listen, then respond. We believe, and thus we act!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in supporting Zone efforts.
The July issue of the VLHS Valley Vision is available here.