Church Bulletin Announcements

July 15, 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)
  • 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

  • Kasey Appold
  • Austin Behmlander
  • Liane Burkhard
  • Robert & Cynthia Eastman
  • Norman & Linda Gittins
  • Jacey, Sophia & Karen Jones
  • Steffanie LeBeau
  • Hannah Mossner
  • Ronald & Ardith Reuther
  • Roy Schwab
  • Joshua Wegener

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.

Monday, July 18

Office Closed

 Tuesday, July 19

Office Closed 

175th Anniversary Committee 6:30 p.m. 

Wednesday, July 20

Young Adult Bible Study 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, July 21

JOY Gathering 12:00 p.m. 

Friday, July 22

Office Closed

Sunday, July 24

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 from Karen Weis, in memory of her husband

Rev. William Weis.

Church Attendance

Last Sunday - 298 (171, 127)

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 17 - Matthew 10

July 18 - Matthew 11

July 19 - Matthew 12

July 20 - Matthew 13

July 21 - Psalms 71-72

July 22 - Proverbs 18

July 23 - Matthew 14

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 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 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 if you are interested in supporting Zone efforts.

Valley Vision

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

Trinity Monitor Annual Picnic

Trinity Monitor will be holding their annual picnic and ball tournament on August 13 and 14. There will be a coed blooperball tourney. If you would like to get a team in the tourney, contact Matt Burk at or call (989)757-7509. Chicken dinners will be served on Saturday and a pig barbecue on Sunday.

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

Genesis 18:1–14

The LORD appeared to [Abraham] by the oaks of Mamre, as he sat at the door of his tent in the heat of the day. He lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, three men were standing in front of him. When he saw them, he ran from the tent door to meet them and bowed himself to the earth and said, “O Lord, if I have found favor in your sight, do not pass by your servant. Let a little water be brought, and wash your feet, and rest yourselves under the tree, while I bring a morsel of bread, that you may refresh yourselves, and after that you may pass on—since you have come to your servant.” So they said, “Do as you have said.” And Abraham went quickly into the tent to Sarah and said, “Quick! Three seahs of fine flour! Knead it, and make cakes.” And Abraham ran to the herd and took a calf, tender and good, and gave it to a young man, who prepared it quickly. Then he took curds and milk and the calf that he had prepared, and set it before them. And he stood by them under the tree while they ate.

They said to him, “Where is Sarah your wife?” And he said, “She is in the tent.” The LORD said, “I will surely return to you about this time next year, and Sarah your wife shall have a son.” And Sarah was listening at the tent door behind him. Now Abraham and Sarah were old, advanced in years. The way of women had ceased to be with Sarah. So Sarah laughed to herself, saying, “After I am worn out, and my lord is old, shall I have pleasure?” The LORD said to Abraham, “Why did Sarah laugh and say, ‘Shall I indeed bear a child, now that I am old?’ Is anything too hard for the LORD? At the appointed time I will return to you about this time next year, and Sarah shall have a son.”


Colossians 1:21–29

You, who once were alienated and hostile in mind, doing evil deeds, he has now reconciled in his body of flesh by his death, in order to present you holy and blameless and above reproach before him, if indeed you continue in the faith, stable and steadfast, not shifting from the hope of the gospel that you heard, which has been proclaimed in all creation under heaven, and of which I, Paul, became a minister.

Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I am filling up what is lacking in Christ’s afflictions for the sake of his body, that is, the church, of which I became a minister according to the stewardship from God that was given to me for you, to make the word of God fully known, the mystery hidden for ages and generations but now revealed to his saints. To them God chose to make known how great among the Gentiles are the riches of the glory of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. Him we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone mature in Christ. For this I toil, struggling with all his energy that he powerfully works within me.


Holy Gospel

Luke 10:38–42

Now as they went on their way, Jesus entered a village. And a woman named Martha welcomed him into her house. And she had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to his teaching. But Martha was distracted with much serving. And she went up to him and said, “Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Tell her then to help me.” But the Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things, but one thing is necessary. Mary has chosen the good portion, which will not be taken away from her.”

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