Church Bulletin Announcements
July 16, 2021
In every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. Philippians 4:6
Homebound
  • Dolores Appold
  • Doris Appold
  • Dorine Auernhammer
  • Gwen Bakus
  • Eleonore Begick
  • Vera Begick
  • Jon Ittner
  • Lorna Ittner
  • Bill Kramer
  • Mike & Karen Kusch
  • Margaret Meyer
  • Julie Roark
  • Phyllis Rush
  • Rose Anne Schmidt
  • Roy Schwab
  • Anna Spielhaupter
  • Al Wegener
  • Tim Wegener
  • Ferdinand Zeilinger

Bereaved
(family & friends of)
  • Gerald Lustila (Jack's father)
  • Ruth Mueller (Jonathan's mother)
Special
  • Dolores Appold (hip surgery)
  • Dean Bass
  • Armond Beiser (hospice)
  • Wyatt Crouse (Dan Bourdow’s grandson)
  • Dave Foster
  • Lorna Ittner (hospitalized)
  • Irwin Jenkins (Ken VanCise's cousin)
  • Kathleen Kernstock
  • Richard Kunkel
  • Fred Morley (DJ Bourdow's uncle)
  • Ruth Ann Schultz (newborn of Caleb & Mary)
  • Carol Winter (knee surgery)

This Week's Members
  • Loren Appold
  • Austin Behmlander
  • Jennifer & Kaylee Bush
  • Vernon & Judith Engelhardt
  • Marie Hendrick
  • William & Louann Kramer
  • David Matthes
  • Makenzie Pickell
  • Roy & Donna Schmidt
  • Connie Wajer
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.

Livestream

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 18 – Matthew 11
July 19 – Matthew 12
July 20 – Matthew 13
July 21 – Psalms 71-72
July 22 – Proverbs 18
July 23 – Matthew 14
July 24 – Matthew 15

Gathering for Widows and Widowers
Widows and widowers are invited to a gathering in the Ministry Center on Thursday, July 22 at noon for a luncheon and socializing. Lunch will be provided for free through a Thrivent grant. After a long year of being at home, come and enjoy fellowship with one another. Feel free to invite a lonely friend! If you plan to attend, please contact Virginia Hutter (686-3262) or Bonnie List (686-6848) by Sunday, July 18, so we can have an accurate lunch count.

Food Truck Tuesdays
PTO's Food Truck Tuesdays continue on Tuesday, July 20 with 5-2-Oh, Zachzillas, & Kona Ice! Join us in the school parking lot between 4:30-7:30 p.m.

Thank You from Jeff Schlicker's Family
A sincere THANK YOU for all the prayers, cards, kind words, love and hugs! A special THANKS for all the help and support from Dave and Jeremy, couldn’t have done it without you! Last but not least to Pastor and Mr. Schimm for a beautiful, inspirational service that brought peace to a hurting family! - The Family of Jeff Schlicker

Thank You from Gerald Lustila's Family
Thank you to our St. Paul family for all the prayers and support you have given us as we cared for Dad. - Jack & Kathy Lustila

10th 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 11th, 2021. 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 this link.
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. 11th!

Softball Tournament at Trinity Monitor
If you are interested in playing in the tourney, contact Vaughn Begick at 295-0209 or vaughnpac@aol.com. Information is below:
38th Annual Trinity Monitor Softball Tournament, Pig Roast, & Chicken BBQ
WHEN: Aug. 13-15
WHERE: Trinity Monitor – 20 E Salzburg Rd. (corner of 8 mile and Salzburg roads)
WHAT: Co-ed Blooperball Tournament – to try and make things fun, keep competition even, and have everyone involved we decided to try blooperball this year.
FOOD: Friday – Full concessions, hot dogs, brats, burgers, fries, nachos, candy, ice cream; Saturday – Full concessions plus our famous grilled chicken half dinners; Sunday – Full concessions plus our famous slow roasted whole pig dinners
ENTERTAINMENT: Corn hole, horse shoes, live music, basketball court, playground, 3 ball diamonds, etc.

Summer Office Hours
The office will be open Tuesday-Friday from 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

Stewardship Vision
Our vision is to identify the gifts and abilities and time and talents of our congregational family, and connect them to the needs and areas of service of the staff and the programs at St. Paul to further God’s kingdom.

Help Wanted at St. Paul
St. Paul is looking for a custodian for the school building and Ministry Center. Position could be for one of the facilities or both buildings based on the applicant's desire. If interested, please contact the office for information on the specific job description and compensation.

Time to Turn in Your Wildcat Cash!
Our Scrip program's current Wildcat Cash is "expiring" on July 31, 2021. If you have received Wildcat Cash, please redeem it for Scrip gift cards this June or July. Feel free to call the office to see what gift cards are in stock.
Enroll Now for 2021-2022
We are still enrolling for next school year! Information and enrollment forms are available in the school office or online by clicking here. Please call the school office at 989.684.4450 for more information and to make arrangements to enroll your child or put your name on a preschool waitlist.

Stewardship - A Way of Life
Ephesians 2:13 – “But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ.” What all of mankind’s efforts, works, and scheming could not do, the blood of Christ did. We have peace with God, and we are brought near to the Father. This life-giving sacrifice of Christ sets the pattern for the sacrifices we are called to make for others within our vocations in home, church and society.

Here We Ride - Saturday, August 7, 2021
This year, our Here We Ride Bike event will be held inperson in Bay City and/or virtually on your local trails or neighborhoods. You and your family are encouraged to ride the distance you choose anytime the weekend of August 7–8, 2021. For those that choose to participate inperson we will meet at 8 a.m. (ride to begin at 9 a.m.) on August 7 at Zion, Bay City to ride the Bay City Trails.
There is no charge to participate in Here We Ride, but we do encourage participants to collect cash donations/pledges. As in years past, these collected monies will be divided evenly between the Here We Stand campaign and the participant’s church or school. In the past two events, several teachers have used Here We Ride as an opportunity to raise substantial dollars for their classrooms for the upcoming school year.

8th Annual Classic Car Show Coming to St. John Amelith Lutheran Church
Mark your calendars for Thursday, August 5 from 5-8 pm. This year's community benefit recipient is the Firefighters' Association of Frankenlust Twp. This organization provides much needed funding to assist the Frankenlust Fire Department with needed supplies and equipment. Please bring your classic vehicle and/or just come out to enjoy food, fellowship and entertainment by the Kowalski Brothers Polka Band. For more information contact 989-450-9058 or crosslwml@gmail.com
Old Testament Reading
Jeremiah 23:1–6
1“Woe to the shepherds who destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture!” declares the LORD. 2Therefore thus says the LORD, the God of Israel, concerning the shepherds who care for my people: “You have scattered my flock and have driven them away, and you have not attended to them. Behold, I will attend to you for your evil deeds, declares the LORD. 3Then I will gather the remnant of my flock out of all the countries where I have driven them, and I will bring them back to their fold, and they shall be fruitful and multiply. 4I will set shepherds over them who will care for them, and they shall fear no more, nor be dismayed, neither shall any be missing, declares the LORD.
5“Behold, the days are coming, declares the LORD, when I will raise up for David a righteous Branch, and he shall reign as king and deal wisely, and shall execute justice and righteousness in the land. 6In his days Judah will be saved, and Israel will dwell securely. And this is the name by which he will be called: ‘The LORD is our righteousness.’”

Epistle Reading
Ephesians 2:11–22
11Remember that at one time you Gentiles in the flesh, called “the uncircumcision” by what is called the circumcision, which is made in the flesh by hands— 12remember that you were at that time separated from Christ, alienated from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world. 13But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. 14For he himself is our peace, who has made us both one and has broken down in his flesh the dividing wall of hostility 15by abolishing the law of commandments and ordinances, that he might create in himself one new man in place of the two, so making peace, 16and might reconcile us both to God in one body through the cross, thereby killing the hostility. 17And he came and preached peace to you who were far off and peace to those who were near. 18For through him we both have access in one Spirit to the Father. 19So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, 20built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone, 21in whom the whole structure, being joined together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord. 22In him you also are being built together into a dwelling place for God by the Spirit.

Holy Gospel
Mark 6:30–44
30The apostles returned to Jesus and told him all that they had done and taught. 31And he said to them, “Come away by yourselves to a desolate place and rest a while.” For many were coming and going, and they had no leisure even to eat. 32And they went away in the boat to a desolate place by themselves. 33Now many saw them going and recognized them, and they ran there on foot from all the towns and got there ahead of them. 34When he went ashore he saw a great crowd, and he had compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd. And he began to teach them many things. 35And when it grew late, his disciples came to him and said, “This is a desolate place, and the hour is now late. 36Send them away to go into the surrounding countryside and villages and buy themselves something to eat.” 37But he answered them, “You give them something to eat.” And they said to him, “Shall we go and buy two hundred denarii worth of bread and give it to them to eat?” 38And he said to them, “How many loaves do you have? Go and see.” And when they had found out, they said, “Five, and two fish.” 39Then he commanded them all to sit down in groups on the green grass. 40So they sat down in groups, by hundreds and by fifties. 41And taking the five loaves and the two fish he looked up to heaven and said a blessing and broke the loaves and gave them to the disciples to set before the people. And he divided the two fish among them all. 42And they all ate and were satisfied. 43And they took up twelve baskets full of broken pieces and of the fish. 44And those who ate the loaves were five thousand men.

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