Church Bulletin Announcements
July 23, 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
  • 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)
  • Lorna Ittner
  • Fred Morley (DJ Bourdow's uncle)
Special
  • Dolores Appold (hip surgery)
  • Dean Bass
  • Armond Beiser (hospice)
  • Wyatt Crouse (Dan Bourdow’s grandson)
  • Dave Foster
  • Irwin Jenkins (Ken VanCise's cousin)
  • Kathleen Kernstock
  • Richard Kunkel
  • Phyllis Rush (hospitalized)
  • Carol Winter (knee surgery)

This Week's Members
  • Marilyn Appold
  • Cary Behmlander
  • Robert Campbell
  • Jason, Sarah, & Max Finney
  • Patrick Hendrick
  • Daniel & Kimberly Krueger
  • Herb & Lois Matthes
  • Hudson Podleski
  • Carl, Ruth, Carl, & Malinda Schmidt
  • Rebecca, Mason, & Paige Walraven
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.

Church Records
Lorna Ittner passed away on July 17, 2021, and received a Christian funeral on July 23, 2021, with burial in our cemetery.

Altar Flowers
Altar flowers are from Lorna Ittner's funeral.
Side flowers are placed in memory of Barb Zeilinger, who passed away on August 1, 2006. given by the Ken Zeilinger family.

Church Attendance
July 18: 276 (175, 101)

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 25 – Matthew 16
July 26 – Matthew 17
July 27 – Matthew 18
July 28 – Psalms 73
July 29 – Matthew 19
July 30 – Matthew 20
July 31 – Matthew 21

Redeem Your Wildcat Cash Now!
Scrip gift cards are still available, but we are revamping the program a bit. Any Wildcat Cash that is out there will expire on July 31, 2021. Please redeem your Wildcat Cash for Scrip gift cards before then. Feel free to call the office to see what gift cards are in stock.

Food Truck Tuesdays
PTO's Food Truck Tuesdays continue on Tuesday, July 27 with 3 Little Pigs & Kona Ice! Join us in the school parking lot between 4:30-7:30 p.m.

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.

2021 Phone Directory: Please Help Keep the Church Records Updated!
The 2021 phone directory of St. Paul members will be printed this fall. Please take a moment to review your contact information that was printed last year in the 2020 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.

Needed: Volunteer Videographer
An additional videographer is needed one a month for livestream during the 8 a.m. If you are interested in helping, please contact David Schultz or Cheryl Leppek (989-460-8383) or Cathi Reymore (989-225-1204) for details.

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.
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 3:20 – “Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think…”  We often shortchange God by failing to remember what Paul says here: God can do far more than what we can think or ask. His power, and His love, are without bound and without measure. So why do we fear to follow His word? Isn’t it in fact fear that keeps us back from a life of joyous generosity and open-handedness? So let us not be afraid to take the Lord at his Word and live according to it.

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
Genesis 9:8–17
8God said to Noah and to his sons with him, 9“Behold, I establish my covenant with you and your offspring after you, 10and with every living creature that is with you, the birds, the livestock, and every beast of the earth with you, as many as came out of the ark; it is for every beast of the earth. 11I establish my covenant with you, that never again shall all flesh be cut off by the waters of the flood, and never again shall there be a flood to destroy the earth.” 12And God said, “This is the sign of the covenant that I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for all future generations: 13I have set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be a sign of the covenant between me and the earth. 14When I bring clouds over the earth and the bow is seen in the clouds, 15I will remember my covenant that is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh. And the waters shall never again become a flood to destroy all flesh. 16When the bow is in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is on the earth.” 17God said to Noah, “This is the sign of the covenant that I have established between me and all flesh that is on the earth.”

Epistle Reading
Ephesians 3:14–21
14For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, 15from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, 16that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 17so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, 18may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, 19and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.
20Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, 21to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.

Holy Gospel
Mark 6:45–56
   45Immediately [Jesus] made his disciples get into the boat and go before him to the other side, to Bethsaida, while he dismissed the crowd. 46And after he had taken leave of them, he went up on the mountain to pray. 47And when evening came, the boat was out on the sea, and he was alone on the land. 48And he saw that they were making headway painfully, for the wind was against them. And about the fourth watch of the night he came to them, walking on the sea. He meant to pass by them, 49but when they saw him walking on the sea they thought it was a ghost, and cried out, 50for they all saw him and were terrified. But immediately he spoke to them and said, “Take heart; it is I. Do not be afraid.” 51And he got into the boat with them, and the wind ceased. And they were utterly astounded, 52for they did not understand about the loaves, but their hearts were hardened.
   53When they had crossed over, they came to land at Gennesaret and moored to the shore. 54And when they got out of the boat, the people immediately recognized him 55and ran about the whole region and began to bring the sick people on their beds to wherever they heard he was. 56And wherever he came, in villages, cities, or countryside, they laid the sick in the marketplaces and implored him that they might touch even the fringe of his garment. And as many as touched it were made well.

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