LHM Radio Broadcast Volunteer Request
The Saginaw Valley Zone of the Lutheran Laymen's League is in great need of volunteers to participate on the Zone Radio Broadcast Team to continue to broadcast the Lutheran Hour on WSAM 1400 AM every Sunday morning. The role should take only about 10 hours of time a year and would focus on encouraging contributions from congregations in our listening area. Please contact Paul Moeller (email@example.com or 989-631-1017) or Eileen Rodammer (firstname.lastname@example.org or 989-652-6696) if you want additional information.
Reminder - Please Shut Off the Water
If you water in the church cemetery, please remember to shut off the water when you are finished. Thank you for helping us conserve water!
UPDATE: Softball, Pig Roast, & Chicken BBQ
After much discussion, the Athletic Club of Trinity (Monitor) Lutheran Church (20 E. Salzburg Rd.) has decided to cancel their Pig Roast and Softball Tournament for this year. There will still be a modified version of the Chicken BBQ on Saturday, August 8th. Meals will be prepackaged and take-out style and will offer curbside service as well. There will be plenty of room for social distancing in the pavilion and surrounding grounds for those that would like to stay and eat. Chicken dinners will consist of ½ chicken, baked beans, squash, cole slaw, a roll, and bottle of water. Cost will be $10 per meal (no substitutions will be allowed) and will be served from 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Floyd G’s Juice Machine will be in the pavilion from 6:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. playing all your favorite songs to sing along to. Bring your lawn chair, spread out, and enjoy some Christian fellowship! The concession stand will be open from 4:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. selling hot dogs, brats, fries, drinks, and ice cream. To keep everyone safe, all recommended state guidelines will be followed.
Thank You from Carol Wozniak
Carol Wozniak is home from the hospital and thankful for everyone’s prayers, well wishes, and cards over the past few months. Your thoughtfulness is highly appreciated.
Please Help Keep the Church Records Updated!
Please take a moment to review your contact information that was printed last year in the 2019 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 If information is outdated, please provide updates and/or changes as needed (e.g. new address(es), new email, new contact numbers, new family members added, family members who have moved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.).
to submit updated information using an online form. Paper forms will be available in the church narthex.
Update: Alaska Mission Trip
Sadly, this trip has been cancelled for this year. Please keep the community in your prayers as they are facing a number of challenges. Thank you for your support, and we look forward to next year!
ALL ABOARD! At-Home On-Line VBS is Fast Approaching!
If you registered your student(s), here's what to do next!
- Pick up your family's Take-Home Kit (located in the school auditorium) with 5 days of Bible story material and fun activities for each registered child. Each household has a labeled bag with your family's materials. If you have multiple students, each one will be in a separate kit INSIDE your family bag. NOTE: There are Preschool/Kindergarten Kits (marked "PS") and Elementary Kits (marked simply "Elem").
- Take-home kits will include instructions to access the online material on the St. Paul Facebook Page - https://www.facebook.com/events/582326832718066/ - which will include videos of our opening Sing & Play Express, Bible Adventures, Imagination Station, and Kid Vid Cinema, as well as our "Rocky Wrap-up" closing.
- Each family can make use of each day's and each child's material as you see fit. You can do one-a-day for a week, or spread them out over the whole summer!
ENJOY! We pray that this material will be one more way your family helps guide your children down the track to a growing, personal, and mature faith in Jesus as a forever child of God!
9th 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 12, 2020. We are keeping up to date on the current Covid-19 situation. Any adjustments or cancellation to this event may need to occur if we are following governmental recommendations and requirements. Here is our tentative plan: 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 our website (
). Registration deadline is August 31st 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. No refunds will be processed if the event is cancelled. Thank you for your continued support of this event. We hope to see you on Sept. 12th!
Another Update: Help Us Show Love and Appreciation to our Construction Crew
This week, we ran out of Powerade/Gatorade and individual bags of salty snacks and nuts! Please help by donating items or providing cash or gift cards (Shell gas cards can help us buy ice!). Donations can be left in the back of church, and we've added a donation box for monetary gifts. Contact Matt 415-4068 or Heidi 450-0975 with any questions. Thank you for your help in showing love and appreciation to these workers!
Stewardship--A Way of Life
Matthew 13:45-46 "Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant in search of fine pearls, who, on finding one pearl of great value, went and sold all that he had and bought it." Indeed, Jesus redeemed us and purchased us back from sin and death with all that He has. We belong to Him now. And this is the foundation for our own generosity: imitating the out-sized generosity of Jesus. "Christian stewardship is the free and joyous activity of the child of God and God's family, the church, in managing all of life and life's resources for God's purposes."
Often Asked of Orphan Grain Train
What particular donations do you take? This is a question not always easy to answer. Nearly every week someone will ask us at Orphan Grain Train about items so diverse we never considered them before. For example, someone recently asked whether Orphan Grain Train would take old motel drapes. Sometimes we have to decline the generosity as graciously as possible when items are not considered humanitarian in nature. But the simplest answer is that we gladly receive clothing (“gently used”), shoes, hospital equipment such as wheelchairs and walkers, quilts/bedding, stuffed toys, and operable bicycles. A more extensive list is available at www.ogt.org, but please never hesitate to ask. The essential aim of Orphan Grain Train is to share resources and bring Christ’s name and character to needy people both far and near.
Free Services Available
Region VII Area Agency on Aging is now accepting referrals for our FREE vision, dental, and hearing aid programs. Eligibility for these programs requires the participant or caregiver be aged 60 or older and a resident of Bay, Clare, Gladwin, Gratiot, Huron, Isabella, Midland, Saginaw, Sanilac or Tuscola County. Region VII Area Agency on Aging is providing funding for these FREE services through September 30, 2020 or until funding is depleted.
Region VII Area Agency on Aging offers a comprehensive list of services for older adults that includes assistance with Medicaid and Medicare questions, volunteer opportunities, and the USDA Food Box Program.
Please contact the Agency on Aging at 1-800-858-1637 to inquire about these FREE services.