Church Bulletin Announcements
July 24, 2020
In every thing by  prayer and supplication   with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. Philippians 4:6
Homebound
  • Dolores Appold
  • Dorine Auernhammer
  • Gwen Bakus
  • Armond Beiser
  • Rick & Bonnie Emeott
  • Erv Hoerauf
  • Jon Ittner
  • Lorna Ittner
  • Mike & Karen Kusch
  • Irma McKenzie
  • Margaret Meyer
  • Julie Roark
  • Phyllis Rush
  • Eleanor Schlicker
  • Rose Anne Schmidt
  • Al Wegener
  • Tim Wegener
  • Ferdinand Zeilinger
Special
  • Wyatt Crouse (Dan Bourdow’s grandson)
  • Hedwig Gerold (cancer)
  • Colleen (Howard Grantham's great-niece)
  • Fred Morley (uncle of DJ Bourdow)
  • Lynn Richard (Leeta Theiss’s sister-in-law; hospice)
  • Judy Schultz (hospice)
  • Carol Wozniak
This Week's Members
  • Mary Lou Appold
  • Gary & Elizabeth Behmlander
  • Roger, Ashley, & Ella Clauss
  • David & Pyong Foster
  • Catherine Hutter
  • Jason, Megan, Kaleb, & Cylis Kusterer
  • Andrea & Hailey Nagy
  • Phyllis Rush
  • Allen, Teresa, April, Dylan, Ryan, & Patrick Switala
  • Michelle & Brody Wyzgowski
Church Records
Jax Jet Zielinski, child of Eric & Jennifer (Behmlander) Zielinski, born July 3, 2020, will be baptized during the 10:30 a.m. service on July 26, 2020. Sponsors are Pam Martin and Phil Forster.

Attendance
July 19 - 204 (145, 59)

Livestream of Services
Remember, you can view the livestream services through this link: https://www.facebook.com/stpaulfrankenlustbaycity/ They will also be uploaded onto YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCizDeFUgNsoP61Zd_kGdCFg, but YouTube will not be live.

The Lutheran Hour
Sunday Mornings: 8:30 on WSAM 1400 AM
Donations mail to:
Saginaw Valley Lutheran Hour
P.O. Box 133
Frankenmuth, MI 48734

Daily Bible Readings
July 26 – Matthew 17
July 27 – Matthew 18
July 28 – Psalm 73
July 29 – Proverbs 19
July 30 – Matthew 20
July 31 – Matthew 21
August 1 – Matthew 22
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 (pamoeller@aol.com or 989-631-1017) or Eileen Rodammer (emrodammer@yahoo.com 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.). Click here 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 ( stpaulbaycity.org/news-events-registration). 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.
Old Testament Reading
Deuteronomy 7:6–9
6“You are a people holy to the LORD your God. The LORD your God has chosen you to be a people for his treasured possession, out of all the peoples who are on the face of the earth. 7It was not because you were more in number than any other people that the LORD set his love on you and chose you, for you were the fewest of all peoples, 8but it is because the LORD loves you and is keeping the oath that he swore to your fathers, that the LORD has brought you out with a mighty hand and redeemed you from the house of slavery, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt. 9Know therefore that the LORD your God is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love him and keep his commandments, to a thousand generations.”

Epistle
Romans 8:28–39
28We know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. 29For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. 30And those whom he predestined he also called, and those whom he called he also justified, and those whom he justified he also glorified.
31What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? 32He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things? 33Who shall bring any charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. 34Who is to condemn? Christ Jesus is the one who died—more than that, who was raised—who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us. 35Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword? 36As it is written,
“For your sake we are being killed all the day long;
we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered.”
37No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, 39nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Holy Gospel
Matthew 13:44–52
44[Jesus said:] “The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and covered up. Then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field.
45“Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant in search of fine pearls, 46who, on finding one pearl of great value, went and sold all that he had and bought it.
47“Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a net that was thrown into the sea and gathered fish of every kind. 48When it was full, men drew it ashore and sat down and sorted the good into containers but threw away the bad. 49So it will be at the close of the age. The angels will come out and separate the evil from the righteous 50and throw them into the fiery furnace. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
51“Have you understood all these things?” They said to him, “Yes.” 52And he said to them, “Therefore every scribe who has been trained for the kingdom of heaven is like a master of a house, who brings out of his treasure what is new and what is old.”

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