Church Bulletin Announcements

July 29, 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
  • 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)
  • Connie Makl (Jeremy Warren's aunt)
  • Irene Neumeyer (Sheffield Place)
  • Ardie Reuther
  • Jack Robinson (Jan Kinney's grandson; leukemia)
  • Don Schark (brain tumor)
  • Dave Sherry (cancer)

This Week's Members

  • Loren Appold
  • Charles & Sandra Behmlander
  • Benjamin, Nicole, Olivia & Evelyn Burnison
  • Kurt & Heidi Eichinger & Caroline Douponce
  • Jeffery, Kristen, Sofia & Nora Glasser
  • Justin, Ann, Ivy & Vincent Jones
  • Steven & Jessica Legner
  • Erin Murdoch & Henry Schwartz
  • Brett & Kelsey Reymore
  • Ella Sharp
  • Timothy Wegener

Sunday, July 31

Worship with Communion 8 a.m.

Bible Class 9:15 a.m.

Worship with Communion 10:30 a.m.

Installation of Mrs. Valerie Matyas

Potluck to celebrate installation 12 p.m.

Sunday Night Youth Group 5-7 p.m.

 Tuesday, August 2

Elders Meeting 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, August 3

Young Adult Bible Study 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, August 4

Car Show

Sunday, August 7

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 in honor of Howard & Dorothy Helmreich's 50th Wedding Anniversary.

Church Attendance

Last Sunday - 243 (134, 109)

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 31 - Matthew 21

August 1 - Matthew 22

August 2 - Psalms 74-75

August 3 - Psalms 76-77

August 4 - Proverbs 19

August 5 - Matthew 23

August 6 - Matthew 24

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.  

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!

Thank You for Your Prayers

Thank you very much for supporting me on the mission trips to Poland over the years, either by donations to camp, coming to the Lenten Dinner, or your much appreciated prayers. The camp directors and children love to have us there to teach the children English. To listen to the children sing their hearts out in English throughout the camp is "AMAZING!" as in one song we sang this year. Please keep the church, camp and people in your prayers. Blessings, Lisa Stanley

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 12:15 -- “And he said to them, ‘Take care, and be on your guard against all covetousness, for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.’“ Coveting is the opposite of being content with what God has given us. And the cure for coveting is twofold: thankfulness to God and generosity toward God’s purpose. So be on guard against all covetousness. Acknowledge that your Father has given you all you need, and therefore be free and confident in directing the mammon of this world toward godly purposes.

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.

Faith Lutheran Church in Prescott - Rev. Edward Meyer

The members of Faith Lutheran Church in Prescott invite you to rejoice with them as Rev. Edward Meyer is installed as their Pastor on Sunday, July 31 at 3:00 p.m. A reception for Pastor Meyer and his family will follow the service, including a light luncheon. 

VLHS Freshman Volleyball Coach Needed

Valley Lutheran High School is in search of a Freshman Volleyball Head Coach for the upcoming season. Practices start August 8th. If you or someone you know i s interested please send a resume and contact information to VL Athletic Director, Tyler Yahn at

VLHS Assistant Cook Needed

Valley Lutheran High School is accepting applications for the position of Assistant Cook to work in the kitchen for 30-35 hours per week while school is in session. The ideal candidate would have experience cooking/serving for groups, a love for working with teens, an interest in learning required paperwork and ordering processes, and a willingness to support the mission of VLHS. The starting date would be August 22. Salary is commensurate with experience and there is opportunity for advancement. If interested, please send a resume and cover letter to Dr. Lisa Meyers at or 3560 McCarty Rd. Saginaw, MI 48603. Deadline for applications is August 17.  

Trinity Monitor 39th Annual Chicken BBQ & Pig Roast

Trinity (Monitor) Lutheran Church, 20 E. Salzburg Rd. would like to invite you to our 39th annual Chicken BBQ and Pig Roast. The Chicken BBQ ($14) will be Saturday, August 13th from 12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m., with live music by Floyd G’s Juice Machine from 6:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. Sunday will be Outdoor Worship at 10:30 a.m. followed by the Pig Roast ($14) from 11:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. There will be co-ed blooper ball games on both days and a full concession stand serving hot dogs, brats, hamburgers, pulled pork sandwiches, fries, and much more. If you would like more information on the blooper ball tournament, contact Matt Burk at (989)757-7509. Join us for a weekend of fun, fellowship, and delicious food. Hope to see you there!

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

Ecclesiastes 1:2, 12–14; 2:18–26

Vanity of vanities, says the Preacher, vanity of vanities! All is vanity. . . .

I the Preacher have been king over Israel in Jerusalem. And I applied my heart to seek and to search out by wisdom all that is done under heaven. It is an unhappy business that God has given to the children of man to be busy with. I have seen everything that is done under the sun, and behold, all is vanity and a striving after wind. . . . I hated all my toil in which I toil under the sun, seeing that I must leave it to the man who will come after me, and who knows whether he will be wise or a fool? Yet he will be master of all for which I toiled and used my wisdom under the sun. This also is vanity. So I turned about and gave my heart up to despair over all the toil of my labors under the sun, because sometimes a person who has toiled with wisdom and knowledge and skill must leave everything to be enjoyed by someone who did not toil for it. This also is vanity and a great evil. What has a man from all the toil and striving of heart with which he toils beneath the sun? For all his days are full of sorrow, and his work is a vexation. Even in the night his heart does not rest. This also is vanity. There is nothing better for a person than that he should eat and drink and find enjoyment in his toil. This also, I saw, is from the hand of God, for apart from him who can eat or who can have enjoyment? For to the one who pleases him God has given wisdom and knowledge and joy, but to the sinner he has given the business of gathering and collecting, only to give to one who pleases God. This also is vanity and a striving after wind.


Colossians 3:1–11

If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory. Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. On account of these the wrath of God is coming. In these you too once walked, when you were living in them. But now you must put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and obscene talk from your mouth. Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have put off the old self with its practices and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge after the image of its creator. Here there is not Greek and Jew, circumcised and uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave, free; but Christ is all, and in all.


Holy Gospel

Luke 12:13–21

Someone in the crowd said to [Jesus], “Teacher, tell my brother to divide the inheritance with me.” But he said to him, “Man, who made me a judge or arbitrator over you?” And he said to them, “Take care, and be on your guard against all covetousness, for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.” And he told them a parable, saying, “The land of a rich man produced plentifully, and he thought to himself, ‘What shall I do, for I have nowhere to store my crops?’ And he said, ‘I will do this: I will tear down my barns and build larger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods. And I will say to my soul, Soul, you have ample goods laid up for many years; relax, eat, drink, be merry.’ But God said to him, ‘Fool! This night your soul is required of you, and the things you have prepared, whose will they be?’ So is the one who lays up treasure for himself and is not rich toward God.”

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