Church Bulletin Announcements
July 3, 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
  • Mary Pfund
  • Julie Roark
  • Phyllis Rush
  • Eleanor Schlicker
  • Rose Anne Schmidt
  • Al Wegener
  • Tim Wegener
  • Ferdinand Zeilinger
Bereaved
(family & friends of)
  • Carl Hafer

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; cancer)
  • Carol Wozniak
This Week's Members
  • Loren Appold
  • Cary Behmlander
  • Nancy & Courtney Chartier
  • Randy & Karen Finney
  • Thomas & Nancy Hoerauf
  • Richard Kunkel
  • Michael Mossner
  • John & James Rodgers
  • Wayne & Betty Stieve & Brooklynn & Rylie Garrett
  • Nicholas Wozniak
Attendance
June 21 - 241 (154, 87)
June 28 - 216 (110, 106)

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 5 – Matthew 2
July 6 – Matthew 3
July 7 – Matthew 4
July 8 – Psalm 68
July 9 – Proverbs 16
July 10 – Matthew 5
July 11 – Matthew 6

Office Closed
The church & school office will be closed Friday, July 10-Thursday, July 16. Please contact Pastor Matyas (248-227-3489) or Principal Lustila (863-409-3217) if you have an immediate need.
Fundraiser Winner
Congratulations to Tammy Jaskiewicz, the winner of the 'When Is 'Mueller-Mountain Going to Melt?' contest! See you next winter!

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 If information is outdated, please provide updates and/or changes as needed (e.g. new address(es), new email, new contact numbers, new family members added, family members who have moved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.

You're Invited!
Our St. Paul family is invited to Lydia Schultz's graduation party on Friday, July 10, 2020, beginning at 4:00pm. Come whenever you like and stay however late you would like. As we come to another last in our household, we are struck with how important our church family is to us. Please allow us the opportunity to say thank you for being a part of the lives of our kids! We hope you can make it! -- David & Heidi Schultz

Save the Date
We'll try again to explore In Our Backyard on July 24 with a trip to a local Hosta farm and lunch afterwards. See the newsletter and future bulletin announcements for more details.

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!

Update: Help Us Show Love and Appreciation to our Construction Crew
We are in desperate need of Powerade/Gatorade and individual bags of salty snacks and nuts for the construction crew! Donations can be left in the back of church. If anyone would be willing to help with this project, we could use a couple more people willing to put ice in the coolers first thing in the morning or fill the coolers in the evening. It is not hard! Contact Matt 415-4068 or Heidi 450-0975. Thank you for your help in showing love and appreciation to these workers!

Orphan Grain Train The Idea of Plenty
It is difficult for most of us at home in this nation of freedom and plenty to understand how stubbornly difficult it is for countless people in other lands with no Fourth of July to celebrate or abundance all around. Serving through Orphan Grain Train is a reminder that what we often take for granted is counted as luxury elsewhere on earth.  Inadequate clothing, unavailable medical equipment, and limited food are not matters most of us confront. But others are not acquainted with the idea of plenty. Orphan Grain Train seeks to lessen the humanitarian needs of those who struggle.  Support is from Christians who know Jesus’s love for those in need because we know his love for us. Orphan Grain Train--Michigan is in full operation again at its Center in Sebewaing. Your prayers and support are precious. Help us share from the God-given plenty we have. Visit ogt.org or ogt-mi.blogspot.com.

Stewardship
Matthews 11:28 -- "Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest." Jesus has come to do the work so that we might have rest from burdens and labors we are not capable of bearing. He frees us from sin, death, and the demands of the Law. In that peace and rest of Jesus we find a new purpose. His light yoke, which is no burden to bear, is a joy.

Trinity Time
Have you thought about entering church work? Although Concordia University Ann Arbor's annual Trinity Time retreat will not be held in person this year, a panel Q&A on church work vocations will be offered through a Zoom Webinar on Monday, July 13, from 7-8:30 p.m. Although Trinity Time is usually geared toward high school students, this webinar would be a great opportunity for anyone who is considering church work as a calling. With alumni and faculty in the areas of family life ministry, Lutheran education, parish music, deaconess ministry, and pastoral ministry, registrants will be able to ask questions about the work of ministry, life at Concordia University Ann Arbor, or studying church work. For those who cannot attend live, a recording will be available later. Questions can be emailed to Theodore.Hopkins@cuaa.edu ahead of time or asked live during the event. There is no cost to register or attend this event. Visit https://www.cuaa.edu/events/details.php?id=35081 to register.

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
Zechariah 9:9–12
9Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion!
Shout aloud, O daughter of Jerusalem!
behold, your king is coming to you;
righteous and having salvation is he,
humble and mounted on a donkey,
on a colt, the foal of a donkey.
10I will cut off the chariot from Ephraim
and the war horse from Jerusalem;
and the battle bow shall be cut off,
and he shall speak peace to the nations;
his rule shall be from sea to sea,
and from the River to the ends of the earth.
11As for you also, because of the blood of my covenant with you,
I will set your prisoners free from the waterless pit.
12Return to your stronghold, O prisoners of hope;
today I declare that I will restore to you double.

Epistle
Romans 7:14–25a
14We know that the law is spiritual, but I am of the flesh, sold under sin. 15I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate. 16Now if I do what I do not want, I agree with the law, that it is good. 17So now it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells within me. 18For I know that nothing good dwells in me, that is, in my flesh. For I have the desire to do what is right, but not the ability to carry it out. 19For I do not do the good I want, but the evil I do not want is what I keep on doing. 20Now if I do what I do not want, it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells within me.
21So I find it to be a law that when I want to do right, evil lies close at hand. 22For I delight in the law of God, in my inner being, 23but I see in my members another law waging war against the law of my mind and making me captive to the law of sin that dwells in my members. 24Wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death? 25Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord!

Holy Gospel
Matthew 11:25–30
25At that time Jesus declared, “I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you have hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed them to little children; 26yes, Father, for such was your gracious will. 27All things have been handed over to me by my Father, and no one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and anyone to whom the Son chooses to reveal him. 28Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”

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