Church Bulletin Announcements
July 30, 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
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 (Rehab)
  • Carol Winter (knee surgery)

This Week's Members
  • Mary Lou Appold
  • Sandra & Charles Behmlander
  • Nancy & Courtney Chartier
  • Michelle Finney
  • Roger, Lynn & Isaac Hendrick
  • Sydra & Donald Krueger
  • Dennis, Valerie, Olivia, Ethan, Isaac, & Abigail Matyas
  • Luella Prime
  • Andrea & Wayne Schmidt
  • Chloe Warren
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.

Altar Flowers
Altar flowers are placed in honor of Larry and Dianne Kramer, who are celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary today. Given by their daughters and grandchildren. 

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
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
August 7 – Matthew 25

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, August 3rd. We have WonderBurger, 5-2-Oh, and Kona Ice lined up! 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.

Youth Group
Reminder Youth Group meets on Sunday evenings from 5-7pm in the Ministry Center. Games, Dinner (Pizza) and Devotions. Good times!

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 4:1“I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you were called.” The callings we have from the Lord are our “vocations.” Here Paul talks about our vocation as Christian. We are called to be His people and to reflect His love, generosity, and peace within the Church.

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
First Reading
Exodus 16:2-15 (ESV)
  2The whole congregation of the people of Israel grumbled against Moses and Aaron in the wilderness, 3and the people of Israel said to them, “Would that we had died by the hand of the Lord in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the meat pots and ate bread to the full, for you have brought us out into this wilderness to kill this whole assembly with hunger.”
  4Then the Lord said to Moses, “Behold, I am about to rain bread from heaven for you, and the people shall go out and gather a day’s portion every day, that I may test them, whether they will walk in my law or not. 5On the sixth day, when they prepare what they bring in, it will be twice as much as they gather daily.” 6So Moses and Aaron said to all the people of Israel, “At evening you shall know that it was the Lord who brought you out of the land of Egypt, 7and in the morning you shall see the glory of the Lord, because he has heard your grumbling against the Lord. For what are we, that you grumble against us?” 8And Moses said, “When the Lord gives you in the evening meat to eat and in the morning bread to the full, because the Lord has heard your grumbling that you grumble against him—what are we? Your grumbling is not against us but against the Lord.”
  9Then Moses said to Aaron, “Say to the whole congregation of the people of Israel, ‘Come near before the Lord, for he has heard your grumbling.’” 10And as soon as Aaron spoke to the whole congregation of the people of Israel, they looked toward the wilderness, and behold, the glory of the Lord appeared in the cloud. 11And the Lord said to Moses, 12“I have heard the grumbling of the people of Israel. Say to them, ‘At twilight you shall eat meat, and in the morning you shall be filled with bread. Then you shall know that I am the Lord your God.’”
  13In the evening quail came up and covered the camp, and in the morning dew lay around the camp. 14And when the dew had gone up, there was on the face of the wilderness a fine, flake-like thing, fine as frost on the ground. 15When the people of Israel saw it, they said to one another, “What is it?” For they did not know what it was. And Moses said to them, “It is the bread that the Lord has given you to eat.”

Epistle Reading
Ephesians 4:1-16 (ESV)
  1I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, 2with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, 3eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. 4There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call— 5one Lord, one faith, one baptism, 6one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all. 7But grace was given to each one of us according to the measure of Christ’s gift. 8Therefore it says,
“When he ascended on high he led a host of captives,
   and he gave gifts to men.”
  9(In saying, “He ascended,” what does it mean but that he had also descended into the lower parts of the earth? 10He who descended is the one who also ascended far above all the heavens, that he might fill all things.) 11And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, 12to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, 13until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ, 14so that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes. 15Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, 16from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love.

Holy Gospel
John 6:22–35 (ESV)
  22On the next day the crowd that remained on the other side of the sea saw that there had been only one boat there, and that Jesus had not entered the boat with his disciples, but that his disciples had gone away alone. 23Other boats from Tiberias came near the place where they had eaten the bread after the Lord had given thanks. 24So when the crowd saw that Jesus was not there, nor his disciples, they themselves got into the boats and went to Capernaum, seeking Jesus.
  25When they found him on the other side of the sea, they said to him, “Rabbi, when did you come here?” 26Jesus answered them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, you are seeking me, not because you saw signs, but because you ate your fill of the loaves. 27Do not labor for the food that perishes, but for the food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give to you. For on him God the Father has set his seal.” 28Then they said to him, “What must we do, to be doing the works of God?” 29Jesus answered them, “This is the work of God, that you believe in him whom he has sent.” 30So they said to him, “Then what sign do you do, that we may see and believe you? What work do you perform? 31Our fathers ate the manna in the wilderness; as it is written, ‘He gave them bread from heaven to eat.’” 32Jesus then said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, it was not Moses who gave you the bread from heaven, but my Father gives you the true bread from heaven. 33For the bread of God is he who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.” 34They said to him, “Sir, give us this bread always.”
  35Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst.”

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