Church Bulletin Announcements
July 9, 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
  • Lorna Ittner
  • Bill Kramer
  • Mike & Karen Kusch
  • Gerry Lustila
  • Margaret Meyer
  • Julie Roark
  • Phyllis Rush
  • Rose Anne Schmidt
  • Roy Schwab
  • Anna Spielhaupter
  • Al Wegener
  • Tim Wegener
  • Ferdinand Zeilinger

Bereaved
(family & friends of)
  • Jeff Schlicker (Loretta's son)
Special
  • Dolores Appold (hip surgery)
  • Dean Bass
  • Armond Beiser (hospice)
  • Wyatt Crouse (Dan Bourdow’s grandson)
  • Ron Easter (heart surgery)
  • Dave Foster
  • Kathleen Kernstock
  • Richard Kunkel
  • Lustila family(caring for Jack's father)
  • Fred Morley (DJ Bourdow's uncle)
  • Lisa Stanley (knee surgery)

This Week's Members
  • Kirk & Barbara Appold
  • Arthur Behmlander
  • Colton Bush
  • Scott Engelhardt
  • Linda Helmreich
  • Nicole Kramer
  • June Mason
  • Jack Pickell
  • Rose Anne Schmidt
  • Raymond Wagner
Altar Flowers
Flowers are placed in honor of the 90th birthdays of Viola (June 22) & Gene Behmlander (July 9), given by their family.

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.

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
July 11 – Matthew 6
July 12 – Matthew 7
July 13 – Psalms 69-70
July 14 – Proverbs 17
July 15 – Matthew 8
July 16 – Matthew 9
July 17 – Matthew 10

Food Truck Tuesdays
PTO's Food Truck Tuesdays continue on Tuesday, July 13 with Makin Bacon and Kona Ice! Join us in the school parking lot between 4:30-7:30 p.m.
Menu for Makin' Bacon
Whole Hog Special (WHS)
Your choice of entree, plus a side of bacon-topped mac and cheese, bacon sweet and a drink
Steak Sandwich $11.00 WHS $16.00
A 5 oz. steak with cheddar cheese, caramelized onions, & bacon
Pulled Pork Sandwich $8.00 WHS $13.00
1/4 lb. Bratwurst $7.00 WHS $12.50
Topped with cheddar cheese, caramelized onions & bacon
1/4 lb. All-Beef Dog $6.00 WHS $11.50
Topped with cheddar cheese, caramelized onions & bacon
Pulled Pork Street Bowl Regular $8.00 Large $10.00 Add bacon $1.00
5-cheese mac & cheese topped with slow roasted pulled pork, caramelized onions, & Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ sauce
Bacon-Topped Mac and Cheese Regular $6.50 Large $8.50
Our special blend of 5 different cheeses made from scratch
Chocolate Brownie 2 for $3.00
With cream cheese frosting topped with bacon
Pop or water $1.50

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!

Blood Drive
Thank you to all who donated blood for our last blood drive. We had 18 successful donors and 4 first time donors. Our next blood drive will be August 26. If you are able to donate, you can schedule an appointment online or call Darlene 737-9937 or Julia 684-6089.

Gathering for Widows and Widowers
Widows and widowers are invited to a gathering in the Ministry Center on Thursday, July 22 at noon for a luncheon and socializing. Lunch will be provided for free through a Thrivent grant. After a long year of being at home, come and enjoy fellowship with one another. Feel free to invite a lonely friend! If you plan to attend, please contact Virginia Hutter (686-3262) or Bonnie List (686-6848) by Sunday, July 18, so we can have an accurate lunch count.

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.

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.

St. Paul 2021 Vacation Bible School: "Treasured!"
Register now for St. Paul 2021 VBS!
AT-HOME/ON-LINE
Since we once again couldn't reasonably predict the student demand or volunteer supply (COVID-The Gift that keeps on giving!) in March, the VBS Directors once again decided to produce daily VBS videos and Take Home Kits for families. These videos and kits will be available for use beginning Sunday, July 11.
BUT...
HYBRID OPTION!
It's looking more and more like being together is a real possibility! So we would like to offer the "Hybrid Option":
Register your Kiddos, pick up your take-home kits, and...
Everyone come to the St. Paul Ministry Center Sunday, July 11, beginning at 6:00 p.m. and each evening until Thursday, July 15. Think of it as a "Bring Your Own VBS Leader" event! Instead of doing VBS at home alone, families can come together with other families! We can sing together, have snacks... maybe even play a game or two. All you need is your kits, your kids, and a parent or other responsible adult! Stay tuned for more information!

Time to Turn in Your Wildcat Cash!
Our Scrip program's current Wildcat Cash is "expiring" on July 31, 2021. If you have received Wildcat Cash, please redeem it for Scrip gift cards this June or July. Feel free to call the office to see what gift cards are in stock.
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
Amos 7:8 – “And the LORD said to me, ‘Amos, what do you see’? And I said, ‘A plumb line.’ Then the Lord said, ‘Behold, I am setting a plumb line in the midst of my people Israel; I will never again pass by them.’” In the book of Amos the Lord condemns the people for their lack of kindness, charity, and generosity toward the weak and lowly. God takes great offense at this because his activity toward us is built on kindness, charity, and generosity. He wants us to respond in kind.

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

Open Positions at Valley Lutheran High School!
The following positions are open for application at Valley Lutheran High School effective immediately. The positions will remain available until filled. Anyone interested in these positions should submit a resume and letter of interest as soon as possible to be considered. Resumes and letters should be submitted to Dr. Julian Petzold, Executive Director via email at jpetzold@vlhs.com. Any questions can be directed to Dr. Julian Petzold via email or phone (989-790-1676).
Athletic Director: A part-time Athletic Director is needed for the 2021-22 school year. This position may be a one-year assignment, but it may be a permanent position with the right candidate. The Athletic Director is responsible for serving as a Christian role model while administering all aspects of the Valley Lutheran Athletic Department ministry. The position is for 30 hours per week, and a full position description is available upon request.
Math Teacher: A part-time math teacher is needed for the 2021-22 school year. The teaching is responsible for serving as a Christian role model while teaching math courses and fulfilling specific duties expected of all teachers. The part-time teacher’s compensation will be determined by their level of experience and number of sections taught. The full position description is available upon request.
Food Service Assistant: The Food Service Supervisor is responsible for serving as a Christian role model while assisting the Food Service Supervisor in providing a nutritionally healthy and financially sound food service program. The Food Service Assistant works 30 hours per week and is eligible for a salary determined by level of experience. Benefits are provided for health care, retirement, and death and disability. The full position description is available upon request.
Head JV Volleyball Coach: Valley Lutheran High School is looking for a Head JV Volleyball Coach for the upcoming season. The season begins on August 9th. The coach will be responsible for practice organization and game management of the junior varsity team. If interested please contact Athletic Director Eric Smith at 989-790-1676 or esmith@vlhs.com.

Teaching Position Available
Trinity Lutheran School is currently seeking a 3rd Grade Teacher for the upcoming school year. We are looking for a Full-Time teacher, but are willing to consider Part-Time candidates as well.. Synodical training is not required, but a sincere love of Jesus and His children is a must.
Please send resume and letter of interest to: kfriebe@trinitymonitor.org
Or by USPS to
Trinity Lutheran School
ATTN: Karen Friebe
20 E. Salzburg Road
Bay City, MI 48706
You can also call the school office at 662-4891 with inquiries (summer office hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.).
Old Testament Reading
Amos 7:7–15
7This is what [the Lord God] showed me: behold, the Lord was standing beside a wall built with a plumb line, with a plumb line in his hand. 8And the LORD said to me, “Amos, what do you see?” And I said, “A plumb line.” Then the Lord said,
“Behold, I am setting a plumb line
in the midst of my people Israel;
I will never again pass by them;
9the high places of Isaac shall be made desolate,
and the sanctuaries of Israel shall be laid waste,
and I will rise against the house of Jeroboam with the sword.”
10Then Amaziah the priest of Bethel sent to Jeroboam king of Israel, saying, “Amos has conspired against you in the midst of the house of Israel. The land is not able to bear all his words. 11For thus Amos has said,
“‘Jeroboam shall die by the sword,
and Israel must go into exile
away from his land.’”
12And Amaziah said to Amos, “O seer, go, flee away to the land of Judah, and eat bread there, and prophesy there, 13but never again prophesy at Bethel, for it is the king’s sanctuary, and it is a temple of the kingdom.”
14Then Amos answered and said to Amaziah, “I was no prophet, nor a prophet’s son, but I was a herdsman and a dresser of sycamore figs. 15But the LORD took me from following the flock, and the LORD said to me, ‘Go, prophesy to my people Israel.’”

Epistle Reading
Ephesians 1:3–14
3Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, 4even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love 5he predestined us for adoption as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, 6to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved. 7In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace, 8which he lavished upon us, in all wisdom and insight 9making known to us the mystery of his will, according to his purpose, which he set forth in Christ 10as a plan for the fullness of time, to unite all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth.
11In him we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to the purpose of him who works all things according to the counsel of his will, 12so that we who were the first to hope in Christ might be to the praise of his glory. 13In him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation, and believed in him, were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit, 14who is the guarantee of our inheritance until we acquire possession of it, to the praise of his glory.

Holy Gospel
Mark 6:14–29
14King Herod heard of it, for Jesus’ name had become known. Some said, “John the Baptist has been raised from the dead. That is why these miraculous powers are at work in him.” 15But others said, “He is Elijah.” And others said, “He is a prophet, like one of the prophets of old.” 16But when Herod heard of it, he said, “John, whom I beheaded, has been raised.” 17For it was Herod who had sent and seized John and bound him in prison for the sake of Herodias, his brother Philip’s wife, because he had married her. 18For John had been saying to Herod, “It is not lawful for you to have your brother’s wife.” 19And Herodias had a grudge against him and wanted to put him to death. But she could not, 20for Herod feared John, knowing that he was a righteous and holy man, and he kept him safe. When he heard him, he was greatly perplexed, and yet he heard him gladly.
21But an opportunity came when Herod on his birthday gave a banquet for his nobles and military commanders and the leading men of Galilee. 22For when Herodias’s daughter came in and danced, she pleased Herod and his guests. And the king said to the girl, “Ask me for whatever you wish, and I will give it to you.” 23And he vowed to her, “Whatever you ask me, I will give you, up to half of my kingdom.” 24And she went out and said to her mother, “For what should I ask?” And she said, “The head of John the Baptist.” 25And she came in immediately with haste to the king and asked, saying, “I want you to give me at once the head of John the Baptist on a platter.” 26And the king was exceedingly sorry, but because of his oaths and his guests he did not want to break his word to her. 27And immediately the king sent an executioner with orders to bring John’s head. He went and beheaded him in the prison 28and brought his head on a platter and gave it to the girl, and the girl gave it to her mother. 29When his disciples heard of it, they came and took his body and laid it in a tomb.

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