Church Bulletin Announcements
June 18, 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)
  • John Schlicht (Christine Drysdale's grandfather)
Special
  • Dean Bass
  • Armond Beiser (hospice)
  • Wyatt Crouse (Dan Bourdow’s grandson)
  • Ron Easter (heart surgery)
  • Dave Foster
  • Howard Grantham (knee surgery)
  • Kathleen Kernstock
  • Richard Kunkel
  • Lustila family(caring for Jack's father)
  • Fred Morley (DJ Bourdow's uncle)
  • Jeff Schlicker (Loretta's son; cancer)
  • Schultz family (Alaska mission trip)
  • Lisa Stanley (knee surgery)

This Week's Members
  • Jean Appold
  • Tim, Carrie, Jozelynn, & Brandon Begick
  • Liane Burkhard
  • Jonathan Engelhardt
  • Ben, Katie, Elise, Noah, & Jane Helmreich
  • Emily, Alexandra, & Lucas Kochanny
  • Brett Martin
  • Bayley Pfau
  • Joshua Schmidt
  • Florence Wagner
  • Shirley Ziegler
Church Records
Preston John Jaskiewicz, child of Chad & Ashley Jaskiewicz, born May 12, 2021, will be baptized during the 10:30 a.m. service on Sunday, June 20, 2021. Sponsors are Justin Jones & Emily Crosby.

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
June 20 – Proverbs 14
June 21 – Hebrews 10
June 22 – Hebrews 11
June 23 – Hebrews 12
June 24 – Hebrews 13
June 25 – Psalms 60-61
June 26 – James 1

Blood Drive
We are having a blood drive on June 24 in the Ministry Center from 2pm - 6:30pm. To make an appointment go to https://donate.michigan.versiti.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/137900 or call or text Darlene Zeilinger (989-737-9937) or Julia Appold (989-225-1889). We will be in the back of church to make appointments on June 20.

4th Thursdays Visual Faith Has Resumed!
Come join us, June 24th, for an evening of much needed fellowship and faith art time! We'll be meeting in the Ministry Center from 6:30-8:30. Bring your Bible and any favorite art supplies, although some supplies will be available for use if you'd like to try out something different! Feel free to call or text Katie with any questions, 989.225.3532

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 is closed again on Monday, June 21 & Friday, June 25. The office will be open Tuesday-Thursday 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.

Thank You from OAFC at Emanuel Milbank, SD
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
Mark 4:40 -- “He said to them. ‘Why are you so afraid: Have you still no faith?’” Faith means trust. If we trust the Lord, what do we have to be afraid of? Isn’t it fear that holds us back in our STEWARDSHIP? Isn’t it fear that stops us from following the Lord’s Word to give generously toward His work in the Church? Well then, “Why are you so afraid? Have you still no faith?” The Lord has proved His trustworthiness by His cross. You can trust Him. Do you have time to volunteer for Jesus?

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.

Trinity Time
Concordia University, Ann Arbor is holding a one-day retreat for high school students who are considering church work vocations on Monday, July 12 from 8:00am-8:00pm. This retreat will allow students to explore their calling, know the joy of working in God’s church, and help them understand the paths to church work that they can study at CUAA. Students will worship in the chapel of the Holy Trinity, talk to current students and faculty about church work, and enjoy the beauty of creation in Ann Arbor. The cost is only $5.00, and food is included. Those who register before June 15th will also receive a T-shirt. To learn more and register, please visit cuaa.edu/trinitytime. The last day to register is July 3.

Orphan Grain Train—Michigan Again Ships Internationally
It has been the third international shipment. Following earlier distributions to Kyrgyzstan and to Panama, the Orphan Grain Train-Michigan Center in Sebewaing recently shipped over 1,700 boxes of humanitarian relief to Moldova along with medical equipment, quilts, and other goods. Moldova is a country near the Black Sea where many people struggle to obtain even the basic goods needed for their daily lives. More than anything, recipients need the truth of God’s Word in Jesus Christ. The receiving charity in Moldova (Bible Mission International) will share the Gospel of Jesus along with distribution of the humanitarian goods coming from Orphan Grain Train. A video of loading the 40’ Moldova shipping container can be viewed at www.ogt-mi.blogspot.com. We thank God for so many donors and volunteers across the churches who have made this vital shipment possible and OGT-M to flourish.

Grace Your Closet
April 2021 marked the 4 year anniversary for Grace Your Closet. In these past 4 years, the closet has helped 100s of local families through the gift of free clothing. Here are some facts you may not know about the Closet:
  • Over 24,000 articles of clothing/shoes have found new homes.
  • In 2019 Grace Your Closet went mobile and collaborated with Food of Faith and 95 coats found new homes
  • We’ve sent boxes of clothes to a Dow Chemical family in Houston whose home was destroyed in Hurricane Harvey. Dow flew the boxes for us at no charge.
  • We couldn’t operate without our dedicated volunteers! They meet monthly to sort and put out clothes. They’ve sorted through thousands of pounds of clothes. If you’re interested in helping, join us the third Tuesday of the month from 6PM – 8PM. We can always use the extra hand.
We are open the 3rd Saturday of every month from 9am-12pm at Grace Lutheran Church, 303 Ruth St in Auburn. Please stop in on June 19 and check us out. Masks are required and we are set up to facilitate social distancing. If you need a ride, call Bay Metro (989-894-0631) on June 18 after 9am to schedule a pick-up ride from & to your home. This includes all of Bay County. First come/First serve... Limit 1 rider per family. If you have any questions please call Karla Weiss 989 245-8627.
Old Testament Reading
Job 38:1–11
1Then the Lord answered Job out of the whirlwind and said:
2“Who is this that darkens counsel by words without knowledge?
3Dress for action like a man;
I will question you, and you make it known to me.
4“Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth?
Tell me, if you have understanding.
5Who determined its measurements—surely you know!
Or who stretched the line upon it?
6On what were its bases sunk,
or who laid its cornerstone,
7when the morning stars sang together
and all the sons of God shouted for joy?
8“Or who shut in the sea with doors
when it burst out from the womb,
9when I made clouds its garment
and thick darkness its swaddling band,
10and prescribed limits for it
and set bars and doors,
11and said, ‘Thus far shall you come, and no farther,
and here shall your proud waves be stayed’?”

Epistle Reading
2 Corinthians 6:1–13
1Working together with him, then, we appeal to you not to receive the grace of God in vain. 2For he says,
“In a favorable time I listened to you,
and in a day of salvation I have helped you.”
Behold, now is the favorable time; behold, now is the day of salvation. 3We put no obstacle in anyone’s way, so that no fault may be found with our ministry, 4but as servants of God we commend ourselves in every way: by great endurance, in afflictions, hardships, calamities, 5beatings, imprisonments, riots, labors, sleepless nights, hunger; 6by purity, knowledge, patience, kindness, the Holy Spirit, genuine love; 7by truthful speech, and the power of God; with the weapons of righteousness for the right hand and for the left; 8through honor and dishonor, through slander and praise. We are treated as impostors, and yet are true; 9as unknown, and yet well known; as dying, and behold, we live; as punished, and yet not killed; 10as sorrowful, yet always rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, yet possessing everything.
11We have spoken freely to you, Corinthians; our heart is wide open. 12You are not restricted by us, but you are restricted in your own affections. 13In return (I speak as to children) widen your hearts also.

Holy Gospel
Mark 4:35–41
35On that day, when evening had come, [Jesus] said to them, “Let us go across to the other side.” 36And leaving the crowd, they took him with them in the boat, just as he was. And other boats were with him. 37And a great windstorm arose, and the waves were breaking into the boat, so that the boat was already filling. 38But he was in the stern, asleep on the cushion. And they woke him and said to him, “Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?” 39And he awoke and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, “Peace! Be still!” And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. 40He said to them, “Why are you so afraid? Have you still no faith?” 41And they were filled with great fear and said to one another, “Who then is this, that even wind and sea obey him?”

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