Church Bulletin Announcements
June 19, 2020
In every thing by  prayer and supplication   with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. Philippians 4:6
  • Dolores Appold
  • Dorine Auernhammer
  • Gwen Bakus
  • Armond Beiser
  • Rick & Bonnie Emeott
  • Carl Hafer
  • Erv Hoerauf
  • Jon Ittner
  • Lorna Ittner
  • Mike & Karen Kusch
  • Irma McKenzie
  • Margaret Meyer
  • Mary Pfund
  • Julie Roark
  • Eleanor Schlicker
  • Rose Anne Schmidt
  • Al Wegener
  • Tim Wegener
  • Ferdinand Zeilinger
(family & friends of)
  • Bob Raney (Carolyn Pepple's father)
  • Willard (Ken Van Cise’s cousin)

  • 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
  • Kasey Appold
  • Arthur Behmlander
  • Jennifer & Kaylee Bush
  • Jason, Sarah, & Max Finney
  • Erwin Hoerauf
  • Vernon Kuch
  • Natalie Michaels
  • Julie Roark
  • Lisa Stanley
  • Craig Wozniak
Altar Flowers
In honor of Warren & Angela Appold's 30th wedding anniversary

Last Sunday - 267 (192, 75)

Livestream of Services
Remember, you can view the livestream services through this link: They will also be uploaded onto YouTube, 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
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
June 27 – James 2
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.

Alaska Mission Trip
Due to the cancellation of flights and the many restrictions, we moved the date for this year's mission trip to the week of July 20th instead of June. We are praying for a smooth entrance into Alaska as they have some pretty strict guidelines for people coming in. Due to the craziness of the last several months, we were unable to do our last fundraiser for the trip. If anyone would like to donate to this ministry, you may earmark the donation here at church to Alaska Mission or you may send it directly to Alaska. The address for that is Cooper Landing Community Lutheran Church; c/o Ladonna Herbert; PO BOX 518; Cooper Landing, Alaska 99572.  Thank you for your continued support!!!

ALL ABOARD! St. Paul Moving to At-Home On-Line VBS This Summer!
Since we didn't know that we could say "Yes" to this summer, the Youth Board and VBS Directors decided to move to an At-Home On-Line alternative to our annual VBS program. Here's how it will work:
  • Register your kids, aged preschool to going-into-5th-grade. You can register at
  • Registered families will receive a take-home kit with 5 days of Bible story material and fun activities for each registered child. This material will be available for pick up the first Sunday in July (7/5/2020).
  • Take home kits will include instructions to access the online material which will includes 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!
If you would like to have this material prepared for your child, please register ASAP at Be sure to tell us the ages of your children as there are some different materials for the very youngest students. DON'T DELAY! The train is leaving the station, and there are limited seats on board! (Seriously, we have a fixed number of kits, so register soon!).

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 ( 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!

Help Us Show Love and Appreciation to our Construction Crew
Thank you for the donations for the construction crew! We will continue to do this as long as we can. If you would like to donate, we could use bottled water, Powerade/Gatorade, and snacks (anything individually wrapped that will not melt is perfect). Items 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!

Thank You for Your Prayers
Your prayers for my cousin Willard have been very much appreciated by myself and other family members. Willard passed away June 14 after a long struggle with cancer. Thank you, Ken Van Cise

Thank You from the Marvin Appold Family
We would like to extend our sincere gratitude to Pastor Matyas and the members of St. Paul during this time of loss.  There are not enough words to fully express our heartfelt thanks for the prayers, kind words and outpouring of support you have shown us. We are certainly blessed! --The Family of Marvin Appold: Nancy, Kimberly and Bryan, Timothy, Warren and Angela, Weston, Rylan and Rachel

Orphan Grain Train--Michigan
The mission of Orphan Grain Train is again under way following weeks of compulsory quiet. The quarantine only makes us now more eager to be working again to bring Christ’s love and compassion to people wherever there is a need we can meet. The Orphan Grain Train--Michigan Center is immersed again in receiving, processing, and shipping donated clothing, medical equipment, quilts, bicycles, and other humanitarian goods. Center doors are regularly open Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9 am until noon. However, donor deliveries may be arranged virtually anytime simply by calling 989-600-2264. Donations have come to Sebewaing from as far as Alpena, Ionia, and beyond. Orphan Grain Train is a mission network of 27 branch locations across the country shipping humanitarian relief into 68 foreign countries and responding repeatedly to domestic disaster events with the concern of Christ. Visit for further information.

Rom. 6:13 – “Present yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life, and your members to God as instruments for righteousness.” Everything we have – even our own existence, our very selves – is a gift from God to be used for His purposes. God has called you to be His own and has given you tasks to perform in home, church, and society. How will you serve Him today?STEWARDSHIP - A way of life

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 ahead of time or asked live during the event. There is no cost to register or attend this event. Visit to register.
Old Testament Reading
Jeremiah 20:7–13
7O LORD, you have deceived me,
and I was deceived;
you are stronger than I,
and you have prevailed.
I have become a laughingstock all the day;
everyone mocks me.
8For whenever I speak, I cry out,
I shout, “Violence and destruction!”
For the word of the LORD has become for me
a reproach and derision all day long.
9If I say, “I will not mention him,
or speak any more in his name,”
there is in my heart as it were a burning fire
shut up in my bones,
and I am weary with holding it in,
and I cannot.
10For I hear many whispering.
Terror is on every side!
“Denounce him! Let us denounce him!”
say all my close friends,
watching for my fall.
“Perhaps he will be deceived;
then we can overcome him
and take our revenge on him.”
11But the LORD is with me as a dread warrior;
therefore my persecutors will stumble;
they will not overcome me.
They will be greatly shamed,
for they will not succeed.
Their eternal dishonor
will never be forgotten.
12O LORD of hosts, who tests the righteous,
who sees the heart and the mind,
let me see your vengeance upon them,
for to you have I committed my cause.
13Sing to the LORD;
praise the LORD!
For he has delivered the life of the needy
from the hand of evildoers.

Romans 6:12–23
12Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal bodies, to make you obey their passions. 13Do not present your members to sin as instruments for unrighteousness, but present yourselves to God as those who have been brought from death to life, and your members to God as instruments for righteousness. 14For sin will have no dominion over you, since you are not under law but under grace.
15What then? Are we to sin because we are not under law but under grace? By no means! 16Do you not know that if you present yourselves to anyone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one whom you obey, either of sin, which leads to death, or of obedience, which leads to righteousness? 17But thanks be to God, that you who were once slaves of sin have become obedient from the heart to the standard of teaching to which you were committed, 18and, having been set free from sin, have become slaves of righteousness. 19I am speaking in human terms, because of your natural limitations. For just as you once presented your members as slaves to impurity and to lawlessness leading to more lawlessness, so now present your members as slaves to righteousness leading to sanctification.
20When you were slaves of sin, you were free in regard to righteousness. 21But what fruit were you getting at that time from the things of which you are now ashamed? The end of those things is death. 22But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the fruit you get leads to sanctification and its end, eternal life. 23For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Holy Gospel
Matthew 10:5a, 21–33
5These twelve Jesus sent out, instructing them, . . .
21“Brother will deliver brother over to death, and the father his child, and children will rise against parents and have them put to death, 22and you will be hated by all for my name’s sake. But the one who endures to the end will be saved. 23When they persecute you in one town, flee to the next, for truly, I say to you, you will not have gone through all the towns of Israel before the Son of Man comes.
24“A disciple is not above his teacher, nor a servant above his master. 25It is enough for the disciple to be like his teacher, and the servant like his master. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebul, how much more will they malign those of his household.
26“So have no fear of them, for nothing is covered that will not be revealed, or hidden that will not be known. 27What I tell you in the dark, say in the light, and what you hear whispered, proclaim on the housetops. 28And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell. 29Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. 30But even the hairs of your head are all numbered. 31Fear not, therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows. 32So everyone who acknowledges me before men, I also will acknowledge before my Father who is in heaven, 33but whoever denies me before men, I also will deny before my Father who is in heaven.”