2nd Sunday After Pentecost
Single Service  9:00 am ( Outdoors)
Blessing of the Bikes

Gentle Reader,
Summer is here!  The days are long, and warm...and often full to bursting with activity!  It seems the gerbil wheel and the balancing routine never  take a day off, and neither can we.  But there is a deeper truth out there.  A deeper truth
that you were made to live.  A deeper truth that holds you, re-centers you, and gives you rest in more ways then one.  
Come to our first outdoor service of the season!  Come and celebrate God's gifts in the beauty of creation!  Come, breath deep of God's freedom and peace and be re-created!
It may just change your life!

Outdoor Worship  9am
Blessing of the bikes to follow.
See you there!
Pastor Grant
OUTDOOR SERVICE DATES:
June 3, June 17, July 1, July 15, July 29, August 12, August 26th
Going up to the cabin this weekend? You can take Sunday's Sermon with you!

Download this week's sermon, and listen to it on the way!  You can find recordings of Sermons on our website or subscribe on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts - search "Saint Paul Lutheran" and look for our cross!

A NEW SURVEY ...
Worship Participants Survey.    Click here and take the survey.  Please return your completed survey to the basket in the narthex at church.
Hard copies will also be available.
Take just 2-5 minutes and ask yourself:
"HOW CAN I HELP
MY CHURCH LIVE OUT ITS VISION?"
Thank you in advance for providing your valuable feedback on our church's communications.  This survey comes from your SPL Communication's Team.
An Important Message from your Church Council
Summer brings a change of pace for all concerned.   As Minnesotans we do our best to take advantage of warmer weather and enjoy outdoor activities.  That is true for your Council too!  Many of our Council members are on our St. Paul Lutheran softball team.  That is necessitating a change in the date of our June and July council meetings.   Please note that we will meet on June 20th and July 18th - the third Wednesday of the month, rather than the Gusual Tuesday.   
 
We also want you to know the Council is keeping a very close eye on our budget.   As you know, the congregation approved a negative budget at our January Annual Meeting.   At that time, everyone in attendance felt that we could overcome that deficit.   That has not proven to be the case in the first 5 months of 2018.   Not only have expenses been higher, largely because of the long winter, but giving has actually been lower than expected.   We ask that each member take a look at their giving and do their very best to stay current and, if possible, stretch your giving for the summer.    We will keep you updated on any levers that we think must be pulled in order to be good stewards of our finances.

Grant Applehans, Pastor
Tom Miller, President
Shirley Zierke, Vice-President
Katie Fetterly, Treasurer
Julie Coozennoy, Secretary
Chris Clark, Julie Hyrkas, Tyler Kroschel, Arlie Post, Jon Quale, Members-at-Large
YTD Giving $91,475.95
YTD Budgeted Based on Pledges
$106,250.00
Deficit: - $14,774.05

Mon., June 4th
6:30 pm
Communications Team
7:00 pm
Boy Scouts 
Wed., June 6th
9:00 am
Wed. Morning Weeders
6:00 pm
THIS WEDNESDAY June 6TH, 6-8 pm is our Summer Fun Night - PICKLE NIGHT!
Invite your friends, wear your green and come and play crazy pickle games with us in this Celebration of SUMMER!

Thurs., June 7th 5:15 pm Girl Scouts

Sun., June 10th
9:00 am
Traditional Indoor Worship



SPLC SOFTBALL TUESDAY NIGHTS
NO GAME JUNE 5TH
We'll see you back at the Park June 12th
Sunrise Bible Church vs. SPLC!

Games start at 6:30.  Bring the whole family and enjoy the game!

Ki-Chi-Saga Park, 29101 Glader Blvd., Lindstrom.

Follow it AND watch it all unfold at  Adult Ministries
 
NEW WELCOME CENTER TEAM :
How would you LOVE to help
"Refresh & ReNEW"
our Welcome Center & Nursery areas?!

This is an awesome opportunity to be part of a short-term team
(June - August) that will help pave the future for these two important areas of the church. Contact Pastor if interested.

ADDITIONAL REQUEST - If you are a worker of wood, we'd love to talk to you about a new Welcome Center station. Call Wendy in the church office!

Please see Pastor Grant if you are interested.

WERE LOOKING FOR MICHELLE ...

This boxed gift has been sitting in the Lost-and-Found area for a very long time.  If you were the giver, help us find the recipient.

Thank you!

Got a green thumb? 

JOIN Wed. Morning Weeders
June 6, 20,  27,
July 11, 18, 25,
August 8,15, and 22
 
The times are from 9:00-10:30.  No experience is required.  Everyone is welcome.  It is not necessary to stay the whole time.  We will take any help we can get.





Questions? Please contact Katie Edwards (kedwards@flaschools.org) or
Zella Oswald. 
 
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MAKING BREAD:
Join Pastor and baker, Jim Carlson in the kitchen, Thursday, July 26th at 6 p.m. to make bread for communion in August AND for giving to visitors during Sunday morning service. Sign up in Narthex.
 


YOUTH AND CHILDREN UPDATES!


Vacation Bible School;  July 31 - August 3 
SHIPWRECKED
We need leaders, kiddos and supplies

-VBS will be here before we know it! It will be later this summer,  Monday July 30- Friday August 3 -

-Registration Forms are on the Children's Ministries Bulletin Board! We want to remind you that T-shirt deadline is coming up fast ... JUNE 26TH

-We have just a few Snack Donation Slips left on the Bulletin Board also.
THANK YOU for your generosity
And help with this Mission of our Church!
ST. PAUL LUTHERAN FOOD MINISTRIES
Our Next Food Truck
is June 16th
PLEASE SIGN UP
AND HELP

We're Making A Difference
!
DISPOSE OF YOUR ALUMINUM CANS AT SPLC!
Your donations of aluminum cans will help pay for the church's grounds and building maintenance.  

Please bring your aluminum cans and deposit them in the  large dumpster on our lot.