SUNDAY, MARCH 4, 2018  -  THE THIRD SUNDAY IN LENT
  Gen tle Reader,
 
The People of Israel were in transition.  The past abuse in Egypt was firmly behind them, prospects for the long range future looked great, but in between the short term future looked like a lot of wandering in a desert wilderness as they sorted out who they were as free people and how they would relate with the God who had freed them and promised them a brighter future.  Into this time of transition God spoke commandments to safeguard, guide and bless His people as they took up their fresh start in the Wilderness.
These commandments still speak to us today as we face transitions in our personal lives and wider society, what can we gain by hearing them anew?  Come and see!  It may just change your life!

Traditional liturgical worship 8:30am
Contemporary worship with Sunday School 10:00am

Looking forward to seeing you there!
Pastor Grant

NAME TAG SUNDAY!  Where your name tag and go around and mingle and meet some new people in the church!
SUNDAY NEWS:  
THIS SUNDAY Chili Contest! (after 10:00 Worship).  Bring your family and your appetite! Free will donation to taste ALL of the chili's, and YOU get to vote for YOUR FAVORITES? Who's name will go on "the spoon"? We'll find out on Sunday! 
EASTER FLOWER ORDERS
DUE BY Sunday, March 11th

Please fill out an order form and drop it in the offering plate or leave with Wendy in the office.

Make checks payable to St. Paul Lutheran.  Memo "Easter Flowers".
CHURCH EVENTS THIS WEEK:

Mon., Marth 5th - Hand Bells at 6pm - Adult Choir at 7pm

Tues., March 6th - SPLASH 3rd - 4th Grade 10 Commandment Class at 6pm - Loaves and Fishes Meeting at 6pm

Wed., March 7th - Bible Study in Library at 12:30pm - Confirmation & SPLASH at 6pm. LENT Worship at 7pm (Pastor Grant "Cascade" - Cleaning Through God's Holy Word).

Thur., March 8th - Praise Band all at 6:30pm 


Also, Thursday, SPL Packs the Wyoming Dairy Queen! We're going to see how many people we can squeeze into the Dairy Queen from 5 - 8pm for our Mission Trip Fundraiser. BIG GROUP PICTURE at 6:30pm. See You There!
CHILDREN OF ST PAUL LUTHERAN INTERVIEWS will take place on Monday, March 5.

Sign up on  Sign Up Genius , or see Janet to be included in this project!


NEXT THURSDAY, March 8th, SPL Packs the Wyoming Dairy Queen!

We're going to see how many people we can squeeze into the Dairy Queen from 5 - 8 pm for our Mission Trip Fundraiser.  We will take a BIG GROUP PICTURE at 6:30 pm.
SEE YOU THERE!  
SUNDAY, MARCH 11TH
Thrivent Members, Did you know  that each year  you can recommend where some of Thrivent Financial's charitable outreach funds go?

Did you know that you have until March 31st to select where your Choice Dollars go for 2018?   Did you know that over $1,800 are available for St. Paul Lutheran members for 2018?

Member Brent Eidenschink will be available, Sun., March 11th to answer your questions and help you direct your dollars to the charity of your choice.   Please have your member id or sign-on available.

 
MARCH MISSION - New Coffee System:

Help defray the cost of our new coffee system by donating to March's Mission of the Month. Mark your check with Mission of the Month in the memo line. Thanks and let's have a cup of coffee together!
 

Getting to Know Each Other Better ...
Do you want to get to know your church family better? Breadbreakers is back and we are looking for individuals, couples and families to participate. Small groups will be formed where you'll rotate and get together for a meal either at someone's home or at a restaurant. Time commitment: 1x/month for 3 months. Sign up by March 25th.

Organizers: Ben & Courtney Storlie


This Lent, St. Paul Lutheran Church invites you to join us in a spiritual discipline of  de-cluttering!
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GIVING UPDATE FROM YOUR COUNCIL TREASURER:  Katie Fetterly

We continue to be behind our budgeted amount based on pledge cards. Year to date we have received $31,088 in offerings with a budgeted amount of $42,500. This leaves us with a deficit of $11,412 so far this year. 

Thank you all for your contributions and please remember that the costs of operating the church continue even if you are unable to make it to weekly services. 



MARCH CHOIR DATES:  March 5th & 26th

PICK UP A FRIEND AND ASK THEM TO JOIN US!


MOBILE FOOD PACK OPPORTUNITIES:  Hosanna Lutheran Church in Forest Lake sponsors a Feed My Children Mobile Food Pack each year.   The next opportunity will be held April 19 - 21.   A sign-up sheet is available at our church for those that want to volunteer to pack.    Our Lenten offerings will be given to Hosanna to go towards the purchase of the ingredients for the pack.   For more information go to Hosanna's website
 
Do you love music?  Would you enjoy helping to shape the experience of  Sunday morning Worship?

Then Hymn Pickers may be for you!  Hymn Pickers is a worship team that meets quarterly to select hymns and liturgy for the  8:30 worship service.


In order to keep the team diverse and energetic, each year we rotate one or two folks off and add new members to replace them.  This year we are looking for one (1) new member to join us in hymn and liturgy selection for the 2018-2019 school year. Passion for Jesus, music and worship are required.  Ability to read music is not. :-)

If you are interested contact Pastor Grant.
Wanted Summer Roadies and Guest Musicians
Anyone with an interest in sound equipment and technology willing to learn and be a part of summer worship AND/OR provide music leadership during outdoor worship.  If interested, please contact Sheila Byl at sbyl@sharingchristslove.org or call the church office at 651-462-5212.