THE SIXTH SUNDAY OF EASTER
8:30 am Traditional Worship
with SPL's Adult Choir! 
10 am Contemporary Worship
Confirmation Sunday with Affirmation of Baptism

Gentle Reader,
We did not choose God, but God chose us!  First to make us and then to claim us in his love and carry us with Him into eternity!  It's spring time, and nature is giving us a witness to God's love!  Come make the joy of the season complete by worshiping our Lord and abiding the love of God and one another!  It may just change your life!
Please pick up your Quarterly Giving Statement, in the Narthex.  Thank you.
IMPORTANT
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Thank you in advance for providing your valuable feedback on our church's communications.  This survey comes from your SPL Communication's Team.
Mon., May 7th
7:00 pm
Boy Scouts
 
 
Tues., May 8th
6:00 pm
Cub Scouts
 
 
Wed., May 9th
12:30 pm
Adult Bible Study
5:30 pm
WAM
 
6:00 pm
CHURCH SPRING CLEAN UP
 6:30 pm
 Hymn Pickers
Thurs., May 10
6:00 pm
Girl Scouts
6:30 pm
PRESCHOOL OPEN HOUSE
Sat., May 12
4:00 - 6:00 pm
Samuel Applehans
First Birthday Party!
ALL
INVITED
7515 350th Street, North Branch, MN.

SPRING FLING FOR SENIORS!
May 5th
10 am - noon
The Wyoming's Lions will serve a wonderful brunch.  Games and Prizes.  Come and have fun!

$5 for anyone under age 62.

Calling all ages of the congregation!
MAY 9TH -  6pm
Join our grounds crew as we spruce up our outdoor grounds this spring.  Bring your gloves and a rake AND ...

this is an annual Contest!  Win the trophy this year.  Ages 60+ and anyone under age 60 compete.  Let's see who wins!  It's a proud and Beautiful Trophy anyone would love to have!

  
Last Chance for FREE technical equipment.  In library, thru May 10th.
Take what you can use.  FREE!
All God's Children Preschool Graduation
The Entire Congregation are invited and encouraged to attend this year's Preschool graduation night.

May 10th
6:30 pm
SAM'S 1ST BIRTHDAY BASH!
 
May 12th
4-6pm

Everyone is invited for a fun afternoon with Sam.  His theme is Dr. Seuss and we hope you'll stop by and read to him.

No presents please.  Your presence is the gift.

7515 350th Street
North Branch, MN
 
Mother's Day Plant and Flower Sale MAY 13th!
 
Keep in mind our Children's Ministries Plant and Flower Sale for all of your Mother's Day needs!

Support the kiddos of SPL and get your Mother/ Aunt/ Grandma/ Wife a GREAT Plant from Wosika Farms!

CALLING ALL SOFTBALL PLAYERS!


We are well on our way to starting up our own softball team. This is Co-Ed softball. Play on Tuesday nights against other churches. $30 per player to join the team. Ages 14+. Season runs May - July. Contact Adam Tilly if you have questions 612.236.6092 or  tillyjadam@gmail.com. Signup sheet in the narthex. GO TEAM!

Follow it all as it unfolds at  Adult Ministries
 
Please bring your aluminum cans and deposit them into the large dumpster at the end of our lot. All money raised for this ministry goes toward the church's grounds and building maintenance. Let your neighbors know too!

ST. PAUL LUTHERAN SUPPORTS FOOD MINISTRIES.

Every 3rd Saturday of the month, we partner with Family Pathways and convert our fellowship hall into a wide variety of healthy foods for local families.

We are so thankful for everyone that drops off an item or two; maybe a bag assortment of non-perishable foods.  Please continue to give when you can, as the need is always there and the Family Pathway's resources are being spread more thin, as the need continues to grow.

Please come and volunteer at this event when you can.  It is a very rewarding  2-3 hours.  This act of sharing Christ's Love with joy will help you see the need being fulfilled by the generosity of many.

Saturday, May 19th 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Freewill offering
Refreshments will be served

From the nightclub scene to stardom opportunities, Mary Hall found the only way to peace and happiness was by following the path that God has chosen for her life.
That choice led to performing with a new purpose. She will tell her story!

With a smooth vocal range of nearly three octaves and unique guitar style, Mary Hall has created a wonderful concert experience for all ages.

This is one concert YOU won't want to miss!


YOUTH AND CHILDREN UPDATES!

Sunday May 20- Graduation Sunday AND Puppets Perform!

Wednesday June 6- PICKLE NIGHT!
6-8 pm w ear your green, invite your friends and JOIN US for FUN PICKLE G AMES!

Vacation Bible School:  July 30th - August 3rd

 
VBS will be here before we know it! We need Leaders, Junior Leaders and KIDDOS! Registration Forms are on the Children's Ministries Bulletin Board! 
"Shipwrecked" and Rescued by Jesus theme. 
Feed My Starving Children on Tues 7/31. Picnic and Program on Thurs 8/2. 

What are we looking for? Thanks for asking!
(Please let Janet know if you have any of the following that we can borrow)


Things to donate: (need in May/ June)
-BIG pieces of cardboard- like appliance and refrigerator boxes. 
-juice/water bottles (big, not individual size- WELL rinsed out please)
-bed sheets that you are ready to get rid of
-brown paper grocery bags
-shells

Things to borrow: (need by early July)
-Oars and Paddles
-Life Jackets
-Old Flip Flops
-Boat Stuff- anchors/ nets
-tiki torches
-stuffed jungle animals- monkeys, sloths, snakes, etc
-stuffed sea creatures- fish, octopus, jelly fish, etc. 
-treasure chest, or something we can make into a treasure chest. 
-A ROWBOAT? A PARTIAL ROWBOAT?
Would a question grab the readers attention?

American  Cancer Relay for Life in Chisago County will occur this year on
Saturday, July 14th, 4-10 pm
 at the North Branch Mall
(south end near the theater and the old Old Navy store).
Please mark your calendars for this great event  especially if
you are a survivor, caregiver or have someone special in your life who has had  cancer .

Contact JoAnn Belau,  joannbelau@gmail.com if you have any questions, would like to start a team, or have a connection to a business who would be willing to contribute.