ST. PAUL LUTHERAN CHURCH

651-462-5212
5879 Wyoming Trail
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Wyoming, MN 55092
St. Paul
Lutheran Church
An Evangelical Lutheran
Church of America

Our mission is to 
Share Christ's Love
with Joy!

Pastor Sarah 
Friesen-Carper

Worship for 
Sunday, April 19

9:00 am On-line
Worship Service

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DON'T FORGET
If your group has an event at church, be sure to communicate with the church office so we have all the details and also so we can advertise in the weekly newsletter or Sunday bulletin. P lease have the  information into the church office by Tuesday.

Friday, April 17, 2020
FROM PASTOR SARAH
Beloved of God,

Christ is Risen! He is risen indeed! Alleluia! 

Easter is not just a day - it is a whole 50-day season! 50 days to focus on our new life in Christ Jesus. 

One way to spend time focusing on new life is by connecting with folks outside of our usual circle. I wanted to share with you a few connections today. 

+ I invite you to watch the uplifting Easter greeting from our Presiding Bishop, Rev. Elizabeth Eaton  here

+ Read the Easter Monday greeting from our Bishop, Rev. Patricia Lull  here

+ You can read about our partner parishes in Mtera and Migoli, Tanzania  here

Also, many of us are receiving our stimulus checks in the mail. If you find that your household is not in need right now, consider sharing it with those who are. Here are some donation options: 

+ Your own congregation,  St. Paul Lutheran Church
Family Pathways  Food Shelf 

Peace, 
Pastor Sarah 
CHURCH BUSINESS
Readings for Sunday

The readings for Sunday, April 19th are:
  • First Reading: 1 Peter 1:3-9 
  • Psalm: Psalm 16
  • Gospel: John 20:19-31

If you/ your family is interested in reading for our online service, please email Melissa (office admin) at admin@sharingchristslove.org.

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Fellowship when we're apart!

Coffee Hour                             
Sundays 11am (4/19)          
Tuesdays 12pm (4/14)

Adult Bible Study
Wednesdays 1pm (4/15) 

Click here  SPLC Zoom Room to join coffee hour or Bible study. 
Or connect via phone by dialing  312 626 6799 
Meeting ID: 528 018 344
Password: 5212

Instructions for web: 
Click the link. Download the app (you don't have to but it works better if you do). You may need to enter the Meeting ID listed above. Enter the Password listed above. Approve the use of video and audio so that we can see and hear each other. 

Instructions for phone: 
Dial the number (it is a long distance number). Enter the Meeting ID listed above. Enter the Password listed above. 

Click here  for connection instructions from Zoom. 
CHURCH OFFICE CLOSED

Our office administrator, Melissa, and Pastor Sarah are temporarily working from home.  

You can leave a message at 651-462-5212, and we will get back to you.  Or email us at admin@sharingchristslove.org or pastor@sharingchristslove.org

Check our  website or Facebook for daily updates. 

Please take this time to take care of you and your family, and know we are always here for you. 
  • Share your prayers and God sightings here or by email
  • Opt into a once-a-week phone tree or video conference group. 
  • Join in the At Home Faith Formation. Learn more.

 

More information available under the "News and Events" tab on our website www.sharingchristslove.org


                   GOD SIGHTING

Carole was able to catch this picture, that shows signs of Spring! 

Please be sure so send us your God sightings!  You can submit them to us here

NURSES CORNER
We are blessed to have knowledgeable and caring nurses in our congregation! They have some words of advice for us: 
If you are suffering from a health emergency or have a medical problem that you would normally see a provider for, please continue to seek health care for your concerns. Do not let your fear of contracting Covid-19 prevent you from seeking necessary care.  The hospitals, urgent cares, and clinics are going above and beyond to keep everyone safe.  When in doubt, contact your clinic or nurse line and they can help you navigate the best course of action.
~ Joanna, Jan, and Jaime
Remember to pray for these nurses and all those on the front lines fighting the corona virus. 
NURSE'S CORNER

We are blessed to have knowledgeable and caring nurses in our congregation! They have some words of advice for us: 

If you are suffering from a health emergency or have a medical problem that you would normally see a provider for, please continue to seek health care for your concerns. Do not let your fear of contracting Covid-19 prevent you from seeking necessary care. The hospitals, urgent cares, and clinics are going above and beyond to keep everyone safe. When in doubt, contact your clinic or nurse line and they can help you navigate the best course of action.                            ~ Joanna, Jan, and Jaime

Remember to pray for these nurses and all those on the front lines fighting the corona virus. 
EDUCATION

Flat Jesus:  We want to see the adventures of Flat Jesus in your home!  Click here  to download Flat Jesus. 

 

Check our Flat Jesus' adventures here.


 


 

Flat Jesus is hanging out in Pastor Sarah's home office! 

At Home Faith Formation

Check out SPLC's At Home Faith Formation page! Bible studies, video, and activities for all ages! 

 

This site will be continuously updated.

FOOD TRUCK
Family Pathways Food Truck/ Food Shelf

The Family Pathways Food Truck will be on April 18th, and they are using the "drive in" format again due to COVID-19. 

Donations are greatly needed for the food shelf during this time. They need non-perishable foods, paper products, cleaning supplies, and financial donations.  Donations will need to be dropped of directly at the Family Pathways Food Shelf in North Branch. 

For location information to drop off donations, and for more information please visit the   Family Pathways website.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
At this year's Rocky Railway VBS the message kids will learn  each day is that through life's ups and downs...
Jesus' Power Pulls 
Us Through.

July 27 - 31, 2020
Click here for more information
FINANCIAL UPDATE
Questions: Contact Council 
Treasurer, Chris Timmons at treasurer@SharingChristsLove.org


As of 04/16/2020
2020 
Budgeted
2020
Received
Over / (under) Budgeted $
Year-to-Date Totals
$ 48,612.49
$   51,610.71
2,998.22 
SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES 
Church Service Opportunities will resume when we resume church services. 
WEEK-AT-A-GLANCE
Sunday, April 19
9:00 am      In home worship
Sunday, April 26
9:00 am      In home worship