THE FOURTH SUNDAY OF EASTER
Gentle Reader,
Another closed door.  Another disappointment.  The Apostle Paul was in a slump, and it felt like every plan simply fell apart.  But God was at work in the midst of all that floundering and frustration and used it to bring about something bigger, bolder, better than Paul had imagined.  Sometimes a closed door is justthe opportunity we have been praying for...Come  this Sunday , for a day of excitement and fun!  Come  this Sunday  with your imagination, coloring and baking skills and we will have a great time! Come with your closed doors and disappointments and consider how God may be using even them  to bring about something bigger, bolder, better than you have yet to imagine.  With 
God all things are possible!  Come and see!  It may just change your life!

Single Service "Looking to the future with God" as part of our celebration of 150 years as a congregation.
9:00 AM Worship with Guest Speaker Rolf Jacobson
10:00 AM Potluck, Men's Bake-off and general merriment ;-)
BE THERE! :-)


WEAR YOUR 150th T-SHIRT TO SHOW YOUR SPIRIT FOR OUR CHURCH'S CELEBRATORY EVENTS THIS SUNDAY!

READ PASTOR'S APRIL LETTER HERE
Mon., April 23rd
6:00 pm Girl Scouts
7:00 pm Adult Choir and Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts
Wed., April 25th 10:00 am Preschool Chapel 12:30 pm Bible Study in Library

6:00 pm LARGE Group Confirmation
6:00 pm
SPLASH
6:30 pm
SPPRT Team
Thurs., April 26th
10:00 am Preschool
Chapel
6:00 pm
Girl Scouts
6:00 pm Ministry Team
6:30 pm Praise Band
Sat., April 28th
7:00 am start time for Red Cross Blood Drive

Sun., April 29th 8:30 & 10:00 am Worship Service 
LAST DAY OF SUNDAY SCHOOL - stay for a Banana Split!
11:30 am CPR Puppets 6:30 pm Bible Study with Pastor Grant in the Library

The New Coffee System is here!
We would like to take this time to thank everyone who made a donation to our new coffee system.  We also want to thank the Gatzow family who paid the remaining balance of the system in memory of Judy Gatzow who was an active member of our congregation and LOVED her cup of coffee!
 
counting our blessings initiative

Confirmation will be having a
LARGE GROUP END OF YEAR PARTY- SKY ZONE!!!
Wednesday April 25.
time line:
6:00 leave church 
6:30- arrive at Sky Zone
7:00-8:00 JUMP !
8:30-9:00 (approximately) arrive back here for Parent pick up 9:00-9:30

JANET NEEDS
- a YES or NO by Wednesday Evening, with your child's Birthdate
-$12 for your jumping time and Sky Zone Socks- can be given to your Confirmation Guide Wednesday, thanks!!
-IF YOU can be a driver for this evening-and how many kiddos you can take- We need approximately 8 drivers total!)
I AM MAKING THE RESERVATIONS ON THURSDAY MORNING. IF I DO NOT HEAR FROM YOU, YOU CAN MAKE YOUR OWN RESERVATION AND PAYMENT.

-ALL jumpers parents will need to fill out a Sky Zone Waiver on line BEFORE arriving on that Wednesday. If you don't, no jumping for your child.
https://stpaulstore.skyzone.com/waiver/


YOUTH AND CHILDREN UPDATES!

 S
unday, April 29th. OUR LAST DAY TOGETHER FOR THE SUNDAY SCHOOL YEAR! Sunday School at 10:00, Families join us at 11:00 for A BANANA SPLIT PARTY!

Sunday May 6
Confirmation Sunday- baskets are in the Narthex for you to put cards and notes of
Congratulations and Encouragement!
Confirmation Students this year: HalleJo Baldwin, Emma Bergman, Maddie Galatowitsch, Heidi Hyrkas, Abby Jones, Riley Lundgren, Talia Martinson, Anna Russ, Grace Solomonson, Madison Walters, Madelyn Zak

Sunday May 20- Graduation Sunday AND Puppets Perform!

Wednesday June 6- PICKLE NIGHT!
6-8 pm wear your green, invite your friends and JOIN US for FUN PICKLE GAMES!

Vacation Bible School
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! Monday July 30- Friday 
August3- Vacation Bible School "Shipwrecked" 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?
What to Expect:
Group group is a place of quiet and comfort.  Pastor will start with a brief centering devotion and then we share what is upon our hearts and minds, ask questions and offer support.  You will be invited to talk, but do not need to. 

Contact:
If you are interested in talking with the Pastor, or would like further information about group schedules, email  Pastor Grant Applehans or call 651-462-5212.


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 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!
 

SPRING FLING FOR SENIORS!
May 5th
10 am - noon
The Wyoming's Lions will serve a wonderful brunch.  Come and have fun!
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
Mother's Day Plant and Flower Sale:
 
Keep in mind our Children's Ministries Plant and Flower Sale for all of your Mother's Day needs!

MAY 13TH.  Support the kiddos of SPL and get your Mother/ Aunt/ Grandma/ Wife a GREAT Plant from Wosika Farms!

The bells had a successful season and our skill level has continued to increase.  Our group works very hard at learning the music and techniques.  We are becoming more cohesive as we need to be aware of what each other is doing.  
It is a great group to work with and we enjoy our times together.  We have had some very successful performances and are very happy about that! 
Thank you to all the people who participated in bells this year!  You all helped make the group very successful!

Janelle Albee

Look for updates on our ministries with the Global Missions Team.  We post  regular information and updates.

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!


Emergency Appeal for Syrian Refugees in Crisis

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.