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 26

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 24, 2020
FROM PASTOR SARAH
Beloved of God,

Have you ever taken the time to really think about and write what faith means to you? Last week the 9th grade Confirmation students turned in their Faith Statement papers to me. I have so enjoyed reading them! They wrote about important people in their faith lives, how they understand baptism and communion and what being confirmed means to them, and what their relationship with God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit is. They also chose verses of scripture that they find meaningful and experiences they've had that have helped to shape their faith. 

You should know that we have some very faith-filled young people who will be confirmed in our church (hopefully) on May 31st. I look forward to celebrating with them and you. 

I've been inspired by their writing to invite you to take a little time to think about your faith as well. While you are home, if you are home, maybe take a little time to think about and write about your faith. What has shaped you? Who has been important and why? What scripture do you turn to regularly? What do baptism and communion mean to you? 

This isn't an assignment, obviously. But I think you'll find it a good experience if you choose to participate. And, if you'd like to share, I'd love to read your faith statement when you're done. 

Praying much peace and many blessings to you, that you are safe, and that you are experiencing God's presence in your life. 

Pastor Sarah 
CHURCH BUSINESS
Readings for Sunday

The readings for Sunday, April 26th are:
  • First Reading: 1 Peter 1:17-23 
  • Psalm: Psalm 116: 1-4,12-19
  • Gospel: Luke 24: 13-35

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


The April Church Council minutes are available on the  website or to  download (link below).  

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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

Your Council President giving blood. (There was also another council member giving blood -- and taking the picture.) Thank you to everyone who helps to make a difference.

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

Face Masks

If you or your family is in need of homemade face masks, please either call the office at 651.462.5212, or email Melissa (office administrator) at admin@sharingchristslove.org
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. 
SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES 
Spring Cleanup 
Dates: April 28 and 29. May 5, 6, 12 and 13.
6:00-8:00 pm

Due to COVID-19, we need to continue with social distancing. This will extend into ways we do activities at our church. The first activity change you will notice is our Spring Clean-up. This year we will have multiple evenings of Spring Clean-up 

Each evening we are inviting only two families to participate. Please sign-up for a date so we do not have too many families in an evening. There will be a member of the Building and Grounds committee there to guide you in what needs to be done. 

Plan on bringing work gloves. If other items are needed (rakes, shovels, wheelbarrow, etc.) you will receive an email before your date letting you know what is needed.  

If you are interested in volunteering for this project, please sign up here.  If you have any questions, please email Melissa (office administrator) at admin@sharingchristslove.org.
Highway Cleanup! 
Saturday, May 1st, 9:00 am - Noon

We are looking for volunteers for our Spring Highway Cleanup event. We will meet at the church (please stay in vehicles) to get the supplies, then head to the site.  We will be following social distancing guideline, and you will be wearing a safety vest.  

Please email Melissa (office administrator) at admin@sharingchristslove.org, if you are able to attend! 
Additional Church Service Opportunities will resume when we resume church services. 
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 helping set up the telescope! 

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

 
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 04/23/2020
2020 
Budgeted
2020
Received
Over / (under) Budgeted $
Year-to-Date Totals
$ 51,853.32
$   52,861.62
1,008.30  
WEEK-AT-A-GLANCE
Sunday, April 26
9:00 am      In home worship
Sunday, May 2
9:00 am      In home worship