Sunday, August 19th, 2018
9:00 am  IndoorWorship
Pastor Grant Applehans
 
The Thirteenth Sunday
after Pentecost
 
John 6:51-58
"Jesus said, "I am the living bread."

Gentle reader,
Cannibals! That was what average pagan citizens of the Roman Empire said about early Christians.  They eat the flesh and drink the blood of their Lord! The practice of communion is a scandal, but it's also so much more!  It's a gift that reaches way past "nice" to give what's needed for you and me and our world. It's a sacrifice, and a gift of love that goes beyond our heads to the heart of the matter.  You are what you eat! Come, taste and see the goodness of the Lord! It may just change your life!

9am  Indoor worship 

See you there!

Pastor Grant


Look for your bimonthly copy of
Refresh & ReNEW

with

Pastor's August Letter to the Congregation


The Gift ...
that
keeps
on Giving
PRESCHOOL REGISTRATION is open "All God's Children"
All God's Children Preschool is accepting registrations for the 2018-2019 school year. Registration forms can be found in the Narthex and back by the preschool classrooms.

Preschool Open House on Tuesday, August 28, from 5:30 - 7:00 pm.  
Click here for more information.
We're amplifying our communications and events through social media!
St. Paul Lutheran Church now as their own hashtag.  Anytime you are posting something about church, complete your messages at the end with
#mysplc

It's that easy and we'll start seeing tagged posts from all platforms.  Use it consistently and help others locate news about SPLC with just one click.
#mysplc

Mon
8/20
7:00 pm
Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts
Tues
8/21
4:00 pm
Prayers Team

5:00 pm
Visitation Team

6:30 pm
Council Meeting
Wed
8/22
9:00 am
Wednesday Weeders.  Everyone Welcome!
Sun
8/26
9:00 am
LAST Outdoor  Worship Service

Hear the bells ringing?

It's that time of the year again when the hand bell team begins their regular Monday night practice.

FIRST MEETING: August 27th at 6pm in the Music Room

Please contact Neil or Janelle if you'd like to attend our first meeting in consideration of joining Hand Bells at njalbee@aol.com
RALLY SUNDAY - September 9th
 
8:30 am Traditional Services Begin
10:00 am Contemporary Services Begin with Praise Band!
Sunday School begins (registration online or in the narthex)
BLESSING OF THE BACKPACKS & BRIEFCASES! Anyone starting school at any level, bring your school bag for a special blessing.
 

MILES BETWEEN US
Sunday, Sept. 9th at 1:00 pm
Freewill Offering
Ice Cream and Q & A Follow

Join us for this multiple award winning movie.  A great Christian film for all ages.  Writer and producer, Scott Peterson, will be joining us.
BREAD BREAKERS
Get to know other families at SPLC by joining in on sharing a meal together throughout September - December.

Questions?  Contact Courtney Storlie at bcstorlie@hotmail.com
 
Year-to-Date Giving

$146,241.78
Year-to-Date Budget Based on Pledges

$154,962.50
YEAR-TO-DATE TOTAL

-$7,820.92
as of August 10, 2018

AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM YOUR CHURCH COUNCIL
 
"Give Back to Pay It Forward" is a celebration of St. Paul Lutheran Church's 150th Anniversary. St. Paul Lutheran has had a rich history over the last 150 years and we are looking at continuing that legacy well into the future. As a result we are challenging the entire congregation from, July 29th 2018 through the end of the year, to participate in a matching contributions initiative.

Several members of the congregation have generously offered to match any funds given that are above and beyond the regular weekly giving by the remainder of the congregation.
 
In order to have your contribution matched, please use your preferred method of donating (envelope, bill pay, online giving), but remember to clearly note that the donation is for "Matching Funds".
 
As the year progresses we will continue to update the congregation on the success of this initiative.
Confirmation Orientation
 
For both youth and parents
Grades 7th - 9th
Wed., September 5
6:30 - 8 pm

Confirmation students then meet most Wednesday evenings from 6:30 - 8 pm


Wedne sday, Sept. 19  -  6:30 pm SPLASH 5/6 begins.  SPLASH is a pre-confirmation program for 5th and 6th graders.  Kids meet with Janet in the Youth Room almost every Wednesday night from 6:30 - 8 pm.

Look for announcements soon on other fun SPLASH events for children grades 1-4
Grab your crafting supplies, some friends, and enjoy a weekend for yourself!  All proceeds support our Global Missions and ongoing relationships with churches in Tanzania.
September 21 - 22.

LINK IS HERE ... to our SPL church website!  
STAY CONNECTED.
STAY FOCUSED ON GOD.

John 14:21 says,
"Whoever [really] loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I [too] will love him and will show (reveal, manifest) Myself to him."
Thanks for all the crushed aluminum cans, and keep them coming!!!!   

y our donations help SPLC pay for
building and lawn maintenance
 
Check us out.  We're on a Mission of
Sharing Christ's Love With Joy!