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 Steve Melander

Worship Schedule for
Sunday, August 4

9:00 am INDOOR
Worship Service

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AUGUST
Friday, August 2 , 2019
CHURCH BUSINESS
Pastor's Potluck
Flavors of the St. Paul Synod
SERMON SERIES
Join us this summer as we welcome pulpit supply pastors to preach at our church. We are excited to hear from these pastors on how they share their love for Jesus!


WEEK 6:  Sunday we welcome Pastor Steve Melander. He grew up in Chisago City, graduated from Hamline University and Luther Seminary of St. Paul. He retired from full time ministry in 2013 and has been the Visitation Pastor at Faith Lutheran Church of Forest Lake since 2013.  Pastor Steve and his wife Debra enjoy living on Coon Lake. They have 5 children and 7 grandchildren ranging in age from just a little over a year to 17 years. It is his pleasure to serve as your worship leader and preacher this Sunday, August 4th!

Pastor Steve has also been covering our emergency pastoral care during our transition. Thank you Pastor Steve!
Emergency Pastoral Care
Faith Lutheran Church pastors have graciously agreed to assist us with emergency pastoral care until Pastor Sarah starts (August 15),
  • Faith Lutheran has a visitation pastor, Steve Melander (763-218-1865) who will be happy to make emergency visits. 
  • In case of other emergency pastoral care concerns, either Pastor Steve or their Senior Pastor John Klawiter (651-399-5184) will be happy to cover.
  • If you are unable to reach their pastor, please contact Melissa at our church office (651-462-5212) or Deanna at their church office (651-464-3323) and they will assist you. 
The Next Step ...

As a next step in our church's healing process, the Congregational Consultant, Susan, recommended our congregation 
read the book "Congregational Fitness: Healthy Practices For Layfolk" by Denise W. Goodman. This book is available through Amazon or Barnes & Noble.

Expense Reimbursements 

The Finance Office would like to remind everyone to use the Expense Reimbursement Form when submitting expenses for reimbursement. The guidelines and form are available below, on the website or on the wall outside the finance office. 
No financial update this week, as Katie is taking a much needed vacation with her family!  Safe and happy travel, Katie! 
CHURCH SECURITY
For the safety of the church, staff and to safeguard personal information, changes are being made to the church locks:
  •  A keypad has been added to the office administrator's   door (Melissa's office)
  •  The finance office keypad will be re-coded
  •  The exterior doors will be re-keyed and new keys will be    issued 
EXTERIOR LOCKS WILL BE CHANGED SOON -- If you feel you will need key access and have not already contacted the office administrator, Melissa, please contact her soon. 
admin@SharingChristsLove.org  or 651-462-5212

Click here to read two emails updates we received from our friends in Tanzania. 
UPCOMING EVENTS
Food Truck Family Pathways
SUNDAY join us for a softball game at Kulenkamp field.  After the game, there will be a  potluck dinner.   All are welcome!
MONTHLY FOOD TRUCK
Saturday, August 17 - 9:00 am

Donations of food are greatly appreciated. They may be placed in the cart in the Narthex.  Volunteers are also needed for this wonderful outreach program. Sign-up at the Welcome Center. 

Game time immediately following the 
LAST outdoor worship service of the year. There will be kids games, corn hole, ladder golf, and more!
If you have something to add to the weekly newsletter or Sunday bulletin, please have the information into the church office by Tuesday morning.
Heartsaver First Aid/CPR/AED Training  
through American Heart Association
 
TUESDAY, AUGUST 21
4:00-8:30 pm
 
  Instructors:   Kenneth & Anthony Hyrkas
            Cost:   $45/person (includes certification card)
         Where:   SPLC Fellowship Hall
       Sign-Up:   Welcome Center or jhyrkas@aol.com
 
Additional details at Welcome Center
SCRIP
SUMMER SCRIP PROGRAM
We have a large variety of Scrip cards available at the Welcome Center. Stop by and shop with us!

We will be placing SCRIP orders every three weeks during the summer time.  HOWEVER, there are multiple companies available through ScripNow. These are electronic gift cards available immediately. Ask at the Welcome Center for more information or contact Scrip@SharingChristsLove.org  
 
ORDERING SCHEDULE:
Orders placed by Monday (see date below) will be available the following weekend.
Monday, August 12

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
WE HAD A ROARING 
GREAT WEEK OF VBS!!
 
A HUGE thank you to all of the volunteers who made this week successful!  Stay tuned for the highlights of the week!
EDUCATION
Education Team Meeting
Tuesday, August 13 at 7:00 pm

Anyone & everyone who is interested in helping with education this year is invited to attend a planning meeting. This includes Sunday School, SPLASH, Confirmation, Mission Trip/Youth Gathering, and Adult Education.  Child care will be available.
Sunday School Begins

Sunday, September 8, immediately following the 9:00 am Worship Service! 

Interested in helping or have questions, please contact: 
ALL GOD'S CHILDREN

Open House: All God's Children Preschool will be having a open house on August 27, 2019, from 5:30-7:00 p.m.  New students are welcome!

School starts: September 9, 2019

Registration Open: 2019-20 Registration is now open!
Click here to learn more  about the preschool and download the forms.

School Board: The preschool is looking for volunteers to join their preschool board. You don't need to have a child in the preschool, you only have to have a love for children!

Contact Lucy Stoyke for additional information. 
COMMUNITY EVENTS

Serving Jesus as we serve the community

Chisago County A Brush With Kindness is a branch of East Central MN Habitat For Humanity.  Our mission is to help low income homeowners to keep their homes safe and in good repair.  We invite your congregation to partner with us.  If you or a neighbor need help with home upkeep or repair, ask your church office administrator for a homeowner application or a volunteer application.  

You can also visit  ecmabwk.org,  or email us at  ecmabwk@gmail.com
or phone us at 651-361-0229.
Fish Lake Lutheran Annual Corn Feed
Saturday, August 17th.  Begins at 4:30.  Hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, bars, beverages, and all the corn you can eat!  $8.00 a person, or 2 for $15.00.  There will also be a kids carnival and car wash.  Proceeds will go toward maintaining the historical integrity of Fish Lake Lutheran Church.  
10th annual St. Bridget of Sweden Church Block Party
Saturday, August 31st,  6-11 pm
Featuring Boogie Wonderland from 7-11 pm
Turkey dinner, beer tent, burgers, hot dogs, brats, kids games, silent auction. 5k cash raffle. FREE admission. For more information please visit stbridgetofsweden.org
or call 651-257-2474. 
Donations Needed 
Amborella House in Wyoming is asking for donations for the women that reside there.  Please check the community board in the Narthax for a complete list.  For more information about the services Amborella House provides please visit their website at    www.amborellahouse.org.
WEEK-AT-A-GLANCE
Sunday, August 4 
9:00 am        Summer Worship - INDOOR 
4:00 pm        Family Softball Game and Potluck
Tuesday, August 6
7:00 pm        Cub Parent's Weekly Meeting
Wednesday, August 7
9:00 am        Weekly Weeders
Sunday, August 11
9:00 am        Summer Worship - OUTDOOR
Thursday, August 15
Pastor Sarah begins