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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

Sunday, August 23
9:00 am Drive In Outdoor Worship Service

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Friday, August 21, 2020
Beloved of God,

For about 10 months we've prayed for the Holy Spirit to lead, guide, and change us individually and as a congregation through the St. Paul Lutheran Breakthrough Prayer. Now as we head into a transitional phase, it is time to update our collective prayer.
A Transitional Prayer asks the Holy Spirit's guidance through a period of transition. As a congregation, we join together in prayer, asking God 's guidance for the specific areas of the transition process. 
I'm especially inspired by these three readings: 
+ Jeremiah 29:11 "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord. "Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
+ Proverbs 3:5-6: "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own insight. In all your ways acknowledge the Lord, and God will make straight your paths."
+ John 14:26 Jesus said, "The Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything and make you remember all that I have told you."
So, let us pray. 
God of hope,
We are treading the path of transition. We praise you and ask you to make straight our path.
As we seek to call a new pastor, surround and ground the Ministry Site Profile Team and paperwork, the Call Committee, and the Synod staff in your Holy Spirit.
Give the Pastor you are preparing for us clarity of call and joy in finding us.
Sustain in this congregation, and in each of us, trust in your Holy Spirit, patience in the process, and generosity for the future of your church. Resolve any conflict and break down any barriers that remain among us.
Give us open minds and hearts as we welcome our new pastor and a new season of this congregation's ministry.
Through the abundant love of your Son, Jesus, we pray.


Bulletin August 23, 2020
In Case of Severe Weather...

A notice will go out via email, put on the church's website & Facebook account and personal phone calls will go to those who do not have internet connections. 
Sunday's Worship Service is streamed live... 
The worship service will be posted on the website for you to watch anytime. 
Worship Readings
The readings for Sunday,August 23rd are:
  • Reading: Acts 14:8-20
  • Gospel: Matthew 16:13-20  

Call 651.371.5421 to hear this week's sermon. 
Bible Study on Isaiah 
The Old Testament readings in the season of Advent are very often from the prophet Isaiah. They are full of the promise of God's salvation and eagerly await what God is doing next. It is not yet Advent, but we are in a time of eager awaiting as well. We await the call of a new pastor and a new season in the life of this congregation. We await an important election in November. We await an end to the pandemic that still ravages our world. 
Join Pastor Sarah and other curious folks to talk about what God promises and what God is up to "In the Days to Come..." 

When: Wednesday Evenings (7:30pm) 
Where: Zoom 
Date: August 26th - September 23rd 
Click here to sign up. 
SPLC COVID Response Team Update: 

Ministry Teams are welcome to meet outdoors at church, observing appropriate physical distance of 6 or more feet and wearing masks. In case of rain or inclement weather, meetings will be rescheduled. Bringing your own chair is recommended. 

SPLC will follow the Governor's Executive Order requiring face coverings in all public indoor spaces and businesses, unless alone. For more information, please visit the MDH Website

To contact the team, please email: 
Parking Lot Work!!
Monday, August 31st
(Rain dates: September 1 or 2)

The parking lot will be closed for a few days for sealing and striping.  

The theme of this project is "Save Your Spot!" The cost of this project is $82.00 per spot. There are 150 spots in our lot.  If you are able to help support this project financially, or if you have further questions, please call 651.462.5212 or email
Golden Opportunity: Things We Are Learning in Lock Down.

Share with us what you've learned about in these 5 months!  From the silly to the meaningful and everything in between!  All ages welcome! All entries will be shared anonymously. 

Please share yours at
Bring Your Own Picnic Nights
Wednesday nights - 6:00 pm 
September 2, 16 and 30th. 

For more information about this event, please click here

Fellowship opportunities here


Adult Bible Study information here.




The Finance Team is currently looking for volunteers. We typically meet once per month. Outside of that meeting the time commitment is minimal. Please contact Chris Timmons at if you have questions or are interested.

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

Lyme disease is a bacterial infection caused by the bite of a deer tick infected with it.  The majority of cases occur in only 14 states, including Minnesota and Wisconsin.  The risk for contracting it increases the longer the tick is attached.  Usually it needs to be attached for at least 24-36 hours.  Most cases occur in late spring and early summer.  Symptoms include a bull's eye rash and other flu like symptoms such as fever, headache, and fatigue.  These symptoms can appear after 3 days or take up to a month to appear.  The second stage causes more neurologic symptoms, including blurred vision, seizures, encephalitis, and Bell's Palsy (drooping of one side of the face).  During the late stages of Lyme disease, symptoms can include arthritis in the knees, extreme tiredness, and numbness and tingling in the hands, feet, and back.  These symptoms can take 6 months to 3 years to appear.  Treatment is with 2-3 weeks of antibiotics.  To prevent tick bites, avoid grassy and bushy areas when walking in the woods.  Wear long pants and long sleeved shirts and wear insect repellent with DEET.  Check for ticks as soon as possible after being in tick territory.  They can hide in armpits, hair, behind the knees, and in the groin.  If you find a tick, use a tweezers to grasp the tick as close to the skin as possible.  Pull up without twisting or jerking.

Remember to pray for these nurses and all those on the front lines fighting the coronavirus. 
Questions: Contact Council 
Treasurer, Chris Timmons at

As of 08/20/2020
Over / (under) Budgeted $
Year-to-Date Totals


$   2,005.23  

Sunday, August 23
9:00 am      Outdoor and Live Stream Worship 
11:00 am    Coffee Hour via Zoom 
Tuesday, August 26
7:00 am      Walking Club
7:00 pm      Walking Club
Wednesday, August 27
1:00 pm     Adult Bible Study via Zoom
Sunday, August 30
9:00 am      Outdoor and Live Stream Worship
11:00 am    Coffee Hour via Zoom