Sunday, August 26th, 2018
9:00 am  Outdoor Worship
Pastor Grant Applehans
The 14th Sunday
after Pentecost
Gentle Reader,
Who/what do you serve? Who/what serves you? To what end?  This week at worship Joshua ask the people of Israel who they will serve. They had many options, and so do we.  But one stood/stands head and shoulders above the rest. Lord, to whom shall we go? Come. Consider. It may just change your life!

Outdoor worship at 9:00 am 9 AM
See you there!
Pastor Grant

Look for your LATEST bimonthly copy of
Refresh & ReNEW

in this Sunday's Bulletin .
The Gift ...
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.
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.

Putting it all together with our new hash tag for SPLC!

Mon, 8/27        6:00   pm Hand Bells
                       7:00 pm   Boy Scouts
Tues, 8/28      5:30 pm   Preschool Open House
Thur, 8/30       6:45 pm   Praise Band Practice
Sun, 9/2          9:00 am   LAST 9:00 am Worship (Indoors)

You have questions! Pastor Grant has some pretty good answers!

Have you ever found yourself looking at a Bible quote And a billboard or somewhere else out in the world or hearing something at church and wishing you knew more? As the new year begins, Pastor Grant will be hosting a two session Bible 101 class. 

Ask your questions, get some answers! Using Maps video and visuals of all kinds, Pastor Grant will walk you through who wrote the Bible, some of the major characters in it, and the over arching story lines that wind all the way through it. 

Class will be directed by the questions and interest of those involved. Come and engage this book and your curiosity around. Come grow your confidence in working with this central part of our faith. Come and join the conversation that is going on ... "I am with him through our holy Bible!"

Sunday, September 16th and Sunday, September 23rd at noon.  See You There!
SPLC Choir
Monday Nights, 7:00 pm , beginning September 10th. Come join us - the more the merrier! All are welcome and no tryouts, just a willingness to serve your Lord!

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
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.  Screenwriter and producer, Scott Peterson, will be joining us.

Get to know other families at SPLC by joining in on sharing a meal together throughout September - December.

Questions?  Contact Courtney Storlie at
YTD Giving: $152,210.96
YTD Budgeted Based on Pledges: $164,687.50
YTD Total:   -$12,476.54

"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!  

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!