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 Schedule for
Sunday, September 1

9:00 am INDOOR
Worship Service

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SEPTEMBER
Friday, August 30 , 2019
FROM PASTOR SARAH
Reflections for Sunday:  Each week, Pastor Sarah will provide reflections on the readings for the following Sunday.

The readings for Sunday, September 1 center on hospitality and generosity. Hebrews 13 says, "Let mutual love continue.  Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by doing that some have entertained angels without knowing it. And later, "Do not neglect to do good and share what you have." In the gospel reading Jesus advises us to sit in lowly places at the banquet table and when we host a meal to invite people who need a meal, not those who can repay us.
+ When have you felt welcomed to a place?  Someone's home? A hotel? A church?
+ What do you do to welcome someone to your home?
+ What does Christian hospitality look like? What do we do at St. Paul to show Christian hospitality to one another? To visitors?

Family Devotion:  Each week, Pastor Sarah will provide a short devotion for families based on the reading for the following Sunday.

Read: Luke 14:1, 7-14

Bring it homeHere are some questions or activities to help you think and talk about the reading as a family.

+ How do you help someone feel welcome when you invite them to your house? What helps you feel comfortable at someone else's house?

+ Think of someone you would like to spend time with. What would they like to do? How can you help them feel welcome at your house?

 

Pray:  Consider lighting a candle or having a cross to look at while you pray. Have someone pray this prayer:
"Dear God, thank you for our friends. Thank you for the strangers we meet who might become our friends. Help us to be kind to everyone. Amen!"
Sunday's Readings
First Reading: Proverbs 25: 6-7
Psalm: Psalm 112
Second Reading: Hebrews 13: 1-8, 15-16
Gospel: Luke 14: 1, 7-14
CHURCH BUSINESS
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8: Immediately following worship, you are invited to watch the video of Susan Nienaber's presentation to the congregation. Whether you were not able to be there on July 21 st , or you want to revisit what she had to say, please join us.
Small Group Book Discussion

September 15 - November 3, immediately following the 9 am worship service.  Sign up form is on welcome table.  

 
ADDITIONAL BOOKS TO ORDER ...

In addition to the Children's Bibles, SPL will also be ordering Lutheran Study Bibles and A Beginner's Guide to Studying the Bible.

Please check the updated order form for complete details.


QUESTIONS,  contact Katie Fetterly, 
As of 8/29/19 Actual Budgeted Over/(Under) Budget
YTD Totals $ 130,398.94
$ 136,396.88
$ (5,997.94)
  
We are in need of Sunday morning refreshment and flower donations. Sign up forms available in Narthex.

The August Church Council minutes are available on the website or below. You can also find the church constitution and how to contact members of your church council on the website. Hard copies of the minutes are available at the Welcome Center; just ask and the office will be happy to provide you a copy of the minutes.  


UPCOMING EVENTS
Food Truck Family Pathways
MONTHLY FOOD TRUCK
Saturday, September 21
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. 
Wednesday, September 11th
11:00 am - Village Inn


Grab a friend and meet other seniors for a time of fun and fellowship at the Village Inn in Wyoming. 

Don't forget it's free pie day!
 

MUSIC ROOM: The music room will be cleaned in the near future. If you have personal belongings you want, please label or take with you.  Please contact the office administrator if:
  • you would like to help clean/organize the music room,
  • you would like the old organ (in music room)
We are not organizing the closets.
Wednesday, September 11 
1:30 pm
 
Adult Bible Study will resume on Wednesday, September 11 th . To kick it off, we will be studying the lectionary. We look forward to seeing you there!
 


October 4th & 5th
Grab your craft supplies, some friends, and join us for a Creation Vacation. Enjoy a weekend for yourself to work on your most cherished projects with home cooked meals and fun with fellow crafters without the distractions of home!

This is a fundraiser for the Global Missions Team. Funds will be used to support our ongoing relationships with our sister churches in Tanzania as well as other outreach opportunities. 

The Global Missions Team looks forward to seeing you on vacation! Sign up sheets are available on the welcome table. 

EDUCATION
CONFIRMATION/SPLASH

Confirmation parents please check your email for information regarding the upcoming year.  If you didn't receive an email, or if you are interested in signing up your student, please email Melissa (office administrator) at admin@sharingchristslove.org .

SPLASH information coming soon! 
Sunday School starts September 8, 2019 and is available for kids ages 4 through 4th grade. To ensure we have enough supplies and volunteers, we ask that you fill out a registration form for your child and return to the church office. Registration forms can be downloaded here or found in the Narthex. 

We are looking for volunteers to help facilitate the classes on Sunday mornings. We will have sign ups in the near future for specific dates. However, if you are available for our first class on September 8th, please contact
sundayschool@sharingchristslove.org  and indicate your availability. 

Additionally, we are looking for guest readers to read the bible story to the kids at the beginning of each class. We are encouraging those without kids in the classes to participate as a way to engage the kids with others in the congregation. This would be a 10 to 15 minute commitment at the beginning of the class. If you are interested in reading, please contact Katie or Chris with your availability or with any questions you may have. 

Also, this year we are using the Spark Children's Bible to teach from. We will be ordering a few to be used in classes and are opening up ordering to anyone who wants a bible. The cost is $19.99 per bible. Order forms can be found here or in the Narthex and are due back by September 15, 2019.

Please contact Chris Clark or Katie Fetterly with any questions. 
ALL GOD'S CHILDREN PRESCHOOL
School starts: September 9

Registration NOW for the 2019-2020 School YearClick here to learn more about the preschool and download the forms.

All God's Children is looking for a Thrivent Grant to purchase t-shirts for the Preschool. If this is something you could help with, please contact 
COMMUNITY EVENTS
Stagecoach Celebration!  Wyoming Stagecoach days is Friday, September 13th and Saturday, September 14th.  Visit www.wyomingstagecoachdays.org  for events scheduled.  Additional events are posted on the community board.  
WEEK-AT-A-GLANCE
Sunday, September 1
  9:00 am        Worship
Tuesday, September 3
  7:00 pm        Cub Parent's Weekly Meeting
Sunday, September 8
  9:00 am        Worship - RALLY SUNDAY
10:00 am        Sunday School (ages 4 through 4th Grade)
10:00 am        Encore Video Presentation

Save the Date: Sunday, November 17 - for the next church wide Bake Sale.