Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018
Our Final 9:00 am Summer Worship - Indoors

"The Trouble with Tradition"

Pastor Grant Applehans
 
The 15th Sunday
after Pentecost
 
Gentle reader,

Happy Labor Day weekend!

We work hard, play hard, we pray hard. :-) Traditions. They give us comfort and stability.  They help us to know who we are, and what we are about.  They are as natural as the air we breathe. And yet they can also get in the way, and keep us from seeing something even better that's opening before us.

Jesus tackles tradition, and so do we! Take a break from the weekend's festivities to come engage the new thing that God is doing in you, in me, in our community and the world! It may just change your life!

See you there!
Pastor Grant
Find your next great career opportunity at All God's Children Preschool (postings below or also find them on Indeed.com).

Job Openings for Aide or Teacher


  

Look for your LATEST bimonthly copy of
Refresh & ReNEW
With a NEW Quarterly Calendar of Events!


CHURCH WEEKLY CALENDAR :
Mon, 9/3         HAPPY LABOR DAY
Tues, 9/4        HAVE A GREAT FIRST DAY  BACK TO SCHOOL!
                       6:30 pm  Scouts Den Meetings
                       6:30 pm  Cub Leaders Meeting
Wed, 9/5         6:30 pm  CONFIRMATION w/Parents
Thurs, 9/6       6:45 pm  Praise Band Practice
 

SAVE THE DATE!

Wednesday 1 pm Bible Study begins September 12th.  All Are Welcome!


GIVING UPDATE:
YTD Giving: $155,016.96
YTD Budgeted Based on Pledges: $170,000.00
YTD Total:   -$14,983.04
 Let our hearts be full of both ... thanks and giving!

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
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.

AND ALSO ...
 

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

A MUST SEE FILM!
If you are interested in remembering a special occassion or honoring a loved one,
there is an opening for purchasing flowers for Rally Sunday Services.
Contact office if interested.  $15.00
PRESCHOOL REGISTRATION is open "All God's Children"
Stop in and meet our new Director for All God's Children Preschool, Kathy DiMeglio!

Preschool is accepting registrations for the 2018-2019 school year. Registration forms can be found in the online and back by the preschool classrooms.

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL IS SEPTEMBER 10TH
Click here for more information.
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!
 

SPLC HAND BELL CHOIR

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

Most MONDAY'S at 6 pm.  Next meeting is Mon., Sept. 10th

Please contact Neil or Janelle if you'd like to join Hand Bell Choir!
BIBLE 101 CLASS COMING TO SPLC!


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 Ministry Teams
SPLC Ministry Teams

Would you like to know more about any of our ministry teams?  A great place to start is with a conversation.

Use the Ministry Teams contact list to inquire with your interests.  

Ministry Team Informational Sheets coming soon!

September Food Truck is September 15th
 
Volunteers are greatly needed.  Please sign up in the Narthex.  Hours are 8 am - 11:30 am

We serve the community from 9am - 11 am.  Items needed are as follows:

Soups - Juices - Eggs - Household Cleaning Supplies - Peanut Butter/Jelly -
Personal Toiletries
 

Fish 1 and Fish 2 Looking for a Fish-Loving Family
Preschool is hoping someone would love to invite Fish 1 and Fish 2 into their home.

Call office if interested.  Tank, food, and fish.
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
 
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.
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

The Gift  that k eeps  on Giving

Loaves & Fishes Will Have a Table On Sunday
CHECK IT out for Additional Information!
LINK IS HERE ... to our SPL church website!  
STAY CONNECTED.
STAY FOCUSED ON GOD.

Thanks for all the crushed aluminum cans ...

We accept them all year round!

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!