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,
March 1st

9:00 am 
Worship Service

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DON'T FORGET
If your group has an event at the church, be sure to be in communication with the office so we have all the details and also so we can advertise in the weekly newsletter or Sunday bulletin. 
Please have information into the church office by Tuesday.

Friday, February 28, 2020
FROM PASTOR SARAH
Beloved of God, 

"Open our eyes, Lord, We want to see Jesus..." 

These are the first words of our Lenten theme song. And they are our prayer throughout these 40 days. 

This Sunday you'll hear stories of God's power to open eyes in Scripture and be challenged to allow God to open your eyes. Then on Wednesday we'll hear from artist Lucy Stoyke about how she opens her eyes to create. 

May God bless each of us and all of us this Lent, opening our eyes to God. 

In peace, 
Pastor Sarah 



Wednesdays in Lent at SPLC 
Worship at 7pm



Week One: Open My Eyes, Lord 
Learn from artist Lucy Stoyke how she opens 
her eyes and looks at the world

Week Two: Open My Hands, Lord 
Receive the Anointing of Hands

Week Three: Open My Ears, Lord
Practice the art of Active Listening

Week Four: Open My Heart, Lord
  Testimony of an opened heart

Week Five: Open My Life, Lord
The children of SPLC teach us to use our bodies to pray
CHURCH BUSINESS
We received donations to honor the following: 

Ruth Koehly's sister from the Brainard's. 

Amanda Applehans' mother from Darlene Petrey.

Irv Hanson from Margaret Olson. 
Sundays 10:15 - 11:00 am 
Meet in the Library and bring your Bible! 

Open our Lives, Lord! 
During Lent we will continue to explore our emotions from a biblical perspective. Emotions are a huge part of our lives, whether we admit to them or not! How we deal with our feelings makes a difference to our relationships with our family, our friends, ourselves, and God. 
Come explore Anger, Grief, and Joy on Sunday mornings. You'll find that God is opening our lives through our emotions all the time! 
The February Church Council minutes are available on the  website or to  download (link below)  .

February Church Council Minutes
Use SPLC's SignUp Genius! 

If your group is planning an event and would like volunteers, contact the office to create a sign-up using SPLC's SignUp Genius account in addition to a paper sign-up. 
YOUTH UPDATES
SAVE THE DATE
Wild Mountain Tubing Fundraiser
February 29th, 4-8 pm

Cost is $21 per person with $5 of each ticket sold going to the Mission Trip youth.  Bring your friends, family, and coworkers for a fun night out. 

Event flyer available here.
VBS Decorating Prep 
Sunday, March 1, 1-3 pm
Youth room

We'll watch the decorating videos and plan for  decorating. If you'd like to be a part of the decorating process, please plan on coming. Youth and teens are encouraged to come as well.  We'll have decorating days 1-2 times/month until school is out.
Communion Class

Sunday, April 5, 2020 
11:15am - 1:30pm 

First Communion class is open to children of any age when the family feels the child is ready. Traditionally at SPLC, First Communion has happened for children in 4th grade. First Communion will be received in worship on Maundy Thursday, April 9th. Please talk with Pastor Sarah if you have any questions. 
UPCOMING EVENTS
Wyoming Men's Prayer Fellowship
Tuesday, March 3rd, 7:00 am
SPLC Fellowship Hall 

The Wyoming Men's Prayer Fellowship Group is going to be meeting at our church on March 3rd for breakfast -- join us! If you need more information, please talk to Dale Brainard.
CRAFT RETREAT -  March 6 & 7

The Mission Trip youth and parents are hosting a two day craft retreat. This is a great opportunity to catch up on your projects. Invite friends and join us!

Please click here for the registration form, and further information.  
FAMILY GAME DAY
Join us on Sunday, March 15 immediately after the service for an hour of indoor gaming fun!  We will have UNO, checkers, and cribbage tournaments. Open to all ages. Families are welcome to bring a favorite board game from home, too. Hope to see you there!
Our next series of lessons will focus on Moses from birth to Exodus, leading up to Easter.

Sunday School is  in need of volunteers each week. Please consider volunteering for one or more dates.
Food Truck Family Pathways
Wednesday, March 4th
11:00 am - Village Inn 
Bring a Friend!

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!

FOOD TRUCK
Saturday, March 21st

Donations can make a difference in the life of those in need. Food donations may be placed in the cart in the Narthex. Volunteers are always needed.

Click here to learn more about the Food Truck.
FINANCIAL UPDATE
Questions: Contact Council Treasurer, Chris Timmons at
treasurer@SharingChristsLove.org 


As of 02/27/2020
2020
Budgeted
2020 Received
Over / (under) Budgeted $
Year-to-Date Totals
$ 25,926.66
$ 26,701.32
$ 774.66  
SCRIP
VOLUNTEER TO SELL ON A SUNDAY

We need volunteers to sell 
Scrip on Sunday mornings.
 
Without volunteers to sell Scrip, we will be closing this awesome, no risk fundraiser. No previous experience is necessary for selling. Instructions will be emailed to you. Selling Scrip is easy and only a short commitment of time (before and after the worship service).

Click here to Help Us!
We have restocked and have a great selection of Scrip cards to purchase. Stop by the Welcome Center to purchase or place an order. 
 
SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES 
Below are opportunities for you to volunteer at church. You may click on the SignUpGenius link beside each opportunity OR you may sign up for any of these opportunities directly at church.

For more details about any of these opportunities, you may click here to go to the church website or contact the church office administrator at 651-462-5212 or admin@SharingChristsLove.org
Church Clean-Up
We need YOU to help clean our church. Written sign-up is at the welcome center table.
Altar Flowers
Altar flowers are $15/week
Written Sign-up is outside the church library
Sunday Morning Refreshments & Clean-up
Written  sign-up is at the coffee counter.
Snow Shoveling
We are looking for a list of potential volunteers to shovel snow. 
WEEK-AT-A-GLANCE
Sunday, March 1
  9:00 am    Worship
10:00 am    Sunday School
10:15 am    Adult Education Hour
Monday, March 2
6:30 pm      Boy Scout Meeting
Tuesday, March 3
6:30 pm      Cub Scout Meeting
6:30 pm      Preschool Team Meeting
Wednesday, March 4
7:00 am      Men's Prayer Breakfast
11:00 am    Keenagers
5:00 pm      WAM Meeting
6:00 pm      Confirmation
6:30 pm      SPLASH
7:00 pm      Lenten Worship
Friday, March 6
3:00 pm      Youth Craft Retreat
Saturday, March 7
11:00 am    Youth Craft Retreat
Sunday, March 8
  9:00 am     Worship
10:00 am     Sunday School 
10:15 am     Adult Education Hour