Sunday,  February 4th, 2018
5th Sunday After Epiphany

Gentle Reader,

Life can be crazy! With all the comings and going's it's hard to even catch your breath sometimes!  But you're not alone. Jesus knew that hectic pace too, and in the midst of it all he knew what to do to recharge and refocus for the work that was ahead of Him. Come join us  this Sunday , and spend some time with Jesus in prayer in the midst of a whirlwind life. It's not just time spent, it's time invested - in God, in you, in those people and missions that are most important to you! Come and see!

Traditional worship  8:30 AM
Contemporary worship  10:00 AM

See you there!
Pastor Grant

Sunday, February 4th

8:30 and 10:00 am Worship Services w/Sunday School.  NAME TAG SUNDAY plus Boy Scout Annual Pancake Breakfast between/end of each service.
Sunday School kids collect canned goods and have a battle of Bible  Tri via ...SO PLEASE BRING CAN GOODS FOR OUR FOOD MINISTRIES.

Mon., Feb. 5th - Hand Bells at 6 pm  -  Boy Scouts at 7 pm

Tues., Feb. 6th - Loaves & Fishes at 6pm  -  SPLASH Warrior Party at 6pm  -  Wedding and Funeral Planning Team at 6:30pm

Wed., Feb. 7th - Bible Study with Pastor Grant at 12:30pm;  -  WAM Team at 5:30 pm  -  Confirmation & SPLASH at 6:30 pm

Thur., Feb 8th - ALL DAY - 20% of all Sales at DQ in Wyoming go to support our Youth Mission Trip  -  Girl Scouts at 6pm  -  Praise Band at 6:30pm
Sat., Feb 10th  -  MISSION TRIP SPAGHETTI DINNER.  OUR BIG FUNDRAISER OF THE YEAR!  Dinner begins at 4pm.  Silent Auction 4-6pm and Live Auction 6:30pm.  Photo Booth, Bake Sale, Ice Cream
Sundaes and a whole lot of fun!  Freewill offering.

Loaves & Fishes Team Initiative
For Christmas 2018, we want to give each family at least one blanket with our December Food Truck.   Start looking for sales on fleece now!   How you can help:
a.       Buy fleece - we need 72" x 60 " (2 per blanket)
b.       Buy a similar sized ready-made blanket
c.       Donate money to those who are making blankets
d.       Volunteer to work at one of our blanket workshops - cutting and  sewing needed.   Dates to be announced.


The church encourages online giving.  At the same time, we are helping our congregation (and ourselves) find ways to lessen the charges that come from online giving.

Here is a great way to do so!

Log into your simply giving account and you can select to have the payments stop on a particular date.  Then you can go to your bank and set up BILL PAY for your ongoing giving.  So in effect, you will no longer do simply giving but give through your bank.

Let me know if this helped and when you have this set up.   Thank you for your loyal giving and for helping us be fiscally responsible.  Blessings!

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Events from April - Christmas 2018


St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery has one lot for sale from a private owner.

If interested, please contact Kim Olson at 651 - 257 - 2049
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All God's Children Preschool is now accepting registrations for the 2018-2019 school year. We will be holding an open house on Tuesday, February 20th from 5:30 - 7:00. If you have preschool age children or know someone who has preschool aged children and are interested in signing them up please stop in and check us out. Or call 651-462-6832.
"For our 150th Anniversary year, we want to purposefully measure the difference we make in our world.  
We want to celebrate all the lives we touch in big and small ways.  

Our ministries should be focused on the good that we do for people-- in our congregation and outside of our congregation."    Shirley Zierke
Bega Kwa Bega
A partnership of the Saint Paul Area Synod (ELCA) and the Iringa Diocese (ELCT)

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Our new Jan.-Dec. 2018 calendar is located in the Narthex for those wishing to  purchase flowers to be displayed during Sunday worship services  in honor or in memory of  friends or loved ones.
$15.00 for each Forest Lake Floral bouquet.
Pay after your designated Sunday.

Person giving the flowers ma y take them home following the 10 am worship service. Write check to St. Paul Lutheran and fill out your information legibly on the calendar (small wall by the fair trade coffee area.

Flower bouquet looks similar to this one pictured.  Colors of flowers change with the season.