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, January 12th

9:00 am 
Worship Service

In This Issue
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Friday, January 10, 2020
FROM PASTOR SARAH
Beloved of God, 

You may have noticed some great news in the bulletin and this newsletter the last few weeks. Thanks to the generosity of a few members and the gifts given during worship on Christmas Eve, our year-to-date giving is just $746.52 below the budget! 

Some of you have asked about how this happened. One important thing to know is that the report shown each week in the bulletin and this newsletter reflect the the received (Actual) giving (ie Sunday Offering for the General Fund) next to the Budgeted giving (which was passed by the congregation at the annual meeting last January). 

On November 22, 2019 our deficit in general fund giving was $12,258.86. As of December 20, 2019 the deficit in giving was $5,870.86. As you can see then, $746.52 is a very small deficit in comparison. 

We can all be very grateful to those whose gifts, above and beyond their pledge, have brought us to almost even at the close of the fiscal year. 

I hope that you will each attend the Annual Meeting on January 26th after worship to discuss, among other things, the financial future of this congregation. May the Spirit inspire us to do God's work! 

In peace, 
Pastor Sarah 
CHURCH BUSINESS
Food Truck Donations Needed

We are in need to donations for our monthly food truck.  Items that are always needed

Food items: Baked beans, cereal, tuna, white rice, coffee, salt/pepper, baking goods (flour, sugar, etc.)

Personal care items: bar soap, deodorant, dish soap, paper towels, toilet paper, toothpaste

When donating, please keep in mind our food truck services about 30 people each time.

This Sunday, we will be including our food truck donations during offering.  Thank you for supporting this mission. 
Sunday, January 26

Please stay for the annual meeting right after worship on January 26th and a pot luck lunch to follow! 

Per St. Paul Lutheran's Constitution, Section C.08.02.c, Voting members are confirmed members. Such confirmed members, during the current or preceding calendar year, shall have communed in this congregation and shall have made a contribution of record to this congregation. Members of this congregation who have satisfied these basic standards shall have the privilege of voice and vote at every regular and special meeting of the congregation as well as the other rights and privileges ascribed to voting members by the provisions of this constitution and its bylaws.

The current calendar or preceding calendar year is between January 1, 2019 through January 12, 2020.  
Adult Forum January 12 
Curious about the "Golden Rule" question in the Narthex? Wondering what is happening with all those sticky notes? Join Arlie, Dale, and Pastor Sarah to find out more and get your creative thinking going! 
Suspicious Emails 
There have been some suspicious emails sent out to some of our church members appearing to be from Pastor Sarah.  Please note that we will NEVER ask you for money, personal favors, or personal information via email, especially our personal email addresses.  All emails coming from St. Paul Lutheran staff ends in @SharingChristsLove.org and not gmail, yahoo, aol, etc. If you receive a suspicious email, please report it to the church office.
Nominating Committee Update 
The Nominating Committee is Brandy Timmons, Sean Fraley, Tom Miller, and Pastor Sarah. Their work to invite individuals to serve on Council will wrap up early in January. 

There are five roles opening this year: President, Treasurer, and three Members at Large. The Nominating Committee is looking for folks who have the following characteristics: active faith life, open minded, self-differentiated, good listener, good communicator, can see the big picture, open to change, and value the  history of the congregation. The committee also has an eye on finding a mix of demographics including, age, gender, and length of time in the congregation,  among others. 

If you are interested in serving on Council, or you know someone who might be a good Council member, please talk with one of the Nominating Committee. 

A slate will be created for the  annual meeting. Nominations are also accepted from the  floor. 
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. 
YOUTH UPDATES
Education Team Meeting
We will be having an education team meeting after Sunday school this Sunday, January 12, at 11am.  The agenda will include how best to communicate with each other, how to use a generous donation we have received, Mission trip planning, VBS planning, and anything else we'd like to discuss.  

We encourage and welcome the congregation to attend!  

Sunday School is  in need of volunteers each week. Please consider volunteering for one or more dates.
  • Guest Readers - Each week we will have a guest reader read our bible story for the class. We encourage everyone in the congregation to come and read, even if you do not have kids in Sunday School. Volunteer here
  • Small Group Leaders - Each week we will need at least two adult volunteers to help facilitate the small groups and other activities. Volunteer here
  • Confirmation Student Volunteers - We welcome a Confirmation student volunteer each week to help with various activities. Volunteer here
  • Sunday School Refreshments - We would welcome a volunteer to provide a light snack for about 20 kids at the beginning of each Sunday School Class. Volunteer here
UPCOMING EVENTS
Friday, February 21
Saturday, February 22

Treat yourself to a Creation Vacation for just $40 for both Friday & Saturday while supporting our Global Missions Team.


Questions, contact Jenn at: jenn.cockburn@gmail.com or 651-295-2255
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
January 18th!

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.
CHURCH BUSINESS
Questions: Contact Council Treasurer, Katie Fetterly at
treasurer@SharingChristsLove.org 


As of 01/08/2020
2020
Budgeted*
2020 Received
Over / (under) Budgeted $
Year-to-Date Totals
$3,240.83
$2,982.00
($258.83)
*Based on the proposed budget numbers to be voted on at the Annual Meeting
SCRIP
We have restocked and have a great selection of Scrip cards to purchase. Stop by the Welcome Center to purchase or place an order. 
 
HELP US!
To ensure Scrip continues, we need everyone to participate and we need volunteers to help sell Scrip cards on Sunday mornings . Selling is easy (we have complete instructions) and only a short commitment of time. 

Click here to Help Us!
WEEK-AT-A-GLANCE
Sunday, January 12 
  9:00 am    Worship
10:00 am    Sunday School
10:00 am    Adult Education Hour 
11:00 am    Education Committee Meeting
Monday, January 13
6:30 pm      Boy Scout Meeting
Tuesday, January  14
6:30 pm      Cub Scout Meeting
Wednesday, January 15
         1:00 pm     Prayers For The Congregation
 1:30 pm     Adult Bible Study
 6:30 pm     Confirmation/SPLASH 
Thursday, January 16
5:30 pm      Global Missions Team Meeting
Saturday, January 18
9:00 am      Food Truck 
Sunday, January 19
  9:00 am     Worship
10:00 am     Sunday School 
10:00 am     Adult Education Hour 

Save the Date: 
Sunday, January 26 - Annual Meeting/Potluck