The Baptism of 
Our Lord
8:30 am Traditional Worship
10:00 am Contemporary Worship & Sunday School

Pastor Grant Applehans
LUKE 3:21-22  
21  After all the people had been baptized, Jesus also was baptized. While he was praying, heaven was opened,  22  and the Holy Spirit came down upon him in bodily form like a dove. And a voice came from heaven, "You are my own dear Son. I am pleased with you."
Look for your latest Refresh & ReNEWS
in the Welcome Center!
Read Pastor Grant's January
letter to the Congregation

Sunday, January 13
6:30pm (L)Bible Study

Monday, January 14
  Office Open by Appt.
6:30pm Boy Scouts

Tuesday, January 15
4:00pm Prayer Team
5:00pm Visitation Team
6:30pm Council Meeting
6:30pm (CRs)(FH) Den Meetings Cub Pack 142
7:00pm (SR) Cub Parents Wkly Meeting

Wednesday, January 16
10:00am Chapel - All God's Children
1:00pm (L) Bible Study
5:00pm (L) WAM
6:30pm SPLASH 5/6

Thursday, January 17
5:30pm (FH) Girl Scouts Tp. 56611
5:30pm GMT (Global Missions Team)

Friday, January 18
  No School

Saturday, January 19
9:00am Food Truck Family Pathways

Sunday, January 20
8:30am Traditional Worship Service
10:00am Contemporary Worship Service
10:00am Sunday School
6:30pm (L)Bible Study

S unday, January 27
9:00 am Worship Service 

10:00 am Annual Congregational Meeting  followed by Potluck -- Bring your favorite dish!
  • For the Annual Congregational Meeting, voting members must be members in good standing. To be considered a voting member (member in good standing) of the congregation, congregational members must have given a financial contribution of record during the current or preceding calendar year.  The current calendar year or preceding calendar year will consist of a financial contribution of record between January 1, 2018 through January 13, 2019.

Activities for Children in the Sunday School Rooms: Prizes, Movies & Crafts!

Join the Global Missions Team to see all the ways they are making a difference with our Global Mission partners in Tanzania.  

Next monthly meeting will be Thursday, January 17th, at 5:30 pm.

If you are interested in helping with our Global Mission partners in Tanzania, come and join us!

Learn more about the Global Missions Team >

Staying in Touch with our
Bega Kwa Bega Partnerships in Tanzania
Read what is happening with our partners in the Synod, other local churches and Tanzania, committed to building this relationship.

January 15  - 6:30 pm 
Council Meeting
January 19 - 
Monthly Food Truck 
(Donations are always greatly appreciated)

January 22 - 
6:30-8:00 pm
SPLASH K-4 Beach Party
Please let Janet know if you can join us!

January 25-26
It's TIME! The Crazy of Christmas is OVER...time for some relaxation and time away by YOURSELF...with friends of course...Let's scrapbook those memories together, or work on any other crafty project that you'd like! MISSION TRIP CRAFT RETREAT
Friday, January 25th is only $20 and Saturday, January 26 is $30 ... or come both days for only $40. Registration Form

February 9  - 

Dinner:  4:00 - 6:30 pm
Silent Auction:  4:00 - 6:00 pm
Live Auction:  6:30 pm

Opportunities to Volunteer

If you are looking for a new way to volunteer within your church, we have many current openings for more loving 'hearts & hands.'

  1. Need one usher for the 3rd Sunday of each month; 8:30 or 10:00 am worship services.
  2. New volunteer(s) for Altar Guild. Help with preparing the altar for worship and light cleanup.
  3. JOIN our global mission team, supporting the church's global partners in Tanzania.
  4. Regular office assistant. Person(s) that can assist with printing, mailing information, organizing, answering phones.
  5. Office assistant that can help with updating various documents on computer with Word, Excel, or possibly Publisher.
  6. Interested in singing? Play an instrument? Have an interest to learn bells? Have experience as a choir director? Please contact Pastor Grant directly.
If interested in #1 - #5, contact Wendy in the office at

This committee will work with all aspects of education -- from the youngest to adult education, including fundraising.  If you would like to part of this team, please contact:
In honor of our congregation's 150th Anniversary and to celebrate all that we have done and all we continue to do, the Loaves & Fishes team organized a Counting of our Blessings for 2018.  We have been counting all of the folks blessed by our work as members of St. Paul Lutheran Church.   We totaled 21,143 people blessed in 2018.
Please take a minute to fill out the Unity Worship Survey. Everyone's voice matters as we move forward, together, in this new year of Sharing Christ's Love with Joy! Thank you for participating!

Planning a winter/spring vacation?  Going on vacation can be a big expense, but with scrip fundraising you can help earn funds for St. Paul Lutheran Church when you are on vacation! Stop at the Welcome Center or follow the link for more details. 
-Download the form, fill it out, attach payment, drop at church, pick up cards the following week
want to thank the congregation of SPLC for honoring all 
my years of service in the music ministry with a plaque and an Applebee's gift card.   This, along with the cake and "Thank you" reception in the narthex afterward,    were very meaningful to me and much appreciated.  I am truly honored to have served for many years through singing and directing at St. Paul Lutheran. 

Thank you so much for all you do to help things run as smoothly as possible.  Have a blessed winter season in the warmth of God's love

Arne Ranta
T he first Sunday of every month is being designated as Unity Sunday.
We will worship together at 9:00 am with Sunday School following at 10:00 am.
Be sure to wear your name tags so we can all get to know each other.  
Check us out.  We're on a Mission of
Sharing Christ's Love With Joy!