Sunday, January 14th, 2018
2nd Sunday After Epiphany

Gentle Reader,
Happy Martin Luther King  Jr. Day!  It's a day we celebrate how far we have come by faith, and to commit ourselves to the work that is still ahead of us.  In worship we explore how Jesus was made known to the early disciples and how God calls us into His adventure today "Come and See!" was Philip's invitation to his disbelieving friend.  Come and see how his story may just change your life!

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

Looking forward to seeing you there!


Events Begin January 28th
9am Worship Service
Potluck and Annual Meeting

LEGO Diorama Museum Contest

We continue our donations for warm winter outerwear.  Donations go to people in need throughout our communities as well as the Union Gospel Mission in St. Paul.

Pizza Orders
Last Sunday, Jan. 14th
Purchase PIZZAS from the Mission Trip Kids. SEE a Mission Trip Kiddo- either individually or in the Narthex to ORDER! Pizzas are $10, delicious, and will be delivered at the end of January. 

bring in your boxes filled with food!
Let's beat last year's total and finish strong!
"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
More on this important initiative will be coming to you soon.

In the meantime, please enjoy this blessing that impacted one of our own:

Last night as I was walking out to my car after the Team Leader Meeting (Jan. 9th) and I was thinking to myself - "Gosh it's dark out here tonight".  I noticed a car driving around the back of the lot, as it got closer to my car it slowed down and shone it's head lights so that I could see to put my walker into the back of the car,  waited to see that I got in my car safely, and then pulled off. I didn't really need any help, just a little light on the situation.   I couldn't see who it was because the glare of the lights was in my eyes, but I'd like to give a shout out and thank them.  I really appreciated their kindness/blessing. 
Ruth Koehly 
Grab a copy of your latest
ReFresh & ReNEW! 
Located in the Narthex.
New Issue January 14th
The Mission Trip 2018 Group is Hosting a  "Crafting Retreat Fundraiser"
Friday January 26th (12 PM-10 PM) and  Saturday January 27th (9 AM-9 PM)
St  Paul Lutheran Church
Cost is $45 for all THREE DAYS, all meals are included
(Fri- Supper Sat-light Breakfast, Lunch and Supper)
(made by our Mission Trip Attendees- wait til you see the yummy meals!),
and you can leave all of your stuff here!
Your fee covers ALL meals and bottled water for the weekend, a large working space, and grown-up retreat time with your friends! Grab some pals, and join us for some Retreat Time!

Visit our Website for all Upcoming Events at St. Paul Lutheran
January 2018!

and don't forget to follow us on FACEBOOK 

Saturday Feb 10th
Mission Trip Spaghetti Supper
This is our BIG FUNDRAISER for the year.  
Children's Ministries Upcoming Events

Sunday February 4- SOUPer Bowl  Sunday  and Bible Trivia Bowl and Boy Scout Pancake Breakfast.

Come in your football gear and get ready to battle it out! (with Bible Trivia!) We'll be collecting canned goods for our Food Truck this Morning! 

Special SPLASH Classes

Please let Janet know which Classes
which of your kiddos can attend!

Boy Scouts Troop 142
An Amazing Group of Guys!
Troop 142 Boy Scouts Puts on Their Annual Pancake Breakfast.

Sunday, February 4th
Will serve after early service and continue on until after late service.  

Pancakes, sausages, orange juice, milk, and sometimes fresh fruit (bananas, oranges).

In the past we have asked for a $5 per person - suggested donation.

T-Shirt Order

We appreciate any donations of Aluminum cans you can leave in the big bin at the far end of our driveway.  All money collected from this ministry goes to help maintain our church grounds and building.  THANKS!
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.