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 26th

9:00 am 
Worship Service

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Friday, January 24, 2020
FROM PASTOR SARAH
Beloved of God, 

I look forward to seeing you at the annual meeting on Sunday and then sharing a meal at the potluck afterwards! Our theme, "The Holy Spirit is breaking through," will carry our time together as we see the many ways God has been with us this year and seek to follow God's lead into next year. Please read the Annual Report and Financial Supplement linked below. And come ready to celebrate God's grace in this place! 

In peace, 
Pastor Sarah 
PASTOR SARAH OUT
Pastor Sarah will be out of the office next week, January 27-31st.  If you need emergency care, please call Pastor Steve Melander at  763-218-1865.
CHURCH BUSINESS
This Sunday, January 26
Click on the links below in  preparation  for the
Annual Meeting: 



Please stay for the annual meeting immediately following worship 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.  
Meet the Candidates   who are running for various council positions. 

2019 Giving Statements 

Please pick up your 2019 giving statement on the welcome table.  If you didn't receive a statement, or you find an error, please call Melissa (office administrator) at 651-462-5212 or email admin@sharingchristslove.org
Sundays 10:15-11:00am 
January 19, 2020 
Loving Behaviors - join the conversation on the list of loving behaviors draft we'll vote on at the annual meeting. 
No Class 1/26, 2/2, 2/9 
February 16, 2020 
Dealing with Anger, using resources from the WELCA.
February 23, 2020 
Dealing with Grief, using resources from the WELCA. 
CHURCH COUNCIL

The January Church Council minutes are available on the  website or to  download (links below)  .

On the website, you can also find past council minutes, guidelines, current forms, how to contact team leaders or your church council and the church constitution. Hard copies of the minutes are available at the Welcome Center. 

Please read so you know what's happening in your congregation!

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
Sunday school has resumed after Christmas break with learning the story of Daniel and the Lion's Den. The three-week lesson has focused on courage, prayer, and protection. The kids played a variety of games like tag and guess who; identified some of their fears, rules/laws designed to protect, who protects them; and colored some sheets. They also created a lion-themed door hanger to serve as a reminder that God is there when they pray and will protect them. 

The kids will recite the story to the congregation on 1/26 and will sing a modified version of "Jesus Loves Me". 

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.
  • 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
  • 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
Pancake Breakfast
On February 2nd - after service, boy scout troop 142 will be hosting a pancake breakfast to show their thanks for being able to use our building.  We hope you are able to join. 
Preschool Open House
February 4, 2020 
6:00-7:30 pm 
Especially for families exploring Christian education opportunities for their little ones. Come and meet the teachers, the pastor, and see a classroom! Registration for the 2020/2021 school year opens February 1, 2020.  Click here to learn more.
Dee's 90th Birthday Celebration! 
Please join us in celebrating Dee's 90th birthday on February 9th after service! Cake and refreshments will be served, all are welcome. 

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
MOVED TO JAN.27th
Due to winter weather

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 01/22/2020
2020
Budgeted*
2020 Received
Over / (under) Budgeted $
Year-to-Date Totals
$ 9,722.50
$  9,062.00
$ (660.50)
*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 26 
  9:00 am    Worship
10:00 am    Annual Meeting
11:00 am    Congregational Potluck 
Monday, January 27
      10:00 am      Family Pathways Food Truck
6:30 pm      Boy Scout Meeting
Tuesday, January  28
6:30 pm      Cub Scout Meeting
Wednesday, January 29
   ALL EVENTS CANCELLED-PASTOR SARAH GONE
Sunday, February 2
  9:00 am     Worship
10:00 am     Scout Pancake Breakfast
10:15 am     Adult Education Hour