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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 

Worship Schedule for
Sunday, January 3rd

9:00 am 
Worship Service

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Friday, January 3, 2020
Beloved of God, 

We will hear, this Epiphany Sunday, the story of the magi from the east visiting Jesus and his parents and bringing lavish gifts. The word "Epiphany" means "showing forth" or "manifestation." The idea is that we celebrate God manifesting, or showing up, on earth in the person of Jesus. And because the magi are not Jews but are from other parts of the world, we celebrate that Jesus showed up not only for some, but for all people. 

God is still showing up in our world. Maybe not as a tiny baby born in a stable, but in so many other ways. In the kindness of strangers and friends, in the generosity of the rich and the poor, in the laughter of children and elders, and in the support of the grieving and oppressed. 

Use these winter months to look for how God is showing up in your life. I guarantee you will see some amazing things and will grow in your relationship with God. 

In peace, 
Pastor Sarah 
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.  
Thank you to all the team leads who have turned in their annual reports. If you have not turned in your report, please submit it ASAP.   Please email
Adult Forum January 5 and 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! 
Bread Breakers is small groups of couples/families who meet monthly to get to know their congregational brothers and sisters better.
Click here to learn more about Bread Breakers
Sign-up in the Narthex or Here
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 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. 
Help needed! 
The time has come to take down our Christmas decorations and safely stow them for next year. Help us out Sunday, January 5th after worship! 
Nursery:   We need  ADULT volunteers to staff the Nursery with our confirmation student volunteers on Sunday mornings. All volunteers must have completed Safeguarding training and adults must have a background check.

Altar Flowers:  Arranging to place flowers is as simple as signing up and telling us what information you would like printed in the bulletin. We order the flowers, and the florist delivers them. You write a check for $15 and put in the offering plate (checks made payable to St. Paul Lutheran Church, with the memo line stating "altar flowers) and you are done.  Sign-up in the Narthex (outside the Library) or Sign-up here.

Sunday Morning Refreshments:
Keep on loving each other as brothers and sisters. Don't forget to show hospitality to strangers, for some who have done this have entertained angels without realizing it! 
   Hebrews 13:1-2 
Before and after worship on Sunday mornings is a time for fellowship with one another. Treats brought in by you add to this fellowship time.  We need YOU to bring in treats on Sunday mornings and to clean-up the coffee and treats.  You can sign-up in the Narthex or   Sign-up here .
Snow Shoveling: Please sign up to shovel the walks at church on Sunday mornings, and during the school week.  Shovels and salt are provided! 
Building Cleaning:  Please sign up HERE or on the clipboard at the welcome center. A list of duties is attached to the sign up. Kick off 2020 by doing a little service at church! Make it a family affair! 
Questions on any of these volunteer opportunities, please contact Melissa (office administrator) 651.462.5212 or .
Questions:  Contact Council Treasurer, Katie Fetterly, at

Thank you to everyone who went above and beyond their pledges to help bridge the giving deficit.
As of 
Over / (under) Budget
YTD Totals
$ 203,848.80
$ 204,595.32
$ (746.52)
Complete, age-appropriate, cardboard puzzles for the children's area in the sanctuary. Thank you!!

Sunday School will resume classes on January 5, 2020 . We are 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

SPLASH starts up again January 8th at 6:30pm. See you then!! 
The Sermon notes and Confirmation Service Hour totals are posted on the bulletin board outside of the youth room. Please note the date posted. It will be updated regularly. Thanks to Angie Lundblad and Jodie Beaudette for keeping track!!  

Class starts again January 8th at 6:30 pm. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Pastor Sarah at
We received the following letter from Pastor Lunodzo Lufyagila that is thanking us and wishing us a Merry Christmas.  

Food Truck Family Pathways
Wednesday, Jan. 8th
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!

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.
We have restocked and have a great selection of Scrip cards to purchase. Stop by the Welcome Center to purchase or place an order. 

Also, 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. 

Sign-up here to volunteer

Sunday, January 5 
  9:00 am    Worship
10:00 am    Sunday School
10:00 am    Adult Education Hour 
Monday, January 6
6:30 pm      Boy Scout Meeting
Tuesday, January  7
6:30 pm      Cub Scout Meeting
Wednesday, January 8
       11:00 am     Keenagers
 1:00 pm     Prayers For The Congregation
 1:30 pm     Adult Bible Study
 6:30 pm     Confirmation/SPLASH 
Thursday, January 9
6:00 pm      Girl Scout Meeting 
Sunday, January 12
  9:00 am     Worship
10:00 am     Sunday School 
10:00 am     Adult Education Hour 

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