Epiphany
Unity Sunday!!
9:00 AM Worship
10:00 am Sunday School & Epiphany Party
 
Pastor Grant Applehans
 
LUKE 2:10
 
"... t he One who came to reveal the "good news of great joy that will be for all the people."" (Luke 2:10)
 


Gentle reader,
Happy new year! It's a new calendar year and our first Sunday celebration in January will be full of new things. A new band, a new experiment in unity, and new approaches to familiar themes. God is also up to something new in our lives and in the readings . Wiseman come with curiosity. Others dread the change. Regardless, God is on the move, and what he is up to will be for all and beyond everyone's expectations! Come and hear the good news of God's unwavering love for each of us. It may just change your life!

Looking forward to seeing you there!
Pastor Grant
It's Time to De-Green the Sanctuary
Sunday, January 6th
 
While the children are enjoying Sunday School & their Epiphany Party, we hope parents will stay to help put away Christmas decorations.  Hands and brave people that don't mind ladders
are greatly needed.
Bring a treat to share!
 

NAME TAG SUNDAY ... Don't Forget  
Look for your latest Refresh & ReNEWS
in the Welcome Center!

CHURCH CALENDAR
Monday, January 7
  Office Open by Appt.
6:30pm Boy Scouts
Tuesday, January 8
10:00am External Communications
6:00pm (FH)(SRs) Pack Meetings 142
6:00pm (YR) Girl Scouts - Hyrkas
7:00pm (SR) Cub Parents Wkly Meeting
Wednesday, January 9
10:00am Chapel - All God's Children
11:00am Keenagers at Village Inn!
1:00pm (L) Bible Study
6:30pm CONFIRMATION
6:30pm SPLASH 5/6
Thursday, January 10
5:30pm (FH) Daisy Girl Scouts (Reed)
Friday, January 11
9:00am Look for your Latest Refresh & ReNEWS!
Sunday, January 13
8:30am Traditional Worship Service
10:00am Contemporary Worship Service
10:00am Sunday School
6:30pm (L)Bible Study
I 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
EDUCATION COMMITTEE

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:  education@SharingChristsLove.org
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.  
Who's Who in the Pews?
 
Starting with our first Sunday in the New Year, SPLC will begin using
Who's Who in the Pews.
A clipboard will be placed in each Pew. Every individual and family will write down their name and whether they will commune during worship.
This NEW process
will not replace our usher counts, but will provide members and visitors the opportunity to let us know if they have current needs with prayers, visits, membership, or other requests found through the form.
This process will also assist the church in gathering pertinent information for annual reporting to the Synod.
Who knows?  It may even provide some new ways to get to know each other and share stories of our Christian Faith. 
We appreciate everyone's compliance with the process beginning in January.

 
January 9 
- 11:00 am

KEENAGERS at Village Inn

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

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

January 25-26 - MISSION TRIP CRAFT RETREAT!

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
 
Fri., Jan. 25th is only $20 and Sat., Jan. 26th is $30 ... or come both days for only $40. Registration Form here
 
SHOP WITH SCRIP = MONEY FOR SPLC
You purchase gift cards from SPLC at face value, we order these cards from Scrip at a reduced price. The difference is an instant rebate for your SPLC. It's really that simple!

-Download the form, fill it out, attach payment, drop at church, pick up cards the following week
FAST & EASY FUNDRAISER  
December Church Council Minutes are available on the website.
We have posted our year-to-date attendance and voting record. As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact any of your council members, we are always available.
S unday, January 27
9:00 am Worship Service 
ANNUAL MEETING AND POTLUCK

10:00 am Annual Congregational Meeting followed by Potluck. Bring your favorite dish!

Activities for Children in the Sunday School Rooms: Prizes, Movies & Crafts!
 
 
WATCH FOR THE CHILDREN'S ANNUAL LEGO DIORAMA MUSEUM DISPLAY!
GREAT EVENTS THROUGH ST. PAUL SYNOD.  CHECK IT OUT BELOW 
Check us out.  We're on a Mission of
Sharing Christ's Love With Joy!