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

Sunday, July 12
9:00 am Drive In Outdoor  Worship Service

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Friday, July 17, 2020
Beloved of God,

Lately I've seen and read a lot about what people are learning while our "normal lives" are interrupted by COVID 19. This new wisdom ranges from new banana bread recipes, to a deeper admiration for teachers, to a growing relationship with family members, to realizing that church doesn't have to happen in a building. Now, the Congregational Care Team and I are inviting you to share what you are learning these days. We're calling it Golden Opportunity: Things We Are Learning in Lockdown.

Please call me or email me or submit your thoughts on the website or facebook. We will gather these through July and then present them. ALL AGES are encouraged to participate!!

I'll get us started:
+ I've learned to appreciate and give space for the different ways people respond to stress. Some get energized by crisis and want to push through. Others are energy-zapped and need extra rest. And there are many responses in between. We find grace when we all acknowledge and respect one another's needs and work together in mutual love and support.
+ I've learned that there is enough drama for me in real life so that I no longer want to watch my usual tv favorites: British crime shows. All I want now is a good cooking or home-repair show in the evening to help me wind down.

Whatever your learning, please consider sharing them with your congregation. Together, maybe we can learn from one another and help to lift each other up.

In peace,
Pastor Sarah
517.902.3977            Email           Website 

There are still 2 Wednesdays left of Acts Bible Study! You do not need to have been at the previous classes to join in. 

Dates:  July 22 and 29  
 Time:   7:00 pm 
 Meet:   via Zoom 

Password is 5212
Or connect via phone by dialing 312 626 6799 
Meeting ID: 528 018 344
Password: 5212

 Bulletin for July 19, 2020
In Case of Severe Weather...

If there are thunderstorms, and we cannot safely worship outside, worship will be live streamed from the sanctuary. A notice will go out via email, put on the church's website & Facebook account and personal phone calls will go to those who do not have internet connections. 
Sunday's Worship Service is streamed live... 
We can all worship together -- You choose if you will join us for  drive-in worship or live on our Facebook page. 

The worship service will still be posted on the website for you to watch anytime. 
Worship Readings
The readings for Sunday, July 19th are:
  • First Reading: Isaiah 44:6-8
  • Second Reading: Acts 9: 1-19
  • Gospel: Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43 

Call 651.371.5421 to hear this week's  sermon. 
SPLC COVID Response Team Update: 

The COVID Response Team continues to work on preparing the COVID-19 Response and Preparedness document as required by the State of MN. A portion of that document relating to Outdoor & Drive In Worship is now available on our website. As with everything COVID-19 related, this document is ever changing based on CDC, MDH, and Synod recommendations. Please watch this space for updates. 

Phase 2 Outdoor & Online Safety Document is available on our website or a downloadable version is here.

Are you interested in joining a communications team for your congregation?  Or are you interested in learning more about it?  If so, please email Pastor Sarah. 
Cemetery Update! 
Thanks to the Building and Maintenance team for coordinating the successful removal of the giant elm tree in the church's cemetery. This tree was a disaster waiting to happen as the limbs were hanging over multiple houses.

"Flat Jesus helping at Sunday Worship"

Click here to submit your Flat Jesus Sightings! 
  • Share Prayer Requests and God Sightings hereby email or call 651-462-5212
Click on  SPLC Zoom Room to join by internet
Or connect via phone by dialing 312 626 6799 
Meeting ID: 528 018 344
Password: 5212

We are blessed to have knowledgeable and caring nurses in our congregation! They have some words of advice for us: 

This week is national youth sports week! Seems very appropriate as we head into the dog days of summer and everyone is wondering how they will keep busy while practicing social distancing. Not only does exercise help with overall physical health but it also improves mood, helps people sleep better, and better grades. In older adults it can improve chronic pain, lower risk of disease, and help those with hypertension and diabetes to control blood pressure and blood sugar. That is a win win in my book. Here are some tips on how to get kids moving and why this is important not only for kids but adults too!
* Dance as you are getting dinner ready 
* Show them your favorite ways to move 
* Sign them up for free or low cost classes 
* Encourage active play with friends 

The goal is 60 min of moderate activity per day, at least 3 times a week vigorous exercise, 3 times a week bone strengthening exercise, and 3 times a week muscle strengthening In comparison older adults recommendations are 150 min per week of moderate exercise and muscle strengthening 2 times a week. More resources at :

Remember to pray for these nurses and all those on the front lines fighting the coronavirus. 
Worship Assistants for Outdoor Worship:  
  • Hospitality Station
  • Reader
  • Usher
If interested, please contact  Melissa   or Pastor Sarah 
Questions: Contact Council 
Treasurer, Chris Timmons at

As of 07/16/2020
Over / (under) Budgeted $
Year-to-Date Totals
$  84,261.65
$ 88,105.58
$   3,843.94  
Sunday, July 19
9:00 am     Outdoor and Live Stream  Worship  
Sunday, July 27
9:00 am      Outdoor and Live Stream Worship