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St. Paul
Lutheran Church
An Evangelical Lutheran
Church of America

Our mission is to 
Share Christ's Love
with Joy!

Pastor Sarah 

Worship for 
Sunday, June 7

9:00 am Drive In/ Outdoor  Worship Service

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Friday, June 5, 2020
Beloved of God,

Grace and peace to you all! I pray you are well. 

Worship this week will be a hybrid of drive in and outdoor worship.  PLEASE READ THIS BEFORE YOU ATTEND: SPLC Drive in and Outdoor Worship Procedures. It will be imperative for us all to agree to the procedures outlined here so that we may continue to worship in this way. Remember, you are your brothers' and sisters' keeper. That means you put their health and well being as important as your own. Keeping distance and wearing a mask may feel strange but these days, it is how we say, "I love you." 

This weekend in worship we will hear Presiding Bishop of the ELCA Elizabeth Eaton preach for Holy Trinity Sunday. I am looking forward to her words to us and all our siblings in Christ across the ELCA. I know she will both challenge us to stand against the sin of racism and comfort us with the gospel of Jesus Christ. These are words we and our world need these days. 

Some of you have asked me why we have to say "Black Lives Matter." Don't all lives matter to God? The answer to that is yes, obviously all lives matter. The problem is that in our country, we have a legacy of valuing black lives less than white lives. It started way back with slavery and continues even through to today. I have heard it explained best using the story of Jesus the Good Shepherd. He loves all of his sheep equally. But when one goes missing, he leaves the other 99 sheep and goes to look for that lost little sheep (Luke 15). In other words, when one especially needs him, he gives that one particular attention. Right now we give black lives particular attention because they need it. We pray for the day when we don't have to say any particular lives matter because everyone will be treated equally. Until then, we work to recognize the sin of racism in our own lives and in the systems of which we are part. I hope that helps some understand. And I'm happy to have more conversation with any of you around this subject. I know that it is sensitive and carries with it a lot of baggage. I hope that we can all come to a place of mutual respect and grace rather than prejudice and judgment. 

Grace and peace to you in this time unlike any other we've ever known. God is always good and always with us. 

Peace to you, Pastor Sarah 

Readings for Sunday

The readings for Sunday, June 7th are:
  • First Reading: Genesis 1:1-2:4a
  • Psalm : Psalm 8
  • Second Reading: 2 Corinthians 13:11-13
  • Gospel: Matthew 28:16-20 
If you, or your family, is interested in reading for our Drive In Worship, or providing music for worship, please email Melissa (office admin).

We are excited to announce a new way to listen to Pastor Sarah's sermons!  Call 651.371.5421 and the current week's sermon will be available to you! 
Our office administrator, Melissa, and Pastor Sarah are temporarily working from home.  

You can leave a message at 651-462-5212, and we will get back to you or call Pastor Sarah at 517-902-3977.  You can email us at or

Please take this time to take care of you and your family, and know we are always here for you. 

During this time of Covid 19, your Church Council has continued to meet virtually via monthly Zoom meetings. The council meets the third Tuesday of the month; this month there was a lot of discussion around how to safely begin to reopen our church. 

Have a question? You can now ask a question directly on the website -- ask the Pastor, ask the Executive Council or ask the Entire Council. 

Click here to ask a question!

If you would like to learn more about our council meeting, click here to read the May's council minutes.

Congratulations graduates!
For surely I know the plans I have for you, says the  Lord , plans for your welfare and not for harm, to give you a future with hope. Then when you call upon me and come and pray to me, I will hear you. When you search for me, you will find me; if you seek me with all your heart. Jeremiah 29:11-13

Katelyn Galatowitsch 
Forest Lake High School

Attending Bethel University in the fall to pursue nursing  

Sydney Nenn
Forest Lake High School  

Attending the University of River Falls in the fall and  majoring in Elementary Education  

Josie Olson
Forest Lake High School

Attending University of Wisconsin Lacrosse in the fall to study psychology and criminal justice


We are looking for volunteers to clean our church as we transition back to "drive in" worship.  If you are able to help, please sign up here.  We would like to limit it to one family unit at a time, and please wear a mask and gloves. 
  • Share Prayers and God Sightings here or by email
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: 

Ergonomics  is the word of the day: It is the study of workplace and school design, which now is the study of at home work and school environment.
To prevent back and neck pain, which seem to be the most common culprits, you should sit in a chair with good back support and have your feet reach the floor easily. Your computer or phone should be at eye level so you don't have to bend your neck down to read or type. Your head weighs 12 pounds and looking down all the time will eventually cause neck and shoulder pain. This pain causes many of us to seek the aid of a physical or massage therapist, or a chiropractor.

So: set up a good work place that mimics what you used at work; take breaks, even if you have to pretend you are walking to a meeting or going out to lunch, stay hydrated. Encourage your at home students to get the exercise they would normally get in their sport activities, and have them rig up a holder to keep their phone or device at eye level.  
Remember to pray for these nurses and all those on the front lines fighting the coronavirus. 
Additional Church Service Opportunities will resume when we resume church services. 

Flat Jesus:  We want to see the adventures of Flat Jesus in your home!  Click here  to download Flat Jesus. 

Check our Flat Jesus' adventures  here.

Flat Jesus is spending some time seeing how well he does at Jeopardy!
Questions: Contact Council 
Treasurer, Chris Timmons at

As of 06/04/2020
Over / (under) Budgeted $
Year-to-Date Totals
$ 68,057.48
$ 72,185.15
$ 4,127.66  
Sunday, June 7 - Recognition of Seniors 
9:00 am      Drive In/ Outdoor Worship
Sunday, June 14 
9:00 am      Drive In/ Outdoor Worship