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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,
March 13th

9:00 am 
Worship Service

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Friday, March 13, 2020
Dear People of St. Paul Lutheran,

Grace and peace to you!

I write to you amidst the increasing concern around the novel coronavirus, COVID-19.

First things first, let us spend time praying for those whose lives are severely impacted by this virus, for those who are most vulnerable, and for our leaders to make wise and compassionate decisions about public health.

Second, let us, as individuals and as a congregation, make choices that benefit our own health and the health of our neighbors. We know that our God is with us in times of ease and times of stress. And we know that gathering around Word and Sacrament is an important part of keeping ourselves grounded in God's grace and mercy. We will, therefore, continue to meet for worship unless we are otherwise instructed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Minnesota Department of Health, or Chisago County officials.

Already we have chosen to refrain from physical touch as we share the peace in worship. Here are a few other precautions we will take as recommended by the ELCA and the St. Paul Area Synod. (Here are links to those recommendations: and )
  • We will refrain from communing by intinction. Rather communion wine will be poured from the chalice into individual cups. All communion servers shall wash their hands with antibacterial soap or use hand sanitizer prior to serving communion and all communion ware shall be washed in hot water with disinfectant soap after each use.                               
  • Offering plates will not be passed but will be placed in convenient locations in the sanctuary. You are encouraged to consider electronic giving to the church as an alternative to paper money. You may contact the church office for more information about electronic giving.
  • Each of us will be invited to take part in cleaning commonly used surfaces in the church building such as pews, the altar rail, doors, and bathroom surfaces whenever we are at church.
  • Anyone preparing food in the kitchen will exercise the best possible caution including wearing gloves, hairnets and staying out of the kitchen if they feel sick - or not essential.
We encourage you to follow the instructions of the healthcare experts including washing hands, cover your cough, and stay home if you feel ill. Here are some links to helpful websites:

Chicago County: 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
In Christ,
Pastor Sarah 
Pastor Sarah will be on vacation Sunday, March 15th.   Please welcome Pastor Thomas Nyman, who will be leading us in worship. Pastor Nyman is a supply pastor throughout the ELCA. 
Wednesdays in Lent at SPLC 
Worship at 7pm

Week Three: Open My Ears, Lord  Practice the art of Active Listening.  Hotdish Supper 5:30 

Week Four: Open My Heart, Lord.  Testimony of an opened heart

Week Five: Open My Life, Lord.  The children of SPLC teach us to use our bodies to pray
Holy Week 

Maundy Thursday: Worship 7 pm
Focus on the Biblical account of the Last Supper with celebration of First Communion 

Good Friday: Worship 7 pm
Jesus' Seven Last Words and Procession of the Cross

Easter Sunday:  Worship 9 am 
Join us for breakfast after worship, hosted by our mission trip youth 

Order your Easter Flowers
Forms are available at church
or use the link below. 
Orders due by March 29th!

A HUGE thank you to Brandy Timmons, Will & Katie Fetterly, Joanna Kroschel, and Dave Haselbauer for all of their hard work on cleaning out, painting, and organizing the education office. The updated space will be used by the Sunday School team.  
Sunday Morning Volunteers

On Sunday, March 22 we will be thanking all the volunteers who help make our Sunday morning worship the great experience it is. This includes everyone who participates in the altar guild, counters, ushers, worship participants, refreshments and WAM.


Food Truck Donations Needed
We are in need to donations for our monthly food truck.  Items that are always needed: 

Food items: baked beans, cereal, tuna, white rice, coffee, salt/pepper, baking goods (flour, sugar, etc.)

Personal care items : bar soap, deodorant, dish soap, paper towels, toilet paper, toothpaste

When donating, please keep in mind our food truck services about 30 people each time.

This Sunday, we will be including our food truck donations during offering.  Thank you for supporting this mission. 
We received the following Memorial:

Darlene Petrey made a donation in memory of Sue Berry. 

Use SPLC's SignUpGenius! 

If your group is planning an
event and would like volunteers, contact the office to create a sign-up using SPLC's SignUpGenius account in addition to a paper sign-up. 

We need youth who are going on the mission trip to sign up to help with the March 18 Hotdish Supper.  Please sign up to help via SignUpGenius using the link below.   

If you have any further questions, please email Melissa (office admin) at
VBS Donations Needed !

Over the next few months, please be on the lookout for the following donations needed
for this summer's Rocky Railway  VBS:

50-60 gallon fiber drums
old or scrap gutters
large appliance boxes
corner supports from inside appliance boxes
leftover latex paint: black, red, green, white. grey, yellow
white spray paint
3' of 10" diameter concrete form tube  
2 5 gallon pails with lids
3 sheets of 2 inch foam
1 inch PVC pipe - 4' (2 of them)
3 90 degree PVC elbows
8-16' 2x4's
grey craft paper rolls
bag of batting

Wanted to borrow:
Christmas tree stands,  old trunks

If you have any of these items, please let Joanna know and/or bring them into the youth room. Thanks!
Communion Class

Sunday, April 5
11:15am - 1:30pm 

Open to children of any age when the family feels the child is ready. Traditionally at SPLC, First Communion has happened for children in 5th grade. Please plan for at lease one adult to attend the class with each child. More are welcome! Lunch will be provided. First Communion will be received in worship on Maundy Thursday, April 9th. Please talk with Pastor Sarah if you have any questions. 
Our next series of lessons will focus on Moses from birth to Exodus, leading up to Easter.

There is NO Sunday school March 22 & 29

Sunday School is  in need of volunteers each week. Please consider volunteering for one or more dates.
Join us on Sunday, March 15 immediately after the service for an hour of indoor gaming fun!  We will have UNO, checkers, and cribbage tournaments. Open to all ages. Families are welcome to bring a favorite board game from home. Hope to see you there!
Saturday, May 2nd -  10am - Noon

Seniors, please join us for the Spring Fling hosted by the Wyoming Lion's Club. There will be food, games and prizes. Join us for a good time! 
Spring Fashion Show! 
Saturday, May 9th
11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Please join us for our annual Spring Fashion Show!  Models needed!  

Sign up available on the welcome table, or hereFor more information, please talk to Darlene P. 
Food Truck Family Pathways
Wednesday, May 6th
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!

Saturday, March 21st

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.
Food Truck Family Pathways
Saturday, March 21st

Donations can make a difference in the life of those in need. 

Click here to learn more about the Food Truck.

Wednesday, May 6th
11:00 am - Village Inn

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!
Relay for Life Breakfast
Sat. 4/25, 7:30-10:30 am
Trinity Lutheran Church, North Branch. 
Free will donation.
Please come, especially if someone in your family or friendship circles, have been touched by cancer. 

The full Relay event will be on Saturday, August 1st, North Branch Mall (former Tanger Mall), 4-10 pm.
Questions: Contact Council Treasurer, Chris Timmons at 

As of 03/12/2020
2020 Received
Over / (under) Budgeted $
Year-to-Date Totals
$ 32,408.33
$ 32,720.07
$ 311.75   

We need volunteers to sell 
Scrip on Sunday mornings.
Without volunteers to sell Scrip, we will be closing this awesome, no risk fundraiser. No previous experience is necessary for selling. Instructions will be emailed to you. Selling Scrip is easy and only a short commitment of time (before and after the worship service).

Click here to Help Us!
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
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. 
Sunday, March 15
  9:00 am    Worship
10:00 am    Family Game Day Event 
Monday, March 16
6:30 pm      Boy Scout Meeting
Tuesday, March 17
4:00 pm      Prayer Team
5:00 pm      Visitation Team 
6:00 pm      Council facility walk-thru
6:30 pm      Council Meeting 
6:30 pm      Cub Scout Meeting
Wednesday, March 18
5:30 pm      Lenten Hotdish Supper 
6:00 pm      Confirmation
6:30 pm      SPLASH
7:00 pm      Lenten Worship
Thursday, March 19
5:30 pm      Global Missions Team 
6:00 pm      Girl Scout Meeting
Saturday, March 21
9:00 am      Family Pathways Food Truck 
Sunday, March 22    NO SUNDAY SCHOOL 
  9:00 am     Worship
10:15 am     Adult Education Hour