ST. PAUL LUTHERAN CHURCH

651-462-5212
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

Worship for 
Sunday, March 29

9:00 am On-line
Worship Service

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DON'T FORGET
If your group has an event at church, be sure to communicate with the church office so we have all the details and also so we can advertise in the weekly newsletter or Sunday bulletin. P lease have the  information into the church office by Tuesday.

Friday, March 27, 2020
FROM PASTOR SARAH
Beloved of God,

We've gotten in the good habit of sharing those moments and places we've seen God active in our congregation. As we physically distance ourselves from each other, I'm encouraging you to think about where you are seeing God at work in your home, in your friends, and in the world. Share those on our website or on Facebook. Be sure to share them with your family and friends; however you are able to connect. 

Personally, I'm so grateful to so many of you who have acted - while keeping appropriate boundaries - to make worship and ministry happen for this congregation during the pandemic. I see God at work in you! 

There is more information in this newsletter about what the Stay at Home order from Governor Walz means for us as a congregation. Please check that out. 

But the most important thing is this: "God is with you wherever you go" (Joshua 1:9). Whether you are going nowhere, or your work is essential and so you are going out to serve - Wherever you are, God has gone there before you and is there with you. 

Peace, 
Pastor Sarah 
CHURCH BUSINESS
On our website, we will also have a link (later this weekend) to YouTube. 
CHURCH OFFICE CLOSED

Due to Governor Walz's "Stay at Home" order, the office is temporarily closed. Our office administrator, Melissa, and Pastor Sarah are working from home.  

We will check messages frequently, so please leave a message at 651-462-5212, and we will get back to you.  You can also email us at admin@sharingchristslove.org or pastor@sharingchristslove.org

Check our  website or Facebook for daily updates. 

The building remains closed and all gatherings are temporarily suspended. 

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

Click here for a pandemic-related family devotional from Faith Inkubators.
March Council Minutes

The March Church Council minutes are available on the 
website  or  download here
Connections are Vital. Together in Christ  we can support one another through these scary days. Here are some ways to stay connected:
  • Share your prayers and God sightings here or by email
  • Opt into a once-a-week phone tree or video conference group. 
    • You'll receive a phone call with more information soon. 
  • Join in video worship on Sundays at 9am.
    • View the worship service on our website or Facebook
    • Later this weekend, we will also have a link (on our website) to YouTube
  • Pray for our congregation, our state, our country, and the whole world as we brave this new reality together. 
  • Join in the At Home Faith Formation. Learn more.
Easter Flowers

Assuming we can hold a drive-in worship service for Easter, we will be placing flowers outdoors. If you still need to order flowers, please place your order by Sunday, March 29. You may email your order to the office admin and mail your check to the church office (Please do not go to church, the church is closed).

EDUCATION
To help keep the entire congregation connected, and to have a little fun, the Education Team has put together some At Home Faith Formation materials. 

We are excited to have everyone participate in:
  • Flat Jesus: we are inviting you to bring Flat Jesus into your home. We want to see the adventures of Flat Jesus in your home. Click here to download Flat Jesus. 
    • We will be watching the adventures of everyone's Flat Jesus here. Pastor Sarah has Flat Jesus at her house! Wonder what Flat Jesus has been up to?
  • Each week that we are unable to have traditional worship service in the sanctuary, we will have At Home Bible study materials and family activities. 
    • You will find links to age appropriate materials (Sunday School through Adult), the bible verses, a video of the children's story, and other fun activities on our At Home Faith Formation page
    • This site will be continuously updated.
We encourage everyone to participate and we look forward to seeing what your Flat Jesus is doing at your house. 
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
At this year's Rocky Railway VBS the message kids will learn  each day is that through life's ups and downs...
Jesus' Power Pulls 
Us Through.

July 27 - 31, 2020
Click here for more information
UPCOMING EVENTS
Building & Grounds 
Spring Cleanup!

Spring Cleanup has been
postponed until further notice.
FINANCIAL UPDATE
Questions: Contact Council 
Treasurer, Chris Timmons at treasurer@SharingChristsLove.org


As of 03/26/2020
2020 
Budgeted
2020
Received
Over / (under) Budgeted $
Year-to-Date Totals
$ 38,889.99
$ 40,183.25
$ 1,293.26   
SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES 
Church Service Opportunities will resume when we resume church services. 
WEEK-AT-A-GLANCE
Sunday, March 29
9:00 am      In home worship
Sunday, April 5 (Palm Sunday)
9:00 am      In home worship