ST. PAUL LUTHERAN CHURCH

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St. Paul 
Lutheran Church
An Evangelical Lutheran
Church of America

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


Worship Services
Sunday, March 31

8:30 am Traditional Worship Service
10:00 am
Contemporary Worship Service
10:00 am Sunday School
Quick Links
Friday, March 29, 2019
FROM THE PASTOR
Gentle Reader,

Who or what are you a fool for? Who or what do you have such passion for that you would do just about anything to have them in your life? This Sunday we gather on the eve of April Fool's Day and consider a story that Jesus told. A story about a foolish son who squandered all his inheritance while his father was still alive, and the prodigal love of his father that rushes out to welcome this fool home. It's a story of celebration, a story of foolishness, and a story of love that goes far deeper than any of us can imagine!  

So come this Sunday! Bring your party hat and the foolishness within you and meet-up with God, whose own foolishness is greater than human wisdom...It may just change your life!

Looking forward to seeing you there!
Pastor Grant
CHURCH BUSINESS

GENERAL 
FUND GIVING
Over/(Under)
Budget

Year-to-Date Giving
$44,180.56  

Year-to-Date Budget
$47,738.91  

Difference
$ (3,558.35




 
As of  March 26, 2019
Questions, contact Katie Fetterly
Council Treasurer

Bake Sale, April 14
PALM SUNDAY

CALLING ALL BAKERS!!!
We are looking for baked goods to be donated to the Church's Bake Sale on Palm Sunday. Drop off will be on Saturday, April 13 (times to be announced)

CALLING ALL SWEET EATERS!  
On Palm Sunday we will have an amazing array of tasty treats for you to purchase!  Sale starts at 8:00 am (one worship service - 9:00 am) on Palm Sunday.
Softball Team Sign-up

We are forming a Softball Team to play in a church league. The cost is $30. Games will be Tuesday nights in Lindstrom, starting in May and going into July with a tournament the last week of August.

This is a co-ed league, there will be playing time for everybody! 

Sign-up in the Narthex

Questions? Contact Coach  Tyler Kroschel  or Manage Adam Tilly
Do you have information you would like promoted at St. Paul Lutheran Church? 

Website, Worship Insert, Weekly E-mail, Sunday morning announcements or bi-monthly printed Refresh & ReNEWS are all ways we communicate.

Send your article to admin@SharingChristsLove.org

Easter Flowers - 
Order Today! 

Order forms at the Welcome Desk or you can download the form  here . Complete the order form and turn into the church office, along with your check made payable to St. Paul Lutheran Church. Thank you!

Deadline for ordering is  Wednesday, April 10.
There are still several Sundays in 2019 available for you  to donate Altar Flowers. Sign up for a Sunday by the door to the Library.

The cost is $1
5.  Please list who you want to name in honor or in memory of. The flowers are yours to take home after the last service.

Make checks payable to St. Paul Lutheran with "flowers" noted in the memo line. 
Help Wanted!  Want to work in the 2020 Census Operations? In your community?  Census Day, April 1, 2020 is a year away, but Census 2020 Operations begin this summer  2019 and will continue intermittently through the summer of 2020.  Who is eligible?
 
We are seeking people of all ages (18+), and hours will be flexible.  Weekly pay, mileage reimbursement, and paid training are all part of the opportunity.  Learn how you can help collect important data that will determine Minnesota's representation in Congress, as well as funds allocated to roads, schools, and hospitals.
Applying is easy!  Do it today!  Applications are being taken immediately!
Go Online:   2020census.gov/jobs    or   Call:1-855-JOB-2020
SCRIP
T OGETHER WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
UPCOMING EVENTS


This year's Lenten offerings will be used to 
help  "Raise the Roof" at the Mtera School
Mtera School is in the process of building a multipurpose hall to be used for studying, worshiping, gathering for school assemblies, graduations and exams. Students have been collecting rocks for cement and the floor. The walls are up and the next phase would be to add a roof. Since it rains in Mtera nearly every day between January and April, they would like to complete this phase in June. SPLC currently has four students attending there from Mtera and Migoli  parishes and since it was through Mtera school that our congregation first became involved with Bega Kwa Bega and Tanzanian missions, SPLC has a special connection to the school.

We can help "Raise the Roof". The BKB Education Committee is asking congregations to help 
to raise $16,500 for the iron sheets to complete the roof. The iron sheets for the building cost $15 each which includes rivets and labor.   Click here  to learn more about  the Mtera "Raise the Roof" program.
8:30 am - 2:30 pm

Please call 800-Red Cross 
(800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org and enter 
St Paul Lutheran to schedule 
an appointment. Walk-ins welcome. If you would like to volunteer on April 6, please contact  Zella Oswald at 612-889-0963 or  zelbill@visi.com
MOBILE FOOD TRUCK
Saturday, April 20 - 9:00 am

SPLC hosts the Family Pathways Mobile Food Truck monthly. 

Please remember this ministry needs donations and volunteers.
Donations Accepted

Monetary donations are being accepted to purchase Easter Hams to donation at the Mobile Food Truck. 

Please mark your check on the memo line with "Easter Hams".
ALL GOD'S CHILDREN PRESCHOOL

Thank you Miss Kathy!

We are writing to let you know that effective the end of this school year, Kathy DiMeglio, AKA Miss Kathy, will be stepping down from the director position at All God's Children Preschool.

Read the complete letter
DR. SEUSS PAJAMA DAY
All God's Children celebrated a fun-filled Dr. Seuss day in their pajamas! 

Photo on the left is from the am class, photo on the right is pm class.
Did you know that our preschool has doubled this year? That's right, we now have a morning and afternoon session!

 
EDUCATION
Mission Trip

The Mission Trip Youth invite you to brunch on Palm Sunday  immediately following the one  worship service at 9:00 am. No need to make reservations, just show up for some great food and fellowship. 

Free will donation to benefit the youth attending the mission trip..
Confirmation Sunday
May 5, 2019

Ninth Grade Confirmation Parents:  you and /or your student received an email to sign up for a time to discuss their faith paper with Pastor Grant. If you have not scheduled a time, please do so.  


First Communion Parents : If you have not returned the following information, please do so.

Please send to:  admin@SharingChristsLove.org
  • Full Name
  • Parent's Name
  • Sponsor's Name(s)
  • Baptism Date
  • A picture of student

Education Committee: Included on the agenda are what we want the Sunday School and SPLASH programs to look like next year and planning for this year's VBS. 
Please join us and get your voice heard.

Flower Plant Sale 
Sunday, May 12 

Sunday School will be holding their annual Flower / Plant Sale on Mother's Day. This fundraiser covers all costs for the Sunday School Program. 

Mark your calendar!
WEEK-AT-A-GLANCE
Sunday, March 31
       8:30 am        Traditional Worship Service
     10:00 am        Contemporary Worship Service
     10:00 am        Sunday School
       6:30 pm        Bible Study
Monday, April 1, Office Open by Appointment
       6:30 pm        Boy Scouts
       7:00 pm        Choir Practice
Tuesday, April 2
       6:00 pm        Den Meetings Cub Pack 142
       7:00 pm        Cub Parent's Weekly Meeting
Wednesday, April 3
     10:00 am        Chapel - All God's Children
    12:15 pm         Bible Study
       1:30 pm        Chapel - All God's Children
       6:00 pm        Confirmation
       7:00 pm        Lenten Service
Thursday, April 4
       5:30 pm        Girl Scouts
Saturday, April 6
       7:30 am        American Red Cross Blood Drive
Sunday, April 7
       9:00 am        Unity Worship Service
     10:00 am        Sunday School
       6:30 pm        Bible Study


SAVE THE DATE:
Friday, October 4 and Saturday, October 5 - Fall Creation Vacation