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 Schedule for  Sunday,
March 8th

9:00 am 
Worship Service

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

Friday, March 6, 2020
FROM PASTOR SARAH
Beloved of God, 

Open My Hands, Lord.  

We use our hands to serve, to share, to make music, to write, to bless, to play, to work, and so many other things. This week we explore how our hands do God's work in the world. 

What is the work of your hands? How does God use your hands to bless the world? 

In peace, 
Pastor Sarah 
Pastor Sarah - Out March 15th

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 throught the ELCA. 
Wednesdays in Lent at SPLC 
Worship at 7pm






Week Two: Open My Hands, Lord 
Receive the Anointing of Hands
Soup & Salad Supper 5:30-7 pm

Week Three: Open My Ears, Lord
Practice the art of Active Listening
Hotdish Supper 5:30 - 7 pm

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
CHURCH BUSINESS
Easter Flowers
Order form link is available below.  Form is also available Wednesday evening, and Sunday mornings. If you need a form, please ask the ushers. Orders due by March 29th!
                                  2020 Easter Flower Order 
Sundays 10:15 - 11:00 am 
Meet in the Library and bring your Bible! 

NO CLASS MARCH 15th 

Open our Lives, Lord! 
During Lent we will continue to explore our emotions from a biblical perspective. Emotions are a huge part of our lives, whether we admit to them or not! How we deal with our feelings makes a difference to our relationships with our family, our friends, ourselves, and God. 
Come explore Anger, Grief, and Joy on Sunday mornings. You'll find that God is opening our lives through our emotions all the time! 
The February Church Council minutes are available on the  website or to  download (link below)  .

February Church Council Minutes
Use SPLC's SignUp Genius! 

If your group is planning an event and would like volunteers, contact the office to create a sign-up using SPLC's SignUp Genius account in addition to a paper sign-up. 
YOUTH UPDATES
YOUTH SIGN UP - LENTEN MEALS 
We need youth who are going on the mission trip to sign up to help at the following meals:

March 11 - Soup & Salad Supper 5:30-7 pm
March 18 - Hotdish Supper 5:30-7 pm

Please sign up to help via sign up genius using the links below.   


The links were also sent out via email.  If you have any further questions, please email Melissa (office admin) at admin@sharingchristslove.org.


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 in to the youth room.  Thanks!
Communion Class

Sunday, April 5, 2020 
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.

Sunday School is  in need of volunteers each week. Please consider volunteering for one or more dates.
UPCOMING EVENTS
FAMILY GAME DAY
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, too. Hope to see you there!
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!

FOOD TRUCK
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.
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.
FINANCIAL UPDATE
Questions: Contact Council Treasurer, Chris Timmons at
treasurer@SharingChristsLove.org 


As of 03/05/2020
2020
Budgeted
2020 Received
Over / (under) Budgeted $
Year-to-Date Totals
$  29,167.49
$ 29,943.98
$ 776.49  
SCRIP
VOLUNTEER TO SELL ON A SUNDAY

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!
SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES 
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 admin@SharingChristsLove.org
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. 
WEEK-AT-A-GLANCE
Friday, March 6
11:00 pm      Youth Craft Retreat
Saturday, March 7
9:00 am     Youth Craft Retreat
Sunday, March 8
  9:00 am    Worship
10:00 am    Sunday School
10:15 am    Adult Education Hour
Monday, March 9
6:30 pm      Boy Scout Meeting
Tuesday, March 10
6:30 pm      Cub Scout Meeting
Wednesday, March 11
6:00 pm      Confirmation
6:30 pm      SPLASH
7:00 pm      Lenten Worship
Thursday, March 12
6:00 pm      Girl Scout Meeting
Sunday, March 15
  9:00 am     Worship
10:00 am     Family Game Day Event