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, May 3

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, May 1, 2020
FROM PASTOR SARAH
Beloved of God,

This Sunday is what is known as Good Shepherd Sunday. Every year on the 4th Sunday of Easter we read Psalm 23 and part of John chapter 10. So, instead of reading something from me, do yourselves a favor, and read that Psalm. I'll even give you a few links to check out so you can bathe yourselves in the comfort and assurance of the words. 


Peace to you, Pastor Sarah 
CHURCH BUSINESS
Readings for Sunday

The readings for Sunday, May 3rd are:
  • First Reading: 1 Peter 2: 19-25 
  • Psalm: Psalm 23
  • Gospel: John 10: 1-10

If you/ your family is interested in reading for our online service, please email Melissa (office admin) at admin@sharingchristslove.org.

SPLC PayPal

We now offer PayPal for online giving in addition to Vanco!  

The link is available on our website, or here.  
St. Paul Lutheran's Sunday School is hosting their annual plant sale to benefit the Sunday School program.  In today's COVID-19 times, the sale looks different than in the past. Again this year we are pairing with Woskia Farms to supply the plants. 40% of all sales go to the Sunday School program; these funds help pay for the curriculum and supplies for the program. 

Last year we were also able to purchase bibles for our classrooms and make a donation of bibles to another congregation. In addition to program materials, we are hoping to update the Sunday School rooms, purchase additional bibles and make a donation to a cause chosen by the Sunday School children. 

Due to the current social distancing guidelines, we are limited in our ability to hold the sale as we typically do. We are currently offering pre-orders of hanging baskets.  Orders are due by May 8th  for a May 10th pick up and May 15th for a May 17th pick up. Click on the link below for more information and the order form.

  • Zoom Coffee Hour                             Sundays 11am    Tuesdays 12pm 
  • Share Prayers and God Sightings here or by email
  • At Home Faith Formation for all ages click here
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

                   GOD SIGHTING

Melissa's daughter Emily created this chalk art with the kids she works with at the Boys and Girls Club of Manhattan, Kansas.  A simple reminder to stop and appreciate the people you love. 

Please be sure so send us your God sightings!  You can submit them to us here

Face Masks

If you or your family is in need of homemade face masks, please either call the office at 651.462.5212, or email Melissa (office administrator) at admin@sharingchristslove.org
NURSE'S CORNER

We are blessed to have knowledgeable and caring nurses in our congregation! They have some words of advice for us: 

As we continue to social distance, keep in mind that as we are successful in quarantine it also means it extends the time of the pandemic.  The state of MN has a model developed by the University of MN with time lines for the pandemic.  If interested, please visit the MN gov page.  We know what a difficult time this can be, there are many resources for mental health if anyone is looking for these please contact us.                                                                                                   ~ Joanna, Jan, and Jaime

Remember to pray for these nurses and all those on the front lines fighting the corona virus. 
CHURCH OFFICE CLOSED

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 email us at admin@sharingchristslove.org or pastor@sharingchristslove.org

Please take this time to take care of you and your family, and know we are always here for you. 
SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES 
Highway Cleanup! 
Saturday, May 1st, 9:00 am - Noon

We are looking for volunteers for our Spring Highway Cleanup event. We will meet at the church (please stay in vehicles) to get the supplies, then head to the site.  We will be following social distancing guidelines, and you will be wearing a safety vest.  

Please email Melissa (office administrator) at admin@sharingchristslove.org, if you are able to attend! 
Spring Cleanup 
Dates: May 5, 6, 12 and 13.
6:00-8:00 pm

Due to COVID-19, we need to continue with social distancing. This will extend into ways we do activities at our church. The first activity change you will notice is our Spring Clean-up. This year we will have multiple evenings of Spring Clean-up 

Each evening we are inviting only two families to participate. Please sign-up for a date so we do not have too many families in an evening. There will be a member of the Building and Grounds committee there to guide you in what needs to be done. 

Plan on bringing work gloves. If other items are needed (rakes, shovels, wheelbarrow, etc.) you will receive an email before your date letting you know what is needed.  

If you are interested in volunteering for this project, please sign up here.  If you have any questions, please email Melissa (office administrator) at admin@sharingchristslove.org.
Additional Church Service Opportunities will resume when we resume church services. 
SCRIP
We will be placing a Scrip order soon. This is a great chance to get a Menards/Home Depot card for your spring projects, gift cards to give for Graduation Gifts, or stock up for yourself.  Click here  to go to the Scrip website to place your order or contact the  Scrip Coordinator  with questions.

EDUCATION

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 looking at the weather! 

At Home Faith Formation

Check out SPLC's At Home Faith Formation page! Bible studies, video, and activities for all ages! 

 

This site will be continuously updated.

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


As of 04/30/2020
2020 
Budgeted
2020
Received
Over / (under) Budgeted $
Year-to-Date Totals
$ 51,853.32
$ 53,281.62
$ 1,428.30  
WEEK-AT-A-GLANCE
Sunday, May 3
9:00 am      In home worship
Sunday, May 10
9:00 am      In home worship