THE SEVENTH SUNDAY OF EASTER
8:30 am Traditional Worship
10 am Contemporary Worship



Gentle Reader,
Mothers.  We all have one.  Some of us have more than one, some of us are one.  The role of mother is never easy.  It can be one of the most rewarding relationships for parent and child, but it's never easy or without deep longings and frustrations.  But in the midst of it all, we have a God whose caring arms embrace each mother and child.  Come this Sunday and hear of this love that reaches beyond our limitations and expectations.  It may just change your life!
Read Pastor's May Letter to the Congregation
here
 
Mother's Day Plant and Flower Sale MAY 13th!
 
Keep in mind our Children's Ministries Plant and Flower Sale for all of your Mother's Day needs!

Support the kiddos of SPL and get your Mother/ Aunt/ Grandma/ Wife a GREAT Plant from Wosika Farms!

Sunday May 20- Graduation Sunday AND Puppets Perform!
LAST CHANGE ...
No One Left Behind Follow-up Survey.  Click here and take the survey (found under About Us/Forms tabs).  Please return your completed survey to the basket in the narthex at church.  Hard copies will also be available.

Thank you in advance for providing your valuable feedback on our church's communications.  This survey comes from your SPL Communication's Team.
Mon., May 14th
6:00 pm
NEW DATE - Annual Spring Clean up!
 7:00 pm
Boy Scouts 
Tues., May 15th
4:00 pm
Prayer Team
5:00 pm 
 Visitation Team

6:30 pm Altar Guild 6:30 pm Council Meeting
Wed., May 16th
10:45 am
Preschool Board Meeting
12:30 pm
Bible Study

6:00 pm Ministry Leads' Meeing

Thurs., May 17
5:15 pm
Girl Scouts
5:15pm
Global Missions Team (GMT)

6:30 pm Grief Group

Sat., May 19
9:00 am
FAMILY PATHWAYS FOOD TRUCK
6:30pm
MARY HALL CONCERT

Calling all ages of the congregation!
MAY 14TH -  6pm
Join our grounds crew as we spruce up our outdoor grounds this spring.  Bring your gloves and a rake AND ...

this is an annual Contest!  Win the trophy this year.  Ages 60+ and anyone under age 60 compete.  Let's see who wins!  It's a proud and Beautiful Trophy anyone would love to have!

  
games are starting and ...

WE NEED MORE PLAYERS

Co-Ed softball
Play Tuesday nights against other churches. $30 per player to join the team. Ages 14+. Season runs May - July

STARTS THIS COMING TUESDAY, May 15th.  Games start at 6:30.  Bring the whole family and enjoy the game!  Ki-Chi-Saga Park, 29101 Glader Blvd., Lindstrom.

Contact Adam Tilly if you have questions 612.236.6092 or  tillyjadam@gmail.com. Signup sheet in the narthex. GO TEAM!

Follow it AND watch it all unfold at  Adult Ministries
 
Please bring your aluminum cans and deposit them in
the large dumpster at th
e end of our lot. All money raised for this ministry goes toward the church's grounds and building maintenance. Let your neighbors know too!

THANKS SO MUCH!
ST. PAUL LUTHERAN SUPPORTS FOOD MINISTRIES.

Every 3rd Saturday of the month, we partner with Family Pathways and convert our fellowship hall into a wide variety of healthy foods for local families.

We are so thankful for everyone that drops off an item or two; maybe a bag assortment of non-perishable foods.  Please continue to give when you can, as the need is always there and the Family Pathway's resources are being spread more thin, as the need continues to grow.

WE NEED VOLUNTEERS TO MAKE THIS EVENT WORK
Please sign up in the Narthex

Our next Saturday is May 19th.  This is also a great service project for girl scouts and boy scouts.  It is a very rewarding  2-3 hours.  This act of  sharing Christ's Love with joy will help you see the need being fulfilled by the generosity of many.

Saturday, May 19th 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Freewill offering
Refreshments will be served

From the nightclub scene to stardom opportunities, Mary Hall found the only way to peace and happiness was by following the path that God has chosen for her life.
That choice led to performing with a new purpose. She will tell her story!

With a smooth vocal range of nearly three octaves and unique guitar style, Mary Hall has created a wonderful concert experience for all ages.

This is one concert YOU won't want to miss!


YOUTH AND CHILDREN UPDATES!

Wednesday June 6- PICKLE NIGHT!
6-8 pm w ear your green, invite your friends and JOIN US for FUN PICKLE G AMES!

Vacation Bible School:  July 30th - August 3rd

 
VBS will be here before we know it! We need Leaders, Junior Leaders and KIDDOS! Registration Forms are on the Children's Ministries Bulletin Board! 
"Shipwrecked" and Rescued by Jesus theme. 
Feed My Starving Children on Tues 7/31. Picnic and Program on Thurs 8/2. 

What are we looking for? Thanks for asking!
(Please let Janet know if you have any of the following that we can borrow)


Things to donate: (need in May/ June)
-BIG pieces of cardboard- like appliance and refrigerator boxes. 
-juice/water bottles (big, not individual size- WELL rinsed out please)
-bed sheets that you are ready to get rid of
-brown paper grocery bags
-shells

Things to borrow: (need by early July)
-Oars and Paddles
-Life Jackets
-Old Flip Flops
-Boat Stuff- anchors/ nets
-tiki torches
-stuffed jungle animals- monkeys, sloths, snakes, etc
-stuffed sea creatures- fish, octopus, jelly fish, etc. 
-treasure chest, or something we can make into a treasure chest. 
-A ROWBOAT? A PARTIAL ROWBOAT?
Would a question grab the readers attention?

American  Cancer Relay for Life in Chisago County will occur this year on
Saturday, July 14th, 4-10 pm
 at the North Branch Mall
(south end near the theater and the old Old Navy store).
Please mark your calendars for this great event  especially if
you are a survivor, caregiver or have someone special in your life who has had  cancer .

Contact JoAnn Belau,  joannbelau@gmail.com if you have any questions, would like to start a team, or have a connection to a business who would be willing to contribute.