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 17

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 15, 2020
FROM PASTOR SARAH
Beloved of God,

I feel like a whole flurry of activity has happened since last week's newsletter! Much of that is due to the fact that on Wednesday evening, Governor Walz replaced the stay-at-home order with a stay safe order. Please know that our congregation's leadership is working hard to figure out what all of this means for St. Paul - doing research, checking with the Synod Office and other congregations, praying, and discussing. We ask your prayers and your insight as we all navigate the next step in this global pandemic. 

Here are some particulars: 
- A team of congregation members to lead us in communication, safety and congregational care for as long as we are living in the Covid 19 pandemic
- Preparing for Drive-in Worship, including Confirmation on May 31st and Senior Recognition Sunday on June 7th
- A communication survey to get your feedback 
- Reviewing orders from the state and other scientific experts to make decisions about safe gathering at church 

Thank you for your prayers and your diligence at this time. As always, please be in touch with any questions or concerns! 

And remember Jesus' words: "I am with you always, even to the end of the age." Matthew 28:20

Peace to you, Pastor Sarah 
CHURCH BUSINESS
The state stay-at-home order expires May 18th. Therefore we continue with on-line worship through Sunday, May 17th. Watch here and the website for details about worship after that date. 

Readings for Sunday

The readings for Sunday, May 17th are:
  • First Reading: 1 Peter 3:13-22 
  • Psalm: Psalm 66:8-20
  • Gospel: John 14:15-21
If you/ your family is interested in reading for our online service, please email Melissa (office admin).
DIAL A SERMON

We are excited to announce a new way to listen to Pastor Sarah's sermons!  Call 651.371.5421 and the current week's sermon will be available to you! 
THANK YOU!

Chris and I would like to thank everyone, from the bottom of our hearts, for making the Sunday School plant sale a huge success. Your generosity and willingness to come out and support our program, amid a pandemic, amazes us and we are greatly humbled. We also want to extend a special thank you to Wosika Farm & Garden. They worked with us to make sure this sale was able to happen and went above and beyond by supplying the beautiful plants to sell. 

Despite this time of uncertainty, one thing is for certain - God works in some wonderful ways. We are looking forward to the time when we can see you all in person again and share the Good News the kids are learning. Until then, stay healthy, have a wonderful summer, and thank you for supporting SPLC Sunday School!
Chris Clark & Katie Fetterly
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Recognizing our Graduates
Sunday, June 7, 2020 

Congratulations Seniors! We want to honor your achiev ement at the worship service on Sunday, June 7. 
Please email us by Thursday, May 28th the following:
  • a photo of yourself
  • where you are graduating from
  • what your plans are for next year
SPLC PayPal

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

The link is available on our website, or here.  
  • 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

Members of the congregation who volunteered to help clean up our church grounds.  THANK YOU! 

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

NURSE'S CORNER

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

May is Stroke awareness month.  A stroke can be caused either by a clot blocking flow of blood to the brain (called an ischemic stroke) or by a blood vessel rupturing and preventing blood flow to the brain (called a hemorrhagic stroke).  A TIA (transient ischemic attack) or "mini stroke" is caused by a temporary clot.  A TIA can be a warning sign that a stroke is going to happen.

Symptoms of a stroke can include weakness or change in sensation on one side of your body, trouble speaking or slurred speech, drooping side of your face, trouble with balance or vertigo, sudden changes in vision, or the worst headache of your life. Time is essential to prevent further brain damage. Call 911 immediately if you have any of these symptoms. In many cases, a stroke victim can be given medication to reverse the effects of a stroke, but only if it can be given within 3-4 hours of the onset of symptoms. Do not let the stroke victim take a nap or convince you not to call 911. To remember the signs of a stroke, remember BE FAST.


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 EVENT CANCELLED
Due to lack of participation, the Highway Cleanup Event has been cancelled.  In order to honor our commitment to the city, we will hold this event in the fall.  

CHURCH CLEANING

We are once again looking for volunteers to clean our church as we transition back to "drive in" worship.  If you are able to help, please sign up here.  We would like to limit it to one family unit at a time, and please wear a mask and gloves. 
Food Truck Family Pathways
Family Pathways Food Truck/ Food Shelf

The Family Pathways Food Truck will be on May 16th, and they are using the "drive in" format again due to COVID-19. 

Donations are greatly needed for the food shelf during this time. They need non-perishable foods, paper products, cleaning supplies, and financial donations.  Donations will need to be dropped off directly at the Family Pathways Food Shelf in North Branch. 

For location information to drop off donations, and for more information please visit the   Family Pathways website.
Additional Church Service Opportunities will resume when we resume church services. 
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.
 

There is always room for Jesus! 
FINANCIAL UPDATE
Questions: Contact Council 
Treasurer, Chris Timmons at treasurer@SharingChristsLove.org


As of 05/14/2020
2020 
Budgeted
2020
Received
Over / (under) Budgeted $
Year-to-Date Totals
$ 61,575.82
$  61,239.33
(336.49) 
WEEK-AT-A-GLANCE
Sunday, May 17
9:00 am      In home worship
Sunday, May 24
9:00 am      Location and media TBA - Updates coming soon.