HOLY TRINITY SUNDAY

Gentle Reader,
What do we say about our God?  How we talk about God makes a big difference in what we expect, and how we live with God.  We talk about God as being Trinity, but what does that even mean, for God and for us?  Come to celebrate our Triune God!  Come, and hear some different ways to 
speak of God and to God.

Most importantly, come and 
hear from our God who is, and was, and shall be.  It may just change your life!

Happy Memorial Day! 
SUMMER HAS BEGUN!
Single Service  9:00 am (
Indoors)

See you there!
This Sunday begins our summer worship schedule of  ONE SERVICE AT 9:00 AM.
  We will be altering between indoor and outdoor worship services each week.  If the outdoor service is moved indoors, you will receive an e-mail by 7:15 am on Sunday morning.  If you know someone who does not receive e-mails, please let them know the status of the service.

OUTDOOR SERVICE DATES:
June 3, June 17, July 1, July 15, July 29, August 12, August 26th
Going up to the cabin this weekend? You can take Sunday's Sermon with you!

Download this week's sermon, and listen to it on the way!  You can find recordings of Sermons on our website or subscribe on iTunes or wherever you get your podcasts - search "Saint Paul Lutheran" and look for our cross!

SUNDAY, JUNE 3rd
Outdoor 9:00 am Worship
Blessing of the Bikes!

MUSIC BY MARY HALL!
 
Don't miss it!  All bikes of all types are welcome.
See you there!

A NEW SURVEY ...
Worship Participants Survey.    Click here and take the survey.  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.
An Important Message from your Church Council
Summer brings a change of pace for all concerned.   As Minnesotans we do our best to take advantage of warmer weather and enjoy outdoor activities.  That is true for your Council too!  Many of our Council members are on our St. Paul Lutheran softball team.  That is necessitating a change in the date of our June and July council meetings.   Please note that we will meet on June 20th and July 18th - the third Wednesday of the month, rather than the Gusual Tuesday.   
 
We also want you to know the Council is keeping a very close eye on our budget.   As you know, the congregation approved a negative budget at our January Annual Meeting.   At that time, everyone in attendance felt that we could overcome that deficit.   That has not proven to be the case in the first 5 months of 2018.   Not only have expenses been higher, largely because of the long winter, but giving has actually been lower than expected.   We ask that each member take a look at their giving and do their very best to stay current and, if possible, stretch your giving for the summer.    We will keep you updated on any levers that we think must be pulled in order to be good stewards of our finances.

Grant Applehans, Pastor
Tom Miller, President
Shirley Zierke, Vice-President
Katie Fetterly, Treasurer
Julie Coozennoy, Secretary
Chris Clark, Julie Hyrkas, Tyler Kroschel, Arlie Post, Jon Quale, Members-at-Large
 

Mon., May 28th
OFFICE
CLOSED
HAVE A

SAFE & BLESSED MEMORIAL WEEKEND! 
Wed., May 30th
12:30 pm
Bible Study
TBD
RSVP to Janet if you're helping with VBS Set up
Sun., June 3rd
9:00 am
OUR FIRST 9 AM SUMMER SERVICE (outdoors)

Blessing of the Bikes!


NEW WELCOME CENTER TEAM :
How would you LOVE to help
"Refresh & ReNEW"
our Welcome Center & Nursery areas?!

THANK YOU to everyone who purchased Flowers and Plants in the Mother's Day Flower Sale- THANK YOU for your support of Children's Ministries! THANK YOU to all of my helpers for Sunday's Mother's Day Flower and Plant Sale!! You guys are truly AWESOME. I am BLESSED to partner with some amazing families! 
-Janet Nutter
 

SPLC SOFTBALL ... GO TEAM!
TUESDAY, May 22nd DOUBLE-HITTER!
Trinity Lutheran and SPLC

Let's just say ... we should pray for our softball players too!

Games start at 6:30.  Bring the whole family and enjoy the game!

Ki-Chi-Saga Park, 29101 Glader Blvd., Lindstrom.

Follow it AND watch it all unfold at  Adult Ministries
 
SPREAD THE WORD (well, this time, the other word)!
WE NEED ALUMINUM CANS!  These donations help pay for the church's grounds and building maintenance.  

Please bring your aluminum cans and deposit them in  large dumpster on our lot.


Got a green thumb? Want a green thumb?
Our  WEDNESDAY WEEDER'S GROUP will be starting up again every Wednesday morning once school gets out and through the summer. A great opportunity for some fresh air, to serve the church and to learn a little gardening!

Rumor is, Janet might be doing some VBS Prep/ artsy/craftsy stuff with your kiddos during this time so that you can help out! 

Questions? Please contact Katie Edwards (kedwards@flaschools.org) or
Zella Oswald. 
 

ST. PAUL LUTHERAN FOOD MINISTRIES
Our Next Food Truck
is  June 16th
PLEASE SIGN UP
AND HELP

We're Making A Difference!


YOUTH AND CHILDREN UPDATES!


PICKLE NIGHT! June 6th - 6:00 - 8:00 pm




Vacation Bible School;  July 31 - August 3 
SHIPWRECKED
We need leaders, kiddos and supplies