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 

Worship for 
Sunday, May 10

9:00 am On-line
Worship Service

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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 8, 2020
Beloved of God,

The other day I was talking with someone who told me that while cooking dinner the previous night, they couldn't find their favorite spatula and they nearly broke down in tears. I can relate. Maybe you can too. The anxiety of a global pandemic, paired with a rising infection rate and a rising death rate, combined with not being able to be connected with people like usual, added to the uncertainty of the future - it's a recipe for a roller coaster of emotions. Most people I talk with say that sometimes they're fine, other times it is a lot harder. 

I hope you know that it is okay to feel whatever it is you're feeling. You are not alone in your anxiety, fear, grief, loneliness, numbness or whatever you are feeling. Please reach out to someone so that you are not carrying your feelings alone. And remember that God is with you no matter what. 

I've found these words from Psalm 119 a good prayer for me lately. I hope they can help you too: 
Psalm 119:49-50
Remember your promise to me, your servant;
    it has given me hope.
Even in my suffering I was comforted
    because your promise gave me life.

Peace to you, Pastor Sarah 
The state stay-at-home order has been extended through May 18th. Therefore we continue with on-line worship through Sunday, May 17th.

Readings for Sunday

The readings for Sunday, May 10th are:
  • First Reading: 1 Peter 2:2-10 
  • Psalm: Psalm 31:1-5, 15-16
  • Gospel: John 14:1-14  
If you/ your family is interested in reading for our online service, please email Melissa (office admin).
Worship Update 
When can we get back to church? So many of us are wondering the same thing and longing for our community! There are so many  questions to answer so that we can make worship safe for everyone, especially the most vulnerable among us. We can't simply return to business as usual.   Our church leadership are researching, talking, and praying about these questions and looking for creative solutions. As of now, we expect to worship drive-in style after the stay-at-home order is lifted. Please watch here for more information or ask a Council member, and let us know if you have any suggestions! 

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

The link is available on our website, or here.  
We will be offering an IN PERSON PLANT SALE on Saturday, May 9 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm in the Church's parking lot.
St. Paul Lutheran's Sunday School is hosting their annual plant sale to benefit the Sunday School program. Again this year we are partnering with Wosika Farms to supply the plants. The Sunday School program will receive 40% of all sales; 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.   

Please see the church website for information on the sale and social distancing guidelines that will be adhered to. 

  • 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
Recognizing our Graduates
June 7, 2020 9am  
Graduation will be very different this year for our High School and College seniors. But we still want to honor your achievement! Please email us a photo and tell us where you are graduating from, and what you're doing next year by Thursday, May 28th. We will make a video presentation for worship on June 7, 2020. 

                   GOD SIGHTING

Lauren, Sam & Joanna created this piece of art to thank the amazing, hard working RN's. 

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). 

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. Stroke is the sixth leading cause of death and one of the leading causes of disability in Minnesota. A stroke occurs when a blood vessel that carries oxygen and nutrients to the brain is either blocked by a clot or bursts. When that happens, part of the brain can't get the blood and oxygen it needs, so brain cells die. 

If a stroke occurs, and blood flow can't reach the region that controls a particular body function, that part of the body won't work as it should. In general, the left side of the brain controls the right side of the body and vice versa. If a blood vessel is blocked on the left side of your brain, you will have symptoms on the right side of your body. 

Stay tuned next week for more information on strokes.
~ Joanna, Jan, and Jaime

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

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 or

Please take this time to take care of you and your family, and know we are always here for you. 
Highway Cleanup Event - Update! 

New Date: 
9:00 am

Please join us for our highway cleanup event! All volunteers are asked to park by the preschool door to avoid the food truck event. 

We are in need of a leader for this event!  We have the supplies, we just need you If you are interested in leading, please email Melissa.

If you and your family are interested in volunteering, please sign up here.  We will be following social distance guidelines, so please consider helping with this event! 
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.
Spring Cleanup 
FINAL Dates: May 12 and 13
6:00-8:00 pm

Due to COVID-19, we need to continue with social distancing.  Each evening we are inviting only two families to participate in church grounds clean-up. 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.  
Additional Church Service Opportunities will resume when we resume church services. 
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.


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 heard the Orioles and Hummingbirds were returning to Minnesota this week!
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.

Questions: Contact Council 
Treasurer, Chris Timmons at

As of 05/07/2020
Over / (under) Budgeted $
Year-to-Date Totals
$ 58,334.99
$ 60,175.24
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