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 Schedule for
Sunday, November 17th
Stewardship Commitment Sunday

9:00 am 
Worship Service

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Friday, November 15,  2019
FROM PASTOR SARAH
Beloved Children of God,

Grace and peace to you from our generous God!

These last four weeks we listened to stories of God's Abundant Promises in scripture and from two of our own community members. We remembered God's abundant promises in prayer, God's abundant promises of freedom, God's abundant promises of blessing, and God's abundant promises of grace. What a joy to spend time focusing on God's abundance!

This coming Sunday we will focus on what it means to respond to God's abundance with our own generosity. One way that we will do that is through giving to God's church. During worship on November 17th, you will be invited to bring forward your pledge card as a promise to respond to God's generosity. Our children will also have a chance to offer promise cards, making a personal promise to God in response to God's love.

As you decide what to pledge to the congregation, please keep a few things in mind:

First, remember 2 Peter 1:3 "You are enough! By his Divine Power, God has given us everything we need for living." God gives us everything we need. More importantly, God knows that we are enough. God is so generous with God's love for us and we get to respond to God's love by living abundantly.

Second, your financial contribution to the congregation makes a big difference in the ministry that can happen here. St. Paul Lutheran Church is growing in health and wholeness and I believe that God can use this congregation for the good of the kingdom on earth.

Third, without a pledge from each member of the congregation, we cannot plan well for the future ministry of the congregation. We need to know what you plan to give to God's work in this place so that we make sure God's work in this place can be done.

Finally, pray for God's guidance as you decide what number to put down. And then make plans to honor your commitment. The way that we make sure God's work continues to happen here is by financially sustaining this congregation. Each of us is called to give in response to God's abundance and to support the ministry God is doing here.

The Finance Ministry Team will prepare a budget based on the pledges you and your fellow congregation members make. We will vote on that budget at the annual Congregational Meeting on January 26, 2020. Let's make this coming year's budget a reflection of all that God is doing for us. With God's help, we may even surprise ourselves.

In God's abundant blessings,

Pastor Sarah Friesen-Carper
Sunday's Readings
Genesis 6-8: Sunday School
Gospel: John 10: 7-10
CHURCH BUSINESS

CALLING ALL BAKERS!!!
We are looking for baked goods to be donated to the Church's Bake Sale.

Drop off will be on Saturday, November 16 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm.  PLEASE DO NOT DROP OFF BEFORE 11:00 AM!

CALLING ALL SWEET EATERS!  
On November 17 we will have an amazing array of tasty treats for you to purchase!  Sale starts at 8:00 am.

Proceeds from this Bake Sale go to SPLC's General Fund.
ADULT EDUCATION HOUR IS CANCELLED NOV. 17th

Please take the time to enjoy the bake sale! 
Christmas Decorating! 

Altar Guild is decorating the church for Christmas on December 1st after service.  Everyone is welcome to help! 

Memorials : T he following donations were received:

In memory of Marj Jaeb:
-Ruth Koehly
-Dave & Fran Nordhausen
-Jon & Rosie Quale
-Doug & Pat Miska

In memory of Irvin Hanson: (Rhonda Tillman's Dad)
-Jon & Rosie Quale

In memory of Jim Fromm: 
-Jerry & Claudia Nelson
Service Opportunities at Saint Paul Lutheran!
Each week we will highlight opportunities for you to serve in your congregation. Watch this space for details!
  • Building Cleaning: You are needed to clean your church! Each week members of our congregation clean the building. It is your turn!  Please sign up on the clipboard at the welcome center. A list of duties is attached to the sign up.
Make it a family event! Clean on an afternoon then get pizza for dinner to celebrate your service!

Two members have covered the cleaning for September and October but they will be gone in November. WE NEED YOU!
PIES NEEDED!

We need 10 ready to serve pies for our Thanksgiving/ Healing service on November 27th.  Pies will need to be to church by 6:00 pm.  Sign up sheet available on welcome table. 
Pledge Cards
Pledge cards have been mailed.  Pledge cards are due on Stewardship Sunday, November 17th.

If you did not receive a pledge card, please contact Melissa (office administrator) at 651-462-5212 or admin@sharingchristslove.org
QUESTIONS:
Contact Katie Fetterly at treasurer@sharingchristslove.org

As of 11/13/19 Actual Budgeted
Over/(Under) Budget
YTD Totals
$168,900.95
$179,020.91
$ (10,119.96)
YOUTH UPDATES

Please note the following changes: 

  • There will not be an Advent Joy service this year.  However, if your child wants to play an instrument or sing, we'll incorporate it into the Christmas program.  Please let Joanna know by November 17. jkroschel@sharingchristslove.org 
  • SPLASH and Confirmation will not be meeting Wednesday, November 27.
COSTUME NEEDED:

An Incredible Hulk costume (size youth large), is needed for the Christmas program.  If you are have one you are willing to donate, please contact Joanna at  jkroschel@sharingchristslove.org
Updates:  Please note the following changes and events: 
  • Confirmation class on November 20th is a Thanksgiving party. The students will be able to celebrate the things they are thankful for together. 
  • There is NO confirmation class on November 27th. 
  • Confirmation will continue to meet for the three Wednesdays in December at 6:30. There will be time for check-in and then the students are required to attend worship at 7 pm. The service is Advent by Candlelight using Holden Evening Prayer. If anyone would be interested in reading or singing parts during that service, please let me know. They will also take part in bringing the light into worship those nights. 
  • Confirmation Class will take a break over the holidays. We begin meeting again January 8th at 6:30 pm. 
  • There is a fellowship event for Confirmation students Friday, December 6th, 6-9 pm at church - Christmas festivities, a movie and other activities. This is a required fellowship event.  
If you have any question, please contact Pastor Sarah at pastor@sharingchristslove.org
UPCOMING EVENTS
Yule Logs! 
December 8th - 10:00 am

We are excited to once again have Dee lead us in making Yule Logs!  We hope you can join us for this event, all are welcome.  Glue guns will be needed! Sign up sheet is on the welcome table.
Food Truck Family Pathways
Wednesday, Dec. 11th
11:00 am - Village Inn 
Bring a Friend!

Grab a friend and meet other seniors for a time of fun and fellowship at the Village Inn  in Wyoming. 

Don't forget it's free pie day!

FOOD TRUCK
THIS SATURDAY, November 16th

A small donation by you can make a big difference in the life of those receiving the gifts. Food donations may be placed in the cart in the Narthex. Volunteers are also needed for this wonderful outreach program. 

Sign up at the Welcome Center. 
Join us in making Lefsa!
Sunday, December 22nd at 10:00 am.  If you have equipment or experience you are willing to share, please contact Arlie Post at 651-503-3169  or  arlie.post@gmail.com  
SCRIP
(this form has only a fraction of the gift cards available)

All gift cards for $20 or less. Great for coworkers, stockings, teachers or yourself!

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WEEK-AT-A-GLANCE
Saturday, November 16
  9:00 am     Food Truck
11:00 am     Bake Sale Drop Off 
  1:00 pm     Feed My Starving Children
Sunday, November 17
 8:00 am      Bake Sale 
 9:00 am      Worship
10:00 am     Sunday School
Tuesday, November 19
4:00 pm       Prayer Team
5:00 pm       Visitation Team 
7:00 pm       Cub Parent's Weekly Meeting
Wednesday, November 20
1:00 pm       Prayers for the Congregation
1:30 pm       Adult Bible Study
5:30 pm       Nominating Committee
6:30 pm       Confirmation/SPLASH
Thursday, November 21
5:30 pm       Global Missions Team 
6:00 pm       Girl Scout Meeting 
Sunday, November 24
  9:00 am     Worship
10:00 am     Adult Education Hour 
10:00 am     Sunday School
11:00 am     CPR Puppets 

Save the Dates: 
Sunday, December 8 - Yule Logs
Sunday, December 22 - Lefsa Making