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 10th
Veteran's Day
Food Truck Sunday

9:00 am 
Worship Service

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Friday, November 8,  2019
FROM PASTOR SARAH
Reflections for Sunday on Luke 19:1-10  
Each week, Pastor Sarah will provide reflections on the readings for the following Sunday.

I remember singing a song in Vacation Bible School as a kid based on this story - "Zacchaeus was a wee little man and a wee little man was he. He climbed up in a sycamore tree for the Lord he wanted to see." The moral of that story, as I remember from VBS, was that Zacchaeus was a bad guy, but after he met Jesus he became a good guy.

These days my understanding of the story is a little more nuanced. Zacchaeus was a man who was prisoner to his role in life, a tax collector. He was mistrusted by his peers, the other Jews, and driven to dishonesty by his employers, the Roman government. But Jesus saw Zacchaeus for who he really was - a beloved child of God. Jesus met Zacchaeus with grace and unconditional love. And Zacchaeus' life changed forever.

+ When have you received grace when you know you didn't deserve it?
+ What does it feel like to be loved unconditionally?
 
Family Devotion:
Each week, Pastor Sarah will provide a short devotion for families based on a reading for the following Sunday.
Read: Luke 19:1-10
 
Bring it home:
These are some questions or activities to help you think and talk about the reading as a family.

+ Zacchaeus was very short but he wanted to see Jesus, so he climbed to the top of a tree. Have you ever felt too small to do something? How did you feel? What did you do to change that feeling?
+ Jesus became friends with Zacchaeus even though other people didn't like him. How do you make friends? Could you make a new friend this week?
 
Pray:
Consider lighting a candle or having a cross to look at while you pray.
Thank you, Jesus, for loving me unconditionally. Help me to make friends and share your love with the world. Amen.  
Sunday's Readings
First: Job 19:23-27a
Psalm: Psalm 103:1-8
Second: Galatians 4:4-7
Gospel: Luke 19:1-10
CHURCH BUSINESS
UPDATE FROM MICK & SHEILA BYL 
Mick is doing well at Mayo. He has passed all his tests and done pre transplant assessments. We are getting closer to the day of transplant. Please keep all of us in your prayers for this is a marathon. 

We are humbled and grateful for your generosity with notes and gifts. Thank you for these gifts but most especially for your prayers. They are most certainly getting us through this time at Mayo. 

Mick and Sheila Byl
FOOD TRUCK DONATIONS NEEDED! 
We are in need of food truck donations.  The most needed items are: 

Baked Beans Coffee
Bar Soap
Cereal Salt / Pepper
Deodorant 
Tuna Paper Towels
Toothpaste
White Rice Baking Goods:
Flour, Sugar, etc.


When donating, please keep in mind our food truck services about 30 people each time.

This Sunday, we will be including our food truck donations during offering.  Thank you for supporting this mission.  
The church council meeting has been moved from November 19th - to December 3rd at 6:30. 
HONORING OUR VETERANS
The month of November, we are honoring our current and past members who have served our country.  Please take a moment to pray for the people listed below:

Living Veterans:
Ernie Adamczak
Dale Brainard
Jim Carlson
Frank Edwards
Neil Gatzow
Dean Greseth
Ellsworth Larson
Kathy Mills
Jerry Nelson
Jon & Rosie Quale
Arnie Ranta
Arne Rudenick 

Veterans who have passed:
Sidney Anderson
Keith Crist 
Glen Gruett
Zane Johnson
LeRoy Korlin
Vernon (Bud) Peterson
Larry Petrey
Billy Rezarch
Chet & Vera Rieck
Clarence Sausen
George Sorenson
Chester Wahlgren
Alfred Walgren

If you have a name to add that isn't currently on the list, please contact Melissa (office administrator) at 651-462-5212 or admin@sharingchristslove.org.  Also, if you have any pictures to share of any of the people listed above, we would love to have them!  

*pictured (in order): Chet & Vera Rieck, Ernie Adamczak, Jerry Nelson
PLEASE NOTE
Pastor Sarah will be out of the office on November 11-16th.  Pastor  Steve Melander 
(763-218-1865) will be providing emergency pastoral care. 

Prayers for the congregation, and adult bible study will be cancelled on Wednesday, November 13th. 
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!
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, 
As of 11/06/19 Actual Budgeted
Over/(Under) Budget
YTD Totals
$ 166,990.95
$ 174,758.50
$ (7,767.55)
YOUTH UPDATE

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 17jkroschel@sharingchristslove.org 
  • SPLASH and Confirmation will not be meeting Wednesday, November 27.
UPCOMING EVENTS
Feed My Starving Children
November 16th - 1:00-2:30 pm
Coon Rapids Location

We welcome the congregation to join the confirmation and SPLASH classes at Feed My Starving Children.  Please sign up on the welcome table.  For questions, please email Melissa (office administrator) at admin@sharingchristslove.org
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, November 13
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
Saturday, November 16

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. 

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.
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
ORDERING SCRIP is EASY!

It's the convenient way to fund raise for your organization: using gift cards to turn everyday shopping into earnings. 

Download a form, drop it off (with your money) at church on Sunday and you will be able to pick-up your order the following week.  

(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!

Complete List of all Retailers
Planning a fall/winter vacation?  With scrip fundraising you can help earn funds for  St. Paul Lutheran Church when you are on vacation! Below is a sampling of the cards  available. Stop at the Welcome Center and ask for more details or contact



WEEK-AT-A-GLANCE
Sunday, November 10
  9:00 am      Worship
10:00 am      Adult Education Hour
10:00 am      Sunday School
11:00 am      CPR Puppets
Tuesday, November 12
  7:00 pm      Cub Parent's Weekly Meeting
Wednesday, November 13
11:00 am      Keenagers
   6:30 pm     Confirmation/SPLASH
Thursday, November 14
6:00 pm       Girl Scout Meeting 
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
Save the Dates: 
Sunday, December 8 - Yule Logs
Sunday, December 22 - Lefsa Making