Sunday, October 14th

9:00 am Worship
Pastor Andrea Mwalilino, Pastor for MN Swahili Christian Congregation in Minneapolis will join us
The Swahili Choir!
Testimonies from congregation members that travel to Tanzania
Refreshments and Meet & Greet follow service in our Narthex 
 
Jambo, watu wazuri!
( Hello, good people!) It's Tanzania Sunday! A day set aside in our calendar to celebrate the love of God that gives us brothers and sisters around the world and partners in Tanzania. Come see the brightly colored and beautifully textured fabric from Tanzania decorating the altar and sanctuary.  Come hear the musical witness of our brothers and sisters from the Minneapolis Swahili-speaking Lutheran congregational choir.  Come taste Tanzanian snacks and hear some of the experiences of our very own Jan Cockburn and Bill England and the story of Pastor Andrea, Pastor of the Minneapolis Swahili-speaking congregation who has just come back from a visit to Tanzania.  As a Christian, wherever we go we have family.  Come and get to know some of our global family better.
It just might change your life.

From our friends in Tanzania at Mtera Lutheran!
Pastor Msigwa, from Iringa, sent his greetings on behalf of folks in Mtera and Migoli. 
 
Errors and Omissions:

The 150th Team regrets the errors and omissions that were  a part of the 150th Anniversary Book.
Page 2:      There were seven Charter Families of the first
  congregation.  G eorge Lendt and wife were omitted.
 
Page 14:      Judith Wilt was our intern beginning in 1980
 
Page 15:      In the list of Pastors:   
Rev. Bob Hauseman was omitted.   He was our
 interim from 1978 - 1980.
R ev.  Judith Wilt was our intern from 1980 - 1982.
R ev. Audrey Zech was our Associate Pastor
 beginning in 1985.


These people were important parts of our rich history. Thank you to those who caught these errors so all can be recognized and celebrated.



CHURCH WEEKLY CALENDAR
Monday, October 15
Office Open by Appt.
6:00pm   Hand Bell Choir Practice
6:30pm   Boy Scouts
7:00pm   SPLC Choir

Tuesday, October 16
3:00pm   Yule Log Preparation Meeting
4:00pm   Prayer Team
5:00pm   Visitation Team
6:30pm   Council Meeting
6:30pm   (CRs)(FH) Den Meetings Cub Pack 142
7:00pm   (SR) Cub Parents Wkly Meeting

Wednesday, October 17
  All God's Children Conferences Noon - 6:30 pm
CONFIRMATION SMALL GROUPS
1:00pm (L) Bible Study
6:30pm SPLASH 5/6

Thursday, October 18
5:30pm   (FH) Girl Scouts Tp. 56611
5:30pm   GMT (Global Missions Team)

Friday, October 19
9:00am   Look for your Latest Refresh & ReNEWS!

Saturday, October 20
9:00am   Food Truck Family Pathways (WE NEED VOLUNTEERS!)

Sunday, October 21
8:30am   Traditional Worship Service with St. Paul Lutheran Choir
10:00am Contemporary Worship Service and Sunday School
6:00pm   My Bible Class
6:30pm   (L)Bible Study
Ways you can help ...
Every month we need volunteers.  We are very short with men in October to help bring groceries to peoples cars.  Please sign up at the Welcome Center.




OCTOBER - NOVEMBER FOOD TRUCK REQUESTS
We are currently asking for monetary donations for 30+ turkeys we need to purchase for our November food truck event.  Please mark your check or envelope "Turkey".

We are also collected gently used or new coats for children and adults, boots, scarfs, hats, and mittens.  Please drop off in the big GREEN bin in the Welcome Center.  We pray we will have items to offer our food truck participants from November to December. 

THANK YOU!  WE'RE MAKING A DIFFERENCE!
DID YOU KNOW ...
SPLC is a sponsor for all local scouting groups.  One thing the boy scouts do every year in the fall is clean up our cemetery.
They will be there on Sunday, Oct. 21st for the better part of the day.

Stop in.  Help out.  Bring a treat.  Just say thank you.  
PRESCHOOL IS LOOKING FOR A NEW PLAYHOUSE
If you have one to donate, please email Kathy DiMeglio, Preschool Director, here

METRO DINING CARDS NOW AVAILABLE
Available at SPLC through October 28th at the Welcome Center.

Your purchase of Metro Dining Cards helps us with the cost to ship Operation Christmas Child boxes in December.

Thanks for your support!
 
NEW MEMBER RECEPTION
Tues., October 23rd at 6:30 pm

Those interested in becoming members of St. Paul Lutheran Church we encourage you to contact the main office (6512-462-5212), or Pastor Grant directly.

This reception will welcome you to the church with some basic background, a Welcome Packet of information to get you started, and members of various Ministry teams to share their experiences at St. Paul Lutheran.

Children are welcome.  Should you need daycare, please contact Wendy in the main office.

Additionally, all new members will be recognized on Sunday, November 4th

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
October
21st - Nov. 6 - My Bible Classes for SPLASH. Rec. Bibles Nov. 11th

23rd  -  New Member Reception at 6:30 pm

24th  - SPLASH Fall Festival (grades 1-4) at 6:30 pm
26th - 28 Mission Trip Craft Retreat.  Sign up here or applications are available in the church Narthex.
 
28th  - REFORMATION SUNDAY - Praise Band & SPLC Choir!  Jason Solomonson Presiding
31st  -  Trunk or Treat!  Bring  the kids, family, and neighbors and decorate   your trunk,  dress up, and hand out s pecial treats!  It's always a fun time and locals always stop by (the huge wagon with a bonfire on it is always great to see).  Come and have a BOO-tiful time! 
Meet Brent Eidenschink, Sunday, Oct. 28th at 11:00 am (with Lunch) at St. Paul Lutheran Church
JOIN US for this rare opportunity with local business owner (and member of SPLC), Brent Eidenschink, Thrivent Financial Representative, "Your Legacy: Family, Church, Charity." 

Brent will provide the information to help you make the best decisions for you, your future, and the causes you most care about.

No products are sold at this event. Daycare Provided by his wife, Stephanie.

RSVP to Brent so he can order lunch for everyone in attendance.
 

Sunday, Nov. 4th SAFEGUARDING TRAINING BEGINS.  Look for email from Janet Nutter for times and locations.
Wed., Nov. 7th KEENAGERS at Village Inn - 11 am
Sat., Nov. 10th Blood Drive at SPLC -  8:30 am - 1:30 pm 
Sun., Nov. 11th at the 10 am Worship Service - Children of Christ Sunday (children perform and receive bibles if they attended My Bible Class
Sat. Nov. 17th  -  Food Truck in the Morning and then the ever-so-popular TURKEY BINGO NIGHT!!!!
Sun., Nov. 18  -  PLEDGE CARD SUNDAY!
Sun., Nov. 25th  -  GREENING OF THE SANCTUARY.  Great Family Activity!  Please plan on staying after service and joining in the FUN!
Wed., Nov. 28th - FAMILY NIGHT!  Learn the story behind the Yule Log and bring the entire family to make your own Yule Log!  All materials will be available (no cost).  Bring glue guns and hammers if you have them (some will be available).  Refreshments will be served.  MUST SIGN UP IN THE WELCOME CENTER
Looking for 1 or 2 Volunteers
The Blood Drives at St. Paul Lutheran Church are coordinated through Tracy Walters.

Tracy is looking for one or two volunteers that can welcome people as they arrive and hand out snacks after they give blood.

Please contact Tracy if you are interested:    tawalters17@gmail.com 

THIS IS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR YOUTH 
JOIN A TEAM!  SIGN UP AT THE WELCOME DESK!
BEGINS SUNDAY, OCT. 7TH &
RUNS THROUGH NOV. 18TH

KNOWING JESUS TOGETHER ... Serving Our Surrounding Communities!

How will your team choose to volunteer?
When will your team volunteer?
How often will your team want to volunteer?
  
                                




Did you know you can use a Kohl's Scrip Gift Card to pay off your Kohl's credit card bill? (This must be done in person, not on line) This way you can take advantage of the wonderful discounts Kohl's offers, but still benefit the church by buying a Kohl's Scrip Card. Order yours THIS SUNDAY at the Scrip table in the Narthex.  

GREAT EVENTS THROUGH ST. PAUL SYNOD.  CHECK IT OUT BELOW 
 
Look for the events and be sure to scroll to the bottom and click on "See More" to see all that they are offering in education, community, and special events
AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM YOUR CHURCH COUNCIL
 
"Give Back to Pay It Forward" is a celebration of St. Paul Lutheran Church's 150th Anniversary. St. Paul Lutheran has had a rich history over the last 150 years and we are looking at continuing that legacy well into the future. As a result we are challenging the entire congregation from, July 29th 2018 through the end of the year, to participate in a matching contributions initiative.

Several members of the congregation have generously offered to match any funds given that are above and beyond the regular weekly giving by the remainder of the congregation.
 
In order to have your contribution matched, please use your preferred method of donating (envelope, bill pay, online giving), but remember to clearly note that the donation is for "Matching Funds".
 
As the year progresses we will continue to update the congregation on the success of this initiative.
Check us out.  We're on a Mission of
Sharing Christ's Love With Joy!