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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

Sunday, October 2
9:00 am Drive In Outdoor Worship Service

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Friday, October 2, 2020
Beloved of God,
The family devotional for last week reminded us that Jesus is the light of the world. Even when we are afraid, when the state of the world feels scary, when contentiousness seems to rule how we relate with one another, still, Jesus is our light.

Light has been a symbol of divine presence for millennia. Lanterns were lit in the Tabernacle in early Jewish celebrations. In the Temple in Jerusalem, candles burned to symbolize God's presence. When Jesus proclaimed in John 8:12, "I am the light of the world," he was telling us that he is the presence of God in the world. Now, after Jesus' resurrection and ascension, we know that the Holy Spirit carries the light of the world to us wherever we are.

We also carry that light within us and as Christians, it is our responsibility to let our light shine in the world. (In baptism we receive a lit candle with the instructions, "Let your light so shine before others that they may see your good works and glorify your father in Heaven.") In these days of fear, contention and anxiousness, let your light shine. Be the light for others. When you hear threatening words, shine the light. When you read hateful comments, shine the light. When you see someone in distress, shine the light.

Remember, you are a beloved child of God.

In Christ, Pastor Sarah

P.S. The Council and Covid Response Team are meeting on October 5th to discuss where and how to worship this fall and winter. If you have not yet completed the Worship Survey, please do so by October 3rd.

 Bulletin for October 4, 2020
In Case of Severe Weather... check your email, the website, or our facebook page. 
Sunday's Worship Service is streamed live on facebook
Worship Readings
The readings for Sunday, October 4th are:

First Reading: Isaiah 5:1-7
Second Reading: Acts 20: 17-35
Gospel: Matthew 21:33-46

Call 651.371.5421 to hear this week's sermon. 
SPLC COVID Response Team

Click here to read the SPLC Covid-19 Preparedness Plan and related documents. 

To contact the team, please email: 

We are blessed to have knowledgeable and caring nurses in our congregation! They have some words of advice for us: 

Addiction: What does this mean? The definition in the dictionary states "condition of being addicted to a particular substance, thing or activity" so often this doesn't take into account the things people will do to feed their addiction and how this affects those around them. 

According to SAMHSA (Substance abuse and mental health services administration) this is a chronic disease that can affect all people from all walks of life, it affects people's self control and is hard to stop on your own. Especially in this stressful time, with a national pandemic and political strife it can be easy to stop looking out for those around us. 

Here are some great resources for treatment and services, this is just a short list. Also remember to reach out to other members of the church or Pastor Sarah if you are looking for guidance or help!
  • Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-800-273-8255
  • Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation Center City 1-651-213-4200
  • Grace Counseling Services 763-413-8838
  • Canvas Health 651-777-5222

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Remember to pray for these nurses and all those on the front lines fighting the coronavirus. 
Family Devotions
Sunday School is inviting the entire congregation to join us for weekly family devotions. Devotions will be emailed or mailed weekly.  Please email or call Melissa in the main office to be added to the distribution list and please note if you would like the devotions via email or regular mail
Questions: Contact Council 
Treasurer, Chris Timmons at

As of 10/01/2020
Over / (under) Budgeted $
Year-to-Date Totals

$ 120,624.49

$    3,954.52 

Sunday, October 4
9:00 am      Outdoor and Live Stream Worship
11:00 am    Coffee Hour via Zoom 
Monday, October 5
7:00 pm     SPLC COVID Response Team Meeting
Tuesday, October 6
7:00 am      Walking Club
7:00 pm      Walking Club
Wednesday, October 7
1:00 pm     Adult Bible Study **Outside at church**
5:30 pm    WAM Meeting
6:00 pm    Confirmation
Sunday, October 11
9:00 am      Outdoor and Live Stream Worship
10:00 am    Outdoor Sunday School 
11:00 am    Coffee Hour via Zoom