Sunday, October 28th
REFORMATION SUNDAY!
8:30 am Worship with St. Paul Lutheran Choir
10:00 am Worship & Sunday School
Jason Solomonson Presiding

Dear friends in Christ,

This Sunday, we celebrate the Reformation.  Reformation Sunday honors Martin Luther's bold action in 1517, when he posted his statement of faith, known as the 95 Theses, on the door of Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany.  And what a statement it was!  What would be your statement of faith to post?  Would it be as Luther believed that Christians are saved through faith and not through their own efforts?

We live in turbulent times, just as Luther himself did.  Faith only?  But what about those times where we fall backwards, and self-righteousness get's the best of us?

Jesus came to us with an answer.  An answer that will set us free ... totally free.  Come this Sunday and hear our own, Jason Solomonson preach on this subject.  It might just change your life!  
THIS SUNDAY!
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.
 


CHURCH WEEKLY CALENDAR
Pastor Grant will be out of the office through Nov. 1st.  Should you need Pastoral Care, Please contact Wendy in the front office (651-462-5212)

Monday, October 29
  The Amazing (G)Race!
  Office CLOSED
6:00pm
  Hand Bell Choir Practice
6:30pm
  Boy Scouts
7:00pm
  SPLC Choir
Tuesday, October 30
  The Amazing (G)Race!
7:00pm
  (SR) Cub Parents Wkly Meeting
Wednesday, October 31
  The Amazing (G)Race!
  AGC Preschool Halloween Party (FH)
6:00pm
  Trunk & Treat!
Thursday, November 1
  The Amazing (G)Race!
5:30pm
  (FH) Girl Scouts Tp. 56611
6:45pm
  Praise Band Practice
Friday, November 2
  The Amazing (G)Race!
9:00am
  Look for your Latest Refresh & ReNEWS!
Sunday, November 4
  The Amazing (G)Race!
  ALL SAINT'S DAY
  NAME TAG SUNDAY!
  WELCOME NEW MEMBERS
8:30am
  Traditional Worship Service
10:00am
  Contemporary Worship Service
10:00am
  Sunday School
12:00pm
  (L) Safeguarding God's Children 2019
4:30pm
  (L) Safeguarding God's Children 2019
6:30pm
  (L)Bible Study


A Message from Judy Rednick
Thank you so much for the prayers, cards and shawl during my recent surgery.  They were much appreciated.
 
A message from Jeanne Richards ...
Thank you for the special recognition during our church service on October 7th.  I was very surprised.  The floral arrangement is gorgeous and the beautiful plaque is sitting on our entryway desk.  It has been an honor and a joy to work with you at St. Paul Lutheran for forty years.

Thanks again,

Jeanne Richards

Year-to-Date Giving
$186,988.30
Year-to-Date Budget Based on Pledges
$201,875.00
Year-to-Date Total as of Oct. 16, 2018
-$14,886.70
CONGREGATIONAL MATCHING FUNDS UPDATE
Congregational Matching Funds Received
$6,790.00
Funds to Match Congregational Giving
$6,790.00
Total Matching Funds
$13,580.00

Our matching funds goal is to raise $10,000 from the congregation for a total of $20,000 once those funds are matched. We are 68% of the way to our goal. The matching drive will end December 31, 2018. Thank you for your continued support of St. Paul Lutheran. 

The Council is Listening
This year's operating budget is based on our Needs, Wants & Wishes.  The council has met with team leads asking them what their anticipated expenses are for 2019.  Now we are asking / listening to the congregation.
Our hope is to put together an accurate budget based on the direction our congregation wants to see the church move.  Please attend one of the Listening Sessions to share your thoughts on the upcoming budget.

Listening Sessions will be located in the library on:

Sunday, October 21, 2018 at 11:00 am
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at 6:30 pm
Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at 6:30 pm
Sunday, November 11, 2018 at 11:00 am - CANCELLED
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 6:30 pm
AND THE RACE IS ON ...

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!
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!
 
October  21st - Nov. 6 - My Bible Classes for SPLASH. Kids receive their bibles on Sunday, November 11th




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! 

Donations for Candy are greatly appreciated.  Drop off at Welcome Center.  Thank You!
Sunday, Nov. 4th SAFEGUARDING TRAINING BEGINS.  Look for email from Janet Nutter for times and locations.
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 at 9 a.m.  Volunteer sign-up at the Welcome Center.  We are also asking for monetary
donations for the purchase of Turkeys for our food shelf participants.  Mark check or envelope "Turkey".  Thank you!
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!



Looking for 1 or 2 Volunteers
Sat., November 10th
8:30 am - 1:30 pm


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 




                    

Christmas is only 67 days away.  Let SPLC and Scrip make your Christmas shopping easy.  


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!