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, October 27th
Reformation Sunday

9:00 am 
Worship Service

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OCTOBER
Friday, October 25,  2019
FROM PASTOR SARAH
Reflections for Sunday October 27th on John 8:31-36  
Each week, Pastor Sarah will provide reflections on the readings for the following Sunday.

Freedom is something we hear a lot about in the United States. In popular culture it has come to mean something like being allowed to do whatever you want whenever you want. Unfortunately, that isn't true freedom. That is selfishness. Jesus has a different kind of freedom in mind when he says, " So if the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed." This is true freedom. This is the freedom to rely on God instead of the false sense of security that idols offer. This is the freedom to shed our need for certainty and rest in grace. This is the freedom to experience God's loving kindness in ways never expected. It is also a freedom for generosity. A freedom for giving grace to others. A freedom for inviting others into God's loving kindness. 

+ What are some of the false freedoms you have trusted in your past?
+ What new freedom have you discovered in Jesus?

Family Devotion
Each week, Pastor Sarah will provide a short devotion for families based on a reading for the following Sunday.

Read:  Psalm 46
Bring it home:
These are some questions or activities to help you think and talk about the reading as a family.

+ Verse 1 says: "God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble." What does it mean that God is our refuge and strength?
+ Verse 10 says, "Be still and know that I am God." This is a very famous verse in the Bible. Can you be very still for 30 seconds? One minute? Have someone time you and see how long you can be still. While you are keeping your body still, think about God's love. Maybe say, "Thank you for loving me God," over and over in your mind.

Pray:
Consider lighting a candle or having a cross to look at while you pray.
Did you know that drawing can be prayer? Draw a picture of something or someone that God loves. When you are finished, say, "Thank you, God."
Sunday's Readings
First: Jeremiah 31:31-34
Psalm: Psalm 46
Second: Romans 3:19-28
Gospel: John 8:31-36
CHURCH BUSINESS
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!

If you or your family use a space in the building, please remember to clean it up when you are done. Leave it nicer than you found it as a welcome to the next people who will be there. Think of it as Paying it Forward.
Operation Christmas Child
We are still collecting items for the boxes.  Items still needed:
  • pencils and covered pencil sharpeners 
  • hairbrushes and combs 
  • small toys, including balls, and cloth or canvas bags.  
We will be packing the boxes after service on Sunday, November 3rd in the music room.  Anyone in the congregation is invited to help.  
Bible Pickup
If you ordered a bible, they have come in. You may pick up your order on the volunteer desk in the  office.

REMINDER:
It is cold and flu season.  Please take care of yourself and your loved ones. 

Parents are welcome to use the nursery for their children (aged 4 years and younger). 
Pledge Cards
Pledge cards are available for pick up on the welcome table.  Pledge cards are due on Stewardship Sunday, November 17th.

QUESTIONS,  contact Katie Fetterly, 
As of 10/24/19 Actual Budgeted
Over/(Under) Budget
YTD Totals
$ 158,554.78
$ 166,233.70
$ (7,678.92)
The October Church Council minutes are available on the website or download  here
 
On the website, you can also find past council minutes, guidelines, current forms, how to contact team leaders or your church council and the church constitution. Hard copies of the minutes are available at the Welcome Center; just ask and the office will be happy to provide you a copy of the minutes. 

Note from Council: The Council Minutes are available for you to read in the Library. This is a new location. Please read so you know what's happening in your congregation!
 
UPCOMING EVENTS
Safeguarding God's Children training for all wishing to work with the children of our church will be held on the following dates: 

Sunday, October 27th at 6:30 pm
Sunday, November 3rd at 11:00 am

-Those that went through the training (Policy Review Plus Video) in 2018,  will just need to  "REVIEW"  this time. You will do the complete training every other year. This training is the first ½ hour of each session; you will get the summary of the class, receive SPLC's current policy, and submit to a background check.
 
-Those that are new to volunteering, new to our church, or did not take the training in 2018 ,  will attend the "REVIEW" class (above) PLUS watch the a Safeguarding Video. Next year you do only do the review. The complete training will take about an hour.

Please email Melissa (office administrator) if you have any further questions, or to enroll at admin@sharingchristslove.org
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
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

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 
EDUCATION
 
We continue to need volunteers.  Go to SignUpGenius  to sign-up for your opportunity to help!
SCRIP
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



COMMUNITY EVENTS
Holiday Craft Fair 
Faith Lutheran Church 
Saturday, November 2nd
9:00 am to 3:00 pm

  • over 55 different crafters & vendors with something for everyone
  • Lefse hand made on site
  • Coffee, cinnamon rolls and lunch options for purchase
WEEK-AT-A-GLANCE
Sunday, October 27     
   9:00 am       Worship
10:00 am       Congregation Fitness Small Group
10:00 am       Sunday School
11:00 am       CPR Puppets
  6:30 pm       Adult Bible Study
  6:30 pm       Safeguarding God's Children
Tuesday, October 29
  7:00 pm       Cub Parent's Weekly Meeting
Wednesday, October 30
  1:00 pm       Prayer Time in the Sanctuary
  1:30 pm       Adult Bible Study
   6:30 pm      Confirmation/SPLASH
Sunday, November 3
     9:00 am      Worship
10:00 am       Congregation Fitness Small Group
10:00 am       Sunday School
10:00 am       Operation Christmas Child Box Packing
  6:30 pm       Adult Bible Study
  6:30 pm       Safeguarding God's Children
Save the Dates: 
Saturday, November 16 - Feed My Starving Children
Sunday, November 17 - Bake Sale
Sunday, December 8 - Yule Logs
Sunday, December 22 - Lefsa Making