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, September 15

9:00 am 
Worship Service


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SEPTEMBER
Friday, September 13 , 2019
FROM PASTOR SARAH
Reflections for Sunday , September 15
 
"God loves the whole world, no exceptions!" For many years I had that phrase as a bumper sticker on my car. I would often get a honk and a thumbs up, or even when stuck in traffic, people would roll down their window to tell me how much they liked my sticker. It is a truth that we take for granted. But Jesus doesn't. He tells two parables in Luke 15:1-10 about how God's love puts everything else on hold just for us. A shepherd leaves the rest of the sheep to go after the one who is lost. A woman sets aside all her other daily tasks to search high and low for one lost coin. That love is overwhelming and unconditional.

+ When have you felt overwhelming, unconditional love in your life?
+ What would it be like for you to tell others about that love?

Family Devotion  Read:  Luke 15:1-10 

Bring it homeHere are some questions or activities to help you think and talk about the reading as a family.

+ Play hide and seek, but instead of everyone hiding, have just one person hide and everyone else look for them. When you find them, celebrate!!
+These two stories are all about how much Jesus loves each and every one of us. How do you know when someone loves you? How do you show love to other people?
+ Jesus ate meals with anyone who would eat with him. That was not the custom of the time. But eating together means that we are equals and we care about each other. Who do you eat with? At home? At school or day care? Is there someone you would like to eat with sometime?

Pray:  Consider lighting a candle or having a cross to look at while you pray. Have someone pray this prayer:

Say a prayer for someone you haven't seen in a long time. Ask God to help them be happy and healthy.
Sunday's Readings
First Reading:  Exodus 32:7-14
Psalm: Psalm 51:1-4,7,10
Second Reading:  1 Timothy 1:12-17
Gospel: Luke 15:1-10
CHURCH BUSINESS
COUNCIL MEETING UPDATE
The Council is meeting for a retreat and business meeting on Saturday,  September 28th from 9 am-3 pm. This will take the place of the regularly scheduled meeting on September 17th. If you have any questions please talk with Pastor Sarah or Tom Miller, Council President. 
Children's Spark Bibles, Adult Study Bibles & Bible Study Guide orders are due by September 29. Order forms are
available in the Narthex.
 
Click here here to download order form
Small Group Book Discussion will begin on SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 15. 

Small Groups will meet at 10:00 am on Sundays through November 3.

If you have not already signed up for a small group discussion group, contact  coordinator@sharingchristslove.org .

If Sunday doesn't work for you, please indicate that and another time will be announced. Please talk with Pastor Sarah if you have any questions or need assistance getting a copy of the book. You can order the book at   Smile Amazon or Barnes & Noble
MEMORIALS

Maureen Sausen gave to the food truck fund, in memory of Bud Reed.  

QUESTIONS,  contact Katie Fetterly, 
As of 09/12/19 Actual Budgeted
Over/(Under) Budget
YTD Totals
$ 137,573.61
$ 143,216.72
$ (5,643.11)
  
IS THIS YOURS?

Is this light yours? If yes, please pick-up in the music room. If no one claims this light, we will be donating it to Family Pathways. 

Questions, please contact Melissa in the office.
UPCOMING EVENTS
CPR PUPPETS
Sunday, September 15 at 11:00 am

CPR Puppets are gearing up for an exciting season but we're short-handed (LITERALLY!) ALL are welcome. 

Contact Carrie Reed 651-323-4028 or  reeds4855@gmail.com  
SUNDAY NIGHT
BIBLE STUDY
Sunday, September 15 at 6:30 pm
 
Please join us, all are welcome!
 


Food Truck Family Pathways
MONTHLY FOOD TRUCK
Saturday, September 21
9:00 am

Donations of food are greatly appreciated. They may be placed in the cart in the Narthex. Volunteers are also needed for this wonderful outreach program. 

Sign up at the Welcome Center. 
Wednesday, October 9th
11:00 am - Village Inn  


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!
 

October 4 & 5

Grab your craft supplies, some friends, and join us for a Creation Vacation. Enjoy a weekend for yourself to work on your most cherished projects with home cooked meals and fun with fellow crafters without the distractions of home!

This is a fundraiser for the Global Missions Team. Funds will be used to support our ongoing relationships with our sister churches in Tanzania as well as other outreach opportunities. 

The Global Missions Team looks forward to seeing you on vacation! Sign up sheets are available on the welcome table or download here.
ALL GOD'S CHILDREN PRESCHOOL
2019 Cards for a Cause 
All God's Children will be selling cards Sunday as a
fundraiser. These are beautiful cards and a great value at only $30 for a box of 30 cards. Stop at the table or contact All God's Children Preschool Director, Julie Hyrkas for additional details.

To see cards included in the boxes, click here
EDUCATION
Confirmation  
Classes start on Wednesday, September 25th! Class time is from 6:30-7:30, please meet in the sanctuary. If you haven't already registered, or if you need a registration form, please contact Melissa (office administrator). Registration will also be available the first night of class.

SPLASH  
Paulette Miller is leading SPLASH this year, and we are very excited! SPLASH is for students in 5 th or 6 th grade. Class will begin on Wednesday, September 25 th , and will be from 6:30-7:30. Sign up the first night class meets! If you have any further questions, please contact Melissa (office administrator).

If you have any questions, or need any additional information, please contact Melissa (office administrator) at 651-462-5212, or admin@sharingchristslove.org
Sunday School has begun for the fall. All children ages 4 through 4th grade are welcome to attend. Class will start 5 minutes after the 9:00 am worship service is complete and will conclude by 11:00 am. Please have your children meet in Fellowship Hall promptly after the service has ended. Parent volunteers are needed and encouraged. Sign up forms will be coming soon. In the meantime, if you are available to volunteer for any Sunday in September,  Please contact Chris Clark or Katie Fetterly   
SCRIP
SCRIP has cards for all your home projects.
  • Ace Hardware
  • Amazon
  • Bed Bath & Beyond
  • Container Store, The
  • Fleet Farm
  • Home Depot
  • Lowes
  • Menards
  • Target
  • Walmart
Many of these retailers can be ordered in large denominations. Contact Scrip@SharingChristsLove.org for questions, to place an order OR stop by the Welcome Center for us to answer all your questions. 
Some of the current bonuses are:
Blimpie                16%(11%)
Kwik Trip               9%(4%)
Royal Caribbean 16%(13%)
Shutterfly             12%(9%)

Some of the best rebate percentages are:

Bath/Body Works    12%
Chiptole                   10%
Express                   10%
Gap                         14%
Land's End              14%
LL Bean                   15%
Macy's                     10%
Village Inn                18%
COMMUNITY EVENTS
Saturday, September 28th
8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Roseville Lutheran Church
The Saint Paul Area Synod is committed to building partnerships that are local, global, and mutually transformative. Join us for a day of relationship building and learning around the call to respond to God's amazing grace in our local and global work! 

For more information, please visits  www.spas-elca.org/frompartnershiptomission/
Overcomer movie release 
Overcomer  is a faith-based sports drama from Christian filmmaker Alex Kendrick, who also stars. The story's central theme is forgiveness, which is demonstrated on many levels -- the greatest of which is God's atonement of man's sins through Jesus' death and resurrection. 

The Overcomer is currently playing at the Forest Lake, North Branch, and White Bear Lake theaters. 
The Sharing Shop
The Sharing Shop is a ministry that offers affordable gently-used clothing each Fall and Spring to assist with clothing needs to those in our community. Small fee per item. Referred individuals may also set up appointments throughout the year.

Fall Clothing Event 2019
Friday, Oct. 18, 9 am-12 pm & 5-7 pm
Saturday, Oct. 19, 9 am-12 pm 

The shop is located in Lakes Free Church in Lindstrom.  For more information, please visit www.lakesfree.org/ministries/hope-ministries
WEEK-AT-A-GLANCE
Sunday, September 15
  9:00 am        Worship
10:00 am        Sunday School 
10:00 am        Small Group Book Discussion 
Tuesday, September 17
  4:00 pm        Prayer Team
  5:00 pm        Visitation Team
  7:00 pm        Cub Parent's Weekly Meeting
Wednesday, September 18
1:00 pm         Prayer Time in the Sanctuary
1:30 pm         Adult Bible Study 
5:00 pm         Worship & Music Meeting
Thursday, September 19
5:30 pm         Global Missions Team
Saturday, September 21
9:00 am         Food Truck
Sunday, September 22
  9:00 am        Worship 
10:00 am        Sunday School 
10:00 am        Small Group Book Discussion

Save the Date: Sunday, November 17 - Bake Sale.