Sunday, September 23rd, 2018
8:30 am Traditional Worship
10:00 am Contemporary Worship
18th Sunday after Pentecost
Pastor Grant Applehans
"M I S S I O N  T R I P  S U N D A Y" 

Gentle reader,
In baptism each one of us is called to be a part of something bigger, to be part of the kingdom of God and follow Jesus in his mission in this world. We're on a discipleship Adventure!  Living into this adventure is often a challenge, and a joy! Come this Sunday to celebrate the mission we all share and the way in which some of our youth and adults lived out that mission this summer in New York. Come hear of God's love for you and listen for his call to action. Come and imagine where God may be calling you! It may just change your life!

Looking forward to seeing you there!
Pastor Grant

   PREACHING THIS FALL
  "The Adventure of Discipleship"
 
Real Questions, Real Challenges,
Real Joy,  Real Faith
All Are Welcome. Join Us!

CPR PUPPETS LOOKING FOR PARTICIPANTS FOR
ADVENT JOY PERFORMANCE 2019!
This fall CPR Puppets will focus all their energy on our Advent joy performance. 

It will incorporate shadows and dance and twinkle lights and black lights.... sound fun? 

We meet Sunday's at 11:30
Our schedule will be light and easy this fall. Just 1 or 2 times per month. 
And we will mesmerize our audience!! I promise you that! Check out our church calendar for all dates!

Contact Carrie Reed at reeds4855@msn.com 

AT WHAT CLIP ARE YOU SHARING THE LOVE OF JESUS?!
(stop by the Welcome Center, we might just be able to help you out)
BIBLE 101 CLASS


Last Sunday of a two-series event.
EVEN IF YOU MISSED LAST SUNDAY, please join us!

Sunday, September 23rd at noon.  See You There!

You have questions! Pastor Grant has some pretty good answers!

Have you ever found yourself looking at a Bible quote And a billboard or somewhere else out in the world or hearing something at church and wishing you knew more? As the new year begins, Pastor Grant will be hosting a two session Bible 101 class. 

Ask your questions, get some answers! Using Maps video and visuals of all kinds, Pastor Grant will walk you through who wrote the Bible, some of the major characters in it, and the over arching story lines that wind all the way through it. 

Class will be directed by the questions and interest of those involved. Come and engage this book and your curiosity around. Come grow your confidence in working with this central part of our faith. Come and join the conversation that is going on ... "I am with him through our holy Bible!"

SUNDAY'S at 6:30 pm
Join others as we explore together various books of the bible.  We will be finishing the book of Romans and then decide what book to focus on next.

This is a great opportunity to share historical facts, ask questions, and gain a better understanding of the bible and its different books.  
 

CHURCH WEEKLY CALENDAR
Monday, September 24
  Office Open by Appt.
6:30pm
  Boy Scouts
7:00pm
  SPLC Choir
Tuesday, September 25
6:00pm
  (YR) Girl Scouts - Hyrkas
6:00pm
  Altar Guild
6:30pm
  (FH)(CRs) Pack/Den Meeting 142
7:00pm
  (SR) Cub Leaders Wkly Meeting
7:30pm
  Narthex Team
Wednesday, September 26
10:00am
  Chapel - All God's Children
1:00pm
  (L) Bible Study
6:30pm
  CONFIRMATION
6:30pm
  SPLASH 5/6
 
Thursday, September 27
5:00pm
  Jessica K Wed Rehearsal 7:00pm
5:30pm
  GMT (Global Missions Team)
Friday, September 28
7:00pm
  Jessica Kaczrowski and Mike Moszer Wedding
Sunday, September 30
8:30am
  Traditional Worship Service
10:00am
  Contemporary Worship Service
10:00am
  Sunday School
6:30pm
  (L)Bible Study
 

Year-to-Date Giving
$155,778.46
Year-to-Date Budget Based on Pledges
$170,000.00
YEAR-TO-DATE TOTAL
-$14,221.54
as of  Sept . 20th, 2018

show your spirit during Home Coming Week

On Sunday, Sept. 30th, we are asking people to wear their St. Paul Lutheran Church T-Shirts (current or old), or a VBS T-Shirt.  Let's Show Community Spirit! and Sharing Christ's Love With Joy (and t-shirts)!
JOIN our Youth at FMSC 
Wed., Oct. 10th
5:30 pm (meet at Coon Rapids location for a 6 pm start)
Let's fill the bags to feed the multitude!  A great family event or bring your work team for a new and FUN challenge!

Must sign-up in the narthex.  SEE YOU THERE!
bonus  ***  bonus *** get points for the Amazing (G)race!!
 
401 93rd Ave NW, Coon Rapids, MN 55433





Starting  Sunday, Sept. 23rd
the 1 50th Anniversary Christmas Ornament will go on sale. 

Also, don't forget to RSVP to the luncheon
Learn more about the 150th Celebrations
JOIN A TEAM!  SIGN UP AT THE WELCOME DESK!

FIND OUT WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT!
Runs from October 7 th to November 18 th .   

Sunday, October 14th  - One 9 am Service
If you have never experience a Tanzanian Sunday, we hope you will be able to join us this year.  Our Global Missions Team (GMT) takes one service each year to remember our friends in Tanzania, and the missions and partnerships that we continue to pray for and serve.

  • Pastor Andrea Mwalilino, Pastor for MN Swahili Christian Congregation in Minneapolis will join us
  • The Tanzania Choir!
  • Testimonies from people of our congregation that have travel to Tanzania
  • Snacks, Treats, and Meet & Greet follow service in our narthex 

Use the link below to learn more about SPLCs Global Missions Team.  You may want to join them!
reading with child
LOCAL VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY 

You are invited to join Wyoming Elementary's Reading Buddies!

Reading Buddies is a program where individuals go into Wyoming Elementary School and help early elementary aged children one-on-one with their reading. Usually consisting of an hour a week commitment, our Reading Buddies really enjoyed listening to the students read to them. If you have any questions or want to hear more about their experience, please call or email Holly Aastuen at 651-757-7849 or hollyaastuen@gmail.com. Reading Buddies is slated to start the first week of October.

Please contact the week of September 17th if you have an interest.



CONFIRMATION FOR YOUTH!
 
Grades 7th - 9th
Wednesday Nights
6:30 - 8 pm

Confirmation students then meet most Wednesday evenings from 6:30 - 8 pm

Registration Still Open!

SPLC Choir
Monday Nights, 7:00 pm , beginning September 10th. Come join us - the more the merrier! All are welcome and no tryouts, just a willingness to serve your Lord!
 

SPLC HAND BELL CHOIR

WE NEED TWO ADDITIONAL BELL RINGERS before we can have bells this Fall.

If not, we will try for after Christmas.

Please contact Neil or Janelle if you'd like to join!

Did  y ou know you can use a Kohl's Scrip Gift Card to pay  off your Kohl's credit card bill (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.  
                                                                                 

SPLC Ministry Teams
HIGHLIGHTS
VISITATION TEAM

If you have a heart for connecting and sharing Christ with others through your presence, the Visitation Team has a place for you!  

Our purpose is to keep the body of Christ connected by calling or visiting members who may be home bound, be in care facilities or just don't get out as much as in the past.  They may be experiencing grief, be ill or recuperating from surgery or illness.  The visits will include praying with the person and bringing Communion if this is requested.  If you would like to request a visit or a phone call, please let the church office or pastor know.

                                         Team Lead:  Fran Nordhausen


MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
October
7th  - 150th Celebration! 9 am Worship. The Amazing (G)Race Begins
10th  - Feed My Starving Children at 6 pm in Coon Rapids
14th  - Tanzania Sunday - 9 am Worship
21st - Nov. 6 - My Bible Classes for SPLASH. Rec. Bibles Nov. 11th
24th  - SPLASH Fall Festival at 6:30 pm

26th - 28 Mission Trip Craft Retreat
28th  - REFORMATION SUNDAY - Praise Band & SPLC Choir!
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.
LINK IS HERE ... to our SPL church website!  
STAY CONNECTED.
STAY FOCUSED ON GOD.

Thanks for all the crushed aluminum cans ...

We accept them all year round!

y our donations help SPLC pay for
building and lawn maintenance
 
Check us out.  We're on a Mission of
Sharing Christ's Love With Joy!