Sunday, September 30th, 2018
8:30 am Traditional Worship
10:00 am Contemporary Worship
19th Sunday after Pentecost
Pastor Grant Applehans
"Oops!  I Screwed Up!  Now what?!" 

Gentle Reader,
We all get tangled up now and again.  We get tripped up, and fall away from our goals.  But what about when the goal is about living as Jesus' disciple? The stakes are higher, even eternal when we get tripped up and fall away from that path. Come this Sunday and hear Jesus talk about the importance of staying on that path.  Come this Sunday to hear God's plan for us that fall away.  Come this Sunday to hear about two very different paths and the God who stands at the cross roads.  It might just change your life.

See you there!

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

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)!

CHURCH WEEKLY CALENDAR
Monday, October 1
  Office Open by Appt.
5:30pm  
Conf. Guides Meal w/Pastor Grant
6:00pm Hand Bell Choir Practice
7:00pm   SPLC Choir
Tuesday, October 2
6:00pm 
(FH) Den Meetings Cub Pack 142
7:00pm   (SR) Cub Parents Wkly Meeting
Wednesday, October 3
10:00am 
Chapel - All God's Children
1:00pm   (L) Bible Study
6:30pm   CONFIRMATION
6:30pm   SPLASH 5/6
Thursday, October 4
5:30pm 
(FH) Girl Scouts Tp. 56611
6:45pm   Praise Band Practice
Friday & Sat. October 5 & 6 we are ...
Getting Ready for Our HUGE
150
th Celebration!


COMMEMORATIVE PENS AND 
CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS 
ON SALE SUNDAY MORNINGS
Learn more about the 150th Celebrations  here
Year-to-Date Giving
$172,925.88
Year-to-Date Budget Based on Pledges
$187,000.00
YEAR-TO-DATE TOTAL
-$14,074.12
as of  Sept . 28th, 2018

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.  
 
AT WHAT CLIP ARE YOU SHARING THE LOVE OF JESUS?!
(stop by the Welcome Center, we might just be able to help you out)
JOIN our Youth at FMSC 
Wed., Oct. 10th
6:00 pm (meet at Coon Rapids location)
SPL Feed my Starving Children Night. 
Come and Join us, there is room for you! We have a goal of 100 people from SPL packing together! This goal can only be accomplished with PARTICIPATION from YOU! See Janet to Sign up or Add yourself to the Sign Up Sheet at the Welcome Center!!or a 6 pm start)

bonus  ***  bonus *** get points for the Amazing (G)race!!
 
401 93rd Ave NW, Coon Rapids, MN 55433
PRESCHOOL IS LOOKING FOR A NEW PLAYHOUSE
If you have one to donate, please email Kathy DiMeglio, Preschool Director, here

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!
 
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 ownerr (and member of SPLC), Brent Eidenschink, Thrivent Financial Representative, "Your Legacy: Family, Church, Charity." 

Brent will provide the 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.
 

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 

JOIN A TEAM!  SIGN UP AT THE WELCOME DESK!

How will your team choose to volunteer?
When will your team volunteer?
How often will your team want to volunteer?
  
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!
                                




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



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 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!
31st  -  Trunk or Treat!  Bring the kids, family, and neighbors and decorate your trunk, dress up, and hand out special 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! 
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!