Welcome...

We welcome you to our website.  We invite you to browse the site and learn more about us and what we have to offer at St. Paul Lutheran Church.   Please contact us if you have any questions or want further information.

Sunday worship schedule

We have a 9 a.m. worship service each Sunday. Our worship services each month, as a rule, have one Sunday that is a traditional liturgical service, one Sunday that is more of an alternative style liturgical service, and the other Sundays will be a mix of the two. Holy Communion is served every Sunday and is open to all, you don't have to be a member of St. Paul Lutheran, you don't have to be Lutheran, we welcome you wherever you are in your faith journey. The bell choir will be present to help lead and contribute to worship once a month and the choir will participate twice a month.  On Wednesdays, we offer our "Prayer/Share with Holy Communion" time, where we share prayer, sharing from our personal lives, and Holy Communion, from 5:30 - 6:00 p.m.    As we are able to do so, we’ll bring special music pieces in, as well.  All are welcome!  We hope you will come and join us!

We offer Sunday School and an Adult Forum time each Sunday during the school year.  Sunday School and Adult Forum meet from 10:15 - 11:15 a.m.  There is also a coffee fellowship time starting at 10:15 a.m.  All are welcome.

Our Next Cribbage Tournament
Come join the fun!  Be a part of our next Cribbage Tournament on Saturday, March 2nd, from 9 a.m. until Noon in the church Fellowship Hall.  Everyone is welcome!  All ages and all experience levels!  There will be a sign-up sheet in the Gathering Area as the event gets closer.  Please sign up if you plan to attend - or you can call the church office to have your name added to the list.  It is helpful if we have some idea of how many to plan.  There is no charge, treats are provided, and you may go home with one of the prizes!
New Members

Are you interested in learning more about St. Paul Lutheran?  Are you considering becoming a member?  If so, you are invited to attend a New Friends Orientation meeting which will be held during the month of March.  Date and time to be determined based on what works best for everyone interested.  Please contact Shelley Jokinen at 651-329-2862, or jokinen@comcast.net, if you would like to join in.  We hope to see you!

 

AGELESS GROUP

Do you enjoy socializing over good food and with great company?   Are you 50 years old or over?  If so, then we invite you to join the St. Paul Ageless Group.

There is a delicious catered meal complete with dessert, plus a time of fellowship!!   Sometimes there is even a program.  This is an open invitation to all, whether or not you are a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church or not.   Reservations do need to be made in advance so the caterer knows how many to plan for.  To make your reservation, call Lois at 651-430-9066 by the Tuesday before the lunch.  Cost is $6 per person, payable when you arrive.

The Ageless group Worship and Lunch will be meeting on Sunday, March 3rd.  There will be an abbreviated worship service with Holy Communion starting at 11 a.m.; The Peer Gynt Norwegian dancers will be performing from 11:30–Noon; and then there will be a lunch starting at noon.  If you plan to attend, call Lois at 651-430-9066 by Tuesday, February 26th.

What’s coming up in Lent in 2019?

Usually we begin Lent in February.  However, this year Ash Wednesday is in March.  So,… here’s a preview of what we have in store when we begin the Lenten season next month.

Like previous years, we’ll have the two services each Wednesday – at 11:30 a.m. and 7 p.m.– starting March 6th - in addition to Maundy Thursday.  March 6th is Ash Wednesday, so we’ll be receiving Holy Communion and we’ll have the option of receiving the imposition of ashes.  Meals will be served after the day-time worship service and at 5:30 p.m. each evening, prior to worship on these six Wednesdays and this one Thursday.

On the Sundays at 9 a.m. in March and April, we’ll have meaningful Sunday morning worship services that will help us walk with Jesus toward Holy Week and Easter.  The Bible readings and the hymns all build upon one another week by week to create a holy crescendo that glorifies God.

On the Wednesdays in Lent – except for Ash Wednesday – we’ll do the service of prayer known by the name Holden.  In the evenings we do Holden Evening Prayer and during the days we do the adapted Holden Prayer service.  This occurs March 13th, 20th, and 27th as well as April 3rd and 10th.  You won’t want to miss out!  People really look forward to these five opportunities to sing these beautifully, holy, haunting melodies.

We won’t get too far ahead of ourselves – in terms of talking too much about events scheduled for April – other than to say that April 18th is Maundy Thursday, April 19th is Good Friday, and April 21st is Easter Sunday. You will want to be sure to participate in the Maundy Thursday afternoon/evening (11:30 a.m. and/or 7 p.m.) worship service and the Good Friday (evening only at 7 p.m.) opportunities during the week and the two Easter morning worship celebration events – rejoicing at the resurrection of Christ Jesus!  Of course Easter Sunday will also provide the opportunity of our youth Easter breakfast. Yum!!

Thanks for reading this Lenten “Worship World” update.

We’ll see you in Church!!

IT'S TIME TO REGISTER FOR SUMMER CAMP
AT CAMP WAPOGASSET!

Registrations for this summer are now open!  We have our week set for the week of Sunday, June 23rd through Friday, June 28th.  To register, go to  www.campwapo.org .  Spots are open for both Youth Camp and High School TIM Team, but openings are limited so register soon to guarantee a spot!  Contact Amy Peterson if you have any questions.

FREE !  All are welcome!
Dress for comfort & movement.
TAI CHI

Tai Ji Quan/Movement for Better Balance
Mondays & Fridays at 10AM
Fellowship Hall
St. Paul Lutheran Church.
609 S. 5th St, Stillwater, MN
Certified Instructor, Paul Ryberg
Sponsored by the SPLC Health & Wellness Committee.
For further info: St. Paul Lutheran Church 651-439-5970

YOUTH CONNECTIONS DROP-IN CENTER (YCDC)

Youth Connections Drop-In Center (YCDC) at St. Paul Lutheran Church is serving many youth experiencing homelessness and unstable housing. Since opening in September of 2018 we have seen 18 unduplicated youth with 51 visits to the Drop-In Center. Youth are spreading the word via word of mouth and we have seen new youth each month.  Youth are feeling comfortable sharing their story with volunteers, enjoy eating hot meals and looking at and receiving donations from the donation room.  Youth have enjoyed hot showers and the new washer and dryer have been used and work well.  The partnership between the church and St. Croix Family Resource Center is solid.  The St. Croix Resource Center is exploring replicating this model in South Washington County by beginning talks with the community.  Thank you for prayers, support, and love as we continue grow this mission.

The next volunteer training will be held February 21st from 6:00-9:00. Please sign up by leaving your name and email outside of the sanctuary.

Needs:
Gas cards                                                Tuna and tuna snack packs
Microwave Mac & Cheese        
                   Ramen cups all flavors
Can veggies and soups (with “pull tops” – no can opener needed)
Peanut butter                                          Case of water bottles
Cracker packets with cheese or peanut butter
Paper plates                                            Individual cereal packs
Microwave mini raviolis/spaghetti/stew (“pull tops”)
Juice boxes                                              Pop tarts
Fruit snacks                                             Laundry baskets

It is that time of the year when a number of you travel south to warmer climates for all or part of the winter.  If you are planning to be away for any length of time during the winter months, before you leave we would appreciate it if you would let the church office know when you will be leaving and an approximate date of when you will be returning.  Also, contact information for your time away is good so we can keep your mailings coming and keep you up-to-date on what is happening “back home”.  Thank you!

WINTER WEATHER POLICY

If the weather proves unsafe to hold worship during the coming winter months, please note the following ways you can confirm if worship is cancelled:
• WCCO TV
• WCCO Radio
• The church website at www.stpaullc.org

For Wednesday confirmation classes, if the Stillwater Area Public Schools are closed on the Wednesday evening or after school activities are cancelled for that Wednesday, there will be no confirmation.

Also, if Sunday worship is cancelled due to weather, and if you are a Facebook user, you will be able to go to the church Facebook page at 9 a.m. and there will be a shortened worship service available on Facebook. 

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Communion – not just for Sundays

Did you know that your church offers communion by request during the week too?  This is great for those times you travel, but also for those who work on the weekends.  We are more than happy to offer this on a need basis.  Please call the church office to schedule with a pastor.

Prayer Requests
We would like to invite you to share with us any prayer requests or concerns that you may have.  You may chose whether these prayer request are used in our Sunday service prayer time, or if you want them kept more private.  You may also chose if you want a pastor to contact you for personal prayer or to answer questions or provide help in any other way.  Click the link below to go to the prayer request form . . .
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10 a.m.  Tai Chi class

4 - 8 p.m.  Volunteers staffing Hope for the Journey Home

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