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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 fairly traditional and one Sunday that is more of an alternative style 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.  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.   The bell choir will be present to help lead and contribute to worship once a month and the choir will participate twice a month. 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.

LUMINARIES FOR THE CHRISTMAS SEASON
The display of luminaries in the Gathering Space will start on December 16th and continue through January 7th.  I you would like to have a luminary placed in our Gathering Space in honor or in memory of someone special in your life, please fill out the order form and return it to the church, with your payment of $5 per luminary, by December 13th.  If you have questions, please call the church office.

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THANKSGIVING WORSHIP AND PIE FELLOWSHIP 

Thanksgiving Eve Worship will be at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 21st, followed by the Pie Fellowship.  Join us in the Fellowship Hall after worship for pie and fellowship.  If you are able, please bring a pie to share and, even if you can’t bring a pie, stay to enjoy all the wonderful pies as there is always plenty.  YUM! The Fellowship committee will provide beverages.

Fun for the whole family!

All youth, families and anyone else who would like to join us are invited to venture up to Duluth to visit Bentleyville - the largest outdoor Christmas lights display in the country! We are going on Friday, December 7th. We will meet at church at 4:00 pm and ride together up to Duluth. We will be renting a school bus, so no need for anyone to drive! We will stop in Hinkley on the way for a quick bite to eat. Sign up on the display outside the sanctuary if you are interested! Cost is $10/youth or $20/family to help cover the cost of the bus. You should also plan to cover the cost of your meal on the way up. Bentleyville is otherwise totally free! In addition to the lights displays, there are free cookies, hot chocolate, popcorn and you can roast marshmallows. Visit Santa and receive a free Bentleyville stocking hat! This is a terrific family event and we hope many of you will join us! Sign up NO LATER than Sunday, Dec. 2nd if you plan to attend!

 

 

 

 


 


 

Come join in a fun morning of Cribbage on Saturday, December 1st, from 9 a.m. until Noon.  There is no charge.  All levels of players are welcome.  All are invited.  Come to the church Fellowship Hall and have snacks, good fellowship, and lots of fun playing cribbage!   Sign-up on the sheet in the Gathering Area so we know how many to plan for.

It is getting close to 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. 

MGAMA SCHOLARSHIPS

Thank you to everyone who has given to the support of our students in Mgama.  The parish committee together with Iringa Synod staff will now be able to interview and assign students to receive funds for secondary school education in 2019.  Government does not provide free education for grades after what compares to our 6th grade.  When Pastor Larson visited our Mgama parish he was told there are now twelve students attending the university and three more were waiting on their national exam results to see if they could advance  We were able to meet with a sponsored student in 2016.  Godluck Ngimba was at the last form level and had plans to attend the university to become a doctor.  Your support does make a positive difference in many lives.  A scholarship is partial support with the student providing additional funds.  To God be the glory for blessings our congregation members have shared with Mgama.  

We are looking for volunteers to join our usher teams and serve as ushers for our Sunday morning worship services.  It is not a difficult job - the ushers greet people as they go into the sanctuary; they hand out the bulletins; they help collect the offering; they count how many are in attendance; they help dismiss and direct people as they go forward for communion; they pick up the attendance sheets after worship; and keep a general eye on the congregation to make sure everyone is ok and give directions and/or answer questions if needed.  Ushers can be male or female.  Each usher team ushers one Sunday every-other month, with an occasional fifth Sunday of a month and/or a special service during a holiday such as Thanksgiving Eve, Easter, Christmas.  Please prayerfully consider sharing your time and talent in this way.  If you have questions or are interested in joining an usher team, please contact Hank at 651-342-0242 or call the church office at 651-439-5970.  Thank you!

2018 Sunday School Online and Printable Registration

Our Sunday School year has begun!  But, there is still time to join the fun!  Sunday School is each Sunday from 10:15 - 11:15 a.m.  All are welcome!  To register, online, click the link below.  For more information, check on the Sunday School section under the Faith Formation tab.  If you have any questions, contact Amy Peterson at 651-439-5970 ext. 14 or apeterson@stpaullc.org

 

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 Drop-In Center (Y.C.D.C.)

We continue to prepare for guests (ages 13-24) to come to our church on Thursdays for the Youth Connections Drop-in Center, if they are in need of a respite. The nice weather and the fact that this initiative is so new/unknown are a couple of reasons that we’ve not had youth/young adults dropping in just yet. Nevertheless, we have over 2 dozen adults trained and ready to welcome and serve these individuals in their time of need. There’s been a great out-pouring of donations from our church and from the community and from other entities (churches/agencies). What we are most in need of at this point is financial gifts - in part because our storage space is nearly overflowing with all the gifts given thus far and in part because of ongoing financial costs Please keep this outreach venture in your prayers and spread the word so that people who might benefit from this resource will be made aware of it. Sharing the news "word of mouth" is a great way to get the information out there! Youth who are 18 to 24 can come over the noon-hour and can stay until 3. Youth who are 13-17 can come from 3:30-6. We’ll soon have the laundry facilities set up. There resources already available are a meal, warm clothes and other necessities, the game room, a shower, computers to use to apply for jobs and/or do home work and to do networking, and listening ears, open hearts, and knowledgeable friends to support these people.

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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 . . .