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SPECIAL CONGREGATIONAL MEETING

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on February 25, 2018, at 10:15 a.m., a Special Congregational Meeting will be held at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 609 South 5th Street, Stillwater, MN  55082, for the sole purpose of completing the balloting for Vice President/President Elect of the St. Paul Lutheran Council.  Said meeting is being convened by Patrick Raleigh (President of St. Paul Lutheran Church) and Pastor Scott Jakel (Interim Pastor at St. Paul Lutheran Church)

After reviewing our constitution and bylaws it has been determined that we did not conduct the voting process properly on Sunday. A majority vote (50% +1) is required to be received by a candidate to be elected.  There were 78 ballots cast with one abstention for our three candidates and none received the majority vote of 40 or more to make the election official.  Kevin Shoeberg received 35 votes, Bryan Palmer received 33 votes and Debbie(Moon) Bremel received 9 votes. In order to satisfy C10.06 of our constitution, a second vote must be conducted between the top two candidates, Kevin Shoeberg and Bryan Palmer.  The notice of this special congregational meeting - with only this one action item to be addressed – is being sent out electronically by email and posted on the SPLC Facebook page and website on Tuesday, February 6th, and notice will be announced and printed in the announcement sheets handed out at the February 11th, 18th, and 25th worship services – in order to satisfy those constitutional standards. All ballots must be completed in person; no absentee ballots will be accepted.

Our winter worship schedule includes one worship services each Sunday at 9 a.m. that will be a blended style of worship.   Holy Communion is served each Sunday and all are welcome to the Lord's table. 

We also offer Sunday School for all ages 3 years old through 6th grade each Sunday from 10:15  - 11:15 a.m.  All children are welcome!   Confirmation classes are also offered on Wednesday evenings from 6 - 7:45 p.m. for all 7th - 9th graders. 

There is a coffee / fellowship time after worship at 10:15 a.m. each Sunday and Adult Forum is held each Sunday beginning at 10:15 a.m., also. 

We welcome and encourage you to come join us as you are able!

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
• KLBB Radio
• The church website at www.stpaullc.org

For confirmation, 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.

Street Parking Please note the Stillwater parking restrictions begin November 1 – April 1. Street parking in Stillwater is to park on the odd side of the road on the odd days and even side of the road on the even days.

Lenten Soup Fellowship:   Come join us on Ash Wednesday, February 14, along with each Wednesday through Maundy Thursday, March 29.  Mandy and Bill Johnson will do the meal planning and preparation of the food for our meals.  Our noon luncheon will be after the 11:30 a.m. worship service and a soup suppers will be served at 5:30 p.m. prior to our 7 p.m. worship service.   Each committee of the church council will be serving the suppers in the evenings and they could use extra help during that time.  If you would like to help with serving or bringing desserts.  Please sign up on the sheets in the gathering area.  This year the proceeds will go to the Habitat for Mississippi and the Friends of Huruma in Iringa, Tanzania.  This event is sponsored by the Social Concerns committee. 

Lenten worship schedule:
We will have morning (11:30 a.m.) and evening (7 p.m.) Ash Wednesday worship services with Holy Communion and Imposition of Ashes at both services.  Each Wednesday during Lent there will be two services - 11:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. - with the soup meals as indicated above.  On Maundy Thursday there will be two services - 11:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. -  both with Holy Communion and the soup meals will also be available that day.  On Good Friday there will be one service at 7 p.m. and no meals. 

Pastor's topics for the Wednesday Lenten services are:

2/21  Foolish Grace (Forgiveness/Acceptance)  Luke 6:27-31

2/28  Foolish Growth (Bible Study/Application)  Colossians 3:12-17

3/7   Foolish Guidance (Worship/Prayer)   Hebrews 10:19-25

3/14 Foolish Generosity(Giving/Serving)        Philippians 2:1-4

3/21 Foolish God-Connections (Friendships/Invitations)  John 1:43-51

 

All are welcome!  We hope you are able to join us.

March Pack the Pews campaign

PACK THE PEWS

Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign

DID YOU KNOW that in Washington County some households don’t know where their next meal is coming from?  (Shocking, right?)  For 35 years, Minnesota FoodShare has coordinated the largest statewide, grassroots food and fund drive to help restock Minnesota food shelves.  You CAN do something about it during our March food shelf month.

In the past, St. Paul Lutheran has partnered with MN FoodShare and our community to raise awareness of hunger and poverty and help to alleviate it in the St. Croix Valley.  We will join in the 2018 campaign by packing the pews again this year.

The slogan for this year’s food campaign is again “Feed A Family” because this table should not be empty.  Every Sunday during March we are asking for different food items that are needed at Valley Outreach.  The weeks are as follows:  March 4:  paper products, peanut butter, vegetable oil, and spices; March 11: all kinds of juice, canned items such as fruits, vegetables, meat and fish; March 18: hot and dry cereal, hearty meal soups, pasta, and pasta sauce; March 25: dish soap, laundry soap and any personal toiletries for all ages including all baby items.  Watch our back pews get packed during the month of March and enjoy sitting closer to the front!!

We will be handing out slips of paper for the items needed on Sundays during the March campaign.  A donated bag of groceries can go a long way by mixing and matching the items you choose.  You can help a family eat a balanced and nutritious meal.  They also welcome money donations.

St. Paul Lutheran Church can help Valley Outreach reach their gold of being #1 in the state campaign this year!  Can we help Valley Outreach?? YOU BET WE CAN – Let’s do it!! 

St Paul Lutheran’s "HCM" Memorial Scholarship

Recently, our Church Council approved the creation of the "HCM" Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship was created to honor a "special" member of our congregation. A man with a quiet commitment to helping others, and a strong faith in the mission of St Paul Lutheran Church. His gifts, in life and in death, have helped countless families and will continue to be a significant blessing to many into the future.

We will offer 2 scholarships per year (1 Male, 1 Female) to graduating high school seniors entering accredited colleges or trade schools. Each recipient will receive a "one time" gift of $2500. The scholarship recipients will be chosen on the basis of individual written essays, of 300 words or less, on "the importance of helping others". Applications will be available in the church office.

If any member of the congregation is interested in participating in the judging of the "essays", we would welcome the help, please let me know.

Scott Strandemo Memorial and Grants Committee

612-599-2302

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

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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.

https://download.newsletternewsletter.com/ArtLineLibrary/h/ha/habitat_8287c.jpgThe Mississippi Habitat for humanity mission trip is coming up in April.  The dates for the trip are April 21st – 29th.  If you would like to be a part of this mission trip, or if you are thinking about it but want more information, please contact Carol in the church office.  There will be a planning meeting for this trip on Saturday, March 3rd at 9:30 a.m. at the church.  This mission trip is open to anyone of any age that wants to come along.  No building skills required.  We would love to have you along!

FOLLOW SARAH IN HER MISSION WORK

One of our younger members is in England serving on a team through Young Adults in Global Mission through the ELCA.  Sarah has been in England now for a little over a month.  There are two links below:  One is a link to her blog and the other is her email address.  She would love to hear from you and, also, know that you are interested in her mission in England and the people she is serving there            

Read More at my blog

Sarahepeterson89@gmail.com

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 . . .

Youth, Family and Education Coordinator. 

St. Paul Lutheran Church, Stillwater, MN  

Opportunity for independent, motivated, skilled children’s ministry leader to work with others in growing and enhancing children’s and families’ ministry programs.  Seeking candidate with demonstrated experience in children’s ministry program implementation, volunteer recruitment, empowerment and development, and faith development.  The Youth, Family and Education Coordinator reaches out to the youth and families through education and activities that promote a growing relationship with Jesus Christ and involvement in the church.  Primary focus will be on youth from Sunday School through high school and their families through planning and implementation of engaging, fun and age appropriate activities that promote faith development. With a focus on Sunday School, Confirmation Ministry, and Middle School and High School Youth Programming this includes assisting with camps and Vacation Bible School.  

 

Candidates should have degree in Youth and Family ministries or a related field, some experience in youth ministries would be a plus, a solid knowledge of the Lutheran tradition as expressed by the ELCA, a willingness to share their faith with students and parents and strong organizational and communication skills.  A full job description can be provided upon request.
 

To apply, please email resume and cover letter to Kevin at mustkev@aol.com or fax to Kevin at 651.735.6746

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