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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 look forward to continuing our 9 a.m. worship service each Sunday. We’ve been operating with this single-service format since January. Our worship services each month, as a rule, will continue to 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.  When it comes to Wednesdays, our "Prayer/Share with Holy Communion" time, where we share prayer, sharing from our personal lives, and Holy Communion, will be from 5:30 - 6:10 p.m.   In general, it seems like 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. That’s what’s new in the area of worship and music!  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.

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DON'T FORGET TO SET YOUR CLOCKS BACK ONE HOUR BEFORE YOU GO TO BED ON SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3RD!

MEALS FROM THE HEART 2018

Are you willing to give two hours of your time to make some family very happy with the food that we are packaging?  If so, there will be sign-up sheets in the Gathering Area around the middle of October for you to sign up for a shift at the meal packing event for Meals from the Heart.  Our packing shifts will be:  Saturday, November 3, 2 -4 p.m.; Sunday, November 4, 12-2 p.m.; Monday, November 5, 10 a.m. – Noon and 6-8 p.m.; and Wednesday, November 14, 6-8 p.m. will be the confirmation students and their families.

HOLIDAY LUNCH AND BAKE SALE

The decision has been made to cancel this event, this year. The Holiday Lunch and Bake Sale has evolved over 50 plus years, taking on many different formats. But, over the past few years it has dwindled in bake sale contributions, attendance and profit. While we realize this is a good community event, we feel during this time of transition in our church, it is time for us to take a step back and evaluate this event and what we can do moving forward.

We read, Ecclesiastes 3:6, that there is, "a time to search and a time to give up, a time to keep and a time to throw away."  This is the time for the Women’s Unit to prayerfully discern this event. We ask that you all give this event prayerful thought and please feel free to share any comments or suggestions you have with myself, Judy Michaelis, Nancy Schlagel or Judy Clausen.

Thank you!
Jennifer Powell, Women’s Unit President

 

  

 



Calling all Women

WOMEN’S UNIT FALL CLUSTER MEETING
Thursday October 25th

This year’s meeting will be held here at St. Paul Church starting with registration ($5.00) at 6:30 p.m. and program starting at 7 p.m.  The speaker will be Andree Aronson, development director with Youth Service Bureau. She will be talking about “Homeless Teens in the St. Croix Valley”.  The material offering is:  travel size personal care items and snack size bags of chips, dried fruit, cookies, crackers, nuts and trail mix. 

More information and shopping lists are located on the Women’s Unit bulletin board. Contact Jenny Powell if you have any questions.

NEW FRIENDS ORIENTATION

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 October. Date and time to be determined based on what works best for everyone interested. Please contact Shelley Jokinen at 651-329-2862 or sjokinen@comcast.net if you would like to join in. We hope to see you!

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 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.

MGAMA SCHOLARSHIPS

We are in the season of fall which also brings the beginning of new school years for students of all ages and levels of education. It is with great anticipation these students and parents look forward to new challenges and opportunities which will advance their education.

This fact is not felt just by our country, but also in other parts of the world and specifically for our acknowledgment also in Tanzania. The many partnerships of the Saint Paul Synod churches with Tanzania are again planning for the collection of funds to be given to the parishes for education use. Do we know if this is important? Over the decades of years that funds have been sent for this purpose, students and their families have realized many improvements in their lives. Scholarships have allowed students to advance past the government supported schools and receive training in higher levels of education such as nursing, lawyers, doctors, or self-employment in their own business.

Watch for more information in the coming weeks about this and our own parish of Mgama. Also, begin to think of how you can support this important program of Bega Kwa Bega. Funds will be due by December 1st. A suggested amount has been $450 , but any amounts are appreciated. Social Concerns is the coordinator of this program for St. Paul Lutheran, please direct any questions to this committee.

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 . . .
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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18

12:30 - 3 p.m.  Youth Connections Drop-in Center open for 18-24 year olds

3:30 - 6 p.m.  Youth Connections Drop-in Center open for 13-17 year olds

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"GOD PAUSE" DAILY DEVOTIONS FROM LUTHER SEMINARY
A LOOK AT THE WEEK AHEAD:

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18
12:30 - 3 p.m.  Youth Connections Drop-in Center open for 18-24 year olds

3:30 - 6 p.m.  Youth Connections Drop-in Center open for 13-17 year olds

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19
10 a.m.  Tai Chi class

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21
9 a.m.  Worship service with Holy Communion
10:15 a.m.  Adult Forum - Romans Bible Study
No Sunday School today