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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

On Sunday mornings we have one worship service at 9 a.m.  On the first Sunday of the month, we have a more casual worship service led by guitar and piano.  On the second and third Sundays of the month we have a traditional liturgical blended service with music led by our organ and piano and guitar.  On the forth Sunday of the month we have a traditional liturgical service led by our organ.  All Sunday services include Holy Communion.

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.

 

WEDNESDAY PRAYER AND SHARE TIME OPPORTUNITY 

Prayer and Share with Holy Communion continues on Wednesdays in August with supper at 6 p.m. and the worship time at 6:30 p.m.  September 5th, we move to a 5:30 p.m. Prayer and Share time with Communion, ending just in time for our confirmation youth to begin their time of learning at 6 p.m.  All members and friends of the congregation are invited to join us for this time to share faith conversations and for prayer - as well as to receive the Lord’s Supper.  Please use this as an additional worship and fellowship opportunity, in addition to Sunday mornings, or as an alternative to Sunday worship, if you find yourself unable to come to church at 9 a.m. on Sundays.  Join us!  Invite a friend!

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The sweetest and most refreshing event of the year is fast approaching!

The annual Ice Cream Social will be held on Sunday, August 19 from 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. Free ice cream from Nelson’s (15 flavors!) will be generously scooped for all who attend. All of our members, friends, and neighbors from the community are invited. Music will be provided by The Cruisers, playing rock ‘n roll favorites from the ‘50s and ‘60s. Games and activities for all will be available. Plan on joining the summer fun and don’t forget to invite a friend!

We will need many volunteers to help make this event a success.

Please sign-up in the Gathering Area if you could help with set-up, scooping, games, or clean-up. Donations to off-set ice cream expenses will be gladly accepted. Questions? Contact Shelley Jokinen at 651-653-9332 or sjokinen@comcast.net.

A New Organist and a new Chancel Choir Director and a new Bell Choir Director has been hired - and it’s all one person! Andy Peterson, of Maplewood, began his time with us on Sunday, July 29th, as our newest staff member. Eventually he’ll do all three jobs listed above. Andy will start out this summer being just the organist and pianist - since our two choirs take June, July, and August off. (He plays many, many instruments - so we won’t limit him to piano and organ!) However, we do hope to involve several people yet this summer in providing special music, working with Andy, now that we have this position filled. He would love to meet with those who want to share their God-given talents with the congregation. Andy will be working with our alternative worship leader, Karen Hillmann, when our blended worship services are held this summer. (Andy and Karen were somewhat familiar with each other in the Twin Cities music world prior to Andy’s arrival.) In terms of securing him as our new staff member, we had a good hiring process. There were initially three highly qualified applicants, two of whom went through the full interview process with us. Andy was our first choice. We’re so very please that Andy is on board. "Welcome, Andy!!"

Hope for the Journey Home - September 2018

We are partnering with the United Methodist Church of Stillwater during the week of September 16.  St. Paul Lutheran will do the shifts at the beginning of the week as follows:  Sunday, September 16, the dinner shift will be gin between 4-5:30 p.m. (your choice of start time) until 8:15 p.m. ; and the overnight shift from 8 p.m. - 9:15 a.m.; the dinner shift will begin between 4-5:30 p.m. (your choice of start time) until 8:15 p.m.; and the overnight shift from 8 p.m.-9:15 a.m.; Monday, September 17, the dinner shift will begin between 4-5:30 p.m. (your choice of start time) until 8:15 p.m.; and the overnight shift from 8 p.m.-9:15 a.m.; Tuesday, September 18, the dinner shift will begin between 4-5:30 p.m. (your choice of start time) until 8:15 p.m.; and the overnight shift from 8 p.m.-9:15 a.m.; Wednesday, September 19, the dinner shift will between 4-5:30 p.m. (your choice of start time) until 8:15 p.m.; and the overnight shift from 8 p.m.-9:15 a.m.  The Social Concerns Committee needs your help to fulfill these shifts.  Please see the more detailed information on these shifts in the gathering area and consider volunteering your time to help the staff at Hope for the Journey Home and their guests.  For more information, please contact Adele.

Save the Date
JOIN US FOR CRUISING ON THE ST. CROIX RIVER WITH A GREAT BUFFET AND JAZZ MUSIC ON SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2018, departing at 1:30.  The Fellowship Committee is calling out “Ahoy” come one, come all for a relaxing river boat cruise and make sure you are there by 1pm for boarding.  Clear your calendar and plan on joining friends and family of St. Paul Lutheran aboard one of Stillwater’s greatest attractions.   The prices are $28.30 per person, $21.30 (children 4 to 12 years) per person, and children 3 and under are free.  Please make your check payable to Adele Urhammer and leave your check in the office.  There is a signup sheet in the Gathering area and please indicate if you would like a ride from the church to the boat dock and we will leave the church for the boat at 12:45pm.  The deadline for signing up is Sunday, September 23.

 

 

  

 

Calling all Women

Women’s Unit Cluster Meeting will be held on Thursday, October 25th, at 6:30 p.m.  St. Paul Lutheran is the host church for this event.  We hope to see you all there.  Watch for more details in bulletins and October messenger.

Beginning in September of 2018 St. Paul Lutheran Church will be opening the first youth homeless drop-in center in the area which will be known as Youth Connections Drop-in Center (Y.C.D.C.). Volunteers will be needed! If you are interested in volunteering, there will be training sessions offered. The first two-day session will be on August 6th and August 8th from 6 - 9 p.m. and the second two-day session will be on August 27th and 29th from 6 - 9 p.m. Sign up in the Gathering Area or call the church office. For more information about the program, click the link arrows . . . Read More

FREE !  All are welcome!
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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.

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

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15
9:30 a.m. to Noon  Volunteers staffing Valley Outreach Food Shelf
6 p.m.  Bring your own supper and have a time of fellowship
6:30 p.m.  Prayer and Share time with Holy Communion

THURSDAY, AUGUST 16
6:30 p.m.  Executive committee meeting

FRIDAY, AUGUST 17
9:30 - Noon  Volunteers staffing Valley Outreach Food Shelf
10 a.m.  Tai Chi class

SUNDAY, AUGUST 19
9 a.m.  Worship service with Holy Communion
Valley de Croix providing special music during worship opening
10:15 a.m.  Adult Forum
2:30 - 4: 30 p.m.  Annual Free Ice Cream Social

MONDAY, AUGUST 20
10 a.m.  Tai Chi class

TUESDAY, AUGUST 21
9:30 a.m.  Walking Group
7 p.m.  Church Council meeting

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22
1 p.m.  Staff meeting

6 p.m.  Bring your own supper and have a time of fellowship
6:30 p.m.  Prayer and Share time with Holy Communion
7 p.m . Memorial and Grants committee meeting
7:15 p.m.  Musician's get-together with Pie and Ice Cream