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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.

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.

Join us for our annual Pork Chop and Sauerkraut Dinner on Thursday, April 25th, from 5 - 7 p.m. Tickets are available from any of our Chancel Choir members or in the church office. For more information, click the link . . . Read More
Seniors and Friends Day
All seniors 55 and over are invited to join us for Seniors and Friends Day on Wednesday, May 15th, at 11 a,m.  There will be a worship service with Holy Communion, lunch and entertainment provided by Peter Mayer - live in our Fellowship Hall!  There is no charge for this event and all seniors are welcome.  Reservations are needed so we know how many to prepare for.  There is a sign-up sheet in the Gathering Area or you can call Sue Moon at 651-315-0355 to sign up.  Come join us for a great day of fellowship, food and music!
GARDEN TEA LUNCHEON

Image result for high teaYou are invited to join St. Croix Family Resource Center and St. Paul Lutheran Church for a Garden Tea Luncheon, including a delicious Mandarin Chicken Salad, cucumber sandwiches, scones with Devonshire Cream, desserts and, of course, tea (Jasmine).  This event will be held on May 18th, at

1 p.m. in the church Fellowship Hall.  4%-9% of local youth experience homelessness.  Let’s pull together as a community to provide some resources for our homeless youth.  Tickets are $50 for ages 12-24 and $40 for seniors 54 and over.  Tickets are available from the gals in the St. Croix Family Resource office in the hallway outside the church office or in the church office.

Pizza and Movie Night

Join us in the Fellowship Hall on Sunday evening, April 28th, at 5 p.m. for another family pizza and movie night.  The featured movie will be “The Ultimate Gift”.  There is a sign-up sheet in the Gathering Area.  Please sign up so we can have an idea of how many to plan for.  There is no charge for this event.  Pizza, popcorn and soda will be provided by the Fellowship committee.

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.

Youth Connections Update:

Beginning this May, Youth Connections Drop-In Center is open on Monday and Thursday from 2-5 p.m. Having the Drop-In Center open two days per week will better serve youth that are homeless with their basic needs.  To date, 24 youth have been served and there have been over 80 visits to YCDC.

Youth coming to the Drop-In Center in April have been enjoying the pizzas that Papa John’s donates to the Center on a regular basis.  Please visit this new family-owned business in Stillwater and thank them for their generosity.

An updated list of needed donations has been posted on the bin outside the sanctuary.  Most needed items are $10 gas cards, $10 Aldi cards and $5 McDonald’s cards. Youth coming to YDCD have been so grateful when we have been able to help them with these cards!   A recent youth coming to the Drop-In Center was able to find shelter with a friend by being able to offer him a gas card and some groceries.

Hope for Our Youth Garden Tea fundraiser for the Youth Connections Program is May 18th at 1 p.m.  Tickets can be purchased after services on Sundays or during the week by stopping by the church or FRC offices. If you would like to donate an item for the silent auction, please contact Marguerite DeFore at 651-276-1065.  New silent Auction donation items could include art work, jewelry, garden related items such as perennial or annual flowers, garden tools, and bird houses.

Volunteer training will be held 6-8 p.m. on Monday, June 3rd.  Please consider joining our wonderful team of volunteers!

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

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 . . .
ABOUT US
FAITH FORMATION
FELLOWSHIP
SERVING OTHERS
MESSAGES & MEDIA
SUNDAY, APRIL 21 EASTER SUNDAY

7:15 - 10:15 a.m.  Easter Breakfast served

8 a.m. Worship service with Holy Communion

10:30 a.m.  Worship service with Holy Communion

No Sunday School or Adult Forum

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"GOD PAUSE" DAILY DEVOTIONS FROM LUTHER SEMINARY
MISSISSIPPI HABITAT FOR HUMANITY MISSION TRIP
The group is being formed for our November 2nd - 10th Mississippi Habitat for Humanity mission trip.  If you have an interest in being part of this trip, or just want more information about it, please sign up on the sheet in the Gathering Area or call Carol at 651-439-0689 to get your name on the list.  There will be an organizational meeting to start planning the trip sometime in the next month or so and we want to make sure that all that are interested get invited to the meeting and are kept informed.  The trip is open to anyone interested, you don't have to be a member of St. Paul Lutheran.  All ages are welcome, however, if youth that are 18 and under would like to come along, they do need to have an "responsible adult" that will be with them.  No building skills or requirements are needed, just a willingness to learn and work - there are plenty of teachers and plenty of jobs to do!  We hope you will consider joining us!  We would love to have you along!