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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.

New Pastor Announced

St. Paul Lutheran is excited to announce that the call committee has decided to call Pastor Frederick (Fred) Hanson as our new Pastor.  Pastor Hanson is currently the Interim Pastor at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Pine City, Minnesota.  If you would like to listen to some of Pastor Hanson's sermons you can do so by clicking on the Listen to Services link below which will bring you to the Our Redeemer Lutheran's website and then click on the "Listen to Services" tab on the upper right on their website home page. 

There are a number of his sermons, also, on their FaceBook page - @ourredeemerpinecitymn.

A meet and greet with the congregation will take place on Thursday, March 21st, at 7 p.m. 

There will, also, be a Special Congregation meeting on Sunday, March 24th, following worship for the congregation vote.

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
New Members

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 will be held at 6:30 p.m. on March 28th.  Please contact Shelley Jokinen at 651-329-2862, or sjokinen@comcast.net, if you would like to join in.  We hope to see you!

 

What’s coming up in Lent in 2019?

Usually we begin Lent in February.  However, this year Ash Wednesday is in March.  So,… here’s a preview of what we have in store when we begin the Lenten season next month.

Like previous years, we’ll have the two services each Wednesday – at 11:30 a.m. and 7 p.m.– starting March 6th - in addition to Maundy Thursday.  March 6th is Ash Wednesday, so we’ll be receiving Holy Communion and we’ll have the option of receiving the imposition of ashes.  Meals will be served after the day-time worship service and at 5:30 p.m. each evening, prior to worship on these six Wednesdays and this one Thursday.

On the Sundays at 9 a.m. in March and April, we’ll have meaningful Sunday morning worship services that will help us walk with Jesus toward Holy Week and Easter.  The Bible readings and the hymns all build upon one another week by week to create a holy crescendo that glorifies God.

On the Wednesdays in Lent – except for Ash Wednesday – we’ll do the service of prayer known by the name Holden.  In the evenings we do Holden Evening Prayer and during the days we do the adapted Holden Prayer service.  This occurs March 13th, 20th, and 27th as well as April 3rd and 10th.  You won’t want to miss out!  People really look forward to these five opportunities to sing these beautifully, holy, haunting melodies.

We won’t get too far ahead of ourselves – in terms of talking too much about events scheduled for April – other than to say that April 18th is Maundy Thursday, April 19th is Good Friday, and April 21st is Easter Sunday. You will want to be sure to participate in the Maundy Thursday afternoon/evening (11:30 a.m. and/or 7 p.m.) worship service and the Good Friday (evening only at 7 p.m.) opportunities during the week and the two Easter morning worship celebration events – rejoicing at the resurrection of Christ Jesus!  Of course Easter Sunday will also provide the opportunity of our youth Easter breakfast. Yum!!

Thanks for reading this Lenten “Worship World” update.

We’ll see you in Church!!

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.

The next volunteer training will be held February 21st from 6:00-9:00. Please sign up by leaving your name and email outside of the sanctuary.

Needs:
Gas cards                                                Tuna and tuna snack packs
Microwave Mac & Cheese        
                   Ramen cups all flavors
Can veggies and soups (with “pull tops” – no can opener needed)
Peanut butter                                          Case of water bottles
Cracker packets with cheese or peanut butter
Paper plates                                            Individual cereal packs
Microwave mini raviolis/spaghetti/stew (“pull tops”)
Juice boxes                                              Pop tarts
Fruit snacks                                             Laundry baskets

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 . . .
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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20

11:30 a.m.  Lenten worship service followed by Soup Lunch

1:30 p.m.  Staff meeting

3 p.m.  Homework & Hang-out

5:30 p.m.  Soup Supper

6 p.m.  Bell Choir rehearsal

7 p.m.  Lenten worship service

8 p.m.  Chancel Choir rehearsal

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"GOD PAUSE" DAILY DEVOTIONS FROM LUTHER SEMINARY
If you would like to order an Easter plant in honor or in memory of someone special as part of our Easter Chancel Garden that will decorate our Sanctuary on Easter morning, click the link below for the order form and instructions. The order deadline is April 10th. If you have any questions, call the church office. Read More