February Food Shelf donations:  The focus for the February Food Shelf items will be any variety (whole, diced, puree, sliced, sauce, paste, etc.) of tomatoes

Monetary donations are always welcome, also, as they allow Valley Outreach to purchase items they are short of and, also, purchase items in bulk at a lower price.  Thank you for your generosity and support!

 

JOSEPH'S COAT DONATIONS

Joseph’s Coat has reopened their doors after the car hit their building. They are now open for donated "seasonal" new or gently used clothing on Tuesdays and Thursdays (9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m). "The standard at Joseph’s Coat is that if we would not wear or use an item, we do not ask our guests to do so either." Other items they can use are shoes, books for adults and children, children’s games and toys; candles; hygiene products, household items including pots and pans, sheets, blankets, towels, and etc. They do not take electronic devices, appliances, mattresses, building supplies, gas-powered equipment, or knives. If you have any items you would like to bring for Joseph’s Coat, please put them in the upstairs hallway cupboard marked "Joseph’s Coat". Kathy Thibodeau is a regular volunteer and we appreciate her willingness to deliver our items to Joseph’s Coat in St. Paul. ~ Thank you, Kathy!!! ~

Grab a cup of coffee, tea or a glass of water and either join us for discussion in Adult Forum or just sit and visit in the Gathering Area while you enjoy some treats.  February treats are provided by the Seniors committee.  Thank you!

Would you like to help prepare PowerPoints?
“It’s so easy, a caveman can do it! Calling all YOUNG ADULTS to consider if they would be able to help with the weekly PowerPoints.  There is a template and instructions that will be sent to you and only takes about an hour to create the PowerPoint for the Sunday you have signed up for.  Please email (Jackie.shoeberg@yahoo.com) or reach out to Jacqueline (Jackie) Shoeberg for more information.”
How to volunteer to help at Valley Outreach Food Shelf

Valley Outreach has seen incredible growth over the past year and has presented us with even more opportunities for volunteers to help!  To start this process, church members need to complete an application and attend an orientation using our community volunteer process:

1.  Complete an application at http://valleyoutreachmn.org/volunteermain.aspx

2.  Click on the green “Apply Now”

3.  After you have completed the on-line application, you will sign up for an orientation

4.  Create your own schedule to volunteer! 

The orientation dates and times are:  Tuesday, January 22nd from 5 – 5:30 p.m. and Tuesday, February 19th, from 5 – 5:30 p.m. 

HOPE FOR THE JOURNEY HOME

THANK YOU to everyone who has volunteered to serve on the different shifts at Hope for the Journey Home in February.  It will be a busy week as they have had seven (7) families at the shelter since January.  The Social Concerns Committee would like to thank Scott and Jan Strandemo, Jim and Carol Schuster, Jenny Powell, Jeff and Patty Thomsen, Verna Pittman and Adele for volunteering at the shelter this month.  We will be hosting the beginning week of September 15, partnering with First United Methodist Church of Stillwater.  Your volunteering help is much appreciated by the staff and families at Hope for the Journey Home.

FEBRUARY

DATE

USHERS

READER

COMMUNION HELPERS

CLICKER

Sunday, February 3  -  Annual Meeting

Floyd Nestrud, Capt., Roger Harris, Keith Wille, Leon Siverhus, Patrick Raleigh

Mugs DeFore

1.  Mugs DeFore

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Sunday, February 10

Lloyd Johnson, Josh Mack, Martin Withuski, Lynn Lomen

 

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Sunday, February 17

Jim Sandahl, Capt., Ron Kuehn, Cam Gullickson, Mark Walker

Chris Shivers

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3. 

 

 

 

Sunday, February 24

Tom Weber, Capt., Hank Drews, Jerry Sharon, Carol Weber

 

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Mugs DeFore

MARCH

DATE

USHERS

READER

COMMUNION HELPERS

CLICKER

Sunday, March 3

Jay Swanson, Capt., Adele Urhammer, Ted Thomsen, Maureen Thomsen

 

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3.

 

Ash Wednesday

March 6

11:30 a.m. service

Jerry Schlagel, Lloyd Johnson, Martin Withuski, Gus MacDonald

 

1.

2.

3.

HELPER(S) FOR ASHES

 

 

Ash Wednesday

March 6

7 p.m. service

Tom Weber, Hank Drews,

Carol Weber, Jerry Sharon

 

1.

2.

3.

HELPER(S) FOR ASHES

 

 

Sunday, March 10

Jeff Brower, Amelia Brower, Peter Hockin, Jeff Thomsen, Jerry Schlagel

 

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Lenten service

Wednesday,

March 13

11:30 a.m.

Floyd Nestrud, Adele Urhammer, Keith Wille,
Leon Siverhus

7 p.m.

Lloyd Johnson, Josh Mack, Martin Withuski,
Lynn Lomen

 

 

Sunday, March 17

Leonard Schrade, Capt.,
Gus MacDonald, Paul Glaser, Tim Gangnon

 

 

 

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YOUTH CONNECTIONS DROP-IN CENTER (YCDC)

St. Paul Church and Youth Connections has had 29 visits for Drop-In by 12 individual youth since opening in September. We are open on Thursday’s from 12:00-6:00. Youth come in with a variety of histories and concerns. 100% of the youth, we have seen have experienced trauma or violence in their young lives, including one youth who disclosed being sexually trafficked while homeless over the last few months. We deal with some very hard issues at drop-in.

There has been phenomenal support by the volunteers who work either 12:00-3:00 or 3:00-6:00 shifts. Youth are welcomed by volunteers, asked if they are hungry or thirsty first, and then asked and what we can help them with. The volunteers have been great at feeding youth - like all kids - they love pizza! One of the volunteers even donated a pizzazz rotating pizza maker! Volunteers assist youth in going through the donation room to gather any clothing, personal care items, blankets, pillows or food they need. Volunteers have assisted youth in the computer area doing job search, applications and studying.

If not for the generosity of St. Paul Church and our community these youth would not have this wonderful network of support.

Many THANKS to all!

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