October Fall Fest
Thursday, October 26th, 6 – 9 PM -
You are invited to a festive evening of great food and camaraderie. In addition, you can help support St. Paul’s by participating in a silent auction.
Please consider sharing your time, talent and treasure. You might contribute a service you can perform, an item you have made, or a treasure you’ve enjoyed but no longer need. Groups may wish to consider offering themed baskets. Let’s be creative!
Opportunities to Serve:
We are in need of people who can help with lunches and receptions during the day. They typically take place at noon or mid-afternoon after funerals and memorial services. Tasks include setting up tables, putting out food and beverages and cleaning up afterwards. The commitment is 1-2 hours and offers the benefit of socializing with some really wonderful people!
We would like to have a list of volunteers who could help. If you would like to be on the list to be called to help out when there is a lunch or reception please contact Susan Anderson in the church office (email@example.com or 724-3535).
Our Altar Guild is in need of new members! You don’t need to be a life-long member of St Paul’s, a certain age or gender, or even attend church services every Sunday to become a member of the Altar Guild. And no previous experience is required!
New this year, we have a special opportunity for 1 or 2 reliable people to assist the Altar Guild. Additional helpers are needed to pick up the altar flowers once a week on Fridays and deliver them to the church. It’s a small commitment that could be a huge help! Email Carrie for details.
If you have any questions, would like to hear more, or are excited to begin, you may contact me by phone or email. Or, speak with any member of the Altar Guild – they will happily tell you about our joyful service!
Damiano Soup Kitchen
The first Monday of every month volunteers from St. Paul's prepare lunch from 8:30 am. to 11:30 and serve it from 11:30 to 1:00 p.m. We usually serve between 250 to 300 meals. For additional information and to volunteer contact the parish office.
GIFT- Growing in Faith Together
GIFT is held monthly and provides an opportunity for people of all ages to explore God's love for them by sharing the gift of each other and the gift of faith. Individuals, couples, and families are encouraged to attend! Events are held 6:30-7:30pm.
October 18 MARTIN LUTHER
Who is Martin Luther and why he so important to Lutherans? (and all Christians!) This GIFT event will help all generations learn more about Martin Luther and the Lutheran Reformation in an interactive way.
Wednesday Church Nights include Adult Formation twice a month; here is list of topics for the fall:
Oct. 18 – GIFT evening will focus on
Nov. 1 and 8 -Parenting/
Grandparenting/Caring for kids today
with Sue Van Oss
Nov. 15 – GIFT evening will focus on
Nov. 29 – 5th Wednesday Service
Dec. 6- Advent Theme
Dec. 13-Advent Theme
Dec. 20- GIFT evening- caroling at the
Pines senior living complex
October 31, 2017 marks 500 years since Martin Luther posted his “Ninety-Five Theses” in Wittenberg, launching a debate about Christian teaching and practice that led to significant changes and charted a new course for Western Christianity.
We will be observing the 500th anniversary of the Reformation and Luther’s contributions to our understanding of the gospel and Christian practice by offering a book discussion session on Tuesday, October 24 at 7:00 pm. Suggested books are Martin Luther by Martin Marty and/or Brand Luther: How an Unheralded Monk Turned His Small Town into a Center of Publishing, Made Himself the Most Famous Man in Europe—and Started the Protestant Reformation by Andrew Pettegree. Come prepared to discuss one or both books!
We will also be welcoming Bishop Tom Aitken of the Northeastern Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) as our Church Night speaker on Wednesday, October 11 at 6:30 p.m. Bishop Tom will speak on Luther’s significance then and now.
On Wednesday, October 18 GIFT focuses on Martin Luther.
Our Presiding Bishop, Michael Curry, has charged us to probe our views about race and our prejudices as part of our journey toward becoming The Beloved Community. Join us on Wednesday nights, starting on September 20 to discuss A Good Time for the Truth: Race in Minnesota, edited by Sun Yung Shin. In this anthology sixteen people of color tell their stories of living in Minnesota. The Rev. Margaret Thomas and Susan Anderson will guide the group.
The group will meet from 7:30-8:30 p.m. (following the Wednesday night program) in the Olcott Room through October. Books can be ordered at your favorite local bookstore or on-line.
God on Tap is all about bringing men of school age kids together to talk about matters of faith, spirituality, and meaning. No presentations. No experts. Just kicking around a topic at a local pub, sharing what matters to them. Email Fr. Bill to be added to the mailing list.
All women of the parish are invited to attend our events designed for fun, relaxation, meeting new people and fitting into busy schedules. Come to a women's night out at a local establishment, engage in various artistic endeavors and retreats.
Our next gathering is Friday, November 3 for a fun evening at Shannon's Stained Glassery in Superior. We will be making fused glass ornaments! You will be able to make a variety of shaped ornaments. Space is limited to 18 participants for rsvp soon.
Women gather to enjoy dinner out at various restaurants, engage in creative arts and crafts and have days/weekends of reflection. Contact the office to add your email to the mailing list, or watch here for upcoming events.
Tuesday Morning Bible Study - The Tuesday morning Bible study group meets at 8:30 a.m. in the Olcott Room. The readings for the upcoming week is the focus of this group and it is led by Rev. Bill Van Oss
Wednesday Morning Bible Study - meets at 10:30 a.m. in the Ryan Room. The readings for the upcoming week is the focus of this group and it is led by Rev. Margaret Thomas
Evening Bible Study - Rev. Dr. Barb Elliott gathers adults each month for a discussion focus on our faith.
Our next session is Thursday, November 9--same place and time (Parish Hall, 6:30-8:00). We will focus on the next section of, The book of Joy by the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Tutu. (Days 4 and 5) for our November meeting,...In December we will do the "Joy Practices".
Please contact Rev. Barbara for details.
Gentle Yoga Mondays 1:00pm-1:45pm
In the Children’s Room beginning September 11th Some of the benefits of yoga include improved range of motion, better circulation & sleep, greater strength & joint mobility, and better posture & immune function. Enjoy Gentle Yoga while you relieve stress & anxiety. Beginners welcome (and encouraged)! Gentle Yoga is for every body! Questions? Email Colette at firstname.lastname@example.org Trial class is free, then $8 per class