Middle and high schoolers are invited to join us for an excursion over to Silverwood Theme Park for a day of excitement, fun, and friendship on Tuesday, July 9th! We'll leave early in the morning at 8:00 am and return later that evening by 10:00 pm. Cost is $20 and covers admittance into the park, but be sure to bring money for lunch or snacks along the way. Please RSVP to Rebekah here by June 28th! We're also looking for drivers, so please let Rebekah know if you're available to help out in this way!
Mark your calendars! St. Paul is hosting a Red Cross blood drive on July 17th from 2:00 pm to 6:15 pm in the Lower Level Fellowship Hall. Please make an appointment at redcrossblood.org using the code "stpaul" or call our office at (406) 549-4141. More information on how to donate blood and save a life can be found here.
St. Paul's week at Flathead Lutheran Bible Camp is July 28th - August 2nd! Camp is a wonderful place for kids to explore God's creation and dive deeper into Christian faith with their peers. We offer a camp scholarship for all kids who attend, no matter which week you attend. Visit Flathead Lutheran Bible Camp's website for more information and to register.
We love to give our younger children a special place in our church family and Sunday worship, so we are literally putting them first! Our PrayGround is a space at the front of the sanctuary designed for children to be active participants in every worship service. This space features quiet activities for kids during worship, and our youth director is present to guide them through the rhythms of worship in ways they can understand. Kids are invited to sing and pray with the whole congregation. A children’s lesson helps them connect to the Bible stories that shape our faith, and playing is always an option! All children are welcome, and parents can feel free to stay with their children at the PrayGround or sit in a nearby pew. We hope that the PrayGround is an engaging place for children to be present in the worshiping community and is of service to parents who want to direct their focus toward participating more fully on Sunday mornings. Questions or concerns? Contact Youth Director Rebekah Thomas.
NEW SOLAR ARRAY
As part of our goal to care for creation, we installed an array of solar panels to offset our electric demand.
We raised 50% or $33,814 of the cost of a 26.2 kW solar electric system, and we were honored to receive a grant from the NorthWestern Energy USB Program for the remaining 50% of the cost of our solar project, or $33,813! This grant was made possible by the NorthWestern Energy Efficiency Plus (E+) Renewable Energy Program which is established with the Universal System Benefits (USB) Program funds collected from all NorthWestern electric customers in the state of Montana.
We hope our solar project can inspire others in the community to move towards renewable energy sources and serve as an educational tool for other Missoula churches seeking to fund their own solar project in the future.