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Personal Information Update

March 7th - June 30th, 2017

We are currently updating our Membership Database and we realize that many families have discontinued landline use, or have had a change in their phone numbers. Additionally we realize there have been significant changes in email addresses.

We are trying to update our records, please provide us with your current information.

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Soul Sisterhood Retreat: Summer 2017

June 11th - July 20th, 2017

$0 - $525

Rollin' In the Deep: New for 2017

“Was it not you who dried up the sea, the waters of the great deep, who made a road in the depths of the sea so that the redeemed might cross over?” -Isaiah 51:10

Higher, wider, deeper than any rolling waves or ocean depth is God’s love for His daughters. Experience this love through scripture and creativity as we dive deep into God’s promises. During our week together, we’ll look at how God shows up not only in awe and wonder, but where God is in the midst of the storms of life. His grace will wash over us as we grow in relationship with a God who never leaves us alone.

Camp Dates for 2017: June 11-15 (Middle School) June 18-22 (Senior High) June 25-29 (Middle School) July 9-13 (Middle school) July 16-20 (Senior High)

Middle School Sessions are for those entering 6th-8th grades. Senior High Session is for those entering 9th-12th grades.

Register by 2/20 to receive $50 early-bird discount (applied at check out).

If you have questions about camp or registrations, please contact Amanda Berger at 763.475.7144.



June 28th - July 26th, 2017


Each of these Wednesdays, we will spend a portion of our day working and serving others and then we'll head off to do an exciting activity just for fun! This is a great way for kids to discover the joy of serving others and know that they can, indeed, make a difference. The events vary on content, cost, location and age requirements. Please read each carefully. Register for one, or register for all! (June 21 & June 28 are closed!)

Grade requirement is completed in 2016-17 school year.

Cost includes supplies, snacks, bus and admission prices. Times are approximate.

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Encounter - American Swedish Institute

June 28th, 2017


Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Hosted by Pastor Mathison and Cindy Carlson

Discover the Turnblad Museum, the first building in Minneapolis listed on the National Historic Register. Hear the stories behind the detailed woodcarvings, sculptured ceilings and the architectural vision of this castle-like mansion. The Encounter will include a tour of the mansion, a Swedish Fika (coffee) and time to explore and visit the gift shop, and the bus transportation.

Cost is $22, registration is necessary.

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Women Camping with Trisha

June 29th - June 30th, 2017


Want to give camping a try but don’t have anyone to go with, or don’t have the equipment? How about giving it a shot with some other women from SPD? We certainly won’t be “glamping,” but we won’t be in tents either. The camper cabins at Baker Park have been reserved for us! We’ll enjoy time around the fire while we cook there too. We’ll do a nature craft and some yoga on the beach. We can walk or bike or read or relax or bird watch or any number of other things. Give it a try! You’ll love it!

Even if you want to join us overnight and then leave right away in the morning (if you have to work), that’s okay. It’ll be a great opportunity for fellowship with other women enjoying the outdoors.

Cost: $30

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Summer Stretch 2017

July 18th - July 20th, 2017


For many years, Wayzata Community Church & St. Philip the Deacon have joined together to offer Summer Stretch, an opportunity for Middle School Students to come and STRETCH their faith.

Each day we have a fun service event in the morning and then a fun activity in the afternoon.

In the morning you can choose from the following events:

1)Folkestone Assisted Living in Wayzata- visiting and playing games with the seniors living there.
2)Make Dog/Cat toys for the Humane Society.
3)Bake Cookies and make Thank You cards for the Plymouth Firefighters & Police.
4) Make Kid Comfort Bags for Home Free & Sojourner Shelter.
5) Support our Troops Project.

In the afternoon we will go to the following activities:

Tuesday- Lunch, Knockerball & fun activities Wednesday - Lunch, Explore Minnehaha Falls, play games and end the day with Comedy Sportz
Thursday- Lunch, High Ropes and Zipline at Sand Creek Adventures in Jordan MN

Register for one or all three! Friends are definitely invited to come and join in on the fun. You must attend the morning service project to join in on the fun in the afternoon. We have a limit of 60 students per day.

Times are 8:30 am- 5:00 pm. Drop off and pick up at Wayzata Community Church. Refunds will not be given for cancellations after Friday, June 30th.

Cost is $50 per student per day. Sign up for all 3 and receive a free t-shirt and a discount of $5 per day! Be sure to print out the permission slip and bring it with you.

WE NEED CHAPERONES FOR EACH DAY! Chaperones receive a free t-shirt, free lunch and a full day of fun!

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St John's Retreat - Amazing Grace: Lost and Found

July 20th - July 23rd, 2017


Join us at beautiful St John's University for our annual summer retreat for adults - men, women, couples, singles - all are welcome!

This year our guest presenter will be artist James Quentin Young, who finds broken and seemingly useless objects and transforms them into crosses. We will make our own crosses with his encouragement and reflect on the meaning of the cross in our lives. Mornings and evenings are our program time, afternoons are free for whatever you want and need; such as sleep, reading, swimming, hiking, quiet time, crafting or socializing.

Comfortable accommodations, great meals, laughter and spiritual growth guaranteed!

Cost $195

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Boundary Water Adventure

July 24th - July 28th, 2017

$0 - $350

Middle School/High School

July 24-28

For students who have completed grades 6-12. Join in on an adventure of some of the most beautiful outdoors in Minnesota. This wilderness experience will give us a chance to explore God’s creation through hiking, camping, and canoeing. This journey is sure to invite each individual to discover God’s presence in nature.

Cost is $ 350 per person. You will need to pay a nonrefundable/ nontransferable $100 when you register. You need to pay here and then click on the link below to register with Camp Wapo. We have the opportunity to take 1 adult per trip, if you are interested in participating as a chaperone, register as an adult and Clay Thomas will be in contact with you.

There will be no refunds for any amount after June 16th.

There were only 14 spots available, 7 for Middle School and 7 for High School. Once those spots are full, we will start a waiting list.

If you have any further questions please direct them to Clay Thomas cthomas@spdlc.org or Justin Daleiden jdaleiden@spdlc.org

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Join Our SPD Habitat Build!

July 31st - August 4th, 2017

Sorry, but we are full. Please consider signing up to help serve meals on one of the days, or sign up to be on the "Build Crew Wait List" in case we have a last minute cancellation.

If you’ve always wanted to help on a Habitat for Humanity build, now’s your chance! Join other SPD members for this week-long project, and make a difference in the life of a family who will be working along side you to build their own home. We need 12 volunteers each of the days of our week, Monday-Friday, July 31 - Aug. 4. Volunteer builders must be 16 years of age or older. No experience necessary—just a willingness to participate, learn, grow and have fun!

If your kids aren't old enough to work at the actual building site, or you don't have an interest in swinging a hammer - how about providing lunch for the workers? People can partner together to prepare and deliver lunch, snacks, and drinks for the site crew. Sign up as Helping with Meals. Nancy Nechas will be coordinating the meal crews.

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Little Sister: A Soul Sisterhood Day Camp

July 31st - August 2nd, 2017

$0 - $115

Join us for our Little Sister Day Camp, for girls entering 3rd-5th grade! This 3-day adventure includes time to connect with God, make new friends, and explore your creativity and gifts, all tailored just for our "little sisters." If you participated last year, this summer is full of all new activities, crafts, and curriculum.

Day camp runs from 9:00 am-3:00 pm Monday through Wednesday. The camp fee includes all materials, activities and a t-shirt. Campers provide a sack lunch each day. Questions? Contact Amanda Berger at aberger@spdlc.org

If you have completed 6th grade or older, you may serve as a volunteer at our camp, helping to assist staff in our activities. Contact Amanda for more information.

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We Can Help Wednesday: Family Edition

August 2nd, 2017

Families will help pack food together at Feed My Starving Children in Chanhassen, which will send the meals to people around the world who need our help.

Bus departs SPD at 5:30 p.m.


Walk in the Garden

August 3rd, 2017


Join a group of nature lovers for two delightful summer evening walks through the Eloise Butler Nature Reserve in Theodore Wirth Park. Our guides will focus on two topics as we explore this beautiful reserve.

Those wishing to carpool, meet at the church office by 5 p.m.

Cost: $10 per person.

Thursday, June 15, 5:30 p.m. History of the Eloise Butler Garden

Thursday, Aug. 3, 5:30 p.m. Mushroom Hunting

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Fishing with Kids

August 10th, 2017

Fishing with kids is fun, rewarding and builds lasting memories. Join us at the dock at Parker's Lake in Plymouth for an evening with some of our own fishing experts. The kids will have an opportunity to put what they learn into action and do some fishing.


Camping with Trisha

August 16th - August 17th, 2017

$0 - $30

Come explore God's great outdoors with Trisha Ragner. Boys and girls who have completed Grades 2-5 are invited to join our adventure at Baker Park near Maple Plain. We will pitch our tents, ride bikes, cook over an open fire, swim in the lake, play nature games, enjoy the stars and so much more!

When: Wednesday, August 16(4:00 pm) - Thursday, August 17 (1:00 pm) Where: Drop off and pick up at Baker Park

Cost is $30 per child


Twins Game - Twins vs Cleveland Indians

August 16th, 2017


Join others from SPD on Wednesday, June 21 as the Minnesota Twins play the Cleveland Indians. The bus will leave church at 5:45 p.m. (Game time 7:10 p.m.) The cost is $34 per person, which includes the ticket and transportation. Questions? Contact Cindy Carlson at ccarlson@spdlc.org or stop at the Hospitality Desk on the upper level.

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2017-18 Faith Creek Registration

September 9th - September 10th, 2017

$0 - $25

Faith Creek is designed for children 3 years old (by 9/1/2017) through 4th Grade. It meets Saturday, at 5:30 pm and Sunday, at 8:30, 9:45 and 11:00 am.

Cost is $25 per student (discount for families with 3 or more children.)

As you go through the registration process, you will be able to choose your child's class time.

Share your gifts as volunteers are also needed in Faith Creek.

2017-18 begins a new ministry for 5th grade students called "Follow our Faith". Parents and 5th grade students are invited to the Bridging Meeting on Sunday, May 7, 2017 from 10:45 - 12:30 pm, in the Center for Faith & Life.

No cost for 5th Grade Students.


Dynamic Deacons Choir (Grades K - 2)

September 12th - May 22nd, 2018

Practice every Tuesday, from 5:00 - 5:30 pm in the Choir Room beginning September 12, 2017.

Each singer will receive a choir handbook at the first rehearsal explaining responsibilities and expectations of participation in the choir program, and will include the year’s singing schedule.

We are looking forward to another successful musical season! See you September 12th!!


Chancel Choir (Grades 3, 4, and 5)

September 12th - May 22nd, 2018

Grades 3, 4 & 5 will practice every Tuesday from 5:35 –6:15 p.m. in the Choir Room beginning September 12, 2017.

Each singer will receive a choir handbook at the first rehearsal explaining responsibilities and expectations of participation in the choir program, and will include the year’s singing schedule.

We are looking forward to another successful musical season! See you September 12th!!