Food Pantry

Available to all persons in need.  Open Thursdays 11:00 am – 12:00 pm.  Receive bags of groceries and a prayer by our caring volunteers.

Adult Choir

Available to all persons high-school aged and beyond.  Rehearsals Thursday evenings, 7:00 pm.  Come join us for an inspiring and uplifting evening!  The choir typically sings at the 11:00 am Service, two Sundays per month. 

Children's Choir

Available to all children ages 7-13;  rehearsals Saturdays 11:00 am for 45-60 minutes;  parents are welcome to observe.  Children learn the basic rudiments of singing, note reading, and receive ear-training.  The children benefit greatly by singing inspiring and edifying music.  The choir typically sings at several Services per year. 

Women's Guild

A faithful group of the congregation’s ladies and lady-friends, begun in 1926, meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month (September – June) at 12:30 p.m.  Bible study and assisting the congregation’s ministry are the pillars of the Women’s Guild.  The Guild also sponsors a Seminary student, and is affiliated with the national organization, Lutheran Women’s Missionary League.

Youth Group

For all young persons sixth through twelfth grades.  Blessings and a good time guaranteed.  Operated in conjunction with a sister congregation, the Youth Group meets mostly on Sunday afternoons, 4:00 pm and sometimes on Wednesday evenings.  Weekly email messages sent — contact us if you wish to be included.  The young people begin with a devotion, and then break into various games and projects.  Benefit:  being around other Christian young people and caring, Christian adults. 

Missions

Compassion International
St. Paul’s members help Abraham, a young boy in Ethiopia, through monthly donations to Compassion International, an organization that helps needy children throughout the world. The children of the Sunday School send occasional letters, and Abraham responds likewise.

Missionary Rev. Daniel Conrad
St. Paul’s members help Missionary Conrad and his family while he serves in Mexico, training Mexican men to be pastors and deacons and Mexican women to be deaconesses. Rev. Conrad is stationed in Mexico City, but travels extensively to train and to support the existing Lutheran congregations. His work requires the support of many American congregations. Please include Rev. Conrad and his family in your prayers. His monthly newsletter is available on the parish bulletin board.

Seminaries
St. Paul’s members give annually to each of our two synod Seminaries in America, Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Indiana, and Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri. The monies are sent undesignated.

English District Office
St. Paul’s members give monthly to support the work of the English District of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. The Bishop of the English District oversees 162 congregations, several missions, and two Lutheran High Schools, to name a few, across North America. The English District is the most language-diverse district of the LCMS, using 28 languages to conduct various ministries. The District provides support when congregational conflict occurs, assists in calling pastors when a congregational vacancy occurs, provides guidance for congregational projects and ministries, and ensures doctrinal unity among the congregations of the District.

Special Needs

An adult class for persons with developmental disabilities is offered on Saturday mornings, twice monthly, 9:30 am – 10:55 am.  This class began in 2007 and has been a blessing for many.  Staffed by caring adults and the Pastor, the class typically offers prayers, learns a Bible lesson, sings hymns and songs, assembles a craft, and enjoys a snack, all in less than 90 minutes!   Contact the church office for more information. 

AA Meetings

Held in the church basement, Saturday mornings, 10:30 am, and Tuesday evenings, 8:00 pm.  All are welcome.