God has given us all different interests and unique talents. At St. Paul we offer lots of ways to use those talents. You can join a committee to further the work of the church. Are you musically gifted? We have several choirs and opportunities for musicians. Are you physically able? You can compete in sports, enjoy some open gym time, or even clean and decorate the church. Like crafts? Join the quilting or scrapbooking group. We even have a group of motorcycle enthusiasts. All of these groups let members share their talents for the Lord in their own special way.
This group of members reaches out and nurtures those in need in our congregation -- expanding beyond those considered as "shut-ins." Its purpose is to keep the church family connected. The efforts of this organized committee can be a visit, a prayer, a phone call, even just a card in the mail. You can join this caring team, or you can ask for a visit from one of the members. If you would appreciate a visit, a conversation, a card or a prayer, please contact the church office at 262-644-8890.
Christian Life Resources Branch
This organization was formed as a resource to educate the congregation and community on life and family issues and to use these life and family issues as bridges to convey God’s love and share the message of salvation through Christ. This recognized branch of Christian Life Resources is affiliated with CLR’s program division. The St. Paul branch has been active since 2003.
The members of the St. Paul branch meet numerous times throughout the year to coordinate efforts that support the mission of CLR within the congregation. Some of the topics or programs the branch supports include community blood drives, the annual "Change for Life" program benefiting the maternity home, New Beginnings – A Home for Mothers, which is conducted each year around Mother's Day; the Christmas gift giving for the mothers at New Beginnings; the discussion and planning of the creation of a Parish Nurse Program; the development of a Life Center at St. Paul, to name a few.
Ladies Aid meets at 6:30pm on the first Tuesday during various months of the year. Watch the church calendar for exact dates. The purpose of this group is to afford the ladies of the congregation the opportunity to grow in spiritual understanding, to be informed of the activities of the congregation and synod, and to serve the Lord by assisting the church. This assistance has come in many ways, such as outfitting the kitchen, donating Altar Cloths, tables, chairs and other items, and providing meals for various occasions.
Lutheran Women's Missionary Society
Twice a year (May and October) the LWMS hosts a mission rally at an area congregation. These rallies feature a guest speaker from one of our synod's mission fields, worker training schools, or parish service commissions. Special LWMS mission offerings support mission projects that do not receive funds from the synod's budget.
The adult choir practices every Monday at 6:00pm in the choir loft of the chapel under the direction of Mr. Tom Schall. The focus of the choir sings a mix of traditional, classical, gospel and Christian contemporary music.
Technology has aided us to this end. Our computer driven keyboard allows us to use accompaniments that range from simple piano to full orchestral tracks. The music styles vary greatly, and all add to our ability to praise God.
The St. Paul's Quilters Group was established in 2004. They made stained glass panels for the church and Christian Family Center. They also participate in Project Linus, making and donating quilts for seriously ill children in hospitals and have donated quilts for several events. The group currently sells holiday items such as quilt hangings, craft items, bags, and other beautifully-crafted gifts. Sales from these items are donated to the various church funds.
The group meets on Tuesday evening from 6:00 - 8:00pm at a member's home. For more information call the church office at 262-644-8890. Members' abilities range from beginners to more than 30 years of experience. They use a variety of quilting techniques including applique, paper piecing and foundation. Machine and hand quilters or anyone interested in learning are always welcome. Come and share your sewing knowledge and get to know other women in the St. Paul family by enjoying a common interest and hobby.