Mission & Ministry go hand in hand at St. Paul Lutheran, as we believe strongly in Jesus' mandate to Love God and Love People. We strive to be presence in our neighborhood, community, nation, and world, feeding, clothing, and loving God's people.
This coming year our youth will be traveling to the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. A group comprised of both adults and youth will make another trek to Bethel, Alaska, to teach Vacation Bible School.
Our Prayer Quilt Ministry is very active, with more than 100 Prayer Quilts being distributed in 2015. Prayer Quilts are prayed over specifically for the individual receiving them, and we have been privileged to hear so many stories detailing the power of prayer!
St. Paul Lutheran is home to The Fox Valley Community Table (FVCT), an organization committed to feeding the hungry two times each week.
Our Community Garden plots are used to grow fruits and vegetables for members of the congregation, as well as St. Joseph's Food Pantry and The Fox Valley Community Table. In 2015 we donated over 2,000 pounds of fresh produce!
St. Paul Lutheran Church is home to The Community Christmas Dinner, an ecumenical Christmas dinner for those in our community needing a little extra help. This past Christmas seven churches collaborated to provide meals and gift bags for over 300 people.
Knit2gether, a group of knitters and crocheters, meets weekly at St. Paul to work on projects of all sorts. They craft projects that include Prayer Squares, chemo caps, winter hats, mittens, scarves, and other items.
Our Meal Ministry delivers meals to members and non-members alike. One key activity of the Meal Ministry is the delivery of meals to our older members and others who just need a reminder that they are loved!
These are just a sampling of the Mission & Ministry that takes place both within and beyond the walls of St. Paul Lutheran Church!