St. Paul has no shortage of opportunities for getting involved. We invite you to look over this list for starters, and if you don’t find what you’re looking for, talk to Pastor Brian. We are always open to new ideas for ministry and fellowship.
Worship Servers (contact Meisha Sible, 515-462-4270): We are always looking for more people to serve on rotation as readers, ushers, greeters, communion servers, and bread makers for Sunday services and evening Lenten and Advent services. If you would be willing to serve any one of these roles or several, please let Meisha in the office know. We have printed directions that we can provide, and a member of the Flock team would be happy to train you and show you the ropes.
Education (contact Pastor Brian, 515-462-4270): If you enjoy working with kids and/or curriculum, we are always in need of more teachers and helpers, especially on Wednesday evenings and Sunday mornings.
Stewardship & Finance: These folks work with issues of church finance and stewardship, which includes both talents and treasures. If you are interested in finance or helping to encourage others to use their talents for God’s work, there’s a place for you on this team.
Communications: Running the sound board and screen is this team’s primary job. Let us know if you’d like to help!
Music for Worship Services: If you play piano or organ, or would like to provide special music during a worship service, we can use your help. Contact the office, 515-462-4270 and let us know your skills and interests, and which service you prefer to attend.
St. Paul Choir (contact Sue Hansen): Our choir meets once a week for practice on Wednesday evenings at 7:00, or after the evening worship service during Advent and Lent. Adults and young adults are welcome to jump in at any time, no need to wait for the next year! They sing at alternating services, first and second, during the school year (September through May) and take a break during the summer months. They perform two cantatas per year, at Christmas and Easter.
Flock: The Flock Team keeps in touch with our “flock,” which involves calling on members we haven’t seen in awhile, welcoming new members, sending care packages to college students, visiting shut-ins, and other means of reaching out. If you would like to help with that work, they would love to have you!
Building: Our building requires maintenance, and the Building Team oversees that work. They take care of some repairs themselves, and contract out for bigger jobs when needed. If you would like to lend a hand, there is always work to do.
Health, Wellness & Healing: This team includes our parish nurse, and serves to promote physical and spiritual health and well-being within our congregation. They share healthy snacks, provide a monthly blood pressure and blood sugar screening, host a blood drive every other month, and provide educational seminars.
Mission:: St. Paul is active in local mission projects, such as supporting the Multi Purpose Center and CRISP, as well as larger missions in the ELCA, Church World Service, Meals for the Heartland, Hearts in Motion, and more. If you are interested in planning and participating with one or more of these missions, we have a place for you!
Kitchen Crew: Our kitchen and fellowship hall are large enough to accommodate large parties, and our kitchen crew frequently prepares meals for out of town tourist groups that come our way through the Chamber office. If you like to cook, this is a great way to help St. Paul.
Memorial: The Memorial Team works to match the needs of the church with gifts that are given to the church in memory of a loved one or special recognition. If you would like to help facilitate those conversations, just let them know you’re interested.
The Comforters Quilters: The “Comforters” Quilters meet regularly at the church on Wednesday mornings from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. and enjoy a time of Christian fellowship while working together and making beautiful quilts. Our quilts were distributed as follows during 2019:
3 Quilts for baptized babies
5 Quilts for St Paul Lutheran High School Graduates
1 Quilt for a wedding
30 Quilts to Kenyon House at Orchard Place