St. Paul’s is a thriving, vibrant community. We offer many different ministries. We invite you to become part of our church family and join us in our commitment to serving the Lord.
Worship and Music: Our Worship Life Together
**In-person worship is held each Sunday at 9:30 AM in our Sanctuary. For the safety of everyone masks are still required in the Church and we will maintain social distancing.**
We are pleased to announce that livestreaming of our worship service is now available,
and a recording of our worship service is posted online. Please visit the ONLINE WORSHIP tab above.
This is the ministry of our faith and the opportunity that we have to come together to worship and honor God. Our Sunday morning Worship Service is held with music and our own St. Paul’s Choir under the guidance of our musical director, Missy Cheyney. Holy Communion is shared at the service.
Through our Eucharistic Ministry, we bring Holy Communion to our homebound members.
Youth and Christian Education: Supporting and Nurturing Our Youth in Faith and Life
Our Sunday School meets on a regular basis during the worship service.
Children ages 3 through grade 5 can attend Sunday School, which is where they learn the Word of God through lessons, activities, and songs.
Children begin each Sunday in the Church with their families. After the children’s Message with Pastor and his friend Marvin, the children leave with their dedicated teachers to learn the Word of God through lessons, activities and songs. Jr / Sr High Youth Group: Our youth get together for outreach, fellowship and service projects centered around serving the Lord and giving back to the community. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have not met recently, but we are ready and willing to go forward with new activities as soon as it is safe to do so!
Jr / Sr High Youth Group: Our youth get together for outreach, fellowship and service projects centered around serving the Lord and giving back to the community. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have not met recently, but we are ready and willing to go forward with new activities as soon as it is safe to do so!
At our Vacation Bible Camp Week in the summer, kids come together during the last week in June for four evenings to enjoy music, games, activities and food while learning God’s Word. As a result of the pandemic, we have not held our Vacation Bible Camp recently, but we are excited to launch the next camp as soon as possible. It is the biggest inter-
generational activity of the year and we welcome all volunteers!
Caring for Others: Nurturing One Another in Times of Need
St. Paul’s Food Pantry is well stocked and available to provide food to members and
surrounding communities in need. Every Thursday from 10 am to 1 pm we open our Food
Pantry to anyone in need. Working with Foodshare we provide more than 15,000 pounds of food every year. We have a team of dedicated volunteers who come every week to help ensure people have enough to eat. We serve approximately 40 families each month.
We also have an active Outreach Committee, who meet to decide how to provide financial
and other assistance to nonprofit organizations and needy families.
Fellowship: Creating Opportunities to Grow Christian Communities
St. Paul’s provides many different ways to come together as members of a church family and enjoy the camaraderie and fellowship of each other. The Wednesday Talent Ministry helps with many tasks around the church and spends countless hours creating craft items for St. Paul’s Church Fair.
We have other activities too, which are temporarily on hold due to the pandemic: In the past our Adult Fellowship Group has met four times a year to enjoy each other’s company while participating in wide-ranging activities. Every week after Worship, our Sunday Morning Coffee Hour in Fellowship Hall gives weekly time for socializing.
Evangelism: Spreading the Good News of God in Jesus Christ
We look to spreading the good news of God in Jesus Christ to our neighbors and the community at large through different opportunities. We are eagerly waiting for it to be safe
to meet again, to participate in the following evangelical activities:
Zachary’s Table is the inspiration of our member, ten-year-old Zach, who wanted to provide a hot meal to anyone who needed one and wanted it to be completely free for all who came. Supplied through donations of our members, local food stores, area companies and guests, we serve a totally free community meal on the third Tuesday of each month.
Through monies raised at our annual Church Fair, we support organizations that help others. Funds raised at the fair come from specialty areas that include hand-crafted items, Gramma’s Attic, Baked Goods and our Kitchen Cafe including homemade soup! Proceeds from the 2019 fair were donated to the Newington High School Rob K. Prill Scholarship Fund and St. Paul’s Ministries.
Stewardship: Rejoicing In The Gifts God Has Given Us
Join us at different activities and opportunities that come from the belief that all things come from God and are to return to God. In our offertory prayer we often say we offer with joy and thanksgiving what you have first given us—ourselves, our time, and our possessions, signs of your gracious love. These opportunities help us to make stewardship a way of life. Our annual pledge campaign makes it possible for us to carry on the work of God through our talents and treasures.