Organizations & Programs
Here's a brief summary of the organizations and programs offered at St. Paul's.
Each Sunday after worship many of the members join in the fellowship hall for fellowship hour. There are always plenty of donuts or homemade bakery to go along with the coffee or juice--and plenty of conversation and laughter to start out your Sunday on a cheerful note. On the last Sunday of the month you'll find special home made bakery and other goodies. The proceeds of the freewill offering on these Sundays goes to the Camp Luther Scholarship Fund.
Lutheran Women's Missionary League is active at St. Paul's. The group meets every last Tuesday of the month at 6:00 p.m.
Adult Handchime Choir
St. Paul's offers several opportunities for worship involving music.
Children's Choir: This group, of approximately 20 students, practices for a short time each Sunday before Sunday School and sings in church about three times each year.
Children's Handbell Choir: Fourteen children participate in the handbell choir. They practice for 15 minutes two times each month before youth group meetings and play in church about three times each year.
Adult Handchime Choir: Nine adults make up this group. They practice September through May on Wednesday nights and play in church once a month.
Christmas Caroling: During the third week of December on a Friday evening about 30 adults and children join to sing carols at area retirement homes. Afterward they enjoy refreshments back at church.
Check out the Youth Page for more information.
|Vacation Bible School|
Vacation Bible School is an exciting time at St. Paul's. It's a one day event each summer from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. with approximately 40 children attending and 25 volunteers having just as much fun as the children. There is no cost to attend. Recent year's themes have been Gadget's Garage, Rainbow Forest, Planet Zoom,and Amazing Desert Journey. The day includes Bible lessons, snacks, lunch, games, songs, and crafts. Afterward a pizza supper is served for the whole family.
Community Outreach: St. Paul's maintains an active fund to help members of the congregation and community who have special needs. Recently money for gas was presented to a family to visit a family member in the hospital in Marshfield. Also a family in the community was assisted with a monetary gift after they experienced a devastating house fire.
Camp Luther Scholarship: For several years now, enough funds have been raised through the once monthly fellowship hours, youth group fund raising, and member donations so that all children of the congregation who choose to go to the weekend or week long camps could do so for free.
Food Pantry: St. Paul's collects and donates to the Thorp Fund Pantry each month.
Women's Weekend Outing: The women of St. Paul's have begun a new tradition recently of going on a women's retreat to Camp Luther in September.
Volunteer Opportunities: Many other opportunities are available for volunteers at St. Paul's. These include being ushers, greeters, bulletin folders, van drivers, and library aids.