St. Paul's shares the Gospel through many ministries. In response to the way Jesus has served all of us by His perfect sacrifice on the cross, please consider serving others in one or more ministries. Volunteer forms can be left in the marked boxes in the church narthex and Information Center, or contact Jackie Weber (email), Volunteer Servant Coordinator. Also see our Stewardship webpage.
MARK 16:15 “GO INTO ALL THE WORLD AND PROCLAIM THE GOSPEL TO THE WHOLE CREATION”
Tabitha "Tabby" Comfort Dog is a trained Lutheran Church Charities K-9 Comfort Dog. She interacts with people at churches, schools, nursing homes, hospitals, events, and in disaster response situations.
Tabby is a friend who brings a calming influence and allows people to open up their hearts and receive help.
LWML AFTERNOON GUILD
Lutheran Women’s Missionary League (LWML) meets monthly for fellowship, spiritual growth and service.
ST. PAUL'S SOCIAL MINISTRY TEAM
Collect food, clothing and household items to be distributed to organizations, churches and individuals in need.
Lead St. Paul’s in reaching out to the world, both locally and far away, through financial support, mission work and other activities.
ST. PAUL'S QUILTERS
Sew and assemble quilts made for charity; meets weekly.
Ways to volunteer at College Hill:
- Worship at St. Paul's, College Hill any Sunday morning. Address and hours on website.
- Assist at evening Bible classes for children at St. Paul's College Hill. Teaching experience is not required.
- Serve on a St. Paul's Des Peres committee to provide outreach opportunities for our partner congregation.
- To register for any of these events, or for more information, please contact our church office.
St. Paul's is privileged to support a number of missionaries and mission outreach projects:
- Rev. Dr. Carlos Walter Winterle, serving the Lutheran seminary in Pretoria, South Africa, helping the seminary train pastors for a fast-growing Lutheran church in Mozambique
- Rev. Dr. Charles Cortright in St. Petersburg, Russia
- Christian Friends of New Americans (CFNA): Helping our immigrant and refugee neighbors
- Missionary Alexey Shepelev in Moscow, Russia
- Lutheran Development Group providing affordable housing and resources to low-income families.
- Missionary Tyler McMiller serving in Italy
- Missionary Erin Mackenzie serving in the Dominican Republic
- LCMS Ministry to the Armed Forces of 200+ military chaplains worldwide
- Chai v’Shalom, a local LCMS congregation served by Rev. Kevin Parviz with intentional outreach to the Jewish community
- Ysleta Lutheran Mission Human Care in El Paso, Texas provides relief and human care services while planting and nurturing missions on both sides of the Texas-Mexico border. St. Paul's mission team will travel to Ysleta in Juarez, Mexico in the future
- Seminary for Foreign Leaders, assisting with education costs for Concordia Seminary’s international students
MARK 12:30 "LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF"
St. Paul's hosts annual flu shots and periodic blood drives, coordinates visits from the St. Luke's Mobile Mammography Van, and maintains a medical equipment inventory for members to borrow.
- MEDICAL EQUIPMENT LENDING
View Photo Inventory | St. Paul's members may borrow items for free from our inventory of at-home medical equipment. Items available for short-term use include wheelchairs, walkers, lift chairs, shower chairs, an electric scooter, various canes, bedside table, IV stands, and more. To inquire about borrowing an item, please call the church office at 314-822-0447. Print a flyer
Join with our connection team to send personal cards and care packages to our college students, offer a prayer ministry, and help students stay connected to their home church.
CONFIRMAND PRAYER PARTNERS
Encourage youth by praying regularly for them in personal prayer time and sending cards on special dates, such as birthdays and Baptismal dates. Read more.
Do you enjoy cooking? Join this vital ministry serving those recovering from illness, surgery, childbirth, or special circumstances. Team members select a date that fits their schedule and deliver to the person in need. No time to cook? Prepared grocery store foods and restaurant deliveries are also welcome. Sign up here.
Provide encouragement and appreciation to the St. Paul’s men and women serving in the U.S. Military through notes of encouragement and special packages.
MOMS IN PRAYER
Mothers gather for an hour once a week Monday mornings at 8:00 a.m. to pray for their children, faculty, support staff, and needs of St. Paul’s school.
TABBY COMFORT DOG MINISTRY
A trained Lutheran Church Charities K-9 Comfort Dog who serves within St. Paul’s and to the greater community to show the mercy, compassion, presence and proclamation of Jesus Christ. Read more above in the Missions section.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL | Visit our VBS info page
Guide children in a week of spiritual development through stories, crafts, games, skits, music and snacks.
WOMEN’S PRAYER GROUP
The prayer group meets on Thursday evenings in the home of Gayle Truesdell.
Provide assistance to the Youth Director for various teen activities and events.
LIFE ADVOCACY GROUP
Be part of a group that witnesses the sanctity of human life through education, based on the Word of God; meets periodically for events.
SUNDAY SCHOOL TEAM
Join teams who work together to lead children on Sunday mornings in large group praise and prayer, connect with the hearts of children in a small group, design a creative Bible-learning environment, and develop and implement special events throughout the year.
SMALL GROUP/BIBLE STUDY LEADERS
Serve as a leader and host of a small group or Bible Study.
1 PETER 4:10-11 “AS EACH HAS RECEIVED A GIFT, USE IT TO SERVE ONE ANOTHER, AS GOOD STEWARDS OF GOD'S VARIED GRACE …”
Serve on a team to welcome guests, provide them with a loaf of bread and informative materials about our church, and encourage guests to return.
Provide a friendly, welcoming environment for guests as they enter the building and explore the facility. Register to help here.
NEW MEMBER MINISTRY
Welcome new members and help them become acquainted with the programs and other members of the congregation.
Light candles and assist with communion during worship, grades 6 to 8.
Prepare communion, change paraments, clean and maintain the altar area for worship.
FELLOWSHIP BREAKFAST TEAM
Set up, serve food and coffee, clean up and greet members during Fellowship Breakfast on Sunday mornings.
H.I.S. PUPPETEERS (HANDS IN SERVICE)
Witness through the H.I.S. Puppeteer ministry to area churches and children (high school youth and adult leaders).
SOUND BOARD/VIDEO CAMERA OPERATORS
Operate the in-house sound board and video cameras during worship services and other special events.
Greet and seat people, distribute worship folders and collect offerings. Register to help here.
Drive members between North and South campuses and other locations throughout the year.
Provide costumes and props needed for Sunday School, Breakfast in Bethlehem and other special events.
Periodically assist with the details of a funeral, such as recording the service, and other tasks to assist families.
Care for outdoor flowers during the summer months.
Periodically assist with the planning and preparation of receptions, meals and other special events.
Provide safe, loving care for children while their moms attend Mothers of Preschoolers meetings on the first and third Thursday mornings.
Provide safe, loving care for children while their parents attend worship and/or Bible class.
Take photographs of various happenings around St. Paul’s for publicity and promotion.
Provide assistance for events held periodically throughout the year, such as Easter Egg Hunt, Breakfast in Bethlehem, Christmas Tree Set-up and more
Periodically assist couples with the details of their wedding service.
Assist in collecting and archiving photos, bulletins, CDs, and other materials about St. Paul’s for historical reference.
Collate and assemble weekend worship bulletins on Friday mornings.
The association maintains the St. Paul’s cemetery on Ballas Road.
Serve on a team to count the weekend church offerings.
Assist the church office with various tasks, such as bulletin printing, attendance data entry, plant watering, mailings, etc.
We're always updating our church outreach and service opportunities. For more information, contact our church office at 314.822.0447