missions: IMPACTING our community

MARK 16:15  “GO INTO ALL THE WORLD AND PROCLAIM THE GOSPEL TO THE WHOLE CREATION”

  • how can i serve in my community?

    BETHESDA RESALE SHOP

    Work at Bethesda Thrift Shop on Manchester Road as a sorter, pricer, stocker and cashier to stock and maintain a retail environment where revenues support the national charitable organization.


    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.


    MISSION SUPPORTER

    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.

  • mission spotlight: partner church, college hill

    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.
  • mission spotlight: tabby comfort dog

    Tabitha "Tabby" Comfort Dog is a LCC K-9 Comfort Dog at St. Paul's Lutheran Church. She interacts with people at churches, schools, nursing homes, hospitals, events, and in disaster response situations. 


    Lutheran Church Charities K-9 Comfort Dogs are friends who bring a calming influence, allowing people to open up their hearts and receive help. 


    Follow Tabby's activities on Facebook here.

  • mission spotlight: SUPPORTING MISSIONARIES AROUND THE WORLD

    St. Paul's is privileged to support a number of missionaries and mission outreach projects:

    • Rev. Dr. Charles Cortright in St. Petersburg, Russia.
    • Missionary Alexey Shepelev in Moscow, Russia.
    • Lutheran Development Group providing affordable housing and resources to low-income families. 
    • 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. 

outreach: impacting our own

MARK 12:30 "LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF" 

  • how can i get involved in outreach at st. paul's?

    COLLEGE CONNECTION

    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. Read more.


    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.


    MEAL MINISTRY

    Provide a home-cooked meal to those who are recovering from illness, new mothers or other special needs; prepare and cleans up meals for funeral services and other special events at St. Paul’s.


    MILITARY MINISTRY

    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/Kare 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

    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.


    YOUTH MINISTRY

    Provide assistance to the Youth Director for various teen activities and events.

  • outreach: education

    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.


HELPing HANDS: SERVING OUR CHURCH FAMILY

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 …”

  • HELPING HANDS: WELCOMING GUESTS

    BREAD MINISTRY

    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.


    GREETERS

    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.


  • HELPING HANDS: WORSHIP

    ACOLYTES

    Light candles and assist with communion during worship, grades 6 to 8.


    ALTAR GUILD

    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.


    USHERS

    Greet and seat people, distribute worship folders and collect offerings. Register to help here.


  • helping hands: throughout the church

    BUS DRIVERS

    Drive members between North and South campuses and other locations throughout the year.


    COSTUMES/PROP DESIGN

    Provide costumes and props needed for Sunday School, Breakfast in Bethlehem and other special events.


    FUNERAL COORDINATORS

    Periodically assist with the details of a funeral, such as recording the service, and other tasks to assist families. 


    GARDENERS

    Care for outdoor flowers during the summer months.


    HOSPITALITY

    Periodically assist with the planning and preparation of receptions, meals and other special events.


    MOPS CAREGIVERS

    Provide safe, loving care for children while their moms attend Mothers of Preschoolers meetings on the first and third Thursday mornings.


    NURSERY WORKERS

    Provide safe, loving care for children while their parents attend worship and/or Bible class.


    PHOTOGRAPHERS

    Take photographs of various happenings around St. Paul’s for publicity and promotion.


    SPECIAL EVENTS

    Provide assistance for events held periodically throughout the year, such as Easter Egg Hunt, Breakfast in Bethlehem, Christmas Tree Set-up and more


    WEDDING COORDINATORS

    Periodically assist couples with the details of their wedding service.


  • helping hands: administrative

    ARCHIVES

    Assist in collecting and archiving photos, bulletins, CDs, and other materials about St. Paul’s for historical reference.


    BULLETIN ASSEMBLY

    Collate and assemble weekend worship bulletins on Friday mornings.


    CEMETERY ASSOCIATION

    The association maintains the St. Paul’s cemetery on Ballas Road.


    COUNTING COMMITTEE

    Serve on a team to count the weekend church offerings.


    OFFICE VOLUNTEERS

    Assist the church office with various tasks, such as bulletin printing, attendance data entry, plant watering, mailings, etc.


for more information

We're always updating our church outreach and service opportunities. For more information, contact our church office at 314.822.0447