Sharing and Caring
Sharing and Caring is a local agency that helps the less fortunate in our area financially and through their food pantry. We support Sharing and Caring through a monthly benevolence, food collection, Tools for School, and Thanksgiving and Christmas Food Baskets.
The Waterfront Mission
The Waterfront Mission is a local agency that assists the homeless with shelter, offers educational programs and provides hot meals. Each year the LYO participates in the Souper Bowl of Caring collection drive on Super Bowl Sunday. Funds are donated to the Waterfront Mission.
Relay for Life
St. Paul members actively participate in the American Cancer Society Relay for Life event held annually the third weekend in April at the Niceville High School athletic stadium. Anyone interested in joining the RFL team can contact Gayle Norgaard, St. Paul Team Captain, by calling or emailing the church office.
Through donations, St. Paul supports The Oaks Indian Center in Oaks Okalohoma, Lutheran World Relief, Global Missions, Lutheran Bible Translators, Camp Luther Springs, Lutheran Disaster Response, Lutheran Services Florida, Food for the Poor and other Lutheran agencies through our Mission Outreach program.
St. Paul Lutheran Church is sponsoring a new missionary family; the Rimmer's. Chad, an ordained pastor in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, is currently a PhD candidate in Theological Ethics in the Divinity School at Edinburgh University, researching the relationship between ecology and Christian Peacemaking. Natalie is a primary school educator. Currently, we are (temporarily!) living in Besancon, France, where we are studying French at the Centre de Linguistique Applique (CLA). We are studying french, both for Chad's doctoral studies, and because we have recently accepted a call to serve in Senegal, through the Global Mission of the ELCA. Chad will be the Theological Advisor to the Lutheran Church of Senegal (ELS), and Natalie is a deployed Global Mission Associate. Further information and pictures are posted on the Mission Bulletin Board in the garden narthex. Your contributions to Missionary Support are needed and appreciated. Read More...
Lutheran World Relief
St. Paul Lutheran Church gives regular donations to LWR, in addition to, quilts and health kits provided by the women of the congregation. Lutheran World Relief (LWR) is an international nonprofit organization and a joint ministry of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod. Read More...
Good News Jail and Prison Ministry
In August of 2010, the St. Paul Church Council voted to include Good News Jail and Prison Ministry as one of the many organizations the church supports with benevolence gifts. The purpose of this ministry is to meet the spiritual needs of both inmates and staff through ministry that includes evangelism, discipleship, and pastoral attention, while facilitating other religious faiths within the guidelines established by law and the individual correctional facility. Read More...
St. Paul has adopted a one-mile stretch of Hwy 285, from John Sims Drive north, through the state’s Adopt-A-Highway program. On a quarterly basis volunteers help pick up litter on a Saturday morning. Vests, pickup sticks, trash bags, and water are provided. Suggest bringing gloves, sunglasses, cap, and appropriate [closed-toe] shoes. All ages 12 and up are welcome to help. Youth age 12-15 must be accompanied by an adult. Look for the announcement in the Sunday bulletin.