This Campaign is a church-wide effort to enhance our joint ministry in global missions, hunger and poverty issues, leadership development and congregational renewal. Our task force is using this effort to affirm our community and celebrate our congregation’s ministry as we lift up these focuses while raising funds for them.
In October we celebrated the work of the Dorcas Circle and how they have worked to end poverty and make life better for people around the world through their ministry. Along with the 55 quilts blessed during worship, 28 school kits, 24 baby kits, 24 health kits and 10 sewing kits were sent to Lutheran World Relief. In addition, a handmade quilt by Cassie was raffled off – congratulations to Irene, our winner! Proceeds were divided between the Dorcas Circle for their supplies and the “Together, We Can” appeal. St. Paul members and guests signed a second quilt to be sent to a missionary family as another tangible support of global missions.
Another season of Winter Hospitality Overflow has begun! From now until March 31 we provide emergency shelter for homeless men in our community. (St. Andrew Lutheran Church in Orchards is the emergency shelter for women, couples and families.) This ministry is a partnership with the Council for the Homeless and many faith communities, individuals and organizations in Clark County. Click here for more info about WHO.