Ministries

Youth Ministry
St. Pauls’ Sunday school classes for 3 year olds through 5th grade begins at 10:10 each Sunday morning. The 3 year olds through 2nd grade meet in the preschool rooms and begin each session with music and story time. Grades 3 through 12 meet in their respective classrooms

Wednesday evenings at St. Pauls begins with a family meal at the Faith Walk Café from 5:00 until 6:00. Worship follows the meal at 6:00 in the Fellowship Hall.  At 6:30 children from 3years old through the 5th grade meet in the Family Life Center for fun and fellowship through a variety of faith growth exercises led by a group of dedicated high school youth.

St. Pauls’ confirmation program involves 6th, 7th and 8th grade students who meet each Wednesday evening. The students meet in their small groups for a meal at 5:00 followed by worship at 6:00.  Weekly learning, service, or fellowship events begin at 6:30. The 6th grade program is a pre-confirmation Bible overview while the 7th and 8th graders focus on the Ten Commandments and the Apostles Creed. Students are confirmed as 9th graders on Reformation Sunday following a 6-week period of review of the chief teachings of the church and completing their faith statements.


Disciple Bible Study
Becoming disciples through Bible Study is a small group approach to Bible study that emphasizes disciplined reading of and listening to scripture. It results in a biblically nourished persons committed to live as disciples. Disciple aims at transformation, not just information. During the course of two 17-week sessions, the group moves through the Bible from Genesis to Revelation.

The group meets weekly for two hours. Each participant makes a commitment to daily reading and weekly attendance. Class size is limited to eight, so close community develops. Faith is nurtured and lives are changed by God’s word.

For additional information & registration contact Vicki Rye at 389-4781 or Carolyn Weidner at 384-3538.


Men's Bible Study

Meets each Thursday at 10:00 a.m. Tommy's Family Restaurant. Our men’s group will gather for a time of fellowship and Bible Study. The purpose of this group is to provide men with the tools for strengthening their relationship with Jesus Christ and building relationships with other men. For more information please contact Bob Rye at 382-2973.
Senior Ministry
Our Wednesday program for senior citizens meets each week at 11:00 a.m. for Bible study or pitch and then gathers for a delicious noon meal. A short program, video or card bingo follows the meal for your information and enjoyment.

In addition, we have a care-givers support group that meets during the meal.

Meal reservations are requested each week by noon on Tuesday, and may be made by contacting the church office at 382-2973. All seniors and their friends are welcome and are invited to join us for fellowship, study and meal.

For additional information, contact: Ardis Wiese, Director of Senior Ministry at 382-2973 or st.pauls@stpaulsgi.org.


Small Groups Ministry
The mission of Small Group Ministry is to connect people relationally in groups (4-10 individuals) for the purpose of growing in the image of Christ, loving one another and contributing to the mission of the church, in order to glorify God and make disciples of all nations.

“If you say we are his, we must follow the example of Christ.” I John 2:6

We have bible study groups, a drama group, a scrapbooking group, a movie group and more!!

If you would like to grow in your faith and be encouraged and supported by a small group of fellow Christians, contact Bob Rye, Congregational Volunteer and Education Coordinator for more information about getting involved in a small group at St. Pauls. New groups will be forming in the Fall of 2010

Women of the ELCA 
WELCA (Women of the ELCA) is a community of women called together to provide a variety of learning experiences and fellowship opportunities. Groups meet at various times on different days each month to allow all women the opportunity to participate. For further information and meeting schedules please contact the church office at 382-2973.