Ministries of Serving
at St. Paul Church
As God's people we are called to serve!
Homework Club - Twice weekly,
on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, ten elementary school children
gather for the "St. Paul Homework Club" that provides
tutoring, nurture and recreation. Grant money was obtained to help
run this ministry. Cathy Honer coordinates an enthusiastic group
of volunteers from the congregation and community.
Shoreline Soup Kitchen –
St. Paul Church plans, prepares and serves the brunch meal at the
Soup Kitchen in Old Lyme several times a year. Under the leadership
of Linda LaBrec volunteers gather at the Congregational
Church at 8 am to begin preparation for the meal. The third Wednesday
of each month St. Paul serves the noon meal at Grace Episcopal Church
in Old Saybrook. Bill Neuman coordinates this group
Shawl Ministry - Knitters and
crocheters meet once a month, on the third Saturday at 9:30AM, to
knit their prayers into shawls for those who need the spiritual
warmth and comfort they offer. Ketty Klein (860-395-1738) coordinates
ELCA World Hunger – Each
year St. Paul Church recognizes 5 World Hunger Sundays. A special
offering is taken with donations being sent to ELCA World Hunger
or the Shoreline Soup Kitchens and Pantries.
St. Paul Church is also involved in a variety of other ministries
serving in the community. The congregation sponsors a Red Cross
Blood Drive every February. We also seek to relieve domestic
and global poverty and hunger through our work with Lutheran Disaster
Response and the Lutheran World Federation.
St. Paul is supportive of the HOPE partnership seeking to build
affordable housing in the Old Saybrook Area.