St. Paul Lutheran Church (ELCA) has been serving the Pensacola, Florida area since 1956. We are a diverse congregation comprised of local residents, active and retired military personnel, and permanent and seasonal residents from all other parts of the country. Through a wide variety of activities and ministries for the members of our congregation, we offer many opportunities for worship, fellowship and service to our community.
On the 50th day of Easter we celebrate the Spirit, through whom and in whom the people of God are created and re-created. Pentecost is sometimes called the church’s birthday, but might more appropriately be called its baptism day, since the gift of the Spirit is the fullness of baptism. Ezekiel’s vision shows the Spirit resurrecting and re-creating not just individuals but a whole people. Romans makes it clear that God is in the process of re-creating the entire cosmos; yet the Spirit is also at work in the most intimate and personal way, praying in us “with sighs too deep for words” when we do not know how to pray.
Read the full devotion.
Mission Sunday (June 10)
We are continuing to collect items for Manna Food Pantries.
Most-needed items include:
Open Books (May 19)
Volunteers needed to help pack books to send to prisoners.
Saturday, May 19 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 noon
(1040 N. Guillemard Street)
Please see Regina Gibbons for more information.
Under the Social Ministry table is a collection box for the Open Books Prison Book Project. Please donate gently used paperbacks here. Paperback dictionaries and thesauri are always needed.
Solaris Healthcare Collection (May 20)
More than anything Solaris Healthcare on University Parkway needs the gift of time: people to come and visit, call bingo games, help with crafts or gardening projects. Contact Molly Harvey at (850) 474-1252.
Harbor House Collection (May 29)
This collection for Harbor House is the Synod Assembly Service Project.
Additionally, our Panhandle region is encouraged to contribute baby items:
Camp Happy Sands (June 3)
St. Paul continues to support Camp Happy Sands. Camp Happy Sands is a camp for kids on the free lunch program. It runs through the summer and relies on donations from the community. The kiddie pool will be placed at the portico entrance along with a list of needed items. Some items needed will be kid’s flip flops, swimsuits, and water toys. Collection begins June 3!
Music Rehearsal Schedule
Chancel Choir rehearsal - Sunday mornings from 8:30-9:15 a.m.
Handbell Choir rehearsal - Wednesday nights from 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Contact Mary Holway (choir) or Monika Durbin (handbell choir)
for more information.
Blueprint for the Future
We call out to our brothers and sisters for help as we face together a debt that continues stifle the ministry of God’s church. Learn more about the Blueprint for the Future debt reduction program.