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.
In Isaiah we are given a vision of the great feast to come, when God will wipe away death forever. In Jesus’ parable about a great banquet, those invited do not come, so the invitation is extended to others. In our liturgy God spreads a table before us. Even amid anxiety and hardship we rejoice in the peace of God that surpasses all understanding. With great joy we feast at the table of the Lord, and we go forth to share the wonderful invitation with others hungering and thirsting for the abundant life of God. Read the full devotion.
October 14 - God's Work, Our Hands
Save the date for our God’s Work, Our Hands project on Saturday, October 14 at Mt. Zion Cemetery. We will begin at 8:00 a.m. The cemetery is located at the corner of E. Cross St. and N. Guillemard St. We hope to finally get rid of the large overgrowth that we have worked on for several years. We will also be cleaning off and weeding around individual gravestones. Please fill out the required volunteer forms and bring to the cleanup (forms can be found in the current newsletter).
October 15 - Oktoberfest
11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Sign up to volunteer on the boards located in the Fellowship Hall. Tickets are also for sale. Planning meetings are being held each Sunday after worship until the event.
October 21 - Blessing of the Animals
Saturday, October 21 at 9:30 a.m.
Bring your pets to the church to have them blessed by Pastor.
Blessing will take place in the parking lot near the north lawn.
2017 Synod Assembly Service Project
Learn more about the Congregational service project for the Synod Assembly here. The Panhandle Conference's emphasis is "facilities" and we are asked to bring the following items:
$5 gift cards to fast food restaurants
Any $ amount gift card to Lowe's, Home Depot, Target, Wal-Mart
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 or Monika Durbin for more information.
We have elected a new bishop! Bishop-elect Rev. Pedro M. Suarez attended Luther School of Theology in Chicago and was ordained in 1992. He is a member of St. Stephen Lutheran Church in Pompano Beach, Florida. He served as Interim DEM for South Florida beginning August 2017.
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.
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.