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.
To love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, strength, and mind is to reflect God’s mercy in responding to one’s neighbor. That mercy found its most profound expression in the “gospel that has come to you”—namely the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. That gospel mercy comes to us again today: at the font, at the altar, and from the pulpit. It is very near to you. Read the full devotion.
July 13: God's Work, Our Hands
Saturday, July 13 at Springdale Park, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
We continue our Mission Work with Keep Pensacola Beautiful and will be picking up the trash in the park. Gloves and bags provided. There is no yardwork involved, only trash pickup. Springdale Park is located on Brent Lane, just west of the Ronald McDonald House.
July 14: Mission Sunday
We are continuing to collect items for Manna Food Pantries.
Most-needed items include:
July 28: WELCA Care Kits
It’s that time of year again to begin our collection of items needed to prepare WELCA Care Kits. Paper bags will be handed out this Sunday. If you wish to participate, please place in each bag all items to make up one care kit.
Each care kit consists of the following:
We especially need more towels as we have some items left from last year. The collection period will run through Sunday, July 28. Last year St. Paul sent 189 care kits! Our goal is to beat last year’s total!
Pull tabs, those little tabs on cans, are taken to Ronald McDonald House, where they help pay the electric bill.
Eyeglasses are donated to the Lions Club Vision project, and are refurbished, graded, and given to various organizations who help people all over the world.
Books are taken to Open Books, and the paperbacks are processed for the prison ministry, and hardbacks are sold to raise funds for this non-profit. There is a huge need for paperback books
If you are looking for an opportunity to participate in a mission at St. Paul, the Social Ministry Committee needs your enthusiasm, your ideas, and your hands. Meetings are usually the 1st Wednesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. Contact the chair, Regina Gibbons, or any committee member if you have any questions, or to share an idea.