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.
This week's texts paint startling pictures of the horrific—the demonic—nature of sin. The church’s repeated celebration of the holy communion counters that tragic reality in a continued showing forth of the death
of Jesus “until he comes.” It is a dramatic declaration of
“how much God has done for 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!
Panhandle Disaster Response (9th – 12th graders)
June 23-28 and June 30-July 5
Still looking to get your Bright Futures Service Hours completed? Earn 25 hours while helping to rebuild the community of Mexico Beach. Luther Springs is heading to the Panhandle for two Disaster Response Weeks. Based out of St. George's Island, we will partner with Lutheran Disaster Response to walk alongside those in the Mexico Beach area, helping to clean up, repair and rebuild. We will also learn how the storm affected the reefs and underwater life with a guided snorkeling tour of those underwater areas. Offered two different weeks - June 23-28 and June 30-July 5. During the June 30-July 5 week, we will enjoy a local 4th of July celebration. Youth are welcome to come on their own or with a group.
For more information or to register, contact Luther Springs at luthersprings.org or (828) 209-6302
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.