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.
At the heart of our Advent preparation stands John the Baptist, who calls us to repent and make a new beginning. As the darkness increases we turn toward the light of Christ’s coming. For Christians he is the root of Jesse, the righteous judge who welcomes all, especially the poor and meek of the earth. We wait with hope for that day when the wolf will dwell with the lamb, and there will be no more hurt or destruction. From the Lord’s table we are sent in the spirit of John the Baptist to proclaim that in Christ the kingdom of God has come near.
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December 11: Mission Sunday
Tree of Warmth
We are doing the Tree of Warmth again this year, collecting socks, gloves/mittens, scarves, underwear, stocking caps, and "add water" foods such as individual-sized Mac & Cheese or soups. Please consider donating to the tree and helping us literally give warmth to our community where it needs it most. Items due by December 11.
Manna Food Pantries
We are officially in the holiday season spirit! As we close in on Thanksgiving this month, we’re setting our sights on our Manna donation. We have set the following goals for the winter months:
Most needed items include:
Don’t forget the Lion’s Club eyeglasses collection box on the Social Ministry table. Their volunteers clean, sort by prescription strength, and package the glasses. Recycled glasses are distributed to people in need in low- and middle-income communities where they will have the greatest impact.
December 10: Keep Pensacola Beautiful
Saturday, December 10 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
If you would like to participate in the next Keep Pensacola Beautiful clean-up project at Mt. Zion Cemetery, RSVP to 850-438-1178 or email Volunteer@KeepPensacolaBeautiful.org. Please wear your God’s Work Our Hands or Thrivent shirts if you participate.
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.
Faith Formation: The 7 Habits of Jesus
The Florida-Bahamas Synod is embarking on a call to discipleship, not just membership. "The 7 Habits of Jesus: Faith Formation Handbook for Discipleship" is a road map for equipping the saints to participate in God's reconciling work in the world. Our congregation has joined the call of discipleship. To learn more about the journey, visit the 7 Habits of Jesus website.