Share the Joy of Worship
Nursery is available during all worship services.
On the fiftieth 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.
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.
Mission Sunday: June 14
We have expanded our outreach with Mission Sunday to include other items needed by many in our community. Please consider bringing items from the lists below:
Washburn Center ministers to the homeless community in Pensacola
Manna Food Pantry
Ongoing Mission Opportunities
Collection boxes are available in the hallway for your donations of:
Camp Happy Sands
St. Paul has been a contributor to Camp Happy Sands since the early 1970s. This non-profit camp offers 6 one-week-long summer day camps and is located at Johnson Beach in the National Seashore on Perdido Key. The Camp was started before the Beach became a National Seashore and was grandfathered in. It provides cost-free, week-long camp experiences and learning opportunities for children of lower income families, ages 6-11, in a faith-based environment. The campers enjoy swimming, crafts, nature walks, games, and music. There are some children in our area who have not been to the beach, nor had the opportunities to learn about water safety.
This year we will collect monetary donations and also swimsuits. If your child (age 6-11) has outgrown his/her swimsuit, please donate it to a "Happy Sands Camper," as well as (new) children’s sized flip-flops. From May 31 – June 21 there will be an opportunity to contribute your coins (and paper money), and the children will be asked to drop in their coins, too.
Beginning May 31, look in the Gathering Place for the "beach" for the swimsuit collection, and look near the pulpit for the large "money jar."