There are various other ways to serve in our ministries at Saint Paul! Please read more to search through these opportunities.
Archives Ministry- Preserve, organize, file and maintain the history of Saint Paul Church and School.
Assimilation Ministry- Be a part of a group that encourages, guides and welcomes people who have expressed the desire to learn more about Saint Paul. Linking new members with opportunities and people.
Shepherd Program- Shepherd a new family to Saint Paul. The first year can be a challenge to a newcomer. Invite them to worship, church social events or answer questions. Strongly encouraged to attend the new member brunch and reception.
Childcare- Jr. High, Sr. High, Adults needed to help attend to small children of new members attending the Faith Basics Investigated/new member classes.
Caring Ministry- Responding to needs, physically, emotionally, and spiritually, provides caring and compassion to shut-ins and visits to people in nursing homes.
Blood Drive- help organize and staff the blood drive-bi-annually in May and November.
Home Care Visits- Help sit for a homebound family member of a Saint Paul family. Caregiver may need break, run errands or attend church.
Prayer Chain- Committed to intercessory prayer. Prayer requests are accepted and weekly prayer sessions are scheduled.
Christian Growth Ministry- Provides opportunities for growth in the Word of God for children, youth and adults. This ministry directs BASIC care groups and Christian Growth seminars held at Saint Paul.
BASIC Care Groups- Small groups of Brothers And Sisters In Christ. Consider stepping forward to facilitate a new group in this growing ministry.
Library Resources- Volunteers needed to research materials for our church library, keep inventory, file and maintain materials. With a new church library just a year away, this will be a great team to join
Vacation Bible School-Be a part of a team to increase children’s knowledge and love for Jesus. For many years Saint Paul has offered vacation bible school to children Pre-K through 4th grade for 1 week in June. Planning and preparing begins March-June and much help is needed.
Connection Ministry- Assist volunteers to find the right place for their talents. Help the congregation find the help they need. Talents are entered into a database for the church and the connection is made when a talent is matched with a service needed.
Family Ministry-Provides appropriate activities, events and materials for families with young children.
Quiet Bags- help supply and maintain the quiet bags used during church services for the children.
Nursery Coordinator- Trains youth volunteers, organize and maintain supplies, coordinate cleaning volunteers.
Nursery Caregivers – help care for children in the nursery.
Finance Ministry- Provides guidance, oversight, and recommendations for financial matters, all that are related to the Church and School. Responsible for managing the congregation’s finances. Finance/Accounting background helpful.
Missions Ministry- Educate the congregation of worldwide and community mission possibilities and promote participation. Also stewards the direction of Mission Fund donations on behalf of the congregation.
LWML- Lutheran Women’s Missionary League- Small groups of women assemble in members’ homes for prayer, fellowship and various projects plus topics for discussion. Two combined general meetings per year. Each group is referred to as a circle and meets monthly.
Outreach Ministry- Encourage the congregation in its mission of reaching out to people in the community with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Community Parade Float- Assembles and organizes our entry for Mount Prospect parades
Prayer Ministry- Encourage members of Saint Paul to grow in their relationship with God through prayer.
Properties Ministry- Painting, repairs, and building projects to maintain and enhance our church, school, and other properties owned by the church.
Garden Club- Plant and maintain the perennials and annuals on the grounds of the school and church. Special projects will be forthcoming following renovation work.
Stephen Ministry- Terminally ill, shut ins, loss of a loved one or difficult times, hospital visits and more…the Stephen ministers are specially trained to give aid and comfort on an ongoing basis.
Youth Ministry – Help set procedures and policies, encourage staff and volunteers as they serve, and advocate for student ministry. Committee meets on a as needed basis.
Youth Special Event Volunteers- These volunteers have a variety of ways to serve with the youth. Preparation and registration table for incoming communion and confirmation students. Preparation work for work camp, youth quake, locks ins, large group gatherings. Chaperone events, help with fundraisers.
Stewardship- This ministry is entrusted with the missionn to equip and encourage the members of Saint Paul to be true disciples of Jesus Christ in all areas of their lives: In the use of their Time, Talent, and Financial Resources to the glory of God.