Serving the LORD
Vounteer Opportunities
    Visit Shut-ins
  • We are in need of one or two people to visit some of our older members, who are homebound or in care facilities.  You would be assigned 3-4 people to visit once a month. You can share news from the church, listen to their stories and encourage them in their faith.  If you are interested, please contact Carol Newsom at 715-424-2608.
    Meals on Wheels Driver
  • Meals on Wheels is in desperate need of people to deliver hot meals to homebound senior citizens.  It is a one to one-and-half hour commitment as often as you can volunteer - once a week, once a month, or more often. Contact the Aging and Disability Resource Center at 715-421-0014.
    Help at the Food Pantry
  • Our congregation will be serving at the South Wood Emerging Pantry Shelf (SWEPS) the week of Sept. 25.  Volunteers are needed from noon to 4:00 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday and from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday.  We will pack food orders for needy families.  To volunteers, please contact Judy Anderson at 715-423-5922 or 5JAnderson@charter.net.
    Join the Choir
  • Choir practices start up on Sept. 13. If you enjoy singing, we need your voice. Practices are on Wednesdays at 6:00 p.m. If there is enough interest, our choir will participate in the Reformation Celebration in Madison on October 29. If you have any questions, please contact Kristi Perry at 715-423-6023 or kristi_joy@hotmail.com, or just come to the balcony during choir practice.
     
    Email Prayer Chain
  • At worship we pray for people in the congregation who are ill or have had loved ones pass away. You have good intentions of praying for them throughout the week. However, by the time you get home you can’t remember who was mentioned. If that sounds familiar, then you may want to sign up for our email prayer list.  We will send you updates once or twice a week, so you know who is in need of prayer.  To be added to our list, just drop a note to us at churchoffice@stpaulwr.org. You can also sign up on our website. Look for the link on our Prayer Requests page.
     
    Submit Your Photo
  • We are collecting photos of families and individuals to put in our church database. This will make it easier for a new pastor to learn people’s names and faces. You can submit your photos electronically via email (churchoffice@stpaulswr.org) or bring in a hard copy for us to scan.  If we have good participation in this project, we hope to also print a pictorial directory from our database.

     
    Help Update the Parsonage
  • Although the update to the parsonage is nearly complete, there are still lots of small items which need to be done. These jobs include sealing concrete block in the basement, reinstalling trim, cleaning, and other odds and ends. Call or email Jeremy Buck with your information for coordination:  jeremy.buck@msn.com or 715-697-6121.

     
    Sunday Technology Help
  • We need a few more people to help with technology on Sunday mornings. Ideally, we would have three people working at each service, one to operate the PowerPoint, one to work the soundboard, and one to video tape.  Our ranks are especially thin at the 10:30 service.  Training will be provided.  If you can help, please contact Jeremy Buck at 715-712-0636 or jeremy.buck@msn.com.
    Lotsa Helping Hands
  • We have a care calendar to help support those who may be recuperating from an illness, surgery, loss of a loved one, or other situation in which they could use a helping hand.  Volunteers can access the calendar from their home and sign up for the listed tasks as often or as infrequently as they wish according to their schedule and time constraints.  This is a very flexible opportunity to serve and this invitation is open to everyone.  If you would be willing to help, please join our community on lotsahelpinghands.com or contact Cynde Joosten at joosten@wctc.net.
     
Visit our Ministry Teams page for a complete listing of areas where you can put your talents and abilities to use in serving the Lord.  New volunteers are always welcome and training is provided.
Special Giving Opportunities
    Apples for Pies
  • The Willing Workers will once again be making apple and pumpkin pies. Watch the bulletin for apple pie making dates. If you have apple trees, your donations are appreciated.  Please bring them to church by Sept. 25.
     
    Donate Paper
  • We are running low on the 8-1/2” X 14” paper used to produce this service folder.  With school supplies on sale, it is a good time of year to find paper deals at office supply stores and websites. Your donations of paper in any size are appreciated and help keep our costs down.
     
    Aluminum Cans
  • Our Youth Group is collecting aluminum cans to help fund their activities.  You can place you cans in the trailer located at the south end of our parking lot.  (No other metals please.)
    Coca Cola Give
  • If you drink CocaCola products, look for codes in the bottle caps or inside the case.  These codes can earn money for the school. You can enter codes yourself by setting up an account at us.coca-cola.com/give/ or bring the codes into the church office. Each bottle cap is worth five cents.
     
    Thrivent Choice
  • members of Thrivent Financial may qualify to direct some of Thrivent's charitable giving to the ministries at St. Paul’s. Tap here to learn more about Thrivent Choice, or contact your Thrivent agent.
     
    Use Scrip
  • Scrip cards are an alternative form of payment for the same things you buy every day. It’s similar to using a debit card or gift card. You order scrip at full face value – in other words, $50 cash buys a $50 scrip card. Each vendor provides a percent discount per face value of the Scrip card. The difference between the retailer discount and the face value is revenue for St. Paul’s. Families can designate that this revenue go to the student assistance fund or to a particular child's tuition. Find out more here.
    Labels & Milkcaps
  • The school participates in many label and milkcap programs.  Your trash could help fund field trips, technology purchases and more.  Save proofs of purchases from Boxtops for Education, Milk Moola, Loaves for Learning and Tyson Project A+. Labels may be placed in the special collection table in the school hallway or dropped off in the office.  For more information on these programs, please Click Here.
    Mission Mite Boxes
  • A mite box is a small cardboard box with a slot in the top to collect coins.  Money collected in the  mite boxes is given to the Lutheran Women's Missionary Society at their semi-annual circuit rally. The circuit disburses the money to various mission projects around our synod. If you would like at mite box, you can pick one up on the table located across from the church mail slots.
     
    Groceries for the Food Pantry
  • At times, people with financial needs come to the church seeking help. Your donations of non-perishable food items help us show them Jesus' love for them. Donations can be brought to the church office or placed in the bin across the member mailboxes. Donations in excess of the church's needs will be passed on the South Wood Emergency Pantry shelf to assist families in the community.
    Dime & Dollar Thrift Store
  • The DIME & DOLLAR THRIFT STORE needs donations. They need clothing, house wares, furniture, kitchen items, Christmas decorations, you name it; if it’s CLEAN they will sell it and provide much needed funding to Northland Lutheran High School. Please check your closets, the basement, and the garage.  Any left-over “rummage sale” items would be great!  You can stop in at the store in Stevens Point Monday thru Saturday 10:00 to 4:00.   St. Paul’s also has members who volunteer at the store and would be willing to transport your donations.  Just drop them off at the church! 
     
Electronic Giving
Find out how you can give to the Lord's work via PayPal or by setting up regular withdrawls from your bank account.
For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his love for those who fear him. ~ Psalm 103:11