Serving the LORD
Vounteer Opportunities
    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.

     
    Hang a Poster. Pass out a Flyer.
  • Our Vacation Bible School begins on July 30.  You can help us promote this event to the community by hanging a poster at your place of work or a local business. These are on a table in the Welcome Center.  You will also find flyers there, which you can hand out to your friends and neighbors. Your help will spread the word about our VBS so more people can hear about Jesus, Our Mighty Fortress.
    Be a Part of VBS
  • Be part of this summer’s Mighty Fortress VBS! There are many ways to be involved to suit your schedule and interests. You can help share the message that Jesus has won the victory over sin, death, and the devil for us! Come to the planning meeting on Thursday May 4 at 6:30 p.m. or contact Greg Paul at gregorystevenpaul@yahoo.com or 715-424-0449. See how in Jesus, the victory is won!


     
    Visit the Elderly
  • We are in need of at least one more person to visit our homebound members and those living in assisted living centers.  Each visitor is assigned 2-4 people to which they pay a “social call” once a month and take them news from church. If you are interested helping encourage our elderly members, please contact Carol Newsom at 715-424-2608.
    Leadership Positions Open
  • We need a few men to step up and take leadership roles in or congregation. The following positions are currently vacant (mostly because of term limits): Financial Secretary, Chairman of the Board of Mission Outreach, Chairman of the Board of Family Ministry, and Chairman of the Board of Worship. We also need more School Board members.  For position descriptions, see your Constitution & Bylaws. (If you can’t find your copy, you can download it from our website. Look for Document Downloads under the Our Congregation tab.) To volunteer, please contact our new congregational President, Garth Perry, at 715-423-6023 or garth.perry77@gmail.com.
    Help a Brother with Lawn Care
  • There is a man in our church family who can no longer take care of his lawn on his own. We are coordinating people to mow his lawn. If you can volunteer once or more often, please contact Cynde Joosten at joosten@wctc.net or 715-435-3724 or visit lotsahelpinghands.com to see our care calendar.
     
    Help Update the Parsonage
  • Work on Parsonage One has begun!  The heavy work won't begin until Pastor Mumm is re-retired, but there are several jobs we will need help with.  We will need people to help with painting and cleaning (especially the bathtub and shower to see it they are salvageable).  We are also looking for people with experience installing glue down, vinyl plank flooring. 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
  • St. Paul’s is in the process of setting up 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.  Todd Wolf and Cynde Joosten are working together as administrators for monitoring and setting up the Lotsa Helping Hands care calendar. Volunteers will be able to 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.  In the future, we hope to add other families to the calendar who also may be in need.
    As a pilot for the program, Pastor and Sharon Baur have been asked for suggestions on their needs and how we can help them with their day-to-day challenges.  At this time, Baurs would find it helpful to have meals prepared and dropped off on Tuesdays and Thursdays (they have no dietary restrictions and like everything) and their lawn mowed once a week (takes approximately one hour). This is a very flexible opportunity to serve and this invitation is open to everyone.  If you would be willing to help, please contact Cynde Joosten at joosten@wctc.net or (715) 435-3724 or Todd Wolf at Todd.Wolf@wicourts.gov for further information in accessing the care calendar.  Any additional questions can also be directed to Pastor or Sharon Baur 715-570-8501 or slbaur57@gmail.com.
     
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
    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.)
    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.
    Donate Food for VBS
  • The sign-up sheets in the Welcome Center might give you a hint.  Our VBS Team needs some food donations, so we can offer a free supper to people attending our Vacation Bible School. These meals remove one barrier for families trying to get their children ready for the evening’s event. If you would like to help, please sign up today to donate something.
     
    School Supply Drive
  • Be a part of the community-wide Stuff the Bus School Supply Drive. St. Paul’s is one of the drop-off sites, and we are accepting new school supplies through August 1.  The top items needed this year are: backpacks, notebooks & folders in plain solid colors, colored pencils, markers, calculators, water color paints, and rulers.  Other items are also welcomed. Look for the collection box in our Welcome Center.  The school supplies will go to needy families within our community.
    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.
     
    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.
     
    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.
     
    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
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Praise the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits - ~ Psalm 103:2