Various Groups at St. Paul Lutheran Church
At St. Paul Lutheran Church there are a wide variety of groups that you can participate in and everyone is invited to join. If you have any questions you can contact Pastor Heckmann.
- This organization of our congregation is made up of ladies who have chosen as part of their ministry in the church to take care of the church furnishings in the Chancel area. Two ladies serve together for a month at a time.
- (Caring Loving and Serving Seniors In Christ) This is a group made up of our older youth, those who are retired or just plain tired. They meet monthly for Bible Study, for the noon meal and for fellowship either at the church or as they take field trips.
- This group is made up of individuals that meet at a members house every month and have fellowship and Bible study. There is room for many more people to join us in these times of study. If you would like to give it a try, let Pastor know and he will get you fixed up.
- (Friends and Christ Together) This group is made up of the young people in the congregation in grades 5 through 8. They have monthly meetings and outings as they grow closer to each other and to Christ.
- This group is made up of people whose responsibility it is to plan and organize the various fellowship opportunities in our church family and community. This is the group that plans and organizes events like our monthly Family Nights, our Annual Church Picnic and other opportunities to gather with members of the church family for food and fellowship.
The LWML (Lutheran Women's Missionary League) is made up of the ladies of our congregation. They meet monthly for Bible study and for mission outreach in our community, our area and around the world.
- This Bible Study for women meets on Wednesday evenings, during the school year, from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. All women are invited especially mothers dropping their children off for Midweek Religion Classes. They are currently studying Beth Moore's Bible Study "To Live is Christ; The Life and Ministry of Paul".
What is LWML?
The Lutheran Women's Missionary League had its beginning as far back as 1929. However, it became a national organization in 1942. The LWML is the official women's auxillary of the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod.
Who can belong?
Any woman who is a communicant member of a congregation may become a member of the LWML. This international organization is for Christ-centered women of all ages and cultures! The Young Woman Representatives are an important part of each society, zone, state and international gathering.
What is the mission of the LWML
The mission statement of the LWML is to assist each woman of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod in affirming her relationship with the Triune God so that she is enabled to use her gifts in ministry to the people of the world. Isn't that exciting? Not only does each woman grow in Christ but she also ministers to the people of the world.
How is the LWML funded?
The LWML is funded through monetary contributions and thankofferings. Based on the story of The Widow's Mite found in Luke 21:1-4, adults and children regularly place monies in their mite boxes so that millions of dollars can be used to fund misison projects.
How is LWML organized?
There are International Conventions organized every two years. The most recent Biennial Convention was held in the summer of 2005 in Tampa, Florida. The 2007 Convention will be held June 21-24 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The Texas District Convention was held in Beaumont in June of 2006. The state is divided into Zones. St. Paul Lutheran Church LWML is part of the Sunshine Zone. The zone is then divided into local societies in the local churches.
What does a member of LWML do?
At the International Conventions and at the District Conventions misison grants are chosen for the next two years. On the International level over a million dollars will be gathered to fund the projects. Women make contributions to the grants through their Mite offerings. LWML women are Lutheran Women In Mission! LWML builds your relationship with Jesus Christ, with other women of the congregation, zone and state, gives opportunities for fun, food, fellowship, service and Bible study!
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- This group, the Lutheran Youth Fellowship, is made up of the young people who have been Confirmed but have not graduated from High School. They meet each month for Bible Study, servant events and opportunities for fellowship.
- This Bible Study is open to all of the men of our congregation. It meets each Wednesday evening, during the school year, from 6:30 until 8:00 p.m. to study and discuss with one another various aspects of their lives as children of God. All men are invited especially those dropping off their children for Midweek Religion Classes or coming with their wives.
- Midweek Religion classes are offered to children in grades 4 through 8. The classes meet each Wednesday evening during the school year from 6:30 until 8:00 p.m. These classes give them the opportunity for Bible study with their peers and prepare them for Confirmation classes when they are in the 7th and 8th grades. Confirmation classes are a time of instruction regarding the various teachings of our Lutheran Church Missouri Synod as they are drawn from the inerrant, infallible Word of God.
- This ministry of our congregation is open to all the members of our congregation. Prayer Chain members recieve prayer requests and to lift those people up in prayer before the mercy seat of our Heavenly Father. Prayer requests may be made by anyone and for anyone at anytime. You do not need to be a member of the congregation to use this important ministry.
- This is a group of dedicated ladies who love the art of making quilts of all sizes, shapes and construction. They meet together in the Multipurpose room each 1st, 3rd and 5th Tuesday of the month from 9:00 a.m. until Noon. Click Here to view the Quilting Bee web page.
- Two Bible study opportunities are offered to the adult members of our church community. These study opportunities are offered from 9:00 until 10:00 a.m. each Sunday morning. The classes study various topics that are relevant to the members of the class. A Sunday Morning Bible Class is also offered for the Junior and Senior High youth of our congregation.
- Sunday School Classes are offered from 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. for all of the children between age 3 and the 8th grade. These classes meet in the Family Activity Center following a group opening.
- The Ushers are a group of men that help with the church service. Before the worship service they hand out the bulletins and during the service they collect the offering. This group also helps with communion and after the service one usher will dismiss the congregation.
- This is an assembly made up of men and women who are over the age of 18 from the congregation. This group meets every other month to discuss and vote on issues that affect the life of the church. If you are interested in becoming a voter, please talk to Pastor Heckmann.