St. Paul Lutheran Church
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Where All Are Welcome!
Year Three: "First We Give of Ourselves: Giving In Generosity"
An Opportunity 
 Good used coats, gloves, hats, scarves can be brought
to the church office
 Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to noon
For free distribution to those in need this winter 
See November Newsletter for more details.  
Another Opportunity

Women of the ELCA accepting donations of quilts, blankets,

and comforters to be given to needy this winter

Also new and gently used sheets are needed for making quilts for Lutheran World Relief

Donation box located in courtyard hallway

Another Opportunity

Donations needed for Orion Area "Backpack Blessings" Program which provides a small bag of supplemental food for 30 needy children to take home each weekend


In addition to basic items ordered from IGA or River Bend Food Pantry, they like to include extra items such as pudding cups, fruit snacks, trail mix, goldfish crackers, and other individually packaged items


donations of these "extras" may be left in the designated container in the courtyard hallway

Another Opportunity  

Donations needed for the Orion Schools breakfast project.  Items appreciated include cheese crackers, peanut butter crackers, pop tarts, granola bars, rice krispy treats, fruit breakfast bars, individual cereal boxes, individual fruit cups.  Monetary donations are also needed for purchasing milk.  There is a basket in the courtyard hallway for your donations.



One Example

WELCA mission efforts Fall 2017 included 27 quilts, 10 personal care kits,

20 school kits, 12 fabric kits, 5 pounds bar soap. 

Also 30 Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes for Samaritan's Purse International Relief.


Another Example

WELCA presented $600 to the church on 10/8/2017

for the ELCA Disaster Relief efforts

in response to the victims of the recent Hurricanes


Another Example

$251.03 was raised for the Church World Service CROP WALK 2017


Another Example 

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper on February 28th raised $475

for our missionary family, the Stubbs,

in support of their work in Tanzania


Another Example 

Souper Bowl of Caring on February 4th and 5th

collected $417.04 and 23 food items

for donation to the Orion Area Food Pantry 


Another EXAMPLE 

Commitment Weekend Pledges for 2017 totaled
$220,854 from 102 households representing an
over 15% increase from 2016


Another example

Total Benevolence(Missions) expenditures by the church for 2016 totaled $36,800.36 which was almost 13%
of the total General Fund expenditures.