Social Ministry

The purpose of the Social Ministry committee is to extend Christian compassion and help to the ill, the aged, the underprivileged, and, in general, to persons of all ages in need of aid in body or soul.  We strive to enlist in these efforts as many  of the members and organizations of the congregation as possible.

If you are interested in volunteering with St. Paul’s Social Ministry Committee, please contact the church office (ph: 410 252 3768, office@stpaulslutherville.org).

ACTC

The ACTC (Assistance Center of Towson Churches) - provides help to poor and needy families in our community. It gives emergency assistance, including food, eviction and utility cutoff prevention, payment for prescriptions and lunches for the homeless.A consortium of 47 churches now participates in the outreach effort including St. Paul’s. We do various drives for food for ACTC throughout the year. For more info please go to www.actconline.info

Amazing Grace Lutheran Church

Our sister congregation in Baltimore City -- in August we collect school supplies for the children of this congregation

Holiday Sharing & Thanksgiving Food Baskets

Special collections for our neighbors in need during Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Our Daily Bread Soup Kitchen

Members of the church bake casseroles for Our Daily Bread which we deliver there each month. Casserole pans and recipes are provided. If you would like to participate in this group, please contact the church office.

Linus Project 

Hand-made blankets are created and donated to hospitalized children. For more information, please go to www.projectlinus.org. If you knit or crochet and would like to support this program call the church office for more information.

Quilting Group

Makes quilts for Lutheran World Relief. The quilting group consists of 6-12 women who gather in Spangler Hall, usually on the first Monday of the month at 1:30-3:30 p.m. to make quilts using donated or purchased materials. The quilts are given to Lutheran World Relief to help those in need around the world and here in the U.S. Please join us, no experience necessary! For more information go to www.lwr.org.

Care & Comfort Ministry

Provides support such as meals and rides to doctor offices for church families at times of illness, births, deaths, and hospitalization.

Magazine Collection 

We collect magazines and distribute them to local nursing homes and rehab centers.

Fair Trade Coffee & Tea

Coffee is woven into Lutheran culture - from fellowship hour to potluck dinners. Obeying God’s command to love our neighbor as ourselves, we choose Fair Trade coffee so farmers and their communities can live in justice, dignity, and peace.

Buying fair trade coffee helps the people who work hardest to get it to you. Fair Trade helps build schools and bring clean water to communities.

We offer fair trade coffee, tea, and chocolate from Lutheran World Relief. Sales are on the second Sunday of every month following each worship. (Chocolate is available only during the winter months.)

Learn more about Fair Trade and how you can be involved at www.lwrcoffe.com or www.lwr.org.

Prayer Chain

This is a group of members who dedicate time to pray daily for those who request. if you or someone you care about need prayers, please call the church office to make a request or fill out a prayer card available in the worship spaces.

College Manor Outreach

We provide bible study and worship for our neighbors at College Manor Assisted Living.

Health Ministry

Offers programs and activities addressing health and well-being issues. This team recently secured defibrillators in both worship spaces.

Eucharistic Ministry

Lay volunteers bring communion to homebound members.

Social Services Collections

Through the year we collect needed items for local social services e.g. The House of Ruth, Healthcare for the Homeless.

 

If you are interested in volunteering with St. Paul’s Social Ministry Committee, please contact the church office (ph: 410 252 3768, office@stpaulslutherville.org).