A major ministry strength at St. Paul's is our active Social Ministry Program. Samples of our activities are listed here:
Friends of the Night People - St Paul's provides a serving team one Monday each month and provides help in the kitchen various times each month. Clothing and seasonal turkey donations are all part of our participation.
Friends in Deed - provides meals for shut-ins, lunches for funerals, dinners for people just home from the hospital, and much more!
North Buffalo Food Pantry - is helped with regular donations collected by Social Ministry.
Buffalo Lutheran Employment Service - serves inner city adults with help preparing for and attaining employment. Social Ministry provides clothing and financial help from fund-raising events.
Angel Tree Project - is a Christmas time project where our Social Ministry volunteers arrange for the "adoption" of the children at a needy city school to provide Christmas gifts.
Twin Falls Cluster - St. Paul's is an active member of this group of Lutheran Churches who work together on various project in the area.
Members of our Deacons group serve as Worship Assistants in our Sunday Worship services. They read scripture, offer prayer and serve communion side by side with our Pastors. Their participation provides parishioners with lay leadership and enriches the Deacons own worship experience.
Our acolyte program includes children from 5th to 12th grade. The acolytes assist during the service by lighting candles, leading the processional, passing out the offering plates and assisting with kneel down communion. Please find the current schedule below:
St. Paul's is thankful for the generosity of Thrivent Financial for years of financial contributions that have made each fundraising event more meaningful to the organizations who have received donations
Ministry of Music
The Christian Education ministry includes a Sunday Nursery for infants, A Sunday School Program for pre-school through Middle School, Vacation Bible School in the summer, Confirmation classes for 7th and 8th graders, teen activities such as the National ELCA Gathering for youth last summer, and adult workshops offered periodically through the year.
Our congregational care committee offers homebound members social visitations and ministry visitation that include communion. Cards and other activities to keep our homebound members connected to their church are part of this groups activities.
Each week Ladies Aid members meet to make quilts and lap blankets for those in need. Their work has been distributed all over the world and to many nursing home residents right here in Western New York. This group has steadfastly created beautiful work for decades and has spread Christian love to many through the work of their hands.