Current and upcoming activities
In Person Worship is back!! Sunday's at 9:00am. Live streaming of the service can be found on St. Paul's YouTube page.
Starting June 6, 2021: Sunday's worship time will change to 10:00am.
On the St. Paul's home page there are buttons to link you to a worship folder, and a link to the youtube channel for St. Paul's and that will include a pre-recorded worship service lead by Pastor Adam and Patrick accompanying with music. Use the worship folder to follow along at home, with scripture and music. You can access the service at a time that is convenient for you. Communion is not available online, but if you need communion Pastor Adam can be reached at 402-613-0335.
We are planning to meet on Sunday, May 16th at 3:00. We will discuss Judy P's selection, Women Talking, by Miriam Toews. Faith will be our hostess.
You may have noticed the 14 boxes sitting in the corner of the Social Hall. They contain 47 quilts that we were unable to send to Lutheran World Relief, because of covid. On May 4th they will begin their journey around the world,as needed. Sandy Easter and I will load up our subs and drive them to St. James Lutheran Church in Berthold, NY. There they will be loaded onto a truck with quilts from other churches. From there they will travel to Baltimore, MD,headquarters of Lutheran World Relief. Aside from those quilts,200 masks were also sent to MD.
You may remember an explosion that occurred in a warehouse in Beirut on Aug. 4,2019. There were 3 containers of quilts sitting in that warehouse ready to be loaded. There was one more on its way. It was assumed they would be lost. God works in mysterious ways. After everything was investigated and examined, there 4 containers , holding 24,000 quilts were not contaminated and were good to go. They were distributed to the people of Beirut and across Lebanon. Praise the Lord!
We meet on Tuesday morning from 9 to 11. We have been tying 2 quilts a week in preparation of next year. We have ladies who don't feel comfortable coming out yet so they work from home sewing squares together or hemming. Stop in and visit. We do wear masks.
Don't forget to include St. Paul's in your charitable giving, any donations up to $300 are a tax deduction that do not require itemization for the year 2020.
MEMORIAL DONATIONS - All donations go into the Memorial Fund unless otherwise indicated.
FRIENDS OF THE NIGHT PEOPLE - Friends of the Night People and St Paul's are reaching out to volunteers for the 4th Monday 4:30pm to 7:30pm .Without saying, the need is great. Without saying, the need is greater and more challenging.
PLEASE text Lee Clukey at 716 631-9855 if there is any chance you may want to volunteer.
MORE NEWS FROM FRIENDS OF THE NIGHT PEOPLE: Faith White has been in contact as well with The staff at Friends. They have begun serving meals on Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 5-7 pm. The numbers of meals served and needs of those they help continues to grow. Last year from March through September they served 18,788 meals. This year, that number has increased dramatically for the same time period to 80,064. The need is greater than ever, especially as they prepare for the upcoming holiday season and winter.
Faith White noted that there is a great need for clothing for men, women and children, especially coats, boots, gloves and hats but also blankets and sleeping bags. Those items/donations can be dropped at church or call Faith at 688-4478 if you need her to pick up your donations (leave a message if necessary).
DASH’S REGISTER TAPES: St. Paul’s gets $2.50 for every $100 in tapes! Please save your tapes, ask your friends & neighbors to save them too, then bring them to church and put them in the box in the narthex or the envelope on the social hall bulletin board.
THE LOCKPORT FOOD PANTRY needs cake mixes, canned meats, canned fruit (except peaches), toothbrushes & toothpaste, shampoo, soap, and hand & body lotion. Diane Busdiecker will deliver your donations. Thank you for supporting this ongoing project.
1-5-0 CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT FUND DRIVE We’ve set up a GoFundMe page to accept donations to our 1-5-0 Anniversary Capital Improvement Fund Drive for major repairs to our building. See our direct link: http://www.stpaulswilliamsville.org and our Facebook page.
The website link is https://www.gofundme.com/st-paul039s-williamsville-150-capital-improv
1-5-0 envelopes are in the pews & narthex for those who wish to give with cash or check.