Global Missions & Partnerships
Fair Trade is an alternative way of doing business—one that builds equitable, long-term partnerships between consumers in North America and producers in developing nations. The program supports disadvantaged farmers and artisans in developing countries all over the world. The income they earn through selling their products allows them to feed, clothe, shelter, educate and provide health care to their families.
Fair Trade products are sold Sunday mornings in the narthex. Coffee served for Fellowship is also Fair Trade.
Companion Synod Partnership - Namibia
The Companion Synod Program is about fuilding relationships with our brothers and sisters in Christ in the country of Namibia through the three expressions of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America: churchwide, synodical and congregational.
Tanzanian Missionary Support
Rev. Herb Hafermann and Rev. Mary Jo Maas both volunteer part of the year serving in Tanzania.
Our members are committed to speaking and praying with and on behalf of others in need, as a witness to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We advocate for just, sound, and compassionate policies or programs around the world and in the U.S. We annually participate in the Bread for the World Offering of Letters.
The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) is a global communion of Christian churches in the Lutheran tradition. Founded in 1947 in Lund, Sweden, the LWF now has 145 member churches in 79 countries all over the world representing over 70 million Christians.
Every day in 35 countries, Lutheran World Relief works to combat the causes of poverty and the dignity it robs from people’s lives. We teach people to better care for themselves, their communities and the environment. They counsel victims after man-made and natural disasters, and help them recover with material aid. Each month, St. Paul's women gather for Do-Day to work on projects for LWR. Currently, St. Paul's is seeking donations of the following items:
Baby Care Kits
2 Cotton t-shirts, 2 Long- or short-sleeved gowns or sleepers, 2 Receiving blankets, 4 Cloth diapers, 1 Jacket, sweater, or sweatshirt with hood; or include a baby cap, 2 Pairs of socks, 1 Hand towel, 2 Bath-sized bars of soap in original packaging, 2 Diaper pins.
Personal Care Kits
1 Bath-size towel, 2 Bath-size bars of soap in original wrapping, 1 Adult-sized toothbrush in original packaging, 1 Sturdy comb (no picks or fine-toothed combs), 1 Metal nail clippers.
Peace Not Walls special ELCA campaign calling for efforts toward a viable, contiguous Palestinian state; a secure Israeli state at peace with its Arab neighbors; and a shared Jerusalem with equal access and rights for Jews, Christians, and Muslims.