Mission Guatemala

The cause is incredible, leadership and team tremendous, the smiles and hugs you just cannot get anywhere else.

-Ryan Moeller

Every summer, a team from St. Paul's (in partnership with Maumee Rotary) travels to Guatemala for a short-term mission trip to minister to children living in the Guatemala City garbage dump, as well as "at risk" girls living in the Fundaniñas (cover girls) homes within Guatemala City and Mazatenango.

Out short-term missionaries feel priveliged to spend time interacting with the children - personifying God's love - making for an incredible and rewarding experience for both you and them. Learn more about how you can make a difference in the lives of Guatemala's most precious children.

Outreach

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Our Outreach team loves to provide and care for the needs of individuals and families in our local communities. We invite you to explore being a part of our Outreach team to help those in need. Feel free to contact Sue Schad, our Outreach Director, to learn more how you can help.

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Angel Tree

What child doesn’t like to get a Christmas present?  Some children, however, go without because times can be tough. That’s where Angel Tree comes in.  St. Paul's members generously buy gifts from wish gift tags, from children whose names have been given to us by Maumee Schools, church members, and other organizations. You too can help.  Partner with us by giving gifts at Christmas, so all kids can know the love that comes from Christmas.

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Baby Jesus Shower

Love shopping for baby items, but don't have any little ones to shop for?  This ministry, occurring during the month of December, gives you the chance to purchase baby girl or boy items (up to age 12 months) to place at Baby Jesus' manger in the Gathering Space.  On Christmas Eve, we take the collected items and donate them to the Pregnancy Center, a Christian center where teenage girls are counseled and assisted with their pregnancies.

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Back to School Clothing

The people of St. Paul’s are generous. Every year, our team shops with referred families who have school-age children in Maumee Schools. We help them purchase school clothes and school supplies to get the year started right. Get involved by helping us help more families in need.

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Backpack Collection

Are your children eager to rid themselves of backpacks in early June as they begin their summer vacations.  In August, the Outreach Team, in partnership with Lutheran Compassion Relief, take the gently used or new backpacks and fill them with school supplies and snacks to give to struggling families with school age children.  Our collection goes Salem Lutheran where families find the cost of school supplies overwhelming. Can you help?  Donate new or used backpacks to our collection.

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Christmas Jars

Save your change every week until Christmas Eve to bless a family in need.  Help another family by collecting your extra coins in jars, and then have them delivered anonymously to on Christmas Eve with an attached love card that can say "With love from friends. Have a blessed Christmas!"  Please visit christmasjars.com to learn more.

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Easter Lilies Delivery

Help us deliver Easter Lilies and remembrance cards on Good Friday to the families of members who have passed away in the past year. It is a small way for us to let these families know that we care and remember their loss too.

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God’s Storehouse

St. Paul’s has a thriving food pantry ministry. You can help feed the hungry in Maumee and surrounding towns with our "BUY TWO" project.  This is how:  When you go grocery shopping—buying personal needs or non-perishable food items—consider buying two and donate one to Outreach.  Use your Grocery Card to build points too.

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Halos of Hope

Are you eager to connect to a ministry that uses your knitting or crocheting skills? Do you want to make a difference for folks who are dealing with cancer treatments? This ministry utilizes those skills to make chemo caps for cancer treatment individuals.  The caps are donated to local hospitals and cancer treatment centers so they can be given to provide comfort to the cancer treatment patients.

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Holiday Baskets

Our Holiday Basket program provides complete holiday meals four times a year for families who are in the midst of hard times. You can get involved by helping us pack and distribute meals just prior to Easter, the Fourth of July, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

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NODC / Whitehouse Manor

All people are God’s people, especially the developmentally challenged and the elderly. Every week, St Paul’s volunteers minister not only to the residents of the NODC (developmentally handicapped), but also the Whitehouse Manor (senior citizens)  to bring a piece of heaven to their lives. If God puts this on your heart, consider joining our team to minister to a group of very special people.

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Operation Christmas Child

This October & November ministry is done through Samaritan's Purse, a Franklin Graham ministry. It provides needy children with gifts around Christmas. Plastic shoeboxes are placed for members to choose. They shop for small items that fit into the shoebox and then return the filled box to church. The Outreach MAT/Board delivers the shoeboxes to a central distribution center where they are shipped to needy children in the United States as well as around the world.

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Prayer Shawls

It is good to comfort others as we too been comforted (2 Cor 1:4).  Our Prayer Shawl team knits and crochets shawls to our hospitalized and shut-in members, providing love, comfort and covering for people to hold onto in difficult times. If you have a passion and joy for knitting and/or crocheting, help us comfort the afflicted.

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Salem Lutheran Ministries

Located in a depressed neighborhood in downtown Toledo, Salem Lutheran Church serves the poor without condition. We’re partnering with Salem to take care of the inner city’s poorest of poor. Read more about the ways you can get involved in this ministry.

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School Supplies Collection

Did you know that many children go off to school each year without pens, pencils, notebooks and the like?  St. Paul’s likes to help fill the need.  Throughout the year, collect school supplies when you’re shopping at your favorite store. Then, in late summer, help us help the kids with our school-supply drive, so all children can learn and do well in school.

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Souper Bowl Sunday

On "Soup"er Bowl Sunday in February, you can be part of our team to help "tackle" hunger in the Toledo area.  Donate a dollar or more to the Campbell Soup jars and bring non-perishable food items to the Gathering Space that Sunday.  The monetary donations and food items are then given to Lutheran Social Services Emergency Food Pantry in Toledo to help stock their pantry.

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Care and Prayer

Care Ministries

St. Paul’s Care Ministry wants to help you navigate life through times of change, challenge, or crisis through a ministry of presence. These ministries seek to extend to those in need the love, hope, comfort of Jesus Christ.

Prayer Ministries

We at St. Paul’s believe, that through prayer, everyone can walk in freedom. St. Paul’s has wonderful Prayer and Care Teams. They would love to talk with you, pray for or with you, and to help you discover more of life with God.

Relief

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Caring for the poor is important to St. Paul’s. In response to our ever-changing world, we created Lutheran Compassion Relief, a ministry to help meet the basic needs of the poor—locally, nationally and internationally. We invite you to explore how we’re making a difference, and how you can get involved.

Salem Lutheran

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AGAPE Meal

On the fourth Tuesday of every month, volunteers from St. Paul's assist Salem Church by serving hundreds of free meals to the homeless and poor. We’re one small part of an overall solution serving over 13,000 meals every year.

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Christmas Bags

Each year, St. Paul’s creates “Christmas Bags” that include basic hygiene items, gloves, socks and other age appropriate items for the men, women and children.

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Clothing Drive

In the spring and again in the fall, St. Paul’s sponsors clothing drives to collect clothing to be distributed at Salem to the poor and homeless.

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Friday Food Pantry

The statistics are alarming—more and more people every month are going hungry. Salem’s food pantry provided over 8,000 families food in 2012. St. Paul’s members generously donate food items to help with Salem’s pantry.

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Just Pancakes

One Saturday morning each month, a team of people from St. Paul’s purchases, prepares, and serves thousands of pancakes to hundreds of people in the neighborhoods surrounding Salem Church.

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Other Relief

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Free Medical Clinic

St. Paul’s cares that many among us are uninsured or have financial limitations keeping them from affordable health care. In response, we’re partnering with the Perrysburg Heights Community Center located near Levis Commons. We help provide material and financial support to clinic’s operations.

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ISOH/IMPACT

St. Paul’s partners with ISOH/IMPACT — a world relief ministry in Perrysburg — to help with disaster relief, medical missions, and their Light House ministry. Find out how you can help here.

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Kids Against Hunger

St. Paul’s has taken a stand to help eliminate world hunger. Last year, we packaged over 100,000 meals during three food builds. Packaged meals have travelled overseas, and also served the victims of Hurricane Sandy. Sign-up for our next food build on November 9.

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Project HOPE

Project Hope is Christian organization that provides equine assisted psychotherapy services to children and adults. In addition to financial assisting this powerful ministry, we’re helping Project Hope to upgrade their facilities. Inquire how you can help by here.

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Western Avenue Ministries

Not far from our doors, thousands of people live in abject poverty in the South End of Toledo. Western Avenue Ministries is helping families by transforming Toledo through the Gospel and community development. Every month, volunteers from St. Paul's prepares and serves a meal to help the poor and disadvantaged to the people of South Toledo.

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