If you have an acute need for prayer, there is a group at St. Paul that will stop what they are doing, call one another and begin praying. Call the church office or Beth Ann Johnson (616 754-3515) or text (616 894-0299)and request the prayer chain. We need a name (first only is enough) to get this started.
If you would like to become one of those who pray for others, contact Beth Ann Johnson and be prepared to be called upon to pray. "... For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them." Matthew 18:20
The Ecumenical Food Mission was formed in 1994 after lightening struck and burned St. Charles Catholic Church. St. Charles was invited to join St. Paul Lutheran Church’s food pantry, and soon after a board was formed with members from multiple churches, including St. Paul, St. Charles, Mt. Calvary, Congregational, St. Paul Episcopal, First Church of God, and First United Methodist along with many other individuals and groups who support the Food Mission financially and by donating their time and goods. There are 40+ people who volunteer their time on a regular basis. The Food Mission is housed here at St.Paul Lutheran Church, 9844 S Greenville Rd, Greenville,MI.
HOURS OF OPERATION:
Tuesday and Thursday, 10:00 a.m. to Noon
Wednesday, 6:00p.m. to
Mission Partner: Bethany Lutheran Church in Ludington was established in 1878. This church focuses outward into the community. Bethany is the permanent location for Mason County's homeless shelter, "Hospitality in the Name of Christ."
Future projects include a daytime program for homeless people who are part of the shelter as well as a before and after care program for preschool and school aged children.
St. Paul Supports Relief After Violent Encounter, Ionia/Montcalm
St. Paul provides support to the local organization that provides shelter to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. RAVE serves the communities in Ionia and Montcalm counties. In 1979 a crisis line answered by volunteers in their homes in Ionia was the beginning of RAVE, I/M. Now RAVE,I/M is a non profit agency providing services to thousands of adults and children throughout Ionia and Montcalm Counties.
The counseling office in Greenville is located in property owned by the church, a special offering is taken each year to support RAVE I/M, Inc, and Grace Notes Handbell Choir adopts a family at Christmas that is recommended by a Rave counselor. In addition, donations of food, soap, personal care items, diapers and other items for the Safe House are collected by St. Paul members.