Please Visit the Ministry tabs listed in the menu for offerings specific to your interests (for example the Youth Ministries tab for Sunday School, or the Women’s Ministry tab for Women’s bible study)

 

Ministry and Fellowship Opportunities for more information please email info@stpaulwestlake.org

Coffee Hour (9:30-9:50am, Sunday)

The Coffee Hour Ministry serves the St. Paul Lutheran Church and visitors every Sunday. Volunteers set up from 8:25-9:00am, serve from 9:50-10:30am, and clean up from 10:30am to completion. Volunteers are needed weekly except on the 4th Sunday when the Thrivent Hunger Ministry Service Team volunteers. Coffee Hour is a wonderful opportunity for fellowship, for building one’s faith and to serve with gladness. Contact Mary Levtzow
(440) 871-7067.

Office Support 

Occasionally we need people to assist the Church Office with a variety of projects. If you would like to be put on a list to call “as needed”, call the Church Office.

Greeters 

In each of our Sunday morning worship services we need men, women or couples of all ages to serve as greeters at the doors. If you are interested in serving (we have schedules) call the Church Office.

Hunger Ministry 

Please contact Mary Levtzow at (440) 871-7067 for details of how you can help.

Childcare (Nursery) 

Childcare is provided during all services in Room 116. Volunteers are always welcome and appreciated. Call Colleen Foster at (216) 905-6466 or colleen@leachconst.com.

Praise Team & Band 

This is a mixed voice praise team and band that leads the music for our Contemporary worship services. Additional instrumentalists are added throughout the year. They meet Thursday evenings at 7:00pm for rehearsal. Flexible schedules are available. (There ‘s also a Kids Praise Team which provides special music and leads worship on occasion.) Call Jodi Stevens (440) 327-3340 or Jodi.A.Stevens@gmail.com if you are interested in joining.

St. Paul Senior Choir 

St. Paul Senior Choir is our SATB mixed choir for our traditional services. They regularly meet at 8 p.m. Wednesdays from September through May in the Music Room. They sing in most special services and in the Sunday services, either 8:30 a.m. or occasionally 11 a.m. If you have an interest in joining the choir and would like to have more information, contact Betty Koch (440-235-0674) or any choir member. Join us to sing His praises!

Chancel Ringers 

This is our Handbell Choir. We have six octaves of English Handbells and a dedicated group of ringers with varied levels of experience who enjoy ringing and praising God in worship services. They meet on Wednesday evenings for rehearsal each week at 7:00pm. Please contact the Church Office if you are interested.

Prayer Chain 

This group of dedicated prayer warriors wants to help carry the burdens of our brothers and sisters in Christ and will pass along prayer requests through the email prayer chain. Submitted prayer requests can be either detailed or “anonymous”. Contact is Lorilynn Wolf (440) 808-0430 or email: prayerchain@stpaulwestlake.org

Cleveland West Lutherans for Life 

Our mission and purpose is to equip Lutherans to be Gospel-motivated voices for life, to witness the sanctity of human life through education based on the Word of God. We need adults and teens to join the LFL meetings in March and September to plan activities to educate, witness and care for others.

We need helpers for our “Trash ‘n Treasures” fundraiser and other activities as well as prayers and donations. Anyone can use our resources library of various materials to educate preschoolers through adults to witness Life. Meet and join other Gospel-motivated voices for Life in this Chapter and National Lutherans for Life for “whatever you do to the least of these, you do to Me.” Matt 24:40. Contact Beverly Hirsimaki at (440) 779-6044 or hirbev@att.net.

Faithful Friends 

Volunteers provide a worship service of music and prayer in a local nursing home that otherwise does not have a Christian affiliation. Using resources from the SonShine Society, this group ministers weekly on Monday evenings. If you are interested call Shirley McCowan at (440) 371-8035.

St. Paul Social Club 

This group offers Christian fellowship activities to couples whose children are on their own. A wide range of entertainment and recreational activities are planned of a purely social nature throughout the year. The church bulletin is the place to watch for these gatherings (8-9 per year). Everyone is welcome. Call Mr. or Mrs. Wohlever for more information at (440) 988-9264.

Progressive Dinner (Fellowship Ministry) 

This fun-filled event occurs in February and provides a great way to meet new people in the congregation. Volunteers are needed for the planning committee (as early as September) as well as hosts/hostesses and helpers for the event. To help out or get more information, contact the Church Office.

Military Support Ministry

Our group is an outreach ministry to all branches of the military, both past and present. We seek to help our members and our neighbors. There is a great need to support these military families during their challenging times and what an opportunity it is for us to show Christ’s love. If you have a heart for our military and would like to be part of this much needed ministry, please contact militarysupportministry@stpaulwestlake.org

Spiritual Cut-ups 

A group of retired folks meet the 2nd and 4th Wednesday s at 1:30pm in the conference room to trim used stamps from envelopes that are then sold to stamp collectors and the proceeds support worldwide missions. Call the church office for more information.

Faith, Friends & Fun 

If you are single, widowed or divorced, join us at various activities which are announced in the church bulletin. For more information, call Phil Cooper (440) 835-1503 or Kathie Henning (440) 666-9685.

We Care Callers 

The Elders of St. Paul Lutheran Church & School have established
“Elder Areas” alphabetically by families. There are 80-90 families in each area. “We Care Callers” contact the members three or four times per year as a way of personally reaching out to the congregation. “We Care Callers” are wonderful people and committed to serving, caring and sharing. For more information, please call one of the Elders or the Church Office.

Lifelight Bible Study 

Three studies of Biblical topics or Books of the Bible are offered each year and each study is for nine weeks. The Lifelight Study is published by Concordia Publishing House and is approved by the LCMS. Topics to be studied will be published in the Tower Chimes and the weekly church bulletin. This class is noted for being friendly and encouraging. Participants have on occasion gathered at member’s homes and have also visited the Cleveland Museum of Art to view objects of art that illustrate Biblical topics. This Bible study generally meets on Tuesday evenings. Contact Dave Snyder (440) 892-0192.