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Ministries

Ministries

Altar Guild
This service group maintains both Traditional and Contemporary Altars for all services as well as the Vestments, linens, candles, flowers, and communion ware. There are four meetings each year and an enjoyable dinner in August. Please call Karen Wade at 440-779-5317 and join us as we serve the Lord.

Banner Committee
A hard working group that works year round to put together some of the most beautiful worship and baptismal banners you’ll ever see! They meet on the second Monday of the month at 7:00PM to do their work. Watch the bulletin for details in case of date changes or extra project opportunities. Contact Jennifer Panaccione (440) 452-7564 to help.

Chair Crew
The Chair Committee seeks volunteers willing to give an hour on Saturday nights to set up chairs for the Sunday morning Contemporary Worship Services. Training is provided. Families are encouraged and welcome to participate. Contact Joe Panaccione, Jr. (440) 452-7564 for more information.

Coffee Time
The Coffee Time Ministry serves the St. Paul Lutheran Church and visitors every Sunday. Volunteers set up from 7:30-8:15 AM, serve guests from 9:30-9:50 AM, and clean up from 9:50AM to completion. Volunteers are needed weekly in teams of 3-5 volunteers; groups of friends or a whole family can work together with smiles and cheer. Coffee Hour is a wonderful opportunity for fellowship, for meeting new folks, and to serve with gladness. Contact Sharlene Marty at (216) 798-1484 via call/text or [email protected].

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”, contact the Church Office (440-835-3050 or [email protected]).

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

Childcare (Nursery)
Childcare is provided during all Sunday morning worship services and Sunday morning Bible study in Room 116. Volunteers are always welcome and appreciated. Contact Pastor Josh ([email protected]) for more information.

Ushers
Ushers for all services. Men, women, youth, children, and families are invited to assist with welcoming worshipers, ushering people to their seat, taking the offering, and generally monitoring the needs of those attending services and taking care of them. Requires a commitment 25 minutes prior to service, attentiveness during service, and 10 minutes of straightening up after services. We work with a schedule and you serve in the services you normally attend. We will train, equip and support all those who serve. Contact the church office (440-835-3050 or [email protected]) for more information.

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. Call Jodi Stevens (440) 327-3340 or [email protected] if you are interested in joining.

St. Paul Chancel Choir
St. Paul Chancel Choir is our SATB mixed choir for our traditional services. They regularly meet at 7:30 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 Julie Pruchenski (216-410-3976) 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 6:30PM. 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 a day or evening chain. Submitted prayer requests can be either detailed or “anonymous”. Contact is Lorilynn Wolf (440) 808-0430.

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. 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 [email protected]

Military Support Ministry – Operation Barnabas
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 [email protected]

Prayer Shawl Ministry
The Prayer Shawl Ministry knits prayer shawls for those that are suffering from cancer or recovering from surgery. If you can knit or crochet and would like to help—please contact Peggy Shumate (440) 835-0474

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 weekly church bulletin. This Bible study generally meets on Tuesday evenings. Contact Dave Snyder (440) 892-0192.

Women’s Bible Studies
Currently there are studies offered for women on Wednesday and Sunday mornings. Watch the bulletin for details. More class opportunities are being discussed as well as the need for childcare. If you have questions or suggestions, please contact the Church Office.

Martha Guild
The purpose of Martha Guild is to provide luncheons and/or refreshments at St. Paul Lutheran Church following the funeral or memorial service for a member of our congregation or person in the immediate family of a member. Volunteers may help with phone calls, baking, meal preparation, set-up, serving, and clean up. Membership in this group is open to all women of St. Paul Lutheran Church. Contact Aline Toensing (216) 695-8293.

Youth & Family
St. Paul Lutheran Elementary School
Our school is one of the finest parochial schools in the area. We offer education for Preschool, full day Kindergarten, and 1st through 8th grades in a Christian setting with an outstanding staff of dedicated teachers and volunteers. Sports, band, guitar, hand bells, computer, art, before and after school care, hot lunch program and other school activities enhance the learning experience. The school is tuition-based. For questions about enrollment, volunteer opportunities, activities, schedule, etc., please call the School Office at (440) 835-3051 or email [email protected]

Vacation Bible School
This program is a week usually in June or July for touching children’s hearts and lives with Jesus’ love. Adults and teens model Jesus’ love to children by teaching them about Jesus, showing them how to pray for each other, and giving them a heart for worship and service to the Lord. 

P.T.L. (Parent Teacher League)
This active group of volunteers supports the ministry of our Christian Day School. If you are interested or have questions, call the School Office at 440.835.3051.

Please email [email protected] or call the Church Office (440-835-3050) to volunteer or to get more information on any of the above ministries that serve Christ and His church.