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Getting Involved

The church is not a building, nor is its programs; the church truly is the people. 

We encourage you to participate on the basis of you passion or personal interests. If there is a mission of ministry below or anywhere throughout this website you see---we encourage you to reach out to the church or staff member for more information.  

We offer you the opportunity to do more than simply "go to church" but to become the church.

  • Altar Guild

    The Altar Guild provides art and environment for the sanctuary. They help set the scene for worship throughout the liturgical year. Volunteers are needed to help organize and implement changes to the sanctuary, setting up for communion and maintaining the altar area. For more information please reach out to Linda Klein.

  • bible study

    Everyone is welcome to participate in this weekly Bible Study held on Wednesdays at 12:30 in the Historic Chapel. Come and learn how God loves and guides His people through all circumstances. See Parish News for weekly schedule or call the church office to confirm that the Wednesday class is being held.

  • Bowling

    This once a month league will provide you the opportunity for some friendship and fun! Whether you are a lifetime bowler or have never done it before, this is the league for you. Four player to a team (we can match you up with other if you don't have a full team). The cost is $20 per month per person. (We're providing child care free of charge at the church). Contact Pastor Schenkel if you are interested or have questions. Let's get the ball rolling!

  • Counters

    The counting team must be members of the church. This team must maintain a high degree of confidentiality regarding personal contributions. Members count all offerings, prepare deposits for the bank and the envelopes for posting into the church software system. 

  • Fellowship

    This group meets the second Thursday of the month. They plan activities to bring St. Paul's Church members together. The group creates mission projects ranging from creating a "Parishioner Cookbook," arranging meals/rides to appointments for parishioners to hospitality---such as food/drink after church events. These events can range from Church BBQ, Thanksgiving Pie and Cider, Christmas Tree Decorating to Mardi Gras Luncheon and much more! For more information about getting involved in this active ministry please contact Karin Kouril. 


    FULLY. RELY. ON. GOD. Starting as a bereavement group for widows, this active group meets once a month and is very involved in the life of St. Paul's. Assisting on events from Woman's Breakfast, Easter Baskets, to the ELC Food Pantry. If you want to share God's love and assist whenever a helping hand is needed please contact Ellie Fauser.

  • ladies aid

    A group of senior ladies meet up on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at noon. Their main focus is to raise money for the Church to help from repairs, to extra funds to general needs. Some events the Ladies Aid have organized in the past were bake sales and craft fairs. Their biggest endeavor is the annual Mother's and Father's day booklet! All their fundraising has has raised over $90,000 since 2004! If this group peaks your interest reach out to Eleanore Aebisher the Ladies Aid president to find out more about joining!

  • men's bible study

    Meet Saturday mornings at 7:30am at Gloria Dei Evangelical Lutheran Church to study God's Word. For more information contact 631.271.2466. 

  • Men's Friday morning meetup

    A group of men get together on the third Friday of the month, and enjoy breakfast and fellowship at the Greenlawn Family Restaurant on Pulaski Road at 9am. It's come when you can. No obligation, just a fun morning of conversation with other men. If you're interested, please reach out to Ed Basche for more information about this group.

  • prime timers

    Once a month you can find this eclectic group sharing laughter and fellowship and the gift of God's love within the church family. You can find them meeting in the fellowship room for lunch, at a local restaurant or even a better fun morning out! Come enjoy friendship and comradery while continuing to give service to our Lord. 

  • music programs

    Music is an important part of this church. Members have joined our Chancel Choir group, Children's Choir to our Handbell Choir as well as a wonderful Organist that plays at every service for us. For more information about our music programs please reach out to Marjorie Waxenberg for the Chancel Choir,  Chanmi Yang for Handbell Choir and Elaine Gates for the Youth Choir.

  • ushers

    Our ushers are the first point of contact with newcomers and church members at St. Paul's. If you're a welcoming person, we can always use your help! Volunteers are scheduled in advance through Fred Knechtel.