St. Paul Lutheran Church - ELCA

St. Paul Lutheran Church provides several Fellowship Opportunities


Secret Sisters
Day Trippers
Terrific Tuesdays
Second Time Shop
WELCA
Sewing Circle


Secret Sisters

Secret Sisters are all about caring and remembering their sister on her Birthday, Anniversary, special holidays, during illness, if she is feeling low, or just let her know that she cares and is thinking of her, thus promoting an atmosphere of caring.

During the first week of June the "Revealing" is held and each sister reveals who her sister was during the past year. She also draws a new sister for the coming year.

The Secret Sisters meet four times during the year for dinner and fellowship. All ladies of St. Paul and friends are welcome and encouraged to be a part of the Secret Sisters.

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Day Trippers

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The Day Trippers are a group of St. Paul members and friends that enjoy traveling to various sites of intrest and enjoy eating fine food and fellowship. Each month they visit a museum, historical site, or other place of interest. They always have a fine dinner or lunch sometime during the day.

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Terrific Tuesdays

Terrific Tuesdays is a great way to have fellowship with members of the church and also the less fortunate of the community.

  • Meets at 6:00 pm on the Second and Third Tuesday of each month.
  • All members of the community are invited.
  • A meal is provided.
  • A short homily follows the meal.
  • Terrific Tuesdays got their start by providing a meal and brief service for the un-churched in the community.
  • Our first Terrific Tuesday was in October 2007. As of the end of 2008 we have served over 1200 meals.
  • In September 2008 the First United Methodist Church of Franklin, St. Mary's Catholic Church and Hope United Methodist Church, Hunter, have joined in the effort. You now may dine Monday through Thursday each week at one of these churches.
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    Second Time Shop

    The Seocnd Time Shop got its start in 1989, when a member of St. Paul saw a need to provide gently used clothing at a reasonable price to community citizens who could not afford to purchase all their needs new. Free clothing is also provided to those who are unable to purchase clothing and have received a voucher from the Franklin Food Pantry. The STS is supported by citizens of Franklin, Springboro and Carlisle.

    The Second Time Shop is celibrate its 20th year in 2009.

    The STS is open the first full week end of each month (with the exception of July and August) on Friday evenings 4 PM - 7PM, and Saturday 10 AM - 1 PM.

    With the money raised each year and working with the Salvation Army we provide new clothing to over 200 children each Christmas time.

    The Seocod time shop is a great way to get to know other members of the church and community as clothing is sorted and placed on racks. Come help us, you do not have to be a member of St. Paul to join us at the STS.

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    All ladies of St. Paul are part of the "Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America," and are encouraged to participate in all activities of the organization. The symbol, the cross, the water, and the water lily identify the Women of the ELCA, as baptized forgiven children of God.

    The Sewing Circle is a sub group of the WELCA St. Paul. Each month at least two ladies attend the Women's Council meeting to bring back information for projects for the Circle.

    Campbell lables are collected for the Lutheran School in Dayton. The labels are used by the School to get itmes needed that they would otherwise not have.

    Even though we have no organized group at St. Paul we are active in the work of the WELCA. Two of our ladies attend the Women's Council meeting of Graceworks each month, to bring back information to St. Paul as to what is needed to continue the work of the organization.

    Thankoffering Sunday is held on the Second Sunday of November at St. Paul. The Altar Guild decorates the church and the ladies do most of the morning worship service that Sunday. Offering collected are sent to the headquarters of the WELCA to be used for their work in the Church worldwide.

    In December, several ladies go to Bethany Lutheran Village to helpl wrap gifts that were made by alll of the Miami Valley Lutheran Churches to be given as Christmas gifts to different institutions in the area.

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    Sewing Circle

    The Sewing Circle meets the first Monday of each month at 9:30 AM. Even though the group is small they acomplish a lot of good that helps many people.

    The Circle makes various items for Bethany Lutheran Village to give to their new residents and those coming in for therapy. They also make things for Otterbein Retirement Community. Items made include: walker bags, bibs, afghans and any thing that elderly residents may need.

    In December they help the Women's Council of Graceworks to wrap gifts to be given to the residents of Bethany Luthean Village and other institutions in the greater Dayton area.

    Come join us we have a lot of fun.

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