Outreach at Saint Paul’s Church on Lake of the Isles

St. Paul’s is committed to doing God’s work in the world, outside of our own parish walls. The Outreach Commission is currently supporting the following opportunities, some ongoing, some recurring scheduled events. All are welcome to take part: parishioners, friends, visitors.

Books for Africa

For many years now, St. Paul’s has had a drop-off box to collect books in good condition (recent textbooks are particularly valuable), which can then be delivered to Books For Africa for disbursal abroad - Learn More

Joyce Uptown

Parishioners bring food items along to the Sunday service each week, which are then delivered to Joyce Uptown Foodshelf.

Open Arms

Open Arms

Open Arms prepares and delivers meals to people with life-threatening illnesses. We schedule a group outing every other month to volunteer in their kitchen, chopping vegetables and packing food for meals. Some parishioners also volunteer individually to deliver meals. More are always welcome. - Learn More

Quarterly Events

community outreach

The Outreach Commission also schedules an event each quarter to afford one more opportunity for us to help others.
These events may, or may not be related to one of the aforementioned outreach efforts.

The Effort to End Homelessness

St. Paul’s has joined our neighbors at Temple Israel as part of their initiative: Temple Israel Committee to End Homelessness (TICEH), which focuses primarily on homeless youth in the Twin Cities.  We have opportunities to both serve these young people personally in youth shelters, and to advocate for all homeless people with our government representatives.  This is coordinated in part with the Downtown Congregations to End Homelessness (DCEH). - Learn More

“Reverse” Advent Calendar to benefit the food shelf at Saint Nicholas Episcopal

For the four weeks in Advent, use this blue Advent Calendar bag to collect one food shelf donation item each day (see list below).
When you place each donation inside, say a brief prayer or blessing for its recipient. For example:

• “Lord, may
these beans warm
and nourish the
family who receives them.”
• “Bless the person who will
clean their teeth with this

Bring your bag back to Saint Paul’s on Sundays and empty it into the food shelf collection bins. Take it home again to continue your Advent Calendar practice of blessing those in need each week as we await the birth of our Lord.

Enter the season of giving!

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