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St. Paul Lutheran Church

  Renew.  Rejoice.  Reach Out.

W E L C O M E !

We are a Christian community where you can 

renew your faith in God, rejoice in God's grace, and reach out with God's love.

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Volunteer Opportunities

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Words from the Bishop: Rachel Is Weeping for Her Children

With the recent events in Las Vegas and Texs, we invite you to read this column from our Montana Synod Bishop Jessica Crist (pictured left).  She includes a letter from the ELCA Bishops on gun violence from 2013 along with additional resources.

Our Location

We are located at 202 Brooks Street in Missoula, MT, behind Rockin' Rudy's and one block from the intersection between Brooks and Higgins.

Ski Retreat for Middle & High Schoolers

Mark your calendars! It's our annual middle and high school ski retreat! We'll be overnighting at Flathead Lutheran Bible Camp on the beautiful Flathead Lake and taking day trips up to ski at Whitefish Mountain and Blacktail Mountain. Cost for lodging, meals, and transportation is $105. Lift tickets will be purchased en masse as we are able to pass along the savings and run around $68 for Whitefish and $30 for Blacktail, not including ski rentals.  See the flyer with additional information regarding scheduling and costs and how to register here.

We're Hiring!

We're seeking an enthused individual to become our next youth director!  The Youth Director is an integral part of St. Paul's team and works closely with the Youth and Family committee to cultivate a fun, meaningful, and Christ-centered experience for children and young adults.  The Youth Director is in charge of regular programming such as youth groups and Kids' Church in addition to other special events such as fundraisers, mission trips, and youth gatherings.  This position is 30 hours/week, but there are opportunities for 10 additional hours for volunteer coordination which would make this a full-time position.  Are you or someone you know a good candidate?  The full job posting, application information, and who to contact with questions can be found here.

Solar Electric Project

As part of our goal to care for creation, we're raising money to install an array of solar panels to offset our current electric demand.

We initially set our goal at 10% of the cost of a larger solar array, however after lengthy discussion with our primary grantor, church members and staff, and solar contractors, we have revised our goal to raise 50% or $33,814 of the cost of a smaller but still substantial 26.2 kW solar electric system.  With this target in mind, we have just applied for a grant from NorthWestern Energy for the remaining cost of $33,813.  We feel that by showing St. Paul’s commitment to financing half of the project cost that we will be a more ideal grant candidate.  

As of 12/31/2017, we’ve raised $24,682 from 43 donors.  Thank you to everyone who has contributed so far!

As part of our fundraising process, we’re also reaching out to friends and partners of St. Paul in addition to anyone who regularly utilizes our facilities in the hopes that they too might feel moved to contribute to this effort.  In addition to the grant from NorthWestern Energy, we’re seeking a grant from the Montana Synod and are searching for additional funding sources.  We hope our solar project can inspire others in the community to move towards renewable energy sources and serve as an educational tool for other Missoula churches seeking to fund their own solar project in the future.

Please consider making a contribution to this effort by writing "solar project" in the memo of your check.  You may also choose to donate by debit/credit card or ACH on our website here; choose the "other" fund and write "solar" in the memo line.

Thank you for considering stewardship of our energy resources!

Download the St. Paul App

Everything you want to know is now in one place - conveniently on your phone! Access sermons, some of the staff's favorite spiritual growth blogs, a study Bible (choose a version you like best!), newsletters, upcoming events (save them directly to your phone's calendar!), prayer requests, worship notes in fillable format, surveys, and so much more! This is also a convenient way to make electronic donations by ACH or credit or debit card in addition to making and managing recurring gifts. 

Get a link to download the app by texting "splcmt app" to 77977.  You may also download it directly in the Apple iTunes App Store or on Google Play.  If you're downloading it onto a tablet, be sure to search for phone apps (and not just tablet apps) as it was originally produced for smartphones, though it loads beautifully on tablets, too!

Questions, feedback, or need help downloading the app to your device? We want to hear it all! Please contact Bethany by email or by calling the church office at (406) 549-4141.

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