We value and treasure participation of those of all ages in worship, fellowship and the service life of this faith community and offer numerous thriving adult ministries, ranging from Bible studies and quilting to annual retreats.
Adult Education: There are educational opportunities between services (approximately 10:15 - 10:45) during the months from September through May. There's a large range of topics, and some past topics included: curing affluenza, Bible studies, a documentary series and discussion on Alzheimer's and music, financial fitness, and other contemporary book studies. Check the newsletter or weekly announcements for the most up to date schedule of upcoming topics.
Dinner for Eight: (September through May) These are monthly small group gatherings in which all bring something to share and the hosts provide the main dish. Come, enjoy a meal and splendid company! Please contact Gary Sorensen at (406) 728-3278 to inquire about these dinners.
Men’s Bible Study Breakfast: This group meets year-round on Thursday mornings at 7:00 am in the Fellowship Room. All men are welcome!
Women of Spirit: This is a Book Study for women which meets at 7:00 pm on Tuesday evenings from September through May. Please contact Jan Turbak at (406) 251-3649 for information about the start date and obtaining the books.
Women’s Bible Study: This group meets for study in the Fellowship Room at 1:00 pm on the second Thursday of the month from September through May. These lessons are found in the magazine, Gather, a monthly publication of the ELCA. Copies of the magazine are provided. Everyone is welcome!
JOY Bunch Lunch: (September through May) Just Older Lutherans (55+ years young) are invited to join in fellowship and a potluck lunch every third Wednesday of the month in the Lower Fellowship Hall.
Men's & Women's Quilting: Both the men and women of the congregation meet for quilting on a regular basis, and the quilts are disbursed through numerous avenues, including Lutheran World Relief and Habitat for Humanity, finding homes across the community, country, and even the world! The quilts made by the St. Paul community bring joy, warmth, and comfort into the lives of many!
The men's quilting group meets approximately twice per month, September through May. Their quilts are often donated to Habitat for Humanity in addition to auctions to benefit local religious nonprofits, including Flathead Lutheran Bible Camp and Emmaus Campus Ministry.
The women's quilting group meets weekly on Thursday mornings at 9:00 am year-round with the exception of some breaks during the summer. They endeavor to create around 100 quilts per year, the majority of which are donated to Lutheran World Relief's Mission Quilts ministry after they are blessed by the congregation at the Palm Sunday services. To learn more this special ministry by LWR, please visit http://lwr.org/quilts.
For more information about how to get involved, contact Dan Rude at (406) 543-3219 for men's quilting or Suzanne Pitt for women's quilting at (406) 728-6340.
Prayer Shawls: Members and non-members alike participate in St. Paul's Prayer Shawl Ministry which is a ministry carried out by churches city and nation-wide. Community members volunteer to knit shawls that are distributed locally and throughout the country -- an incredible 1,142 to date from St. Paul's have been distributed since the program started! The shawls enfold, comfort, give solace and warmth, and are symbolic of inclusive and unconditional love. Those who receive the shawls are wrapped in love, uplifted and affirmed by the hands who lovingly knit them and the congregations who bless them. St. Paul's provides training, supplies, and instructions for anyone who is interested in knitting or crocheting prayer shawls. For more information or how to get involved, contact Kay Erickson at (406) 728-5893.
St. Paul Choir: Choir rehearsals are on Wednesdays at 6:30 pm in the church sanctuary. Rehearsals for the coming year begin on September 14th. Everyone is welcome: sopranos, basses, tenors and altos. The choir sings under the direction of Erik Heuchert.
For information about any/all of the above please e-mail the church office at [email protected] or call
(406) 549-4141. For music-specific inquiries, please contact Music Director Tod Trimble.