Spiritual Care & Outreach

St. Paul is committed to serving together and caring for one another and those around us. Proper stewardship of God’s gifts and blessings reminds us that everything, even life itself, comes from Him.

Spiritual Care

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Stephen Ministry

At St. Paul Ann Arbor, we are called to GATHER, GROW, and GO. Part of this mission is to create a welcoming, caring space in our faith community in which people can find healing for body and soul. St. Paul has equipped and empowered a team of Stephen Ministers—laypeople who provide one-to-one, Christ-centered care to people experiencing grief, unemployment, hospitalization, loneliness, divorce, financial stress, a terminal illness, addiction, or other life difficulties. Stephen Ministers are available to partner with people in our congregation during difficult times, and they can walk alongside you through the challenging seasons of life.

One way to think of Stephen Ministry Care Givers is that they are the “After People.”

  • …after the phone call you hoped you would never get.
  • …after the divorce papers are served and the bottom falls out of your life.
  • …after the funeral, when everyone has left and the emotions you’ve held at bay come crashing in on you.
  • …after the doctor say, “I’m sorry there’s nothing more we can do.”
  • …after the nursing home director shakes you hand and says, “Welcome to your new home.”
  • …after the last child honks the horn, waves and drives away—and the house suddenly seems empty.
  • …after the baby arrives, demanding more of you than you ever dreamed possible.
  • …after you find a pink slip with your final paycheck.
  • …after your family and friends have heard your story one too many times, but you still need to talk it out.
  • …after…(you fill in the blank).

Stephen Ministers are ready to come alongside you and provide comfort and support for as long after as needed. Men are always paired with men and women with women in a confidential caring relationship. Please complete a request form if you would like to find out how a Stephen Minister could be helpful to you.

REQUEST A STEPHEN MINISTER

LinC (Love in Christ)

Our LinC visitors stop in to see members who are sick or shut-in. The visit doesn’t require any professional skill, just a loving and joyful heart.You can be a blessing by visiting those in need. Contact the Church Office for more information.

Livestream Tech Team at St. Paul

2022 Livestream Tech Schedule Sign Up – Click Here

Would you like to serve as part of our livestream tech team? We are always looking for volunteers to help provide our online worship! Training will be provided. Some basic knowledge of Facebook and computers is a plus but not necessary. Contact the church office if you are interested! 734.665.9117

Serving at St. Paul

Would you like to serve in worship, help behind the scenes, greet others or make things run smoothly? We have opportunities for everyone to serve at St. Paul. Families can even serve together! Take our Faith Alive Volunteer Survey below (two surveys for two worship campuses). 

FAITH ALIVE SURVEY – DOWNTOWN CAMPUS →

FAITH ALIVE SURVEY – SCHOOL MAIN CAMPUS →

Alpha House
Support for homeless families through service at Alpha House allows volunteers to spend time playing with the children, serving meals, or staying overnight as a back-up for the regular staff person there. St. Paul Contact Alpha House directly, or volunteer during St. Paul’s annual week of service in October.
Arbor Women & Familly Life Services
These organizations offer support for pregnant mothers & their children. All life is precious to God, including the life of those waiting to be born. A response of grace to pregnant mothers helps to meet the needs of those who are struggling with a difficult or unplanned pregnancy. Arbor Woman and Family Life Services are great places to volunteer to help, or they can provide material assistance needed to young moms.
Short Term Missions
Short-Term mission opportunities have sent people to Panama, Russia, Latvia, China, Siberia, Germany, as well as communities in need here in the US like Biloxi, Mississippi. Watch for upcoming opportunities to be a part of a mission team!
Global Outreach
Supporting global organizations shows loving care and shares God’s Word with people around the world. Collections are gathered for Lutheran World Relief in the fall, and a growing partnership is developing with People of the Book Lutheran Outreach (POBLO) that shares the gospel with Muslims in the United States and in the Middle East.

Questions about Spiritual Care, Outreach or How YOU Can Serve at St. Paul?

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Locations

Downtown Campus:
St. Paul Lutheran Church
420 W. Liberty St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

St. Paul Early Childhood Center
420 W. Liberty St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

School Campus:

St. Paul Lutheran School
495 Earhart Rd.
Ann Arbor, MI 48105

Worship Times

Online:
Sundays @ 10:45 am (Facebook Live)

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/stpaulannarbor.org

YouTube (Sundays @ 3pm): https://www.youtube.com/revneuendorf

In Person – Downtown Campus:
Saturdays @ 6:30pm
Sundays @ 10:45am

In- Person – School Campus:
Sundays @ 9:00am