We know that Milaca has many poor and needy families and individuals. We also know that a great number of people in Milaca are not connected to or regularly attending a church. But Christian outreach in the 21st century isn’t like what it was 50 or 60 years ago. Today, Christian outreach is more like it was during the early church where faithful Christians serve and help their neighbors through building relationships.
St. Paul’s reaches out into the Milaca community in many, many different ways!
Our weekly worship (the Divine Service) is zealously faithful and we don't gimmick it up with modern/church growth movement tactics. We simply worship as the Christian church has always worshiped, gathering as God's people before Word and Sacrament to be strengthened to do good works of service for the community.
We spend much time and expense on providing faithful, consistent, and thoughtful instructional materials for our children, youth, and adults. We try to provide as many educational opportunities as possible, and encourage anyone in our community to take part.
We realize that this is the 21st century and more people use computers and smart devices to access resources. We therefore provide livestreaming, recordings, and other online resources for all.
We open our doors widely to the community throughout the year for special events such as:
Thanks to generous donations from our members and friends, St. Paul's regularly supports area organizations such as the Milaca Pantry, Milaca Life Choices, Pearl Crisis Center, the Milaca Public School System, and others with donations, gifts, and helping hands.
St. Paul's is always finding new ways to train up our families to be good stewards with their time, talents, and treasures right in their own neighborhoods! Why? Because this is what being a good neighbor is all about!
As part of our ongoing work of Connecting People to Jesus and our mission of “Growing together as God’s family in worship, fellowship, outreach, education, and service,” every several years our committee on constitutional matters reviews and makes changes to our constitution and bylaws which are appropriate for the season.
In 2024, we will once again undergo this task and make changes which reflect current membership, attendance, financial, and synodical needs and concerns.
If you have questions about this process, or would like to see the work going on, please contact us.