Outreach & Community
As a Christian community, we are called to serve others. St. Paul Lutheran Church offers a number of local hands-on service opportunities — as well as benevolence giving and international giving — with prayers for your commitment as you are able.
Giving to Boxes of Love is a concrete way to help children and support foster parents, and St. Paul is the designated donation center in Southeast Portland for the Boxes of Love Project. Children's clothing and other comfort items can be dropped off at St. Paul Church on Sundays from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., or by calling 503-816-9491. For more information, please visit boxesofloveproject.org.
The ELCA has a long history of being present in communities, working to help and serve where the needs are greatest. Participating in this work that God calls us to in the world compels us to be attentive to complex and changing situations, as well as to the importance of both immediate relief and ongoing, long-term assistance for our sisters and brothers and the communities in which they live. Learn more.
On the second Sunday of each month, St. Paul donates its collection to the ELCA's international programs, such as ELCA World Hunger, ELCA Malaria Campaign, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service and Lutheran Disaster Response.
Camp Lutherwood Oregon is a vibrant center of spirituality, service and hospitality open to people of all ages and faiths. Lutherwood provides experiences that bring people into a deeper awareness and connection with God, self, the community and the earth. Laughter and shared experiences result in a richer understanding of the connectedness of life to one another and to the life giving grace from God. Please visit Camp Lutherwood for more info.
St. Paul Lutheran Church also continues to support the community groups that use our building and bring more than 600 people through our doors each week. Focusing on music, health and programs for children, these community groups include:
Alcoholics Anonymous: 10 Years Later
Alcoholics Anonymous: Morning Glory
Alcoholics Anonymous: New Beginnings
Alcoholics Anonymous: Spillover Group
Alcoholics Anonymous: The Way Out Group
Narcotics Anonymous: Come As You Are / Young People's
En Taiko Drums
Portland Music Collective
Girl Scouts of America
Boy Scouts of America
Kujira Bunko Japanese Library
Portland Photographic Society
For more information on building use and how to rent space, please contact St. Paul Church at 503-236-2389