Advent and Lenten Congregational Projects

 Lenten Congregation Project – MOSAIC

This year we are learning about Mosaic and how they provide a life of possibilities for people with intellectual disabilities. They help people define their own happiness and support them and empower the pursuit of their goals. This non-profit Lutheran organization celebrate their successes, even if that success is as simple as the pursuit itself.  Mosaic is a faith-based organization that believe every individual is a person of worth. Together Mosaic staff members, volunteers and the people we support work as partners.

Mosaic in Colorado Springs offers both residential and day services in a variety of settings. Our services are tailored to each person and we work with them to ensure each day is meaningful.

Their Mission:

“Embracing God’s call to serve in the world, Mosaic advocates for people with intellectual disabilities and provides opportunities for them to enjoy a full life.”

Our goal is $2,000 to be given to MOSAIC.

ELCA Good Gifts

Each year, Americans spend over $300 billion on Christmas shopping.  Imagine what would happen if instead we could direct that spending toward things that really matter, like putting an end to hunger!

Our members can choose from 50 charitable gifts to give–from goats to water wells, school uniforms to food for refugees.  All of these gifts can be given in honor of friends or loved ones and make great alternatives to traditional Christmas gifts.

This holiday season, we will have the Giving Tree in the narthex from which you can choose your gifts.  Simply take an ornament or ornaments off the tree and pay Andrea for your choice/s. She will add your order to the congregation’s form and send it in. Checks can be written to St. Paul Lutheran.  The ornaments are for you to keep for yourself or give to your recipients to represent your gifts.

Angels Angels

Each year, St. Paul helps in sponsoring a great Christmas for the young teens of our community who are in need.  Many become sponsors who purchase gifts for these children.   Our congregation loves to help with this community project.

Holiday Food Baskets

Our congregation helps with monetary donations from individuals as well as our church that provide support for the Ministerial Alliance and Community Pantry in purchasing gift cards for Thanksgiving and Christmas food for those families that are in need.  It’s a community effort with several local congregations also helping with the cause.