Giving

Many times we find that much of the money donated to charitable causes go to the fund raisers instead of the people needing the funds.  Those giving through St. Paul’s will find that 100% of the money goes directly to those organizations or designations within the church.  Below is list of causes to which you can donate through your contributions.  It is not a complete list:

Ashley Food Pantry

Fresh Produce Distribution

The Fresh Food Distribution is a cooperative effort between St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Waldo Ohio; Emanuel Lutheran Church, Marion, Ohio;Trinity Lutheran, Marion, Ohio; St. Paul’s Lutheran in Marion, and a number of other local churches and the Lutheran Social Services and Mid-Ohio Food Bank.  About 10,000 pounds of produce along with other donated items are available.  The Fresh Food Distribution occurs on the first Friday of the month.  Our church tries to collect donations and items that are often not covered by food stamps.  Those items include but are not limited to soap, lotion, toilet paper,  deodorant, shampoo, cleaning products; toothbrushes and toothpaste.

Good Samaritan

Living Hope Ministries, Haiti

The Living Hope Ministries campus is located near Grande Saline, Mariani, in Haiti which is approximately 10 miles west of the nation’s capital Port-au-Prince.

There are seven classes for grades 1 through 6 and three preschool classes.  A noon-time meal is provided for all students.

A two-year diploma is offered in six licensed program areas.

  • Welding and Iron Work
  • Tailoring and Sewing
  • Business:  Typing, Computer, Secretarial
  • Cooking and Baking
  • Embroidery
  • Artisan:  Arts, Souvenirs, Banana Bark Art and other items.

All 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th graders are required to attend a trade program.  The trade programs are open to the community.

A community project that has begun by Living Hope Ministries is the Church Entrepreneurship Program.  Funds donated towards this community project will be used to enable families to start or grow an existing business.  The goal of this program is to help families move out of poverty and become productive.

Love INC

Our mission is to mobilize local churches to transform lives and communities In the Name of Christ. We do this by organizing and coordinating churches in Marion County, Ohio to respond to individual, and family needs with a holistic approach toward effective compassion.  Love Inc.

Individual churches cannot fully meet the needs of every homeless family, single mom, or elderly shut-in asking for help. Existing resources operating independently are just not adequate to meet current and growing levels of need. It takes a faith community working together across denominational lines to meet the multifaceted needs. Love INC helps churches pool their resources (volunteers, ministries, and finances) together.

Marion County Homeless Shelter

The Marion Shelter Program compassionately provides emergency and transitional homeless shelter services between two distinct shelters with one housing men and the other women and families.

River Valley FCA

Salvation Army Food Pantry

Youth Mission Trip

Except for 2020, St. Paul’s sponsors a youth mission trip for the confirmands from St. Paul’s and other churches.  Trips are designed to help others; expose the youth to an environment and culture different from that in the Marion area, and most importantly grow their faith.  Past trips have been to New York City and West Virginia.