At St. Paul's we make it a priority to fulfill Christ's mandate to "Go and make disciples of all nations..." and one of the very important ways that we do this is to support, and be involved in mission endeavors both locally and around the world. Listed below are the many mission organizations and opportunities offered and supported by St. Paul's.
Lutheran Mission Society
The Lutheran Mission Society is a Christian Health-and-Welfare organization that was established in 1905. Originally formed to assist immigrants coming through the port of Baltimore, the ministry has changed over the years to meet people's changing needs. Although the forms of physical help offered may continue to evolve, the spiritual help has remained constant - sharing God's love for all people through the Good News of Jesus Christ.
Today the ministries of the Lutheran Mission Society feature:
- A network of eight Compassion Centers helping those in need with food, clothing and personal care items.
- Compassionate Grace Counseling Center
- LMS Disaster Relief
- LMS Compassion Housing program
Lutheran Women's Missionary League (LWML)
Women intentionally committed to involvement in mission-ministry giving women opportunities by our Lord to be His witness and serve Him through being a servant to others. In addition to the many serving opportunities found on the LWML website lwml.org. All are welcome to donate to the quarterly mite box offerings.
The mission of the Lutheran Women's Missionary League is to assist each woman of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod in affirming her relationship with the Triune God so that she is enabled to use her gifts in ministry to the people of the world.
Contact: Ann Zimmerman
Volunteers needed to coordinate, sort and deliver donations of food and money contributed by members of the congregation. Individuals serve on a rotation schedule and must also be able to assist at both our St. Paul's location and the NCEON facility.
Contact: Jan Murphy
One week servant event which provides food, fellowship and shelter to the areas homeless. Volunteers are needed to provide food, assist in food preparation, service and clean-up. Individuals also needed for overnight supervision, transportation and other needs as determined by ministry leadership.
Contact: Susan Yost
(443) 695- 0619
Orphan Grain Train
OGT is an all volunteer organization which was founded in 1992. Our mission is to serve and provide worldwide humanitarian help and relief . Our Maryland Branch currently ships 40 foot containers with medical supplies, food, Bibles, clothing, school supplies, etc., to those in need. Our domestic shipments, to name a few, include warm clothing to Appalachia as well as relief for those who are suffering in the wake of natural disasters. In Nicaragua, an invalid receives a wheelchair, shoes are sent to Haiti for children as well as adults, a sewing school in Cameroon is given sewing materials, or a shipment of shunts is sent to Kyrgyzstan; each shunt saves a child's life. Along with many requested items, hundreds of pillow case dresses and equipment to open a medical clinic has been sent to Ghana.
We are in the process of building a much needed warehouse so we may better serve those in need and ultimately spread the Gospel to many who have not heard the Good News. To learn more about Orphan Grain Train go to www.ogt.org and click on the Maryland Branch for local information.
Contact: Lynne Kampe