St. Paul's group ministry is thriving! We have many dedicated members who regularly participate in discussion, activities and ministry with one another. This helps us stay connected in Christ and with one another--because ministry does not only happen on Sundays.
The groups at St. Paul's vary in mission, including games, fellowship, service projects, and more. Interested in joining a small group? More details below.
Lydia Circle* First and third Wednesdays of each month at 9:30am. Quilting, Bible study, and positive fellowship with encouraging sisters in Christ.
Miriam Circle* Third Thursday of the month at 1:00 pm. Assists with the Pastoral Ministry by calling on elderly members, shut-ins, those who are ill at home and bereaved members. Members also hold sing-along sessions at Winslow House and WIllow Gardens in Marion.
Esther Circle* Second Monday of the month at 6:30 pm, meeting w/ Bible study. Take care of the children's activity bags and coordinate the Caring Showers for new mothers and new brides of the St. Paul's family.
Sr. Men* Third Thursday of each month from 8-9:30am, except for December. All retired men, or men over age 55 that want to come are welcome. Group members take turns bringing in a light breakfast of dough nuts or coffeecake and juice. Discussion during breakfast, then bible study led by Pastor. A free will offering collected allows us to purchase flowers each spring for outside the church and to contribute to various charities at the end of the year.
Friday Morning Bible Study meets from 6:30 to 7:30 for breakfast and Bible Study at the Marion Country Kitchen.
Wednesday Evening Bible Study is the adult study during the Midweek Class time period, beginning at 6:30pm. This class meets during the school year, taking the summer months off.
Bunco* Bunco is a time for fun, fellowship and, of course, treats. We meet the 1st and 3rd Mondays of every month at 9:30 a.m in the fellowship hall. It's a great way to get to know your church family and share a laugh. There is a 50 cent cost to cover coffee and supplies. Come join us.
55 and Growing This group - for those 55 and over - meets the fourth Tuesday of the month at 11:15 am (March through October). We begin with a meal catered by Hy-Vee, then enjoy a program presented by various individuals or groups. We invite you to join us for food, fun and fellowship. Call Keith or Myra Taylor at 319-202-4417 or 319-330-5709.
Ministry Groups/Service Groups
Stephen Ministry Follow this link for more information
Adult Choir The Adult Choir is a valued part of St. Paul’s music ministry. The Choir sings at both services most every Sunday – we do have a summer break. The choir sings all different types/kinds of music – usually in four part harmony. We also assist the congregation in learning new liturgies and hymns. There is always time for fun. We would like YOU to join our ‘family’. We rehearse on Wednesday evenings @ 7:30 in the church balcony. Please contact Fanchon Crane if you have any questions!
Chime Choir The adult Chime Choir's objective is to add another element to the worship services at St. Paul's. You may find yourself humming along to familiar melodies or contemplating on scripture as we play. We rehearse on Thursday evenings at 7. If you are interested in joinging us, please contact Margaret Kistler.
Altar Guild takes care of the church's altar and its appointments. They deliver flowers used on Sundays, if asked, to shut-ins or hospital patients. They do not meet monthly, but instead on an as needed basis.