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Togetherness is one of the deep joys of a life of faith. St. Paul people gather in groups, large and small, to share in each other’s lives. Below is a sampling of groups who welcome all with open arms.


2136 is a ministry for adults in their 20s and 30s to be social, to study, and to serve. Gather and learn with other young adults twice a month. The group meets for Bible study, social and service events. To stay up to date on 2136 happenings, check out the 2136 Facebook Page.

Contact: Pastor Hayden Kvamme

Coffee Conversations on the North Lawn

On Tuesday mornings, gather for coffee and conversation at 10:30 a.m. A different topic will be explored each week.

Contact: Beth Laureijs


Get out your needles and knit for others. No experience needed, come and learn!

Contact: Belinda Holbrook

Prime Time 50+

This group brings together fun-loving folks who are age 50 and older. Sample such monthly gatherings as a hayride, local theater, progressive dinner, or a river excursion.

Contact: Eldon & Ronda Bird


This devoted group of caring quilters, beginners and experts alike, gather monthly to sew, tie, cut, and piece together beautiful works of art that are donated to those in need.

Contact: Karin Hanson

Second Saturday Men

Men of the congregation gather for service, fellowship, and discussion, second Saturday morning of each month. The idea is to strengthen guys in Christian faith, relationships, and service.

Contact: Todd Byerly

Virtual Men’s Coffee Group

Grab a cup of coffee and settle in with your computer to connect with fellow St. Paul men. This group meets on the second and fourth Mondays of the month, 10 a.m.

Contact: Hayden Kvamme

Women of the ELCA

Women of the ELCA is a community of women who gather in thousands of Lutheran congregations. Together, women grow in faith and live that faith through ministry and action. Here at St. Paul, women of all ages gather each month for friendship, support for your faith journey, Bible study, and service.

Contact: Janice Melvin

Congregational gatherings

Faith and spirit add up to joy throughout the year at St. Paul. Take a gathering of St. Paul people and you’ve got a setting for belonging and rejoicing.

Golden Agers Worship and Luncheon: Senior adults, age 75 and above, renew friendships at this delight-filled event each October.

All St. Paul Reads is an annual event in reading and community sponsored by the Book Corner in the winter. A great read, a room full of book-lovers, and a warm meal create a warm evening.

Mayfest is the annual outdoor celebration. We close off a portion of Lombard Street and spill into Vander Veer Park. A grill wagon turns out hundreds of sandwiches for the biggest potluck in town. A live band tunes up. There’s all sorts of fun for all ages.

Community: Pastor Sara Olson-Smith