This Weekend At St. Paul's

This Weekend in Worship

Join us for worship this weekend as we continue our sermon series, "Questions Jesus Asked--And Why They Still Matter Today."

This weekend, Pastor Bil Hood will deliver the message as we take a look at Jesus' question, "Why Are You So Afraid?" based on Mark 4:40.

Our weekend worship times are:

  • Saturday - 5:00pm Traditional
  • Sunday - 9:00am & 10:30am Contemporary (10:30 is livestreamed)
  • Sunday - 12:00pm Spanish

All worship services will be held in our newly-renovated sanctuary!

Join us on campus or online!

Watch Our Livestream

Can't worship with us on-campus? Join us on our livestream! 

Click HERE to watch our 10:30am Contemporary service.

Be sure to sign in using the digital check-in right below the video so we know you're worshipping with us.

After the livestream is over, the service recordings will be available for viewing on-demand on our YouTube channel

Submit Prayer Requests

For Worship

Do you have a prayer request? If so, click the button below and put "Prayer Request" in the subject line of your email. Please note: prayer requests submitted here will be included in the prayers of the church in our upcoming weekend worship services. If you want your prayer request to remain private, please indicate so in your message.

Submit a Prayer Request

Voter's Meeting

Saturday, June 3

The Annual Voter's Meeting will be held on Saturday, June 3 at 6:00pm in the sanctuary. The agenda will include:

  • Board of Directors elections
  • Financial Update From The Treasurer
  • Adoption of the '23-'24 budget
  • Endowment fund expenditure recommendation
  • Ministry Updates

Meet the Board candidates by clicking HERE. All St. Paul's members, age 18+, are eligible to vote and are encouraged to attend.

Called to Glory

Bobbie Gerken


On May 16, we received word the Bobbie Gerken passed away. Bobbie was a long-time member of St. Paul's having been confirmed here in 1980.

Bobbie's memorial service will be held in our sanctuary on Saturday, June 3 at 11:00am. A reception in the church gym will follow.

Please remember her husband, Mike, their daughters Kaitlin & Hayley, and Bobbie's friends as they grieve her passing.

"I tell you the truth, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life." - John 5:24

Become A Member

Online New Member Class

St. Paul's offers an all-online Church Membership Class. Anyone interested in becoming a member of St. Paul's Church can now complete our membership class any time, at their own pace, from the comforts of their own home. There are eleven sessions to the class and each session consists of a brief 5-10 minute teaching video, followed by some questions using the Ted-Ed platform. At the end of the final session, participants will meet with our Senior Pastor, either in person or via Zoom, to complete the membership process. To access the class, click HERE.

Retirement Celebration

Tom's Final Weekend

Tom Bredehoft has served St. Paul's as Minister of Worship Arts for 38 years! He is retiring at the end of June and moving with his wife, Carmen, to their new home in Tucson, Arizona.

Tom's final weekend at St. Paul's will be July 1-2. His many years of service will be recognized during each of the worship services that weekend. A special reception in his honor will take place on the patio after each of the services.

Mark your calendar and help us send Tom and Carmen into retirement with a joyful farewell to St. Paul's!

Digital Outreach

Sanctuary FAQ's

We've been hearing lots of questions regarding some details of the new sanctuary. We thought it would be helpful to compile a "Frequently Asked Questions" document. We made some updates to the document this week! Check it out now by clicking HERE.

Volunteer Spotlight

Meet Mel Schlueter

Scripture Reader

Here at St. Paul's, we truly value our volunteers who commit so much time and effort into ensuring the success of our various ministries.

Meet Mel Schlueter. Mel volunteers to read scripture during worship services. Scripture readers step up to the lectern and read the chosen scripture directly from their printed bulletin. They are given the scripture in advance to practice.

Mel says, "God gave me the ability to speak in front of large groups. That is why I enjoy serving as a scripture reader because I can share the Gospel with others. I also participate in this ministry simply because I was asked and am still able."

If you would enjoy sharing the Gospel this way like Mel or if you would like to hone your public speaking skills, contact Gail Kanneg at

Now Hiring

Traditional Worship Leader

St. Paul's is looking for a part-time Traditional Worship Leader for our 5:00pm Saturday evening Traditional worship service (no Sunday morning responsibilities). Must be a competent organist and/or pianist and available on many Saturday evenings.  The leader will also rehearse our adult choir on a weekday evening of his/her choosing. Compensation and work schedule are negotiable based on experience, ability and commitment. For more information or to submit a resume, contact our Senior Pastor Scott Christenson at

IT Support Technician

St. Paul's Lutheran Church and School is now accepting applications for our "IT Support Technician" position. The technician completes installations of classroom and office hardware and software for teachers/staff. They maintain and repair computer equipment and peripherals for all classified, confidential, and management personnel to promote efficiency and prevent user disruptions; and perform other related duties with education/church hardware. The technician will develop and carry out the technology vision for the church and school.

If you or someone you know is interested, please refer them to Nicole Stankus at or 714-637-2640 x 110

Help Us Find Our Next

Minister of Music

St. Paul’s is looking for an energetic and engaging worship leader for our contemporary worship services, who will also serve as the administrative leader of our worship arts ministry.

Candidates must demonstrate competence as a vocalist as well as a pianist and/or guitarist. Must also be an enthusiastic supporter of the ministry of Lutheran Schools. This is a full-time position with benefits, open to both called and contracted candidates.

For more information, or to recommend a candidate, please email our Senior Pastor Scott Christenson at

VBS Information

Register for VBS

This summer, kids will be launched on a cosmic quest where they'll have a blast shining Jesus' light into the world! All kids entering TK/K-5th in the fall of 2023 are invited to our Stellar VBS from June 19-23 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church. VBS is a Bible based interactive adventure with lessons, crafts, games, music, science and a snack! You don't need to be a member of St. Paul's to participate, but hurry! Space is limited! For more information and to register, click HERE.

Volunteer for VBS!

VBS is coming soon and we need "all hands on deck!" We're expecting hundreds of kids so we need a LOT of volunteers--both students and adults--especially now that we are without two DCEs. Can you help us?

There are many ways you can help from crafts and games to snacks and Bible time. We even have a special decoration project for someone creative!

Volunteers will receive training and a T-shirt. Ready for this cosmic quest? Click HERE for more information and to register.

Questions? Contact

VBS Supply Donations

Over 350 children and volunteers are expected to participate in VBS this year. Help make this year's event a success by donating needed supplies. Visit our Amazon Wish List by clicking HERE and all supplies purchased will be delivered directly to the church office! So easy!


Please contact

Children & Preteen Ministry

Kids Church

All children, ages preschool-5th grade, are encouraged to join us for Kids Church each Sunday at the 9 & 10:30am services. Check in at the Kids Church table outside the church gym before entering worship. Preschoolers will be led to their classroom, all other grades will be dismissed during worship. For more information, click HERE.



Our Kids Church ministry is in need of 4 adult leaders and 4 teen leaders at each Sunday service to guide groups of 6-10 children through a 30-minutes lesson about the life of Jesus. All materials (and donuts) provided. No teaching experience necessary! If interested please click HERE to choose your available dates and the age group you prefer. Thank you for your support!

Student Ministry

Moving Up!

Sunday, June 4th

IMPACT is inviting the recently promoted 8th grade class this Sunday June 4th 6-8pm at St Paul's Church MODJ. Current high school students, please come to welcome these new students! 

We will provide a pizza dinner, games, worship, large group discussion, fellowship and fun! IMPACT will be celebrating High School grads, too and we'll watch a special message from our new DCE Kessler O'Brien!

Bring a friend! 

Women's Ministry

Bunco Night

Tuesday, June 13

Our next Women's Ministry Bunco Night is Tuesday, June 13. Ladies, come roll the dice and have some fun as we support local and global missions by playing Bunco. The fun begins at 5:45pm with dinner and a devotion, followed by Bunco at 6:30pm. There's no cost to attend, but if you feel so compelled, we are collecting donations upon sign-up or at the door for our monthly cause. Feel free to wear your comfy clothes or PJ's and invite a friend!

Don't forget to bring your mite boxes! For more information and to sign up, click HERE to register by Sunday, June 11.

Mark your calendar now for our future Bunco Night: July 18.

Senior's Ministry

Senior Moments

Tuesday, June 6

Our next Senior Moments gathering will take place on Tuesday, June 6 at 11:30am in the Fellowship Hall. Come enjoy a FREE meal, followed by hanging out with friends, playing cards, putting together a puzzle, doing crafts, or anything you want to do. All ages are welcome and you do not have to be a St. Paul's member to participate. Please RSVP to Senior Ministry Coordinator Denise Bjorn at or call (714) 474-3707.

Please note: Tuesday is Street Sweeping Day, so no street parking. If the small lot is full, please park in big lot.

Bible Studies

School News

Opportunities To Serve

Sunday Morning Donuts Team

Volunteers needed to pick up donuts on Sunday mornings at 9am for after worship fellowship. No upfront payment required! Pick a date that you are available to visit Jumbo Donuts located at 138 E. Lincoln Ave. in Orange. Let them know you are from St. Paul's and would like 4 dozen assorted donuts. For more information and to sign up, click HERE.

Questions? Contact David Talmage at

Coffee Counter Help Wanted

In conjunction with the sanctuary renovation, we also have a new and improved coffee counter! It is located next to the Fireside Room at the recently installed roll-up window. In order to make this work, we need volunteers to work on Sunday mornings. If you feel called to be part of this ministry, please click HERE.

Meal Volunteers Needed

Our Care Ministry Team is in need of volunteers to provide meals for those in our congregation who are not able to prepare meals for themselves. If you are able to prepare, purchase and/or deliver meals to our brothers and sisters in Christ, please see the direct links below. Questions or concerns? Please email Jacki Borton.

Meal sign-up for Joyce Hays

Meal sign-up for Polly Norero

Join the Worship Choir

Worship Choir rehearses on Wednesdays at 7pm in the Fireside Room. This choir is for vocalists, teens through adults, who enjoy singing. Worship Choir provides music at various services throughout the year. You do not have to be a St. Paul's member to participate. If anyone is interested, please contact Worship Arts Minister Tom Bredehoft.

Serve in Worship Tech

Now that we are livestreaming our worship services, we need a lot more volunteers to make it all happen. If you enjoy technology, we need you!

At each service in which we livestream, we need three volunteer workers: one to run the cameras, one to run the text and images on the screen, and one to mix the sound.

If you are interested in helping out, we can train you! For more information, contact Henry Nevarez.

Scripture Readers Wanted

We are looking for Scripture Readers for our weekend worship services. Readings are provided in advance so you can practice. If you are interested in participating in worship this way, please text or call Gail Kanneg at (714) 349-3944 or send Gail Kanneg an email.

Partners in Ministry

Orange Lutheran

Youth Camps

Registration is open for Orange Lutheran High School's Lancer Youth Camps! These camps and clinics offer a diverse range of opportunities for children grades 1-8 (in the fall), as well as some camps for high school students, to learn, grow and engage with others in a supportive and Christ-centered environment. From team-building activities to individual skill-building workshops, OLu's summer programs provide a memorable experience that your child will never forget. For more information, click HERE.

Did You Know?

Download Realm App

Realm is our church membership program that we use for online giving and event registration. Did you know there's a Realm app? It's called Realm Connect and you can download it at either Google Play or the App Store. The app is especially helpful in registering for events at St. Paul's. You can skip the church website and go directly to the app register for events and see what events are coming up.

Don't have a Realm account? Register HERE or contact Amelia Capell in the church office at 714-637-2640.

Setting Up Online Giving

If you haven't set up online giving yet, now is a great time to do it. It's easy to start and you can change it at any time.

Click HERE to set up online giving.

Click HERE to view instructions for giving by text. You can now give via text for all of the funds for which we are accepting donations.

Don't like online giving? Feel free to mail your offering check to St. Paul's (1250 E. Heim Ave., Orange, CA 92865) or place it in the drop slot outside the church office.