Law  Enforcement Ministry

Protecting the Protectors

St. Paul’s has a lively ministry with members of the local law enforcement community.  This ministry began through the chaplaincy the previous Rector, who served the Lewiston Police Department, the Buffalo Police Department, and maintained an on-line chaplaincy too.

The people of St. Paul’s have continued this ministry because we truly value the service of Emergency Response Personnel and Police Officers.  You can become  involved by joining our Law Enforcement Ministry team.  

We pray weekly for the officers who have been lost in the line of duty.  http://www.odmp.org/  Their stories are kept in a book of remembrance in the back of the church, by a sculpture of St. Michael that was designed by member Shawn Slother. Yearly we play host and invite the community to participate with three special police-oriented events.

 

Special Events:

The Niagara County Police Week Interfaith Memorial Service.

This service honors area law 
enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty over the years. Members of many law  enforcement agencies gather each year for this moving tribute to fallen officers, and to give support to their survivors.  National Police Week is always the week in which May 15th falls.

September 11th
Community Service of Remembrance.

St. Paul’s usually joins with the Lewiston #1Fire Hall and the Lewiston Police Department to offer this time of solemn remembrance of the events of September 11, 2001.
 
St. Michael the Archangel is the patron saint of police officers. Each year, St. Paul’s offers a special worship service honoring law enforcement officers and asking God’s protection for them and for their families. This is followed by a fellowship meal.

St. Paul’s also participates in occasional fund-raisers to benefit fallen or injured police officers.