The purpose of the group is to develop and to maintain a greater mission consciousness among the women of the Synod through MISSION EDUCATION, MISSION INSPIRATION, and MISSION SERVICE.
In late 1934, a group of ladies were discussing the possibility of forming a Ladies Aid to engage in Christian fellowship and to help lessen the financial burden of the church. The St. Paul's Ladies Aid was organized on January 29, 1935.
In 1955 the Ladies Aid joined the Lutheran Women's Missionary League to help with missionary work.
Through the years the ladies have unselfishly made donations toward missions, and services rendered toward charitable institutions and the congregation have been many and varied. Money-raising activities have included fancy-work sales, food sales, ice cream socials, and quilting bees. They have served at funerals, sent Christmas gifts to members of the armed forces, provided entertainment once a year for the monthly birthday parties at the Good Samaritan Center in Arlington, collected donations for the food shelf, and taken part in many other local and international mission projects.
In order to support local and worldwide missions the ladies put on a July Salad Luncheon and a November Soup & Sandwich Luncheon.
Monthly meetings are conducted on the third Tuesday of the month (September through May).