• SERVICE TIME

    Sunday Worship: 10:00am

  • FIRST TIME VISITORS

    Welcome to St Paul Lutheran Church
    On behalf of everyone at St. Paul Lutheran Church, it is my joy to welcome you in the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.   The people of St. Paul are a people who are honest about the human condition and honest about God.  We know we aren’t perfect.  We know that we have failures and fears and faults. Yet we are also honest about the way God is present in our human condition.  In Jesus Christ and by the power of the Holy Spirit, God gives us forgiveness and faith and freedom.  So whatever your background or interests, your dreams and your talents, your quirks, achievements, and life stories, you are welcome at St. Paul.  If you’re looking for a congregation that will tell you to put away your questions, then this probably isn’t the place for you.  However, if you’re looking for a congregation in which people of faith wrestle with questions together, share God’s love together, and proclaim the life changing good news of God together, then this could very well be the place for you.   When we gather together on Sunday mornings, our service of worship follows a rich, historical liturgy through our use the hymnal Evangelical Lutheran Worship.  We celebrate the sacrament of Holy Communion every Sunday, and we believe that Christ is truly present in this meal (which is called “real presence”), even though we don’t know how he is present.  We simply trust him when he said “This is my body.  This is my blood.”  The sacrament is administered at the communion rail with flat bread and wine (and grape juice) in individual cups.  In terms of music, we praise God with hymns accompanied by an electronic organ, piano, choir, and occasional guest musicians or soloists.  Our worship together on Sunday morning runs about an hour to an hour and fifteen minutes.   So, after you check out our website, check us out in person.  We look forward to having you with us on Sunday morning.  We’ll see you then!   

    In Christ, 
    Pastor Kurt Lammi

  • BELIEFS

    Lutherans believe in the Triune God - the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit – as revealed to us in the Bible.  This God, who creates and loves all of creation, is revealed to us in the person of Jesus Christ, and is present to us by stirring up faith within us and by renewing the world. Lutherans also believe that we humans live in a paradox.  We are both saint and sinner at the same time.  This means that we are broken people who are captive to sin and cannot free ourselves.  Our sinfulness is evident, for example, in our loneliness, fear, despair, and violence.  However, we are also forgiven by God’s abundant grace given to us in Jesus Christ.  We do not earn this salvation; rather it is a free gift of God.  In baptism, we are baptized into Christ’s death and resurrection and called to live in that new life that has been given to us. Part of living out this new life involves living in community as God’s people, particularly as the Christian church throughout the ages and around the world.  As part of this larger church, we express shared statements of belief called creeds.  The three shared creeds are The Apostles’ Creed, the Nicene Creed, and the Athanasian Creed.  As part of the Lutheran church in particular, we hold to the confession of our faith as given in the Augsburg Confession and all of the documents of The Book of Concord. For more information about what we, as a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, believe, see http://www.elca.org/Faith/ELCA-Teaching

  • DAILY BIBLE READINGS

    OCTOBER 2017

    Reprinted from Revised Common Lectionary Daily Readings, copyright © 2005 Consultation on Common Texts. www.commontexts.org

    Two sets of readings are listed for Sun Oct 29.  The first set is for Reformation Sunday, which we will be celebrating together that day.  The second set is for the 21st Sunday after Pentecost (Lectionary 30) which ties to the surrounding readings of that week.

     

    17th week after Pentecost

    Sun Oct 1 – 17th Sunday after Pentecost [Lectionary 26] – Ezekiel 18:1-4, 25-32 / Psalm 25:1-9 / Philippians 2:1-13 / Matthew 21:23-32

    Mon Oct 2 – Psalm 28 / Judges 14:1-20 / Philippians 1:3-14

    Tues Oct 3 – Psalm 28 / Judges 16:1-22 / Philippians 1:15-21

    Wed Oct 4 – Psalm 28 / Judges 16:23-31 / Matthew 9:2-8


    18th week after Pentecost

    Thurs Oct 5 – Psalm 80:7-15 / Jeremiah 2:14-22 / Colossians 2:16-23

    Fri Oct 6 – Psalm 80:7-15 / Jeremiah 2:23-37 / Philippians 2:14-18; 3:1-4a

    Sat Oct 7 – Psalm 80:7-15 / Jeremiah 6:1-10  / John 7:40-52

    Sun Oct 8 - 18th Sunday after Pentecost [Lectionary 27] Isaiah 5:1-7 / Psalm 80:7-15 / Philippians 3:4b-14 / Matthew 21:33-46

    Mon Oct 9 – Psalm 144 / Ezekiel 19:10-14 / 1 Peter 2:4-10

    Tues Oct 10 – Psalm 144 / Isaiah 27:1-6 / 2 Corinthians 5:17-21

    Wed Oct 11 – Psalm 144 / Song of Solomon 8:5-14 / John 11:45-57


    19th week after Pentecost

    Thurs Oct 12 – Psalm 23 / Isaiah 22:1-8a / 1 Peter 5:1-5, 12-14

    Fri Oct 13 – Psalm 23 / Isaiah 22:8b-14 / James 4:4-10

    Sat Oct 14 – Psalm 23 / Isaiah 24:17-23 / Mark 2:18-22

    Sun Oct 15 – 19th Sunday after Pentecost [Lectionary 28] – Isaiah 25:1-9 / Psalm 23 / Philippians 4:1-9 / Matthew 22:1-14

    Mon Oct 16 – Psalm 34 / Exodus 19:7-20 / Jude 17-25

    Tues Oct 17 – Psalm 34 / Amos 9:5-15 / Philippians 3:13—4:1

    Wed Oct 18 – Psalm 34 / Song of Solomon 7:10—8:4/ John 6:25-35


    20th week after Pentecost

    Thurs Oct 19 – Psalm 96:1-9 [10-13] / Judges 17:1-6 / 3 John 9-12

    Fri Oct 20 – Psalm 96:1-9 [10-13] / Deuteronomy 17:14-20 / 1 Peter 5:1-5

    Sat Oct 21 – Psalm 96:1-9 [10-13] / Isaiah 14:3-11 / Matthew 14:1-12

    Sun Oct 22 – 20th Sunday after Pentecost [Lectionary 29] – Isaiah 45:1-7 / Psalm 96:1-9 [10-13] / 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10 / Matthew 22:15-22

    Mon Oct 23 – Psalm 98 / Daniel 3:1-18 / Revelation 18:1-10, 19-20

    Tues Oct 24 – Psalm 98 / Daniel 3:19-30 / Revelation 18:21-24

    Wed Oct 25 – Psalm 98 / Daniel 6:1-28 / Matthew 17:22-27


    21st week after Pentecost

    Thurs Oct 26 – Psalm 1 / Numbers 5:5-10 / Titus 1:5-16

    Fri Oct 27 – Psalm 1 / Deuteronomy 9:25—10:5 / Titus 2:7-8, 11-15

    Sat Oct 28 – Psalm 1 / Proverbs 24:23-34 / John 5:39-47

    Sun Oct 29 – Reformation Sunday – Jeremiah 31:31-34 / Psalm 46 / Romans 3:19-28 / John 8:31-36

    Sun Oct 29 – 21st Sunday after Pentecost [Lectionary 30] – Leviticus 19:1-2, 15-18 / Psalm 1 / 1 Thessalonians 2:1-8 / Matthew 22:34-46

    Mon Oct 30 – Psalm 119:41-48 / Deuteronomy 6:1-9, 20-25 / James 2:8-13

    Tues Oct 31 – Psalm 119:41-48 / Deuteronomy 10:10-22 / James 2:14-26