• 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

    APRIL 2019


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


    In this month’s lectionary, there are a few days with multiple sets of readings.  First, on Sun April 14, the first set is for the procession with palms.  The second set is for an emphasis on Jesus’ passion. Second, on Sat April 20, the first set is the readings for that day if Easter Vigil is not celebrated.  The second set is the numerous readings used for Easter Vigil.  Finally, on Sun April 21, the first set is for a celebration of Easter Sunday in the morning.  The second set is for a celebration of Easter Sunday in the evening.

     

    4th week in Lent

    Mon Apr 1 – Psalm 53 / Leviticus 23:26-41 / Revelation 19:1-8

    Tues Apr 2 – Psalm 53 / Leviticus 25:1-19 / Revelation 19:9-10

    Wed Apr 3 – Psalm 53 / 2 Kings 4:1-7 / Luke 9:10-17


    5th week in Lent

    Thurs Apr 4 – Psalm 126 / Isaiah 43:1-7 / Philippians 2:19-24

    Fri Apr 5 – Psalm 126 / Isaiah 43:8-15 / Philippians 2:25—3:1

    Sat Apr 6 – Psalm 126 / Exodus 12:21-27 / John 11:45-57

    Sun Apr 7 – Fifth Sunday in Lent – Isaiah 43:16-21 / Psalm 126 / Philippians 3:4b-14 / John 12:1-8

    Mon Apr 8 – Psalm 20 / Exodus 40:1-15 / Hebrews 10:19-25

    Tues Apr 9 – Psalm 20 / Judges 9:7-15 / 1 John 2:18-28

    Wed Apr 10 – Psalm 20 / Habakkuk 3:2-15 / Luke 18:31-34


    6th week in Lent

    Thurs Apr 11 – Psalm 31:9-16 / Isaiah 53:10-12 / Hebrews 2:1-9

    Fri Apr 12 – Psalm 31:9-16 / Isaiah 54:9-10 / Hebrews 2:10-18

    Sat Apr 13 – Psalm 31:9-16 / Leviticus 23:1-8 / Luke 22:1-13

    Sun Apr 14 – Passion Sunday or Palm SundayPalms Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29 / Luke 19:28-40 // Passion Isaiah 50:4-9a / Psalm 31:9-16 / Philippians 2:5-11 / Luke 22:14—23:56 or Luke 23:1-49

    Mon Apr 15 – Monday of Holy Week – Isaiah 42:1-9 / Psalm 36:5-11 / Hebrews 9:11-15 / John 12:1-11

    Tues Apr 16 – Tuesday of Holy Week / Isaiah 49:1-7 / Psalm 71:1-14 / 1 Corinthians 1:18-31 / John 12:20-36

    Wed Apr 17 – Wednesday of Holy Week / Isaiah 50:4-9a / Psalm 70 / Hebrews 12:1-3 / John 13:21-32


    Three Days—Easter

    Thurs Apr 18 – Maundy Thursday – Exodus 12:1-4 [5-10] 11-14 / Psalm 116:1-2, 12-19 / 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 / John 13:1-17, 31b-35

    Fri Apr 19 – Good Friday – Isaiah 52:13—53:12 / Psalm 22 / Hebrews 10:16-25 or Hebrews 4:14-16; 5:7-9 / John 18:1—19:42

    Sat Apr 20 – Holy Saturday (other than the Vigil) – Job 14:1-14 or Lamentations 3:1-9, 19-24 / Psalm 31:1-4, 15-16 / 1 Peter 4:1-8 / Matthew 27:57-66 or John 19:38-42

    Sat Apr 20 – Resurrection of the LordEaster Vigil – Genesis 1:1—2:4a / Psalm 136:1-9, 23-26 // Genesis 7:1-5, 11-18; 8:6-18; 9:8-13 / Psalm 46 // Genesis 22:1-18 / Psalm 16 // Exodus 14:10-31; 15:20-21 / Exodus 15:1b-13, 17-18 // Isaiah 55:1-11 / Isaiah 12:2-6 // Baruch 3:9-15, 32—4:4 or Proverbs 8:1-8, 19-21; 9:4b-6 / Psalm 19 // Ezekiel 36:24-28 / Psalm 42 and 43 // Ezekiel 37:1-14 / Psalm 143 // Zephaniah 3:14-20 / Psalm 98 / Romans 6:3-11 / Psalm 114 / Luke 24:1-12

    Sun Apr 21 – Resurrection of the Lord, Easter Day – Acts 10:34-43 or Isaiah 65:17-25 / Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 / 1 Corinthians 15:19-26 or Acts 10:34-43 / John 20:1-18 or Luke 24:1-12

    Sun Apr 21 – Resurrection of the Lord, Easter Evening – Isaiah 25:6-9 / Psalm 114 / 1 Corinthians 5:6b-8 / Luke 24:13-49

    Mon Apr 22 – Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 / Joshua 10:16-27 / 1 Corinthians 5:6b-8

    Tues Apr 23 – Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 / Judges 4:17-23; 5:24-31a / Revelation 12:1-12

    Wed Apr 24 – Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 / 2 Samuel 6:1-15 / Luke 24:1-12


    2nd week of Easter

    Thurs Apr 25 – Psalm 150 / 1 Samuel 17:1-23 / Acts 5:12-16

    Fri Apr 26 – Psalm 150 / 1 Samuel 17:19-32 / Acts 5:17-26

    Sat Apr 27 – Psalm 150 / 1 Samuel 17:32-51 / Luke 24:36-40

    Sun Apr 28 – Second Sunday of Easter – Acts 5:27-32 / Psalm 118:14-29 or Psalm 150 / Revelation 1:4-8 / John 20:19-31

    Mon Apr 29 – Psalm 122 / Esther 7:1-10 / Revelation 1:9-20

    Tues Apr 30 – Psalm 122 / Esther 8:1-17 / Revelation 2:8-11