• 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

    JANUARY 2018

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


    There are two sets of readings given for Jan 1.  The first is for the name of Jesus and the second is for New Year’s Day.


    Would you like an easy way to access these daily readings?  Go to www.dailylectio.net You can get these readings through an iPhone app, delivered to your email each day, or can read them directly online.


    Days Around Christmas

    Mon Jan 1 – Holy Name of Jesus (Mary, Mother of God) – Numbers 6:22-27 / Psalm 8 / Galatians 4:4-7 or Philippians 2:5-11 / Luke 2:15-21

    Mon Jan 1 – New Year’s Day – Ecclesiastes 3:1-13 / Psalm 8 / Revelation 21:1-6a / Matthew 25:31-46

    Tues Jan 2 – Psalm 148 / Proverbs 1:1-7 / James 3:13-18


    Days around Epiphany

    Wed Jan 3 – Psalm 110 / Proverbs 1:20-33 / James 4:1-10

    Thurs Jan 4 – Psalm 110 / Proverbs 3:1-12 / James 4:11-17

    Fri Jan 5 – Psalm 110 / Proverbs 22:1-9 / Luke 6:27-31

    Sat Jan 6 – Epiphany of the Lord – Isaiah 60:1-6 / Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14 / Ephesians 3:1-12 / Matthew 2:1-12


    Baptism of the Lord

    Sun Jan 7 – Baptism of the Lord – Genesis 1:1-5 / Psalm 29 / Acts 19:1-7 / Mark 1:4-11

    Mon Jan 8 – Psalm 69:1-5, 30-36 / Genesis 17:1-13 / Romans 4:1-12

    Tues Jan 9 – Psalm 69:1-5, 30-36 / Exodus 30:22-38 / Acts 22:2-16

    Wed Jan 10 – Psalm 69:1-5, 30-36 / Isaiah 41:14-20 / John 1:29-34


    2nd week after Epiphany

    Thurs Jan 11 – Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18 / Judges 2:6-15 / 2 Corinthians 10:1-11

    Fri Jan 12 – Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18 / Judges 2:16-23 / Acts 13:16-25

    Sat Jan 13 – Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18 / 1 Samuel 2:21-25 / Matthew 25:1-13

    Sun Jan 14 – 2nd Sunday after Epiphany [Lectionary 2] – 1 Samuel 3:1-10 [11-20] / Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18 / 1 Corinthians 6:12-20 / John 1:43-51

    Mon Jan 15 – Psalm 86 / 1 Samuel 9:27—10:8 / 2 Corinthians 6:14—7:1

    Tues Jan 16 – Psalm 86 / 1 Samuel 15:10-31 / Acts 5:1-11

    Wed Jan 17 – Psalm 86 / Genesis 16:1-14 / Luke 18:15-17


    3rd week after Epiphany

    Thurs Jan 18 – Psalm 62:5-12 / Jeremiah 19:1-15 / Revelation 18:11-20

    Fri Jan 19 – Psalm 62:5-12 / Jeremiah 20:7-13 / 2 Peter 3:1-7

    Sat Jan 20 – Psalm 62:5-12 / Jeremiah 20:14-18 / Luke 10:13-16

    Sun Jan 21 – 3rd Sunday after Epiphany [Lectionary 3] – Jonah 3:1-5, 10 / Psalm 62:5-12 / 1 Corinthians 7:29-31 / Mark 1:14-20

    Mon Jan 22 – Psalm 46 / Genesis 12:1-9 / 1 Corinthians 7:17-24

    Tues Jan 23 – Psalm 46 / Genesis 45:25—46:7 / Acts 5:33-42

    Wed Jan 24 – Psalm 46 / Proverbs 8:1-21 / Mark 3:13-19a


    4th week after Epiphany

    Thurs Jan 25 – Psalm 111 / Deuteronomy 3:23-29 / Romans 9:6-18

    Fri Jan 26 – Psalm 111 / Deuteronomy 12:28-32 / Revelation 2:12-17

    Sat Jan 27 – Psalm 111 / Deuteronomy 13:1-5 / Matthew 8:28—9:1

    Sun Jan 28 – 4th Sunday after the Epiphany [Lectionary 4] – Deuteronomy 18:15-20 / Psalm 111 / 1 Corinthians 8:1-13 / Mark 1:21-28

    Mon Jan 29 – Psalm 35:1-1 / Numbers 22:1-21 / Acts 21:17-26

    Tues Jan 30 – Psalm 35:1-10 / Numbers 22:22-28 / 1 Corinthians 7:32-40

    Wed Jan 31 – Psalm 35:1-10 / Jeremiah 29:1-14 / Mark 5:1-20