• 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

    NOVEMBER 2018


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

    You’ll notice there are two sets of readings for Sun Nov 4.  The first set is for All Saints Sunday, which we will be celebrating that day.  The second is for the 24th Sunday after Pentecost (Lectionary 31), which relates to the other daily readings for that week.


    24th week after Pentecost

    Thurs Nov 1 – Psalm 119:1-8 / Exodus 22:1-15 / Hebrews 9:1-12

    Fri Nov 2 – Psalm 119:1-8 / Leviticus 19:32-37 / Romans 3:21-31

    Sat Nov 3 – Psalm 119:1-8 / Numbers 9:9-14 / Luke 10:25-37

    Sun Nov 4 – All Saints Sunday – Isaiah 25:6-9 / Psalm 24 / Revelation 21:1-6a / John 11:32-44

    Sun Nov 4 – 24th Sunday after Pentecost [Lectionary 31] – Deuteronomy 6:1-9 / Psalm 119:1-8 / Hebrews 9:11-14 / Mark 12:28-34

    Mon Nov 5 – Psalm 51 / Deuteronomy 6:10-25 / Romans 12:17-21; 13:8-10

    Tues Nov 6 – Psalm 51 / Deuteronomy 28:58—29:1 / Acts 7:17-29

    Wed Nov 7 – Psalm 51 / Micah 6:1-8 / John 13:31-35


    25th week after Pentecost

    Thurs Nov 8 – Psalm 146 / Numbers 36:1-13 / Romans 5:6-11

    Fri Nov 9 – Psalm 146 / Deuteronomy 15:1-11 / Hebrews 9:15-24

    Sat Nov 10 – Psalm 146 / Deuteronomy 24:17-22 / Mark 11:12-14, 20-24

    Sun Nov 11 – 25th Sunday after Pentecost [Lectionary 32] – 1 Kings 17:8-16 / Psalm 146 / Hebrews 9:24-28 / Mark 12:38-44

    Mon Nov 12 – Psalm 94 / Ruth 1:1-22 / 1 Timothy 5:1-8

    Tues Nov 13 – Psalm 94 / Ruth 3:14—4:6 / 1 Timothy 5:9-16

    Wed Nov 14 – Psalm 94 / Ruth 4:7-22 / Luke 4:16-30


    26th week after Pentecost [Lec 33]

    Thurs Nov 15 – Psalm 16 / Daniel 4:4-18 / 1 Timothy 6:11-21

    Fri Nov 16 – Psalm 16 / Daniel 4:19-27 / Colossians 2:6-15

    Sat Nov 17 – Psalm 16 / Daniel 4:28-37 / Mark 12:1-12

    Sun Nov 18 – 26th Sunday after Pentecost [Lectionary 33] – Daniel 12:1-3 / Psalm 16 / Hebrews 10:11-14 [15-18] 19-25 / Mark 13:1-8

    Mon Nov 19 – Psalm 13 / Daniel 8:1-14 / Hebrews 10:26-31

    Tues Nov 20 – Psalm 13 / Daniel 8:15-27 / Hebrews 10:32-39

    Wed Nov 21 – Psalm 13 / Zechariah 12:1—13:1/ Mark 13:9-23


    Christ the King [Lec 34]

    Thurs Nov 22 – Psalm 93 / Ezekiel 28:1-10 / Acts 7:54—8:1a

    Fri Nov 23 – Psalm 93 / Ezekiel 28:20-26 / 1 Corinthians 15:20-28

    Sat Nov 24 – Psalm 93 / Daniel 7:1-8, 15-18 / John 3:31-36

    Sun Nov 25 – Christ the King Sunday [Lectionary 34] – Daniel 7:9-10, 13-14 / Psalm 93 / Revelation 1:4b-8 / John 18:33-37

    Mon Nov 26 – Psalm 76 / Daniel 7:19-27 / Revelation 11:1-14

    Tues Nov 27 – Psalm 76 / Ezekiel 29:1-12 / Revelation 11:15-19

    Wed Nov 28 – Psalm 76 / Ezekiel 30:20-26 / John 16:25-33


    1st week of Advent

    Thurs Nov 29 – Psalm 25:1-10 / Nehemiah 9:6-15 / 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11

    Fri Nov 30 – Psalm 25:1-10 / Nehemiah 9:16-25 / 1 Thessalonians 5:12-22