• 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

    SEPTEMBER 2018


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


    15th week after Pentecost

    Sat Sep 1 – Psalm 15 / Exodus 34:8-28 / John 18:28-32

    Sun Sep 2 – 15th week after Pentecost [Lectionary 22] – Deuteronomy 4:1-2, 6-9 / Psalm 15  / James 1:17-27 / Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23

    Mon Sep 3 – Psalm 106:1-6, 13-23, 47-48 / Deuteronomy 4:9-14 / 1 Timothy 4:6-16

    Tues Sep 4 – Psalm 106:1-6, 13-23, 47-48 / Deuteronomy 4:15-20 / 1 Peter 2:19-25

    Wed Sep 5 – Psalm 106:1-6, 13-23, 47-48 / Deuteronomy 4:21-40 / Mark 7:9-23


    16th week after Pentecost

    Thurs Sep 6 – Psalm 146 / Isaiah 30:27-33 / Romans 2:1-11

    Fri Sep 7 – Psalm 146 / Isaiah 32:1-8 / Romans 2:12-16

    Sat Sep 8 – Psalm 146 / Isaiah 33:1-9 / Matthew 15:21-31

    Sun Sep 9 – 16th week after Pentecost [Lectionary 23] – Isaiah 35:4-7a / Psalm 146 / James 2:1-10 [11-13] 14-17 / Mark 7:24-37

    Mon Sep 10 – Isaiah 38:10-20 / Joshua 6:1-21 / Hebrews 11:29—12:2

    Tues Sep 11 – Isaiah 38:10-20 / Joshua 8:1-23 / Hebrews 12:3-13

    Wed Sep 12 – Isaiah 38:10-20 / Judges 15:9-20 / Matthew 17:14-21


    17th week after Pentecost

    Thurs Sep 13 – Psalm 116:1-9 / Joshua 2:1-14 / Hebrews 11:17-22

    Fri Sep 14 – Psalm 116:1-9 / Joshua 2:15-24 / James 2:17-26

    Sat Sep 15 – Psalm 116:1-9 / Joshua 6:22-27 / Matthew 21:23-32

    Sun Sep 16 – 17th Sunday after Pentecost [Lectionary 24] – Isaiah 50:4-9a / Psalm 116:1-9 / James 3:1-12 / Mark 8:27-38

    Mon Sep 17 – Psalm 119:169-176 / 1 Kings 13:1-10 / Romans 3:9-20

    Tues Sep 18 – Psalm 119:169-176 / 1 Kings 13:11-25 / Colossians 3:1-11

    Wed Sep 19 – Psalm 119:169-176 / Isaiah 10:12-20 / John 7:25-36


    18th week after Pentecost

    Thurs Sep 20 – Psalm 54 / Judges 6:1-10 / 1 Corinthians 2:1-5

    Fri Sep 21 – Psalm 54 / 1 Kings 22:24-40 / Romans 11:25-32

    Sat Sep 22 – Psalm 54 / 2 Kings 17:5-18 / Matthew 23:29-39

    Sun Sep 23 – 18th Sunday after Pentecost [Lectionary 25] – Jeremiah 11:18-20 / Psalm 54 / James 3:13—4:3, 7-8a / Mark 9:30-37

    Mon Sep 24 – Psalm 139:1-18 / 2 Kings 5:1-14 / James 4:8-17

    Tues Sep 25 – Psalm 139:1-18 / 2 Kings 11:21—12:16 / James 5:1-6

    Wed Sep 26 – Psalm 139:1-18 / Jeremiah 1:4-10 / John 8:21-38


    19th Sunday after Pentecost

    Thurs Sep 27 – Psalm 19:7-14 / Exodus 18:13-27 / Acts 4:13-31

    Fri Sep 28 – Psalm 19:7-14 / Deuteronomy 1:1-18 / Acts 12:20-25

    Sat Sep 29 – Psalm 19:7-14 / Deuteronomy 27:1-10 / Matthew 5:13-20

    Sun Sep 30 – 19th Sunday after Pentecost [Lectionary 26] – Numbers 11:4-6, 10-16, 24-29 / Psalm 19:7-14 / James 5:13-20 / Mark 9:38-50