• 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

    MAY 2018


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

    On Sun May 13, we will be celebrating the Ascension of Our Lord instead of the 7th Sunday of Easter.  The readings for Ascension are listed on the Thursday prior, May 10.


    5th week of Easter

    Tues May 1 – Psalm 80 / Isaiah 32:9-20 / James 3:17-18

    Wed May 2 – Psalm 80 / Isaiah 65:17-25 / John 14:18-31


    6th week of Easter

    Thurs May 3 – Psalm 98 / Isaiah 49:5-6 / Acts 10:1-34

    Fri May 4 – Psalm 98 / Isaiah 42:5-9 / Acts 10:34-43

    Sat May 5 – Psalm 98 / Deuteronomy 32:44-47 / Mark 10:42-45

    Sun May 6 – Sixth Sunday of Easter – Acts 10:44-48 / Psalm 98 / 1 John 5:1-6 / John 15:9-17

    Mon May 7 – Psalm 93 / Deuteronomy 7:1-11 / 1 Timothy 6:11-12

    Tues May 8 – Psalm 93 / Deuteronomy 11:1-17 / 1 Timothy 6:13-16

    Wed May 9 – Psalm 93 / Deuteronomy 11:18-21 / Mark 16:19-20


    7th week of Easter

    Thurs May 10 – Ascension of the Lord – Acts 1:1-11 / Psalm 47 or Psalm 93 / Ephesians 1:15-23 / Luke 24:44-53

    Fri May 11 – Psalm 47 / Exodus 24:15-18 / Revelation 1:9-18

    Sat May 12 – Psalm 47 / Deuteronomy 34:1-7 / John 16:4-11

    Sun May 13 – Seventh Sunday of Easter – Acts 1:15-17, 21-26 / Psalm 1 / 1 John 5:9-13 / John 17:6-19

    Mon May 14 – Psalm 115 / Exodus 28:29-38 / Philippians 1:3-11

    Tues May 15 – Psalm 115 / Numbers 8:5-22 / Titus 1:1-9

    Wed May 16 – Psalm 115 / Ezra 9:5-15 / John 16:16-24


    Pentecost

    Thurs May 17 – Psalm 33:12-22 / Genesis 2:4b-7 / 1 Corinthians 15:42b-49

    Fri May 18 – Psalm 33:12-22 / Job 37:1-13 / 1 Corinthians 15:50-57

    Sat May 19 – Psalm 33:12-22 / Exodus 15:6-11 / John 7:37-39

    Sun May 20 – Day of Pentecost – Acts 2:1-21 or Ezekiel 37:1-14 / Psalm 104:24-34, 35b / Romans 8:22-27 or Acts 2:1-21 / John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15

    Mon May 21 – Psalm 104:24-34, 35b / Joel 2:18-29 / 1 Corinthians 12:4-11

    Tues May 22 – Psalm 104:24-34, 35b / Genesis 11:1-9 / 1 Corinthians 12:12-27

    Wed May 23 – Psalm 104:24-34, 35b / Ezekiel 37:1-14 / John 20:19-23


    Trinity

    Thurs May 24 – Psalm 29 / Isaiah 1:1-4, 16-20 / Romans 8:1-8

    Fri May 25 – Psalm 29 / Isaiah 2:1-5 / Romans 8:9-11

    Sat May 26 – Psalm 29 / Isaiah 5:15-24 / John 15:18-20, 26-27

    Sun May 27 – Trinity Sunday – Isaiah 6:1-8 / Psalm 29 / Romans 8:12-17 / John 3:1-17

    Mon May 28 – Psalm 20 / Numbers 9:15-23 / Revelation 4:1-8

    Tues May 29 – Psalm 20 / Exodus 25:1-22 / 1 Corinthians 2:1-10

    Wed May 30 – Psalm 20 / Numbers 6:22-27 / Mark 4:21-25


    2nd week after Pentecost

    Thurs May 31 – Psalm 81:1-10 / Exodus 31:12-18 / Acts 25:1-12