• 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

    AUGUST 2018


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


    10th week after Pentecost

    Wed Aug 1 – Psalm 111 / Isaiah 25:6-10a / Mark 6:35-44


    11th week after Pentecost

    Thurs Aug 2 – Psalm 78:23-29 / Exodus 12:33-42 / 1 Corinthians 11:17-22

    Fri Aug 3 – Psalm 78:23-29 / Exodus 12:43—13:2 / 1 Corinthians 11:27-34

    Sat Aug 4 – Psalm 78:23-29 / Exodus 13:3-10 / Matthew 16:5-12

    Sun Aug 5 – 11th Sunday after Pentecost [Lectionary 18] – Exodus 16:2-4, 9-15 / Psalm 78:23-29 / Ephesians 4:1-16 / John 6:24-35

    Mon Aug 6 – Psalm 107:1-3, 33-43 / Numbers 11:16-23, 31-32 / Ephesians 4:17-24

    Tues Aug 7 – Psalm 107:1-3, 33-43 / Deuteronomy 8:1-20 / 1 Corinthians 12:27-31

    Wed Aug 8 – Psalm 107:1-3, 33-43 / Isaiah 55:1-9 / Mark 8:1-10


    12th week after Pentecost

    Thurs Aug 9 – Psalm 34:1-8 / 1 Samuel 28:20-25 / Romans 15:1-6

    Fri Aug 10 – Psalm 34:1-8 / 2 Samuel 17:15-29 / Galatians 6:1-10

    Sat Aug 11 – Psalm 34:1-8 / 1 Kings 2:1-9 / Matthew 7:7-11

    Sun Aug 12 – 12th Sunday after Pentecost [Lectionary 19] – 1 Kings 19:4-8 / Psalm 34:1-8 / Ephesians 4:25—5:2 / John 6:35, 41-51

    Mon Aug 13 – Psalm 81 / 1 Kings 17:1-16 / Ephesians 5:1-14

    Tues Aug 14 – Psalm 81 / Ruth 2:1-23 / 2 Peter 3:14-18

    Wed Aug 15 – Psalm 81 / Jeremiah 31:1-6 / John 6:35-40


    13th week after Pentecost

    Thurs Aug 16 – Psalm 34:9-14 / Job 11:1-20 / Acts 6:8-15

    Fri Aug 17 – Psalm 34:9-14 / Job 12:1-25 / Romans 16:17-20

    Sat Aug 18 – Psalm 34:9-14 / Job 13:1-19 / John 4:7-26

    Sun Aug 19 – 13th Sunday after Pentecost [Lectionary 20] – Proverbs 9:1-6 / Psalm 34:9-14 / Ephesians 5:15-20 / John 6:51-58

    Mon Aug 20 – Psalm 36 / Genesis 43:1-15 / Acts 6:1-7

    Tues Aug 21 – Psalm 36 / Genesis 45:1-15 / Acts 7:9-16

    Wed Aug 22 – Psalm 36 / Genesis 47:13-26 / Mark 8:14-21


    14th week after Pentecost

    Thurs Aug 23 – Psalm 34:15-22 / Joshua 22:1-9 / 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11

    Fri Aug 24 – Psalm 34:15-22 / Joshua 22:10-20 / Romans 13:11-14

    Sat Aug 25 – Psalm 34:15-22 / Joshua 22:21-34 / Luke 11:5-13

    Sun Aug 26 – 14th Sunday after Pentecost [Lectionary 21] – Joshua 24:1-2a, 14-18 / Psalm 34:15-22 / Ephesians 6:10-20 / John 6:56-69

    Mon Aug 27 – Psalm 119:97-104 / Nehemiah 9:1-15 / Ephesians 5:21—6:9

    Tues Aug 28 – Psalm 119:97-104 / Nehemiah 9:16-31 / Ephesians 6:21-24

    Wed Aug 29 – Psalm 119:97-104 / Isaiah 33:10-16 / John 15:16-25


    15th week after Pentecost

    Thurs Aug 30 – Psalm 15 / Exodus 32:1-14 / James 1:1-8

    Fri Aug 31 – Psalm 15 / Exodus 32:15-35 / James 1:9-16