SERVICE TIMES

Sunday Worship: 10:00am
 

NURSERY CARE

Nursery care is available for infants and young children while their parents participate in the 10:00 service.  However, children of all ages are warmly welcomed to worship with their parents too.  Children are not required to be in the nursery, but nursery volunteers are ready to help provide care if needed.  Also, school-aged children third grade and younger are welcome to participate in age-appropriate activities and stories in the nursery after the children's message time so their parents can listen to the sermon.

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 services of worship follow 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 times of worship together on Sunday morning run 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

DAILY LECTIONARY FOR JUNE 2017
Reprinted from Revised Common Lectionary Daily Readings, copyright © 2005 Consultation on Common Texts. www.commontexts.org

Pentecost
Thurs June 1 – Psalm 33:12-22 / Exodus 19:1-9a / Acts 2:1-11
Fri June 2 – Psalm 33:12-22 / Exodus 19:16-25 / Romans 8:14-17
Sat June 3 – Psalm 33:12-22 / Exodus 20:1-21 / Matthew 5:1-12
Sun June 4 – Day of Pentecost – Acts 2:1-21 or Numbers 11:24-30 / Psalm 104:24-34, 35b / 1 Corinthians 12:3b-13 or Acts 2:1-21 / John 20:19-23 or John 7:37-39
Mon June 5 – Psalm 104:24-34, 35b / Joel 2:18-29 / Romans 8:18-24
Tues June 6 – Psalm 104:24-34, 35b / Ezekiel 39:7-8, 21-29 / Romans 8:26-27
Wed June 7 – Psalm 104:24-34, 35b / Numbers 11:24-30 / John 7:37-39 Trinity
Thurs June 8 – Psalm 8 / Job 38:1-11 / 2 Timothy 1:8-12a
Fri June 9 – Psalm 8 / Job 38:12-21 / 2 Timothy 1:12b-14
Sat June 10 – Psalm 8 / Job 38:22-38 / John 14:15-17
Sun June 11 – Trinity Sunday – Genesis 1:1—2:4a / Psalm 8 / 2 Corinthians 13:11-13 / Matthew 28:16-20
Mon June 12 – Psalm 29 / Job 38:39—39:12 / 1 Corinthians 12:1-3
Tues June 13 – Psalm 29 / Job 39:13-25 / 1 Corinthians 12:4-13
Wed June 14 – Psalm 29 / Job 39:26—40:5 / John 14:25-26

2nd week after Pentecost
Thurs June 15 – Psalm 100 / Exodus 4:18-23 / Hebrews 3:1-6
Fri June 16 – Psalm 100 / Exodus 4:27-31 / Acts 7:35-43
Sat June 17 – Psalm 100 / Exodus 6:28—7:13 / Mark 7:1-13
Sun June 18 – 2nd Sunday after Pentecost [Lectionary 11] – Exodus 19:2-8a / Psalm 100 / Romans 5:1-8 / Matthew 9:35—10:8 [9-23]
Mon June 19 – Psalm 105:1-11, 37-45 / Joshua 1:1-11 / 1 Thessalonians 3:1-5
Tues June 20 – Psalm 105:1-11, 37-45 / 1 Samuel 3:1-9 / 2 Thessalonians 2:13—3:5
Wed June 21 – Psalm 105:1-11, 37-45 / Proverbs 4:10-27 / Luke 6:12-19

3rd week after Pentecost
Thurs June 22 – Psalm 69:7-10 [11-15] 16-18 / Jeremiah 18:12-17 / Hebrews 2:5-9
Fri June 23 – Psalm 69:7-10 [11-15] 16-18 / Jeremiah 18:18-23 / Acts 5:17-26
Sat June 24 – Psalm 69:7-10 [11-15] 16-18 / Jeremiah 20:1-6 / Luke 11:53—12:3
Sun June 25 – 3rd Sunday after Pentecost [Lectionary 12] – Jeremiah 20:7-13 / Psalm 69:7-10 [11-15] 16-18 / Romans 6:1b-11 / Matthew 10:24-39
Mon June 26 – Psalm 6 / Micah 7:1-7 / Revelation 2:1-7
Tues June 27 – Psalm 6 / Jeremiah 26:1-12 / Revelation 2:8-11
Wed June 28 – Psalm 6 / Jeremiah 38:1-13 / Matthew 10:5-23

4th week after Pentecost
Thurs June 29 – Psalm 89:1-4, 15-18 / Jeremiah 25:1-7 / Galatians 5:2-6
Fri June 30 – Psalm 89:1-4, 15-18 / Jeremiah 25:8-14 / Galatians 5:7-12