• 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 2020


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


    9th week after Pentecost

    Sat Aug 1 – Psalm 145:8-9, 14-21 / Isaiah 44:1-5 / Matthew 7:7-11

    Sun Aug 2 – 9th Sunday after Pentecost [Lectionary 18] – Isaiah 55:1-5 / Psalm 145:8-9, 14-21 / Romans 9:1-5 / Matthew 14:13-21

    Mon Aug 3 – Psalm 78:1-8, 17-29 / Deuteronomy 8:1-10 / Romans 1:8-15 Romans 1:8-15

    Tues Aug 4 – Psalm 78:1-8, 17-29 / Deuteronomy 26:1-15 / Acts 2:37-47

    Wed Aug 5 – Psalm 78:1-8, 17-29 / Exodus 16:2-15, 31-35 / Matthew 15:32-39


    10th week after Pentecost

    Thurs Aug 6 – Psalm 85:8-13 / 1 Kings 18:1-16 / Acts 17:10-15

    Fri Aug 7 – Psalm 85:8-13 / 1 Kings 18:17-19, 30-40 / Acts 18:24-28

    Sat Aug 8 – Psalm 85:8-13 / 1 Kings 18:41-46 / Matthew 16:1-4

    Sun Aug 9 – 10th Sunday after Pentecost [Lectionary 19] – 1 Kings 19:9-18 / Psalm 85:8-13

    Romans 10:5-15 / Matthew 14:22-33

    Mon Aug 10 – Psalm 18:1-19 / Genesis 7:11—8:5 / 2 Peter 2:4-10 2

    Tues Aug 11 – Psalm 18:1-19 / Genesis 19:1-29 / Romans 9:14-29

    Wed Aug 12 – Psalm 18:1-19 / Job 36:24-33; 37:14-24 / Matthew 8:23-27


    11th week after Pentecost

    Thurs Aug 13 – Psalm 67 / Isaiah 45:20-25 / Revelation 15:1-4

    Fri Aug 14 – Psalm 67 / Isaiah 63:15-19 / Acts 14:19-28

    Sat Aug 15 – Psalm 67 / Isaiah 56:1-5 / Matthew 14:34-36

    Sun Aug 16 – 11th Sunday after Pentecost [Lectionary 20] – Isaiah 56:1, 6-8 / Psalm 67 / Romans 11:1-2a, 29-32 / Matthew 15:[10-20] 21-28

    Mon Aug 17 – Psalm 87 / 2 Kings 5:1-14 / Acts 15:1-21

    Tues Aug 18 – Psalm 87 / Isaiah 43:8-13 / Romans 11:13-29

    Wed Aug 19 – Psalm 87 / Isaiah 66:18-23 / Matthew 8:1-13


    12th week after Pentecost

    Thurs Aug 20 – Psalm 138 / Ezekiel 28:11-19 / 1 Corinthians 6:1-11

    Fri Aug 21 – Psalm 138 / Ezekiel 31:15-18 / 2 Corinthians 10:12-18

    Sat Aug 22 – Psalm 138 / Ezekiel 36:33-38 / Matthew 16:5-12

    Sun Aug 23 – 12th Sunday after Pentecost [Lectionary 21] – Isaiah 51:1-6 / Psalm 138 / Romans 12:1-8 / Matthew 16:13-20

    Mon Aug 24 – Psalm 18:1-3, 20-32 / 1 Samuel 7:3-13 / Romans 2:1-11

    Tues Aug 25 – Psalm 18:1-3, 20-32 / Deuteronomy 32:18-20, 28-39 / Romans 11:33-36

    Wed Aug 26 – Psalm 18:1-3, 20-32 / Isaiah 28:14-22 / Matthew 26:6-13


    13th week after Pentecost

    Thurs Aug 27 – Psalm 26:1-8 / Jeremiah 14:13-18 / Ephesians 5:1-6

    Fri Aug 28 – Psalm 26:1-8 / Jeremiah 15:1-9 / 2 Thessalonians 2:7-12

    Sat Aug 29 – Psalm 26:1-8 / Jeremiah 15:10-14 / Matthew 8:14-17

    Sun Aug 30 – 13th Sunday after Pentecost [Lectionary 22] – Jeremiah 15:15-21 / Psalm 26:1-8 / Romans 12:9-21 / Matthew 16:21-28

    Mon Aug 31 – Psalm 17 / 2 Samuel 11:2-26 / Revelation 3:1-6