Our Beliefs and Mission

Beliefs and Practices

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church is a member congregation of the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod.  With the universal Christian Church, The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod teaches and responds to the love of the Triune God:

  • The Father, creator of all that exists;
  • Jesus Christ, the Son, who became human to suffer and die for the sins of all human beings and to rise to life again in the ultimate victory over death and Satan;
  • The Holy Spirit, who creates faith through God’s Word and Sacraments.

The three persons of the Trinity are coequal and coeternal, one God.  For more information about what we believe please click on the following links:

Lutheran Church Missouri Synod – Belief and Practice (Web site)

The Lutheran Confessions (Web site)

Mission and Ministry Statement

The mission of St. Paul’s congregation is twofold:

  1. To carry out our Lord’s Great Commission given in Matthew 28:19-20.  This is done as the members of St. Paul’s seize opportunities to witness their faith to others by their words and conduct in their daily lives.
  2. To provide opportunities for members of St. Paul’s and visitors to grow spiritually in their relationship with Jesus Christ.  This is done through opportunities to participate in worship services, Bible studies, outreach visits, service projects, and fellowship events.

We Share the Word
As individual members of the Body of Christ we grow in Christ by sharing His saving love and sharing in missions.

We Worship
We make the Word of God come alive in our worship life through the traditional liturgy as it promotes the awareness  of God’s presence and His forgiveness and through the traditional Christian hymns.

We Educate
We shape Christian people in relationships and responses by assisting their growth in the Word with structured and disciplined learning opportunities for people of all ages through midweek and confirmation, Bible study, home devotions, and ministry to families.

We are Stewards
We see ourselves as Christians with God given abilities and strengths who respond to God’s love in Jesus Christ with our time, talents, and treasures through biblical stewardship and providing prayer support for one another.

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