Welcome to St. Paul's Lutheran Church!

We’re glad you’re interested in learning more about our community of faith!  You’ll find that we are firmly rooted in the Bible and we preach and teach the Gospel of Jesus Christ in all that we do.  We are a confessional church body with a Biblically based liturgical worship style as it is found in The Lutheran Service Book.

Join us on Sundays at 9:00 a.m. for worship and 10:00 a.m. for FellowshipBible Study is offered year-round at 10:30 am and Wednesdays at 7:00 pm.

Sometimes it is good to know what to expect when attending a church for the first time.  This information is meant to help familiarize you with our common practices:

When you come to the church, you will first be welcomed by a Greeter.  You’ll also receive a copy of our weekly bulletin which includes parts of the liturgy, announcements, and prayer requests.  This may be a good time to speak to the Pastor about the Lord’s Supper if you are visiting for the first time.

Entering into the sanctuary, you are welcome to sit wherever you like.  If you have kids, please be courtious and sit near the back if they may need extra care (restroom visits, “time out’s”, etc.).

As you prepare yourself for the service…

  • familiarize yourself with our bulletin and hymnals.  The bulletin will identify all hymns and prayers.  The Hymnals (The Lutheran Service Book) are the brown books located on the back of the pew in front of your seat.  Bibles are also located in the pews.  You will see a hymn board at the front-right of the church.  If you see "LSB", look for the hymn in the LSB hymnal.  If you see "CH", look for the hymn in the Celebration hymnal.

  • be ready to do a lot of standing and sitting.  Some Lutheran churches use kneelers for parts of the service.  We do not.

  • be ready to sing loud and strong some of the most wonderfully beautiful and meaningful hymns of the church – and I mean that literally!

Regarding the Lord’s Supper

This is the Lord's Supper and He has invited His brothers and sisters to join Him where He serves His Supper.  But He has also asked that we come prepared for this sacred meal and not show up ill informed or with ill intent.

In St. Paul's 1st letter to the Corinthian congregation, he warns the believers there exhorting them to "examine themselves" before receiving the body and blood of their Lord.  He also tells them that receiving this meal unworthily is harmful...deadly!

To this end, Lutherans have always honored the ancient practice of Closed Communion where the true Body and Blood of our Lord are offered only to those who have been trained properly in the Christian religion, who are contrite in heart, have repented of thier sins, and who recognize that they are not only receiving mere bread and wine but the true, physical body and blood of Christ who died and rose again.

If you are unsure of our beliefs concerning this practice, please speak to the pastor before the Service begins.  Rest assured that we WANT you to commune with us and we will do whatever we can to prepare you for this most sacred and holy meal.  But we do ask that you respect our beliefs and practices in this matter and please take no offense.  We truly believe what Scripture teaches and we desire not to harm you by serving you this meal wrongly.  Thank you.

 

New Member Orientation

Interested in learning more about the Lutheran Church?  Considering joining St. Paul's?  Want to brush up on your Christian doctrine and history?  Then why not join us for New Member Orientation?

New Member Orientation runs six to eight weeks and meets on Saturday mornings.  Dates and times will be posted throughout the various informational and social media sites of St. Paul's several weeks before the first class.  You are asked to register either at the church on the Bulletin Board or online.  If registration is open you will see the New Member Orientation image on the Homepage. From there you will have access to detailed information and registration.

** The New Member Orientation is REQUIRED for anyone wishing to join St. Paul's and become a Communicant Member.