st. paul's lutheran church

About us

our story

A few words about us

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church is a congregation of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, one of the largest Lutheran church bodies in the world.  Our church was founded by a handful of German immigrants early in the 20th Century who wanted to bring confessional Lutheranism to the towns along the Soo railway line in central Minnesota.

Confessional Lutherans believe that the Bible is the inerrant and inspired Word of God.  From this, the most important theological principle is found, that we are justified by God’s grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone.

All of our biblically-inspired teaching is exposited in a collection of writings called the Book of Concord.  These texts are the confessional statements and defenses of Dr. Martin Luther and his fellow reformers, both defending the one true Christian faith according to the Scripture and clearly articulating what Lutherans believe.  The Book of Concord includes the creeds, Luther’s catechism, and other important documents.

mission & vision

Growing together as God’s family in worship, fellowship, outreach, education, and service.

St. Paul’s is committed to faithfully sharing God’s saving Gospel with our community through reverent worship, unifying fellowship, being in the community (but not “of” the community) and serving God and one another in love.

Our vision?  Based on Matthew 28:19, our vision is that, through God’s Word and Sacraments, disciples continue to be made, nurtured, and matured in all that the Lord calls us to do.

our pastor

Rev. Daniel Carlson, M.Div.

Pastor Carlson, a native of northern Minnesota, graduated from Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Indiana in 2013.  He served in Birmingham, Alabama for five years at two churches, before moving back to Minnesota and accepting a call to St. Paul’s.  

Pastor Carlson is gifted in technology and computers, music, and teaching.  He brings a bold Confessional Lutheran zeal to our ministry, faithfully preaching and teaching the Word of God with fullness and clarity.

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