About St. Paul Today
The St. Paul
congregation is celebrating its second century of service to God and the
community. St. Paul is a member church of the SELC District of the Lutheran
Church - Missouri Synod (LCMS). We are an evangelical (Gospel-centered)
church, rooted in the Scriptures and dedicated to the mission of our Lord
Our Lutheran Women's Society, which is
affiliated with the Lutheran Women's Missionary League of the LCMS meets on
the second Tuesday of each month, except January and during the summer. The
LWS is a vital organization within St. Paul. The ladies hold fundraisers to
support both St. Paul and charitable organizations. Our most popular fund
raisers are our semi-annual Rummage Sales in March and October. The ladies
provide support to local FISH & SHIP chapters, Lutheran Haven, Bethesda Home, and the Salvation Army to name a few.
Church Council's primary responsibility is the business of operating our
church. They sponsor the annual Spaghetti dinner each October and host a
Pancake Breakfast every Palm Sunday and on fifth Sundays throughout the
year, with funds raised going towards designated Mission projects. Our
biggest outreach event is the Christmas Party held for Franklin House --- a
transitional program for homeless single mothers and their children.
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; and the Holy Spirit, who creates faith
through God's Word and Sacraments. The three persons of the Trinity are
coequal and coeternal, one God.
"Lutheran," our congregation accepts and teaches Bible-based
teachings of Martin Luther that inspired the reformation of the Christian
Church in the 16th century. The teaching of Luther and the reformers can be
summarized in three short phrases:
Scripture alone, Faith alone.