Welcome to St. Paul!
Saint Paul is a congregation of the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod. In our congregation Christ gathers His people through the preaching of the Gospel and the administration of the Holy Sacraments. Holy Baptism works forgiveness of sins, resues from death and the devil and gives eternal salvation as the words and promises of God declare. In Holy Communion we receive the true body and blood of Christ for forgiveness of sins and the strengthening of our faith.
God became man in Jesus Christ. The forgiveness won by His crucifixion, death, and resurrection is made yours through the Preaching of the Gospel, Baptism, Absolution, and the Lord's Supper.
We are a "confessional" Lutheran congregation, which subscribes unconditionally to the Lutheran Book of Concord of 1580. The teachings of Martin Luther and the Reformers can be summarized by these three phrases: Grace alone, Scripture alone, Faith alone.
Grace alone: God loves the people of the world, even though they are sinful, rebel against Him and do not deserve His love. He sent Jesus, His Son, to love the unlovable and save the ungodly.
Scripture alone: The Bible is God's inerrant and infallible Word, in which He reveals His Law and His Gospel of salvation in Jesus Christ. It is the sole rule and norm for Christian doctrine.
Faith alone: By His suffering and death as the substitute for all people of all time, Jesus purchased and won forgiveness and eternal life for them. Those who hear this Good News and believe it have the eternal life that it offers. God creates faith in Christ and gives people forgiveness through Him.
Pastoral Care at the Lord’s Table
Because doctrinal oneness is central to the common reception of the Lord’s Supper, we practice the historic and loving practice of closed Communion. We ask those who commune with us to be members of an LCMS congregation. Please respect our position of love in this matter of pastoral care. Speak with Pastor Larson after the service if you are interested in communing here in the future. New member catechesis classes run year round.