St. Paul’s is a member congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. All Lutheran churches affirm the heritage of Martin Luther, a sixteenth-century pastor and scholar who was one of the most important figures of the Protestant Reformation. Luther’s ideas are alive among us in many ways, including our love of music, our passion for the Bible, our respect for the conscience of individual believers, our warm welcome to children, our commitment to education, and our joy in sharing a meal together. As with Luther, our worship treasures the ancient traditions of Christianity. Like Luther’s, our hearts are looking towards a church for everyone, always being transformed by integrity, service, and joy. Come join with us in worship of our gracious God; share your gifts as we engage with God’s people and places in our promising and troubled world; and grow in grace, faith, and love.
Because we are guided by the words of scripture that “God shows no partiality,” (Acts 2:34; Romans 2:11) we affirm the ministries of persons of varying backgrounds and life paths.
What time should I get there?
Worship is every Sunday morning at 9:00 AM. In Advent, at Christmas, during Lent, Holy Week, and Easter, there are special services at special times – we’ll list these in the bulletin and on the HOME page as well.
Do I need to dress up?
There’s no dress code! Slacks, jeans, dresses and ties are all worn at times. Please wear what’s comfortable for you and never, never feel that you have to buy special clothes to worship here.
May I bring my children?
Please do! Children are warmly invited to join the whole congregation at worship and are welcome to bring along quiet diversions. We have activity bags available just outside the Sanctuary and special bulletins for readers and non-readers.
May I take Communion?
All baptized Christians are welcome at the Lord’s table – it belongs to Christ, not to us. Communion is offered at every Sunday service. Please don’t be concerned about whether you are standing in the right place, saying the right words, or doing the right actions. Come to the table and be fed.
Are my children welcome at Communion too?
All baptized children are also welcome to receive communion at St. Paul’s. Whether children receive the sacrament or a blessing from the pastor is entirely up to the parents. Confirmation classes are offered each year for children in 7th and 8th grade who wish to gain a fuller understanding of scripture and communion.
Is there anything else I should know?
A church is people, not a building, but we have worked lovingly to make our building a special place. Here are some places that show important things about St. Paul’s.
– Because growth in wisdom and understanding is fundamental to Christian life, our parish library, just to the left of the main entrance, is open all week for study and reading.
– Because the Spirit reaches out to each one of us and awaits our prayerful response, our prayer garden, entrances in welcome center and fellowship hall, is a place for quiet meditation.
– Because you are important to us and we are important to one another, help yourself to a cup of coffee in the welcome center and let’s start getting to know one another. We’re glad you’re here!