Through His Word and Sacraments God nourishes the faithful; the faithful respond by loving Him — and their neighbor.
Sermons are available in print upon request; selected sermons are available online. Homebound members receive a copy of the printed sermon each week.
Services at St. Paul’s, though varied weekly, use the Lutheran Service Book as their foundation. The Services are described as “traditional” and “reverent.”
Music for the Services at St. Paul’s utilizes the congregation’s digital organ — a 2002 Allen Protégé, as well as occasional choral anthems.
The congregation at St. Paul’s incorporates the historic practice of the Christian Church — dating to the time of the apostles, commonly known as “closed communion” — a practice that thoughtfully considers the spiritual well-being of each worshipper as well as faithfulness to the Scriptures. The official statement of the congregation is listed below. Questions and concerns may be addressed to the Pastor or the Board of Elders. Communing at the Altar presupposes oneness in faith. St. Paul’s Lutheran Church is a member of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, a family of congregations which pledge themselves to believe, confess, and practice the same doctrine. On the basis of such Bible verses as Acts 2:42, Galatians 5:9, Romans 16:17, 2 John 10, Titus 3:10, 2 Thessalonians 3:6,14, 1 Corinthians 11:27-29, and the practice of the Christian Church since the days of the apostles, we believe we are given a great responsibility to commune only those persons who are in good standing of our congregation or congregations with whom we have declared church fellowship. Non-members of this congregation are requested to please announce to the Pastor, prior to the Service, their intention to receive the Sacrament with us. Those desiring to learn more concerning our beliefs are requested to please speak with the Pastor.
The congregation at St. Paul’s invites all persons to be baptized. An hourlong meeting is held with the Pastor usually 2-3 weeks prior to the date of baptism, during which the theology of Baptism and the Rite of Baptism are reviewed. Baptized persons become members of the congregation and are expected to regularly attend Services for continued nourishment.
Holy Matrimony is available to all persons, with stipulations. Non-members are strongly encouraged to enroll in the adult catechesis class. Several months prior to the date of the wedding, the couple meets with the Pastor for 5 sessions to discuss God’s prescription for husband and wife, as revealed in the Scriptures.
Funeral Services are available to all persons. A funeral Service in the church is appropriate for all members. The Pastor officiates Services for non-members typically at a local funeral home. The Pastor will request a 60-minute meeting with several family members to plan the Funeral Service.