Opportunities for Worship
Sunday English Communion Service - 1:00 pm
We gladly welcome you to worship with us, trusting that if you are seeking Jesus the Savior you will find Him here;
if sorrowing you will receive divine comfort; if your spirit is troubled you will gain the peace which He truly offers.
That these blessings may be yours is our sincere prayer. If you are without a church home, we invite you to worship
with us and join St. Paul's Family of Faith.
The purpose of our congregation is to receive and share Godís Good News of Salvation through Jesus Christ, our Lord.
We are strengthened and preserved by His Word and Sacrament in Baptism, Absolution, and Holy Communion given to us by the Father, through the Son, in the Holy Spirit.
We respond with prayer, praise, and thanksgiving to His Holy Gospel. We share Godís grace with the world by acts of mercy so that they may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God.
Regarding Membership and the Holy Communion:
We believe that, in the Holy Communion, the bread is truly Christ's Body and the wine is truly His Blood, given to us to
eat and drink for the forgiveness of sins.
Receiving Christ's true Body and Blood in the Lord's Supper is both extremely personal and
profoundly communal. As we receive thisgift individually, we profess that we many are trully one body in Christ - that we are united in one faith and teaching (doctrine).
Ordinarily, full participation in the Holy Communion is reserved for those who have first received instruction in the faith and teaching of the Evangelical Lutheran Church, have professed agreement with this teaching, and have promised to be faithful to this teaching even to the point of death.
Any visitors or guests who desire to partake of the Body and Blood of Christ are asked to please speak with Pastor before the Service.
During the distribution of the Body and Blood, anyone who feels confortable doing so is invited to come forward.
Those who are not partaking of the Body and Blood will receive a personal blessing.
This practice is intended as a sign of the treasured unity in faith and teaching we share together and with other congregations of our fellowship (The Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod); it is not a commentary on anyone's beliefs, church, or status as a Christian.
We believe that becoming a member of a faithful congregation is a process of discernment and deepening of faith and understanding.
While this process takes time, it is not about jumping through hoops. It involves instruction, prayer, and reflection. it is both humbling and joyful.
Since this process looks different for different people, we invite you to speak with Pastor about making our faith and congregation your own.