• We are children of God saved from sin, death and hell by His grace through the gift of faith. We do believe God’s Word ~ His warnings and His promises of forgiveness, grace and heaven through His Son.


• St. Paul is a member of the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod, a Christ-centered denomination focusing on the grace of our Lord as He comes to us through His living Word, Baptism and the Lord’s Supper.


• In 2013 we celebrated our congregation’s 150th anniversary!


• Our Christian Day School is a key component of our ministry.


• In 2007 we dedicated our new sanctuary, fellowship hall, offices, and four new classrooms.

• We are actively engaged in missions through mission trips, support for an “adopted” congregation in Romania, and through mission offerings to our denomination.


• We believe Jesus has saved us from the wrath of God through His perfect life and His bitter suffering and death.


• We believe Jesus has saved us for a life of serving one another in all we do at home and work, in our community and through our congregation.


• Our congregation was founded in 1863.



With the 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.


Being "Lutheran," our congregations accept and teach 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:  Grace alone, Faith alone, Scripture 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.


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.


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.


For more than 2,000 years people have asked the question, "Who is Jesus?".  We were not present when Jesus lived on this earth, but in the Bible we have the record of His birth, life, death on the cross, resurrection from the dead, and ascension into heaven along with His teachings and records of His many miracles during His three year ministry.


We join Christians throughout the past 2000 years in proclaiming that Jesus is the very Son of God, true God and true man born of the virgin Mary, the promised Christ, who came from the heavenly Father to purchase the salvation of all people by His shed blood on the cross and His victorious resurrection from the dead. We believe He will return on Judgment Day.  We believe He is the only Savior of the world!


The word "Synod" in The Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod comes from Greek words that mean "walking together."  The term has rich meaning in our church body, because congregations voluntarily choose to belong to the Synod.  Though diverse in their service, these congregations hold to a shared confession of Jesus Christ as taught in Holy Scripture and the Lutheran Confessions which they believe are a correct interpretation and presentation of Biblical doctrine. Contained in The Book of Concord: The Confessions of the Evangelical Lutheran Church, these statements of belief were put into writing by church leaders during the 16th century.  The simplest of these is Luther's Small Catechism.  The Augsburg Confession gives more detail on what Lutherans believe.


Answers to theological questions may be found on the Frequently Asked Questions website.


The Christian Cyclopedia has served thousands of students, church professionals, and lay persons as a one-volume compendium of historical and theological data, ranging from ancient figures to contemporary events.


In addition, a series of downloadable pamphlets offer insight on variety of doctrinal topics, moral issues and concerns in the church.  We also invite you to learn more about specific worship practices of the Synod at http://www.lcms.org/