On behalf of the members and staff of St Paul Lutheran Church, let me welcome you to our website. We are so glad you have chosen to visit this site and learn more about what God is doing through His people in this congregation.
Here at St Paul we are a gathering of the people of God who believe in Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior. We are not a building or a simple website. These are simply wonderful tools for worship and for sharing information and the Good News of our Savior. Serving people and connecting them to Jesus Christ is what we at St Paul are all about.
There is an abundance of good information about us on this web site that I hope will entice you to want to know more about the people of God in this congregation. Come join us for worship or Bible study or some other gathering. We want to meet you and help you any way we can. Our prayer is that through the ongoing ministries of this congregation you will meet the one person who can change your life forever – our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!
In His Service,
Pastor Russell Tieken
8:15 a.m. Worship Service with Holy Communion
10:45 a.m. Blended Worship Service with Holy Communion
Sunday morning childcare provided in our nursery 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
9:30 a.m. Sunday morning Bible Studies for all ages.
Belief and Practice
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.
Our congregation accepts and preaches the 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 phrases: Grace alone, Faith alone, Scripture alone.
Who is Jesus?
For more than 2,000 years people have asked this question. 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, and resurrection. Through the study of the Bible, you can seek the answer to this age-old question.
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.
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, our congregations hold to a shared confession of Jesus Christ as taught in Holy Scripture and the Lutheran Confessions.
Lutheran congregations are confessional. Our congregations believe the Lutheran Confessions 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 transcribed and shared broadly by church leaders during the 16th century. Luther's Small Catechism contains essential summaries of our beliefs, while the Augsburg Confession gives more detail about what Lutherans believe.