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St. Paul’s Lutheran Church is a member of the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod and was founded in 1885. We have a very rich tradition here and a great love for our Lord Jesus Christ and our community. Each and every day we strive to “Proclaim Jesus Christ today—to all.” Our biggest mission at St. Paul’s is our school. We teach from three years old through sixth grade. Our children receive an education that is Christ centered and competes with the city system which is among the top in the state. We are excited for the bright future ahead.
Our congregation stands firm on the confession that “Jesus is Lord” and that “All Scripture is God breathed.” God’s Holy Word is our rule of faith and practice. Everything that we believe, teach, and confess has its foundation in Scripture alone. Feel free to browse our website, watch services from the past, and join us anytime! The peace of our Lord Jesus be with you!
Ephesians 2:4-10 NIV
4 But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, 5 made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions–it is by grace you have been saved. 6 And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, 7 in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus. 8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith–and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God–9 not by works, so that no one can boast. 10 For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
Romans 5:6-11 NIV
5 And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us. 6 You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. 7 Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous man, though for a good man someone might possibly dare to die. 8 But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. 9 Since we have now been justified by his blood, how much more shall we be saved from God's wrath through him!10 For if, when we were God's enemies, we were reconciled to him through the death of his Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through his life! 11 Not only is this so, but we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.
Ephesians 4:20-32 NIV
20 You, however, did not come to know Christ that way. 21 Surely you heard of him and were taught in him in accordance with the truth that is in Jesus. 22 You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; 23 to be made new in the attitude of your minds; 24 and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness. 25 Therefore each of you must put off falsehood and speak truthfully to his neighbor, for we are all members of one body. 26 “In your anger do not sin”: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, 27 and do not give the devil a foothold. 28 He who has been stealing must steal no longer, but must work, doing something useful with his own hands, that he may have something to share with those in need. 29 Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. 30 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, with whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. 31 Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. 32 Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.
The Ladies Aid is particicipating in a shoebox ministry for children in third world countries. Each month one or two items will be collected, then in October, the boxes will be assembled and taken to Decatur to the Methodist Disaster Warehouse. Our goal this year is to make 50 boxes.
The shedule is as follows:
January - wash cloth and bar of soap
February - comb and brush
March - underwear (pants and t-shirts)
May - shorts and t-shirt (for boys and girls)
June - flip-flops
July - donation for mailing expense (each box requires $5.00 for shipping)
August - school supplies
September - small toys
October - packing party