What We Believe:
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 congregations accept and preach 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.
What does "Synod" mean?
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.
"What About?" Series
"What About?" is a series of 27 pamphlets, written by former Synod President Rev. Dr. A.L. Barry, that address doctrinal topics, moral issues and concerns in the church to help Christians grow in their understanding of these important questions.
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From the Board of Elders of St. Paul Lutheran Church:
In blessed appreciation of 33 years of faithful service, we would like to invite you to celebrate
the retirement of Donna Spaen as Church secretary at St Paul Lutheran Church.
Come join us Sunday, January 29th at 11:30 in the fellowship hall for a congregational potluck.
Meat and dessert will be provided. Please bring a side or salad and any pictures or memories you have to share.
Donna’s dedication and knowledge will be truly missed and we wish her the very best in her retirement.
Thank you Donna for all you have done in His service.
We would like to also thank Sherry Anderson for her service assisting Donna the past few years.
Sherry has been great at assisting in the office and also done a great job cleaning the church as of late to cover for Jeff.
Thanks Sherry for being there.