Being "Lutheran," St. Paul's accepts and teaches the Bible-based writings 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, Scripture alone, Faith 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.
Communion is a special meal for all confessing and believing Christians. As Lutheran Christians we believe Christ’s body and blood are truly present, and in this meal we receive the forgiveness of our sins and power for Christian living. If you are in true repentance and have faith in these words, “given and shed for you for the forgiveness of sins,” we urge you to participate. Communion is celebrated on the first and third Sunday each month.