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Mission Statement of St. Paul Lutheran Church & School

“The Mission of St. Paul Lutheran Church and School is to Equip, Support, Serve and Witness Where God Calls Us”

Statement of Purpose

The purpose of this congregation shall be to serve its members and spread the Kingdom of God by the preaching of the Word of God, by the administration of the Sacraments, by the religious instruction of children and adults, and by fostering Christian fellowship and charity according to the confessional standard of the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod.

From Pastor’s Desk

REFORMATION

This October, we celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. On October 31, 1517, Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg. Intending only to debate the theologians in his community, Luther ended up igniting a movement.

Although we celebrate the Reformation every year, it seems to take on additional significance when we reach a milestone like the 500th anniversary. However, the Reformation is not just a historical event that happened in the distant past. The Reformation was all about
getting the church back into the Word of God. Therefore, we are not just to celebrate the Reformation, we are to continue it. And we do that every time we read God’s Word and live lives according to it.

Sadly, we are living in a time and in a culture where many Christians don’t take God’s Word at face value. Secular education has convinced many Christians that science has disproven many of the things we read in the bible, such as the six-day creation, Adam and Eve, and the Flood among others.

Despite what this sinful world says, God’s Word is true. For that reason, the Reformation still matters. I want to encourage you to be in God’s Word. I also want to make you aware of a bible study coming up on
Sunday mornings during the Sunday School hour. Beginning October 22, my class will spend two months on a documentary called, “Is Genesis History?” My hope is that this series can be a resource for you as you try to be faithful to God’s Word in such a confusing time as ours.

By God’s grace the Reformation has continued for 500 years. As we remain in God’s Word, the Reformation marches on.

Pastor David Schmidt