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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

GROW IN YOUR UNDERSTANDING OF GOD’S GRACE

As we come to the month of March we enter into the season of Lent.  Lent is a penitential season where we take a closer look at our sins and our need for repentance.  The only way we are able to see our sins and be honest about our fallen condition is because God has revealed this in his word.  His word reveals our sin through the law.  The law shows us our inability to keep God’s moral standard of perfection and holiness.  The word also reveals the good news of our Savior, Jesus Christ, who took the punishment for our sins and forgives us, and gives us his perfect record of rightness before our Heavenly Father when we trust in his atoning sacrifice on our behalf.

The ability to see our sins and see our Savior comes from the right understanding of God’s word.  If we don’t understand the teachings of scripture, we can’t hear God speaking his saving message to us.

During this Lenten season, in the Wednesday midweek services, we will be examining the six chief parts of Christian doctrine found in scripture and expounded on in Luther’s Small Catechism.  In the six chief parts we learn the essence of the Christian faith.  We will consider the Ten Commandments, the Apostles’ Creed, the Lord’s Prayer, Baptism, Confession, and the Lord’s Supper.  In these doctrines we will come to a greater understanding of our sins and our Savior.  Through these teachings of scripture, we can come to greater repentance and experience more and more the forgiveness that our Savior won for us through his atoning sacrifice.  I hope you will take advantage of this opportunity to grow in your understanding of God’s grace to you in Jesus Christ.  God’s blessings to you this Lenten season.

Pastor David Schmidt