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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

PRAYERS FOR OUR CONFIRMANDS

Spring is finally here, and springtime is a time of growth.  Perhaps it’s no coincidence that we observer Confirmation Day in the spring.  In just a few short weeks our 8th graders will be confirmed.  For the past two years they have been hard at work, sitting through classes and learning about the six chief parts of Christian doctrine spelled out in Luther’s Small Catechism.  Not only have they been studying it in class, they have been required to memorize large portions of it.  Most of you can identify with this as you yourself spent many nights pounding the Catechism into your head when you were their age.

After two years of hard work, the end of confirmation is rapidly approaching. They will finally get to come to the table and receive the Lord’s Supper. They will finally take ownership of the vows made by their parents and sponsors at their baptism.

I encourage those soon to be confirmed to remember that, as they are coming to the end of this confirmation process, the learning never ends.  It is my prayer that they will continue to grow in their faith as they study God’s Word throughout their lifetime.  Like the spring which brings new life to the earth, the Word of God brings us new life.  However, the spring comes and goes while God’s Word remains.  “The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the Word of our God stands forever.” –Isaiah 40:8.

I ask that all of you would keep the 8th grade confirmands in your prayers as they continue to prepare for this exciting chapter of their lives.  I assure you that they have been working hard and I look forward to their confirmation on May 14.

Pastor David Schmidt