Worship is the center of Christian life because we are designed for communion with God and with one another. In worship we receive Christ’s forgiveness in Word and Sacrament, and we respond with thanks and praise and lives of love. St. Paul’s worship space is not an auditorium designed for entertainment, it is a sanctuary designed to facilitate communion with God. There are multiple weekly opportunities to receive God’s gifts in the company of others, as God designed it, for you and for all.
Saturdays 5:00 pm | Sundays 8:00 am
At these services, congregational singing is led with the organ. Depending on the day and season, the organ may be supplemented with brass, percussion, vocal solos, choirs, handbells, woodwinds, and other instruments. The liturgies and hymns are from Lutheran Service Book.
Our Sunday 8:00 am service is broadcast live on 1540 AM and 104.9 FM. The mission of St. Paul’s Radio Broadcast Ministry is to provide church services for shut-ins, disabled, sick, or for those who cannot attend regular church services but want to be a part of the congregation. Specials broadcasts are done on events such as Good Friday, Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.
HOLY COMMUNION AT ST. PAUL’S
The Lord’s Supper is celebrated at this congregation in the confession and glad confidence that, as he says, our Lord gives into our mouths not only bread and wine but his very body and blood to eat and to drink for the forgiveness of sins and to strengthen our union with him and with one another. Our Lord invites to his table those who trust his words, repent of all sin, and set aside any refusal to forgive and love as he forgives and loves us, that they may show forth his death until he comes.
Because those who eat and drink our Lord’s body and blood unworthily do so to their great harm and because Holy Communion is a confession of the faith which is confessed at this altar, any who are not yet instructed, in doubt, or who hold a confession differing from that of this congregation and The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, and yet desire to receive the sacrament, are asked first to speak with a pastor. (See Matthew 5:23f.; 10:32f.; 18:15-35; 26:26-29; 1 Cor. 11:17- 34.) (Model communion statement of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod)
Those communing today are encouraged to prepare by reviewing Martin Luther’s “Christian Questions with Their Answers” on pp. 329-330 of our hymnal.