What We Believe…
St. Paul’s is rooted in the Bible. Here are some of our central beliefs:
• The Tribune God is Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
• Jesus Christ is the Son of God, our Lord and Savior, Teacher and Friend.
• The Bible is the written Word of God where we learn of His love for us and all of creation.
• It is through God’s gift of grace in the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ,that our sins are forgiven and we live in a relationship with God, our father and friend.
• All of us are ministers with a unique set of gifts.
• Through baptism, we become members of the Church, the body of Christ, of which we, at St. Paul’s, are a part.
• Through confirmation, typically during the middle school years, we learn to deepen our faith and our relationship with God and take greater responsibility for living our faith.
• Through Affirmation of Baptism (the Rite of Confirmation) we become voting members of the congregation.
• The Apostles’ Creed, the Nicene Creed and the Athanasian Creeds are statements of faith of this congregation.
We focus on these faith practices: prayer, worship, study, serving, spiritual friendships and giving.
Want to know more about Lutheran beliefs? Go to www.elca.org, the website of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and click on What We Believe.
• To live among God’s faithful people.
• To hear God’s Word and share in the Lord’s Supper.
• To proclaim the Good News of God in Christ through word and deed.
• To serve all people following the example of our Lord Jesus Christ.
• To strive for justice and peace in all the world.
As members of St. Paul’s we are instructed to:
• Pray daily-listen and talk with God.
• Worship and commune regularly at St. Paul’s.
• Read, study and listen to the Word of God.
• Present children for Holy Baptism in early infancy.
• Nurture children in the Christian faith.
• Share our faith.
These expectations serve as a guide for our faith journey, our growth in Christ; however the Constitution of St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church requires only that members commune AND make a contribution of record during the current or preceding calendar year.