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What We Believe

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.

Expectations:

•    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.

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