Who We Are…
St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church is part of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), a global faith community that shares a passion for making positive changes by participating in God’s work throughout the world. Our faith is built around a strong belief in God as made known to us in Jesus Christ. Through worship, service, and education, we practice our faith, grow our relationship with God and experience God’s grace in our lives. Learn more about What We Believe.
We welcome you to gather with us to celebrate the good news of saving grace in Jesus Christ. We invite you on a faith journey that will enable you to respond to the challenges of today’s society.
St. Paul’s has about 825 baptized members. It is expected that members worship, commune and contribute their time, talents and treasure regularly.
The Congregation Council oversees these five Ministry Action Groups:
With more than 10,000 congregations across the U.S., Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, and 4 million members—we welcome you to experience this community of faith. We are a church deeply rooted in Scripture yet always being made new. Explore the ELCA, and help us celebrate our gift of faith—with action.
Based in Chicago, the ELCA has about 4 million members. Bishop Elizabeth Eaton leads our church. We ask for your prayers for her and the wider Church. The telephone number is 1-800-638-3522 and the website is www.elca.org.
The ELCA’s primary purposes are expressed in the constitutions of congregations, synods, and the church-wide organization as follows:
1. To proclaim God’s saving Gospel
2. To carry out Christ’s Great Commission;
3. To serve in response to God’s love to meet human needs;
4. To worship God;
5. To nurture members in the Word of God; and
6. To manifest the unity given to the people of God.
Some key ministries of the ELCA include global mission – such as fighting hunger and disease, and sending missionaries to provide education and Biblical training – domestic mission – such as establishing new churches – , and seminary education – such as training people who desire to be in full-time ministry.
St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church is a part of the North East Pennsylvania Synod of the ELCA, which includes about 275 congregations. Bishop Samuel Zeiser and synod staff members work at the synod office in Allentown, PA. They can be reached at 610-266-5101, and the website is www.godslove.org.