St. Paul Ev. Lutheran Church is a member of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod. With the universal Christian Church, The Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod teaches and responds to the love of the Triune God: the Father, creator of all that exists; Jesus Christ, the Son, who became human to suffer and die for the sins of all human beings and to rise to life again in the ultimate victory over death and Satan; and the Holy Spirit, who creates faith through God's Word and Sacraments. The three persons of the Trinity are coequal and coeternal, one God. Being "Lutheran," we accept and teach Bible-based teachings of Martin Luther that inspired the reformation of the Christian Church in the 16th century. The teaching of Luther and the reformers can be summarized in three short phrases: Grace alone, Scripture alone, Faith alone.
When we administer the Sacrament of the Altar we believe, teach, and confess that this sacrament is “the true body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ under the bread and wine, instituted by Christ himself for us Christians to eat and drink.” (Luther’s Small Catechism). Christ has given us this sacrament for our forgiveness and as an expression of our unity with one another. However, Scripture also says that those who receive this sacrament unworthily are guilty of sinning against the body and the blood of our Lord (1 Cor. 11:27-29). Therefore, we ask that those who have not communed with us before to speak with our pastor or an elder.