Worship at St. Paul’s

The purpose of the Christian church is to worship the Triune God, and then by evangelism and vocational service, to bring others into the worshipping community. Contrary to the conventional understanding, true Christian worship is not something we do to serve God. Rather, it is God who serves us by offering and granting us forgiveness, life, and salvation through His Word and Sacraments. We respond to His gracious gifts with our sacrifices of praise, prayer, and thanksgiving. And we go home strengthened, refreshed, and equipped to do God’s will by serving our neighbor in love. So while it is true to say that we participate in worship, we are essentially passive participants. Our Triune God is the One who is active; He is the One who invites; He is the One who gives; He is the One who serves; He is the One who saves. What marvelous work He does for us! What an invitation He extends! What gifts He offers to us! What a precious salvation He gives to us through the perfect life and saving death of Jesus Christ! No wonder we respond as the psalmist did when he exclaimed through the power of the Holy Spirit, I was glad when they said to me “Let us go to the house of the Lord” (Psalm 122:1).

We cordially invite you to join us at St. Paul’s to worship the Holy Trinity and study His Word at 9:30 AM. Sunday school begins at 8:30 AM. We also worship on Wednesdays at 6:30 PM during the seasons of Advent and Lent. Our worship life is ordered around the church’s traditional liturgical calendar that helps us recall God’s great work of salvation for all people — the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

We celebrate Holy Communion at each Sunday service. We request all visitors who wish to commune to speak with our pastor prior to the service as we practice close communion in obedience to Scripture. One of the ushers will be happy to bring you to Pastor Wollman to talk briefly before worship begins. For an explanation of this practice, please read our close communion policy.

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