St. Paul’s Ev. Lutheran Church & School, located in Saginaw, Michigan, is a member of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod.
What We Believe…
Motivated by the Gospel of Jesus Christ, St. Paul’s Lutheran exists to teach the whole counsel of God. Using Word and Sacraments, we will seek to nurture the faith and life of our members, as well as share God’s message and with our entire community and (through the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod) with the world.
St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church was organized in 1851 so that with the Gospel of Jesus Christ, it might strengthen the faith of its members and reach out into the community and the world. To carry out this purpose we believe and teach –
- that the Bible is the infallible Word of God and the only foundation for Christian faith and life;
- that the Lord God revealed in the Bible (the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit) is the true and living God;
- that all people have sinned against His holy will, fall short of His glory, and therefore deserve to be condemned eternally;
- that Jesus Christ came into the world to deliver all people from the guilt and power of sin and that he lived and died and rose again as the perfect and only Substitute;
- that through faith created by the Holy Spirit the benefits of Christ’s work are received personally;
- that on the last day Jesus will return to judge the living and the dead and will take all those who trust in him into eternal life.
We join in that confession with over 1,200 congregations of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod and with them carry on a world-wide ministry.
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155 people responded to the survey and provided beneficial and valuable insights for both sides regarding the late service time change and extended Bible Class/Sunday School hour. In the end, the results of the survey showed a 2:1 ratio of maintaining the 10:30 service time with Bible Class/Sunday School from 9:15-10:05. 88 respondents, well over half, preferred the 10:30 time, while only 42 preferred the 10:45 time. 25 expressed no preference. While many comments supported the opinion that 1 hour was needed for the Bible Class/Sunday School period, many also supported the opinion that 45 minutes was sufficient. The other issue repeatedly expressed in favor of the 10:30 service was the lateness of the day by the time the late service concluded. Thank you for all of the valuable thoughts and feedback. After gathering information and weighing carefully all the thoughtful comments and rationale on both sides of the issue, the council has recommended to the voters to go back to the old schedule and keep the late service time at 10:30. The voters of the congregation will have the opportunity to make the final decision on this matter at their next quarterly meeting on Monday evening, July 10.Read more...
Please read the proposal from the Church Council, and let us know your thoughts.Read more...