Worship Services: Sundays at 8:00am and 10:30am

“God on Trial” Midweek Lenten Services:

Wednesdays, Feb. 21-Mar. 20

3:30pm & 6:30pm

 

Welcome to St. Paul's

St. Paul's Lutheran School

Church: 1020 Court St.

School: 2745 W. Genesee

For over 170 years, St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church and School has been sharing the changeless good news about Jesus in a changing world.

The good news is that “God so loved the world, that he gave his only-begotten Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16). This good news changes our mind about life and eternity.

In a world that says this life is all there is…

the Bible changes our minds: There is an eternity beyond death, and this life is our time to learn about God’s undeserved love to save us so we can live with him forever.

In a world that says life is about being “good,” or at least “better” than other people…

the Bible changes our minds: It shows that none of us are “good enough” in God’s eyes.

In a world that says that all God expects is our best…

the Bible changes our minds: A perfect God rightly expects perfection, which we can never achieve. But out of undeserved love, God gives that perfection to us in through the perfect life, death, and resurrection of Jesus, the Son of God. This free gift of perfection is received through simple trust in Jesus.

In a world that says freedom comes from giving in to your desires…

the Bible changes our minds: Giving in to sin makes us slaves to our sinful desires and ruins our lives and eternity. Jesus frees us from sin and sinful desires, and gives us the freedom of a life where we are free to say “no” to sin and “yes” to serving others.

In a world filled with stress and self-improvement…

the Bible changes our minds: This life is not first-and-foremost about what I do, but what Jesus does for me. Jesus gives us rest for our souls, carries our anxieties and burdens for us, and gives us hope and peace for everyday life.

In a world that wants to dig up past mistakes and punish people for them…

the Bible changes our minds: Jesus forgives our sins and gives us all a fresh start through baptism.

In a world that is all about attention, accolades and fulfillment…

the Bible changes our minds: God gives every day meaning and purpose as we quietly reflect God’s love, living for God and for those around us.

In a world that looks inside of ourselves for spirituality…

the Bible changes our minds: The true, three-in-one God–Father, Son and Holy Spirit–revealed himself to us because we can’t find the truth about God on our own. He guides our spirituality with the clear words in the Bible so that our souls are not confused and wondering about God and life.

In a world where families and homes are a place of hurt and division…

the Bible changes our minds: God makes us all one family through faith in Jesus, and gathers us for a family meal in the Lord’s Supper to give us his grace, unite us in love, and encourage us for life and eternity.

So… change your mind about life and eternity!

Reach out to one of our pastors. Join us for worship for a while. Hear the message that’s been changing minds here at St. Paul’s for 170 years, and changing the world forever. As the Apostle Paul wrote 2,000 years ago, and we still believe and share today:

“So then, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away. The new has come! And all these things are from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation. That is, God was in Christ reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them. And he has entrusted to us the message of reconciliation. Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, inasmuch as God is making an appeal through us. We urge you, on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God. God made him, who did not know sin, to become sin for us, so that we might become the righteousness of God in him.”

2 Corinthians 5:17–21 (Evangelical Heritage Version)