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Upcoming Events
DEC

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SAT
Divine Service
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
In the school gymnasium.

The Lord's Supper is celebrated on the Saturdays before the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Sundays.
DEC

17

SUN
Divine Service
9:00 AM to 10:15 AM
In the church sanctuary.

The Lord's Supper is celebrated on the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Sundays of the month.
Sunday School and Bible Class
10:30 AM to 11:15 AM
High School Youth Night
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
DEC

19

TUE
DEC

20

WED
Advent Midweek Service
6:30 PM
Meal in the gym at 5:30pm.
Service in the church at 6:30pm
DEC

21

THU
Men's Bible Study
7:00 AM
Join us for breakfast and a study of God's Word. We meet in the church basement.
DEC

23

SAT
Divine Service
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM
In the school gymnasium.

The Lord's Supper is celebrated on the Saturdays before the 1st, 3rd, and 5th Sundays.
Bible Search
Worship

It seems as though many people believe that the main purpose of the worship service of a Christian congregation is for us to praise God and give Him thanks. In other words, the worship service is about what we do for God. Obviously, this is an important part of worship and the Christian life, but this is not the main reason that we come together as a congregation.

 

What the worship service is really about is what God does for us. The main service is God’s. He serves us with His Word of life and forgiveness as it comes to us in the absolution, the readings, and the sermon. He serves us with His Sacraments of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper, giving us forgiveness and the strengthening of our faith. So, again, the service is about what God does for us.

 

Then -after we receive God’s goodness and mercy- do we respond with praise and thanksgiving.

 

At St. Paul’s, our Saturday service is a bit less formal in nature and incorporates new songs with old hymns as well as a different instrumentation than the traditional organ. The Sunday service is our traditional service.