We are a family of believers living, sharing, and celebrating the love of Jesus in our community and throughout the world.
In faithful response to God’s grace and empowerment by the Holy Spirit through Word and Sacrament, the mission of The Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod is to vigorously make known the love of Christ by Word and deed to our churches, communities and the world.
Grace alone - God loves the people of the world, even though they are sinful, rebel against Him and do not deserve His love. He sent Jesus, His Son, to love the unlovable and save the ungodly.
Scripture alone - The Bible is God’s inerrant and infallible Word, in which He reveals His Law and His Gospel of salvation in Jesus Christ. It is the sole rule and norm for Christian Doctrine.
Faith alone - By His suffering and death as the substitute for all people of all time, Jesus purchased and won forgiveness and eternal life for them. Those who hear this Good News and believe it have the eternal life that it offers. God creates faith in Christ and gives people forgiveness through Him
St. Paul's Lutheran Church is a member of the Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod (LCMS).
“The Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod has 6,150 congregations served by more than 9,000 professional church workers. Internationally, the Synod conducts missions or maintains relations with churches in more than 50 different countries. We have 10 colleges, two seminaries, 91 high schools and the nation's largest Protestant elementary school system. The LCMS has congregations in all sections of the United States, but the heaviest concentration of its membership continues to lie in the Midwest.
"The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod accepts the Scriptures as the inspired and inerrant Word of God, and subscribes unconditionally to all the symbolical books of the Evangelical Lutheran Church as a true and unadulterated statement and exposition of the Word of God. We accept the Confessions because they are drawn from the Word of God and on that account regard their doctrinal content as a true and binding exposition of Holy Scripture and as authoritative for all pastors, congregations and other rostered church workers of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod."
(LCMS web site)