. . . He is the body, the church; He is the beginning . . . Colossians 1:18
At St. Paul's, we have a written "Statement of Purpose" that reads as follows:
"St. Paul's Mission is to share at every opportunity, the message of God's unconditional saving Love for all people found only in Jesus Christ. - This is our mission statement."
At St. Paul's, we think it's important for all friends in faith to know what we believe. It's all based on the Holy Scriptures so we hope you'll take the time to read the Scripture verses that follow each belief. We believe that
We gather as Christians each Sunday to worship and praise our God who has given us everything - especially eternal life through Jesus Christ. Our worship service includes joyful hymns, psalms, scripture readings, special music and inspirational messages based on God's word from our pastor.
Everyone has an opportunity to participate in worship services -- each as called by God. Youth not only serve as acolytes but occasionally conduct the entire service.
Special worship services are held during Advent and Lent and the other major Church holidays. Monthly services are held at several area nursing homes.
We gather together to learn more about the God who so loved us that He gave His only Son for us. Learning opportunities include Sunday School and Bible Classes for all ages, weekday Bible Study groups and Home Bible Study gatherings. In addition to the Worship and Learning areas of Church activity we enjoy many Fellowship Activities. We share with one another so that we may support and strengthen one another as Brothers and Sisters in Christ.
We invite you to join us in all of the activities and organizations which our Church sponsors.
The Bible teaches us that we need each other: "Now the body is not made up of one part but of many ... If the ear should say, `Because I am not an eye, I do not belong to the body,` it would not for that reason cease to be part of the body. If the whole body were an eye, where would the sense of smell be?... Now you are the body of Christ and each one of you is a part of it." I Corinthians 12:14-27
You are important to us. If you do not have a Church that you call `home`, why not join us this Sunday? "Others see only a hopeless end, but the Christian rejoices in an endless hope." Come let us rejoice together!
A little history about our church building. It was originally a Baptist church that was built in 1840. It was moved by oxen down the Farmington River to its current site in 1870. Expansions in the 1990's brought us to the facility as you see it today. A booklet "From These Roots" is available at the church office and on line, just click on the link. It expands on Lutheran Church history from the days of Martin Luther up to the 21st century.