What We Believe

What We Believe

St. Paul is a member of The Lutheran Church-- Missouri Synod. We believe that every descendant of Adam & Eve is born with original sin-- born spiritually blind, dead, and enemies of God. This is why our Lord teaches, "Unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God" (John 3:3, ESV). Thankfully our Heavenly Father sent a "second Adam," Jesus Christ-- true God and true man-- to die in our place, taking upon Himself the punishment we rightly deserved. As a result, St. Paul writes, "Just as sin came into the world through one man, and death through sin... much more have the grace of God and the free gift by the grace of that one man Jesus Christ abounded for many" (Romans 5:12a, 15; ESV).

We receive the benefit of Christ's cross through the Word of God, in which the Holy Spirit is active and working to create and sustain faith; through baptism, in which we are "buried with [Christ]... into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life" (Romans 6:3); and through the Lord's Supper, in which our Lord gives us His body and blood to eat and to drink and, with it, the forgiveness of sins, life, and salvation.

If you'd like to know more about what we believe, we invite you to speak to the pastor or to check out the Belief and Practice section of our Synod's website: www.lcms.org

Mission and Vision

We have been blessed by a series of pastors who have served our member very faithfully and compassionately. We have also been blessed by strong lay leadership that has managed and directed the affairs of the congregation just as faithfully. Through all the men and women who have led this congregation, the purpose has been the same:

To Know Christ and Make Him Known.

That mission is carried out primarily through our Lutheran school, operated by our congregation for decades and, more recently, operated jointly with Immanuel Lutheran Church, Sebewaing, as Christ the King Lutheran School. We are very proud of all that God has accomplished through us and through our school and look forward to His continued work among us.