We preach Christ Crucified

       Peace be Unto You

 

Saint Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Unaltered Augsburg Confession (UAC) is an Independent Liturgical Lutheran congregation served by Pastor Donald R. Hunter, a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Diocese of North America. All congregational members and pastor adhere to the Holy Scriptures as the inerrant and infallible Word of God; and are therefore bound to itís content as the sole source of all truth, doctrine, and practice. This means pastor and members of Saint Paul hold to the Scriptural teaching that all Scripture bears witness to the Gospel of salvation in Jesus Christ, and that God speaks through the writers concerning the entire historical framework of the Gospel, itís relation to the law and all doctrines, and itís connection with every circumstance of life. St Paul is a congregation who wholeheartedly declares itís acceptance of the ecumenical creeds, which the ancient church used to confess the Christian faith and to reject false doctrine. These three Confessions of Faith are: The Apostles Creed, the Nicene Creed, and the Athanasian Creed.

 

Saint Paul members holds to the teachings of Holy Scripture as formulated in what is know as "the Six Symbolic Books of the Lutheran Church" commonly known as (1) The Augsburg Confession, (2) The Apology (Defense) of the Augsburg Confession, (3) The Smalcald Articles, (4) The Small Catechism of Luther, (5) The Large Catechism of Luther, (6) The Formula of Concord. These Symbolical Books commonly are known as "the Book of Concord" or "The Lutheran Confessions" which are the exact explication of the truth of Godís Holy Word, to which Luther writes, "The Word of God shall establish articles of faith, and no one else, not even an angel" (Smalcald Articles, II II 15; Tappert, p. 295).

 

These writings in the Book of Concord are also compiled not only to declare the teachings of Holy Scripture, but also to help the reader distinguish what are not the teachings of Holy Scriptures as St Paul encourages in Ephesians 4:14, "Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of men in their deceitful scheming." And agin in 1 Timothy 4:16), "Watch your life and doctrine closely. Persevere in them, because if you do, you will save both yourself and your hearers."

 

Theologian Karl Kretzschmar, who compiled the brochure, "What Lutherans Teach" describes our identity in these words, "Some four hundred years ago the Christian church was restored to a new life of liberty, purity, and fruitfulness after a long period of bondage, corruption, and inaction. The act of God by which this revival was brought about is knows as the Reformation. The instrument through which it was effected was the Word of God; the chief human agency was Martin Luther. The teachings of the Reformation were not new, but were the eternal truths of God as revealed in the Bible. They have been preserved and are being presented to the world today in their entirety by the Lutheran Church. The Lutheran Church found as it is on the doctrines of the Bible, is not a new organization, not a mere sect, or denomination, but the ancient, original apostolic Christian Church in its present day form and appearance"

 

Therefore, the total teachings and life of the St Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church can be summarized according to Acts 2:42 which reads, "They devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer." We invite you to come and worship with us


Service Times:

  • Private Confession and Absolution: 9am Sunday

  • Sunday School Opening: 9:30am

  • Sunday School: 10am

  • Divine Service: 11am

  • Bible Study Wednesday evening:  6:30pm

  • Confirmation 4th-8th grade: 5:30pm Sunday

 

 

Pastor affiliation:

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