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Worship Information


   St. Paul offers a single weekly service, the Celebration of Holy Communion, at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday mornings. Coffee Fellowship is before and after worship, and our Sunday School and Adult Education is held at 10:45 a.m. from September to May.

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Worship Information


   St. Paul offers a single weekly service, the Celebration of Holy Communion, at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday mornings. Coffee Fellowship is before and after worship, and our Sunday School and Adult Education is held at 10:45 a.m. from September to May.

COMMUNION

   All who believe are welcome to the Lord’s table at St. Paul. If you require gluten free bread or grape juice rather than wine, simply indicate this to the server during distribution. If health concerns give you reason to avoid the wine/grape juice or bread, remember that the Christian Church has always taught that Christ is fully present in either element alone; therefore you may receive the sacrament and its benefits in either the bread or the wine/grape juice. Those not communing are welcome to come forward for a blessing.

SEASONAL SERVICES

   St. Paul offers additional services, on a seasonal basis, throughout the year. Advent is marked with mid-week services, as is Lent. Christmas Eve is celebrated in two services, one at 5 p.m. and the other at 9 p.m.

   You may choose from two services (mid-day or evening) on Ash Wednesday, Maundy Thursday, and Good Friday. St. Paul celebrates Easter Vigil with a Saturday evening service, and offers a 10:00 a.m. Easter Sunday services. Contact us closer to those dates for precise service times.


 Behind the Music

   St. Paul's organist, Beverly Pettit, accompanies worship on the large 38-rank organ, a smaller 4-rank organ, and/or the grand piano. In addition, during the school year, the St. Paul Chancel Choir helps lead worship each week. The Chancel Choir is now under the direction of our new Director of Music, Jeremy Wirths! We will have more information on him coming soon!


St. Paul Lutheran Church Behavioral Covenant

   As people of St. Paul Lutheran Church we believe that all people are children of God, created in God’s image as sisters and brothers of Jesus.  We desire to live Christ-like lives in community with one another and value this community as a safe place.  We are called to engage with one another in life-giving, supportive ways.  We value civility, respect for all people, and the infinite diversity of life stories and ideas they embody.

   In order to live that which we value, we agree, in all of our communications, to:

  • See the child of God in each person;

  • Work together for the common good;

  • Openly and honestly share our views with each other, especially when we disagree;

  • Take personal responsibility to ensure that each person has the opportunity to speak;

  • Listen to one another without interruption or judgment;

  • Honor the decision that may arise out of a difficult decision-making process;

  • Talk directly with a person with whom we have a conflict;

  • Assume they have the best of intentions;

  • Respect confidentiality; and

  • Actively practice forgiveness.

Adopted, as presented, by the St. Paul Lutheran Church Council on September 18, 2012.

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Connect Together


Saint Paul Lutheran Church is committed to becoming a

radically loving and welcoming community of faith, rooted

in the Good News of Jesus Christ. In faithfulness to the

Gospel and our Lutheran heritage, we will with God’s help

provide programs, ministries, and pastoral care to all who

see God in this place.

Connect Together


Saint Paul Lutheran Church is committed to becoming a

radically loving and welcoming community of faith, rooted

in the Good News of Jesus Christ. In faithfulness to the

Gospel and our Lutheran heritage, we will with God’s help

provide programs, ministries, and pastoral care to all who

see God in this place.

What does this mean?

As we seek to embody our commitment to become a more welcoming community, this means that regardless of your:

Age: 3 days old, 30 years old or 130 years old …
Citizenship Status: By birth, by choice, undocumented, dreamer, Asylee …
Culture or Race: Hispanic, Native American, Asian, Black, or White ...
Economic Means: Employed or not, rent or own or live with parents, or are homeless ...
Emotional State: Happy or struggling with addictions or phobias ...
Faith Expression or Background: Buddhist, Jewish, agnostic, Christian, Muslim, atheist ...
Financial Philosophy: Tithe, hoard, would share it if you had money ...
Gender and Sexual: Persuasion Male or female; straight, gay, or lesbian ...
Household Structure: Blended, two-parent or single parent, with children or not, or solo ...
Marital Status: Single, married, partnered, separated or divorced ...
Physical or Mental Capabilities: Able, disabled, or a person of differing abilities ...
Political Leanings: Republican, Democrat, Independent, Socialist, Non/Registered Voter...
Spiritual Condition: At peace or having a troubled spirit ...
 ... or whatever terms you use to describe yourself,

You Are Welcome Here!

Your gifts are needed at St. Paul for the sake of God’s mission in the world.

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Ministries


Whether it's feeding the hungry,

working for climate change,

reaching out to the LGBT community,

or providing flu vaccinations

— there is a ministry for you at Saint Paul.

Ministries


Whether it's feeding the hungry,

working for climate change,

reaching out to the LGBT community,

or providing flu vaccinations

— there is a ministry for you at Saint Paul.

Connections

St. Paul is all about connections: connections with each other, helping connections, and those with the world around us.

Just to name a few, here's an idea of what we do:

  • Adopted Families Project

  • Connections Team

  • Fellowship Circle Dinner Groups

  • Outreach Ministry Team

  • Prayer Chain

  • Prayer Shawl Ministry

  • Stephen Ministry

  • Visitation Team

  • Wellness Ministry

  • Women's Bible Study

Music

If you love music, you'll love St. Paul. We have incredibly rich musical traditions. We frequently host outside musicians, including the Albuquerque Chamber Soloists, the American Guild of Organists, and Dr. Robert Ray (composer of the Gospel Mass), in addition to our own  Sunday worship.

The St. Paul Chancel and Youth Choir are capably led by Jeremy Wirths and organist Beverly Pettit often plays the large (38-rank) pipe organ.

You are invited to join us in making a "joyful noise unto the Lord" — whether by singing in the choir, as a guest soloist, or simply raising your voice in a hymn — any, and every, Sunday!

Learning

Sunday schools of all ages meet between services at 9:15 a.m. Adults head to the Library while the youth meet in the Chapel.

Youth gatherings offer a kind and safe environment to learn and grow through Christ. This gives everyone a way to connect with others their age while taking part in the ministry of St. Paul, performing community service, and last — but most certainly not least — having a great time!

Learning isn't restricted only to classes and formal settings. Other opportunities for continuing your education include volunteering in one of the ministries, attending the Fall Festival, or going on an outing with the youth.