Welcome to

St. Paul

"The perfect church for those who aren't."


with us

Sunday at 9:30a

Facebook Live only thru Apr 30

Sunday worship will be live streamed on the St. Paul Facebook page at 9:30a. To protect you we are following COVID-19 national and local guidelines and not holding worship in our sanctuary thru Apr 30.  This includes Holy Week & Easter. Please join us online for these services.   (https://www.facebook.com/stpaulsarasota)

The worship bulletin for Mar 29 is available for download HERE.

Early Childhood

Learning Center




A Message of hope from Pastor Ashley 

March 31, 2020

Dear St. Paul members,
Our buildings are mostly empty now, except for a handful or two. The preschool children are home, sometimes connecting through technology with their teachers in order to remember them and what they’ve been a part of since late last summer. Children can forget quickly so it’s important to stay in touch even when they can’t come to their school building for this extended time. Adults have longer memory tracks. They have seen and done and connected to many things, people, and places in their respective lives. We know the value of these experiences and need to remind ourselves to continue connecting to them. 

Our schedule of Lenten opportunities for your journey to Easter (see changes)

Facebook Livestream recording

Sunday, worship Mar 29 


(click on Full screen option)

Missional Church


We welcome you to join us in mission as we are called to serve our brothers and sisters in our community.

  • Food Pantry

  • Weekly Community Meal

  • Alta Vista Elementary School support

  • Early Childhood Learning Center



We extend a warm welcome to all people who want to join with St. Paul and participate in our mission of witnessing, sharing, encouraging, and serving. Our focus is on making disciples (you) who make a difference for Jesus in the world.

New Disciple (member) sessions are held periodically throughout the year. 

Call or e-mail us for the next scheduled session. In the meantime, come be renewed in worship and ministry.



We are part of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), a church body with nearly four million members, in nearly 10,000 congregations.

As Christians, we have a radical focus on God's unconditional love and amazing grace shown to us in Jesus Christ.

We believe that we are freed in Christ to serve and love our neighbor. With our hands, we do God's work of restoring and reconciling communities in Jesus' name throughout the world.

To learn more about what we believe as Lutheran Christians, visit the ELCA website.

holy communion


We believe celebrating the resurrection of our Lord is an integral and important part of our spiritual life. We offer Holy Communion each Sunday. All are welcome.

get to know us


Be our guest for social time each Sunday after worship, which could include coffee, cookies and conversation, or a planned activity in the Fellowship Hall. We'll get to know each other! 

Let us pray,

God of grace and love, you created us as your children and have brought us to St. Paul Lutheran Church. We are not perfect people, but this church is the perfect place for imperfect people. Thank you for your grace through Christ given to us. You call us to proclaim to everyone we meet that your grace is for them too. As a Holy Spirit-led family of God, we ask you to help us joyfully share your word and serve your people, so that together our lives make a difference in your kingdom here on earth. Strengthen us in our mission together; through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.

Call 941.955.6479 for more information about our

community of faith & how we may serve you.

Contact us for more information
Reverend Ashley Nicolls

2256 Bahia Vista Street

Sarasota FL 34239


Phone 941.955.6479

Fax 941.955.8600

Preschool 941.955.6480

Office hours:

9a-Noon  M-F

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