"The perfect church for those who aren't."
Sunday at 9:30a
and on Facebook Live
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, by sharing your talents in our ministries, 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 welcome you to join us in mission as we are called to serve our brothers and sisters in our community.
Weekly Community Meal
Alta Vista Elementary School support
Early Childhood Learning Center
WHO WE ARE
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.
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! (Social time is returning October 17, 2021 due to the lower Covid levels. Masking is still recommended.)
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. Note: Personal communion kits are being used as part of our updated Covid guidelines.
We have returned to in-person Sunday worship and will also continue to live stream on our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/stpaulsarasota).
To attend in-person worship, please read and be prepared to follow the safety guidelines listed HERE (updated Sept 2021).
A worship bulletin is available below which you may print out for home worship and also print and bring with you for in-person use.
Watch our Facebook Live streaming worship
Sunday, October 17, 2021
Click to download the worship bulletin for:
Making Joyful Noise
A short & entertaining Vlog on Sunday's worship music by our Director of Music Ministries, John Ferreira.
Beginning September 27, 2021, this brand new group will gather each week after worship. Grab a coffee and we'll meet in the Fellowship Hall. We’ll reflect on the day’s worship message, readings, and whatever else. Check it out - no long term commitment. What a great way to start the week!
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.