Welcome to

St. Paul

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


with us

Sunday at 9:30a

Facebook Live

and In-person

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, 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.

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 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! (This activity has been temporarily postponed due to COVID-19 restrictions.)

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.

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. 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.

Facebook Live streaming worship for

October 18.  (click on Full screen option)

Click to download the October 18, 2020

worship bulletin.

Making Joyful Noise

A short & entertaining Vlog on Sunday's worship music by our Director of Music Ministries, John Ferreira.

10.15.2020  Episode 16 

Pastor Ashley's Weekly Update

for 10.16.2020


Holy Communion Small Groups

Held at 10:30a in the Fellowship Hall on Sundays after worship. Find your Oct/Nov small group date HERE.

fundraiser & order info here.

learn more about our community meals ministry.

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.

HAVE A QUESTION? 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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