"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 as Jesus did, in the community and 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 ministry as we are called to serve our brothers and sisters in our community.
Weekly Community Meal (Tuesday)
Alta Vista Elementary School support
Early Childhood Learning Center
Hope Seeds and more
St. Paul Education Building Renovation Campaign
We have raised $539,784 (81%) as of 2/18/24 and are SO CLOSE!
But $125,641 more is needed to save our building!
PLEASE CLICK BELOW TO DONATE NOW.
Children's Easter Celebration & Egg Hunt
Mar 30 @ 1:30p
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.
Click to download the worship bulletin for
Missed worship? Watch it here.
The Live Stream video is saved on our YouTube channel - watch it here:
HOW WE WORSHIP
We gratefully and joyfully gather for in-person Sunday worship and also continue to live stream on our Facebook page: (https://www.facebook.com/stpaulsarasota).
A worship bulletin is available on the right which you may print out for home worship and also print and bring with you for in-person use. (We will also have printed bulletins for you in person.)
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 still being offered at this time if you wish.
get to know us
Be our guest for social time each Sunday after worship, which includes coffee, cookies and conversation, or a planned activity in the Fellowship Hall. We'll get to know each other!
Support the people of Ukraine - donate to the Lutheran Disaster Relief Fund HERE and 100% of your donation goes to the people of the Ukraine.
Making Joyful Noise
Watch this short & entertaining Vlog on Sunday's worship music by our Director of Music Ministries, John Ferreira.
This group gathers at 10:30a each Sunday in the Fellowship Hall. We’ll reflect on Sunday’s worship, readings, and whatever else. Grab a coffee and check it out - no long term commitment.
What a great way to start the week!
Leave a Prayer!
(located in front of the church property)
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.