The Cure for Collective Trauma
by Pr. Arthur Bergren

"Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as Christ forgave you."

St. Paul - Ephesians 4:32

St. Paul's Lutheran Church & School is a congregation that is centered on God's love, welcoming everyone as we grow in faith through Christian community for Christ's service.

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Join Us For Worship

Worship centers us on God's love in our personal lives and our community. Each week, we join in praise and thanksgiving. No matter your background, preferred worship style, or schedule, St. Paul's welcomes everyone to join in the celebration.

Weekly Worship Times

Livestreamed School Worship - 8:35 a.m. Thursday
Livestreamed Traditional Worship - 9 a.m. Sunday
Livestreamed Modern Worship - 11 a.m. Sunday

*Both Sunday services include Holy Communion

301 1st St NW, Waverly, IA 50677 (319) 352-3850

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Curricular & Spiritual Connections 4-16-21

Junior Achievement We are so fortunate the Junior Achievement program brings quality volunteers from the community into our classroom to deliver proven, hands-on programming on financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship that inspires students to understand the opportunities provided by education. Our teachers report that students who participate in JA have a better understanding of […]

Bergren, Arthur

Rev. Dr. Arthur C. Bergren

Johnson, Tamela

Tamela Johnson


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St. Paul’s Lutheran Church & School is located in Waverly, IA and is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) in the Northeastern Iowa Synod. We are a 1,300 member congregation with more than 450 people worshipping each week. St. Paul's Lutheran School educates more than 220 students preschool through sixth grade.


Welcome to St. Paul's Lutheran Church & School in Waverly, IA. Please, join us for worship, and see what we are all about. All are welcome here!

St. Paul’s Lutheran School is dedicated to providing students with a quality education in an environment where Christian faith is taught, learned, and lived.

Three Waverly groups connected to the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) will come together on Sunday, Sept. 8, to celebrate the ELCA’s “God’s Work, Our Hands” event by serving the community, worshipping together and enjoying fellowship. Across the country, thousands of ELCA members will be engaging in service work to make a positive change in their communities, build relationships and share God’s love.

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