St. Paul’s Lutheran Church & School has been a mission-driven congregation for its entire 150 years. To celebrate 150 years of ministry, our congregation has committed further giving through mission dollars and above and beyond giving to three of our community partners: Lutheran Services in Iowa (LSI); ELCA Global Mission; and St. Paul’s Lutheran School.
At St. Paul’s we believe in taking care of our neighbor. We believe mission springs from God’s initiative, is guided by God’s Spirit, and is accomplished through God’s power. We desire to be grounded in and faithful to Scripture in our understanding and practice of mission. We endeavor to follow the example of Jesus, who embodied God’s love by identifying with those he served. We continually call upon and listen for the guidance of the Holy Spirit in prayer. We strive to live out our faith in all we do.
We believe God calls humanity into relationships of love and support in the community. We care for all people with whom we work, both those who are served and those who offer their lives in service. We engage in mission in ways that respect the giftedness of all our partners and the diversity that God creates and in which God delights. We are committed to partnership and cooperation with a wide range of agencies within the Church to fulfill God’s call and our mission. We strive to build relationships of mutual giving and receiving.