I rejoiced with those who said to me,
“Let us go to the house of the Lord.”
At St. Paul we gather before our gracious God to offer him our worship and praise. We assemble to hear God's Holy Word and celebrate his life-giving Sacraments. Through these means God strengthens our faith and walks us ever closer to our eternal home with him in heaven. All are welcome and encouraged to join us for any of our services.
We try to make the services easy to follow. For your convenience, an usher will give you a worship service bulletin to guide you through the service. It will include the order of service, hymn numbers, and Bible readings. If you have any questions, just ask an usher or any church member.
A large print version of the service folder and printed copies of the sermons are also available for those who have difficulty seeing or hearing. We also have activity bags for children for use during the worship service. Just borrow one for the service and return it. An usher will help you locate these.
Many of the elements of the service have ancient roots in the Christian church. Some are very recent. Lutheran worship is specifically designed to include participation of the assembly. Please feel free to participate as soon as you feel comfortable. We understand if you would like to take time to observe before joining in.
Our congregation is much like a family with infants, young children, teens, and adults and elderly. It is not unusual to hear the cry of a baby mixed in with the sound of hymns or readings. If, however, at any time you feel the need, we have a nursery with audio from the service in case you need a place to take your child. There is a diaper changing station in the nursery and the adjacent rest room. Both are located at the end of the hallway of the Church library. Additional stations can be found in both men's and ladies' restrooms located by the entryway of the church and school.
We do invite you to sign our guest book to let us know who you are, and if there are any ways we can continue to serve you! The guest book is at the end of each row. If you happen to be at the end of a row, please sign and pass the book for others to sign.
Communion is offered on the second and last Sundays of each month. We practice close(d) communion, so members of other Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS) or Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELS) churches are welcome to participate. If you are not a WELS or ELS member, we ask that you please speak to a pastor before joining us in communion.
Our ushers, pastors and members are happy to answer any questions you may have about worship at St. Paul. After the service, our pastor greets everyone as they leave. Following the service, feel free to stay and visit.
We hope this visitor's guide has helped to ease your mind, but if you have a question, please ask someone for help. Don’t hesitate to say, "I'm new here. Can you help me?" We can assure you our members are more than willing to help!