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Installation of Pastor Paul on August 12, 2018

Welcome to Pastor Paul's page!

Beloved Church,

Peace be with you as we approach Resurrection Sunday! This time of year is always magical, when the daylight hours surpass the nighttime hours, and everything green begins emerging again from the earth. It is no coincidence that we as the Church celebrate our principal faith festival during this season of new life. Indeed, it is the wisdom of our longstanding tradition that gives 50 days to the Easter season, slightly more than the 40 days of the Lenten season, reminding us that life finds a way to persist. It is my prayer that this Eastertide you would know that God’s new life is for you. Whether that new beginning is spiritual, physical, emotional, vocational, or otherwise. It is for you, here and now, as Christ’s love surrounds you and makes you whole.

- Pastor Paul

Here you will find his message from the monthly Grace Note,
along with sermons from various Sundays and Adult Bible Study.
Click for full Grace Note

Commemoration of the Emanuel 9: 

Special service from 6/17/20

Five years ago today a stranger was welcomed into Bible Study at Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC. After the study ended, he opened fire, killing 9 of the people present in the name of white supremacy. The gunman grew up and was confirmed in an ELCA congregation, and is indicative of the continued, required work needed for us to repent of the sins of racism and white supremacy.

Today, along with our entire denomination, we commemorate the martyrdom of The Emanuel Nine. We give thanks for their faithful witness, grieve their deaths, and confess our own complicity in these systems of sin and death.

Take a few moments this evening to light a candle, participate in the brief liturgy (CLICK HERE FOR BULLETIN), and remember the lives of these siblings in faith. The video is below.

~Pastor Paul

A Special Message from Pastor Paul & Follow-up:  

"Repentance and Racial Justice"