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 Welcome to the St. Paul Lutheran Church website. We hope this site will help you learn more about us and our witness for Christ. We strive to recognize and nurture the Christ in ourselves and each person that we encounter along the way. Our church is a thriving community of believers, and lovers of the word of God.  It has a long tradition of outreach and service to its members and the community. We hope you will join us for service on Sunday to experience for yourself the fellowship of Christ.


***CURRENTLY ALL ACTIVITIES AT CHURCH HAVE BEEN CANCELLED DUE THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK.

 


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Greetings brothers and sisters in Christ. 

I pray that you, your family, and your friends are kept safe and well and that you are managing your health and wellbeing through the high stress and pressure to do the “right” thing during this covid-19 pandemic. After viewing what our governor and the Missouri District published, St. Paul LCMS, has decided to remain closed until the end of May. Due to the size and high mean-age of our church, we are convinced that this is the best option to keep our people safe, the community a little safer, and still maintain the proclamation of the Gospel via video and personal members phone calls. 

Here are two key takeaway points from Gov. Parsons plan (1) and from the website’s frequently asked questions (2) that helped with our decision. 

1.            When individuals leave their homes or places of residence to work, to access food, health care, necessities, or to engage in other activities, they should at all times practice social distancing. Individuals may go to and from an individual’s place of worship, provided that limitations on social distancing are properly adhered to.   https://health.mo.gov/living/healthcondiseases/communicable/novel-coronavirus/pdf/economic-reopening.pdf

2.            Frequently asked questions from Missouri economic recovery plan: May I attend service at my place of worship?   Yes. As long as the social distancing requirements are followed, places of worship are allowed to hold in-person services. Common practices that may occur with worship services, such as hand shaking and shared communion cups, should be avoided. Places of worship are also encouraged to continue use of alternative means of services through streaming services and other opportunities. https://governor.mo.gov/show-me-strong-recovery-plan-guidance-and-frequently-asked-questions

The Gospel is not being restrained. No one is keeping me or you from talking or preaching the Good News of salvation in Christ, which means we are not breaking the third commandment. We are focusing on the fourth commandment and the authority of the government for the good of the people. And also the fifth commandment, where by abstaining for a short time, could keep my neighbor healthy and alive.   We are We know other Lutheran and non-Lutheran churches will process this differently depending on their situation. Please contact me or an elder if you have any questions or concerns. May the Lord give us gracious words to speak well of each other as we live out our lives serving Christ and our neighbor. 

 

“18 Pray for us, for we are sure that we have a clear conscience, desiring to act honorably in all things. 19 I urge you the more earnestly to do this in order that I may be restored to you the sooner. 20 Now may the God of peace who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, the great shepherd of the sheep, by the blood of the eternal covenant, 21 equip you with everything good that you may do his will, working in us that which is pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.” Hebrew 13: 18-21

 

Trusting in His mercy,

Pastor Mat

 

“1For we know that if the tent that is our earthly home is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens…5 He who has prepared us for this very thing is God, who has given us the Spirit as a guarantee.”     2 Cor 5: 1&5

 

 

  



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St. Paul Lutheran Church

208 W. Springfield Ave.

Union, MO 63084
Office: 636-583-2209

 

 

 
     

 

 
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