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WHO WE ARE

St. Paul Lutheran Church isn't just a building - it is a living, breathing, growing body of believers.  Every person who walks through our doors has a place waiting for them at St. Paul.  When someone, young or old, is welcomed to our congregation, our congregation's identity changes. We each fit into and contribute to our congregation in a special way, much like a bunch of unique puzzle pieces that come together to form a beautiful picture.  We encourage you to explore the ways that you could join this body of believers and help us continue to grow in God's grace.

Want to know more? View the LMCS Lutheran website: https://www.lcms.org/about/beliefs

Stuart Rethwisch

Vacancy Pastor for St. Paul Lutheran

Pastor Rethwisch has been a pastor for 20 years. He grew up near Wayne, Nebraska where he farmed, assembled refrigerated semi trailers, and managed dining services in MO, MI, and NE before attending seminary school in St. Louis. He is a loving husband to Jennifer, and father of four. He has served St. John's Lutheran Church in rural Victor, IA for the last 10 years. He is also the district visitor of the Williamsburg Circuit for Iowa District East. He will continue to graciously serve our congregation as a vacancy pastor until we are blessed with a permanent pastor.

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What We Believe

"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life."

John 3:16 - NIV

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Faith Alone

Our ticket to Heaven is that we believe that Jesus died on the cross and won eternal life for all believers. God creates our belief in Christ and gives people forgiveness through Him.  

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Grace Alone

God loves all people, even though we are sinners. Through His Grace, not anything that we have done, we have eternal life in Heaven!

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Scripture Alone

The Bible is God's Word and is without error. It is the complete basis for all we believe.​ It is through this Word that we learn about God's grace and are able to have faith in Him.

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what does faith mean to you?

"Faith is believing when the eyes cannot see. I have faith in God to guide me through life and all of the challenges that come with it. We all struggle; it's part of life. But faith gives me peace and strength to keep going; to never give up. I do not have to fear death, because I know that heaven and eternal life with Jesus Christ are on the other side. So many people on this earth try to disprove God's existence with science. But science is the very proof that God does exist. We can experiment and study how science works; but why does it work that way? It's simple; because God made it so."

- testimonial from an LCMS Lutheran

our Mission and Pillars

We are a Holy Spirit-led, redeemed family of faith who welcome, inspire, educate, and serve each other and our neighbors.

Service

Community

Worship

Christian Education

Outreach

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Stuffy, but fun

Just kidding! We are a proud member of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod (LCMS). We are a Holy Spirit-led, redeemed family of faith who welcome, inspire, educate, and serve each other and our neighbors. To view a service, visit our Watch page!

 

For more detailed information about the LCMS faith, view the official LCMS website: https://www.lcms.org

Come Worship with us

Address

500 Clark St.

Williamsburg, IA 52361

Contact

319.668.1266

Worship Time

Sunday

10:30am

Clarion: March

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