As a congregation, every worship service, outreach event, Bible Study, meeting agenda, etc. is guided by our Mission. As we continue to learn and grow as a congregation, we rely on this mission to help keep us focused on God's will for us:
The purpose of this congregation shall be to give honor and glory to God, to carry out His will, to assist in preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ to all the world, to manifest the unity of our faith in Jesus Christ as God and Savior, to foster Christian fellowship and love, to extend a helping hand in human need, and to achieve our objectives by the preaching of the Word of God, by the administration of the sacraments, and by the religious instruction of all its members according to the confessional standard of the Evangelical Lutheran Church. This is the Mission of St. Paul Lutheran Church.
Rev. Tom Ogilvie
Our pastor, Tom Ogilvie, has served the congregation of St. Paul since 2014. He was ordained as a minister in 1995. Since his ordination, he has served in a variety of congregations including College Hill Lutheran Church at the University of Northern Iowa and Shepherd of the Valley in the Des Moines metro. Pastor Ogilvie, in addition to serving the church, is also a loving husband and father of five children. Pastor's other interests include theatre, running, Neil Diamond, Peanut M&M's, and Mountain Dew.
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God loves all people, even though we are sinners. Through His Grace, not anything that we have done, we have eternal life in Heaven!
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.
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.