Ich grüße euch im Namen von Jesus!

Wie man sich umschaut dieser Website, you will no doubt form a number of impressions about our church.  As a means of welcome, please permit me to share some of my early impressions from being at St. Pauls.

My first impression was made by the building: starke, beeindruckend, beautiful.  This really seemed like a wonderful place to worship.

But a church is much more than a building.  The impression that really matters is the sense you get about the people and the activity.  It didn’t take long to figure out that St. Paulus war ein warmer, aktive und Christus-zentrierte Ort. Es bleibt auf diese Weise heute.

Let me say more.

Wärme is communicated through the faces of people.  I feel this warmth at St. Paul’s.  There are people here who have faced all kinds of trials, bekannt alle Arten von Schmerzen, and yet walk through life with a sense of joy and thankfulness.  They have learned to turn to Christ Jesus for their strength.  As a result, die Leute von St. Pauls frei und großzügig verlängern sich in Handlungen des Willkommens und der Dienst an anderen.

Aktivität takes all kinds of forms.  At St. Pauls sehen Sie die Aktivitäten des Singens, beten, serving and studying to name a few.  Of course, you will also see planning, debattieren, hurrying and even cryingsuch is the stuff of life.  It’s amazing, jedoch, how the love of Christ as witnessed in this place so often transforms the busyness of activity into growth and care.

Um Christus-zentrierte is the goal for Christians.  It is the goal of the people and programs of St. Paul’s.  We begin by preaching Christ crucified, and we do our best to live and learn the meaning of this Word.  The people of St. Paulus weiß, dass sein Christus-zentrierte bedeutet Spiegelung Seine Liebe, making His Word our guide and relying on His grace.

Obwohl ich nicht mehr neu in der Gemeinde (Ich kam im November `98), I know it’s never easy being new to a group.  However, a Christian congregation is a unique kind of group.  We are tightly knit only in our love for one another and our commitment to Christ.  I know I speak for the entire congregation when I say that if you are looking for a warm, aktive und Christus-zentrierte Ort zu verehren und zu wachsen, we welcome you to participate with us at St. Paul’s.  Come and form your own impressions!

Wie gehe ich um die Kirche Nachbarschaft, I am often struck by the large numbers of people, buildings and cars that share this same space.  What a blessing that in the midst of all this there is holy ground.  I invite you to come and join the people of St. Paul ist, wie wir an dieser Stelle erneuert werden.

- Pastor Mark Shaltanis