欢迎

奉耶稣的名,欢迎你!

当你浏览我们的网站时, 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. 保罗.

My first impression was made by the building: 强烈, 有声有色, 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. 保罗是一个温暖的, 活动,并以基督为中心的地方. 今天它仍然是.

Let me say more.

热情 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, 已知的各种伤害, 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, 圣的人. 保罗的自由和慷慨地延长自己的欢迎和服务的行为给他人.

活动 takes all kinds of forms.  At St. 保罗你会看到唱歌的活动, 祈祷, serving and studying to name a few.  Of course, you will also see planning, 辩论, hurrying and even cryingsuch is the stuff of life.  It’s amazing, 但, how the love of Christ as witnessed in this place so often transforms the busyness of activity into growth and care.

以基督为中心的 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. 保罗知道基督为中心的镜像他的爱, making His Word our guide and relying on His grace.

虽然我不再是教会的新人 (我从98年11月就到这里来了), 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, 积极的,并以基督为中心的崇拜和成长的地方, we welcome you to participate with us at St. Paul’s.  Come and form your own impressions!

当我走在教堂周围时, 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. 保罗来,与我们在这里一起更新成长.

- 马克牧师