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當你環顧四周本網站, 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. 保羅.

My first impression was made by the building: 強烈, 有聲有色, 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. 保羅是一個溫暖的, 主動和基督為中心的地方. 今天它仍然是這樣.

Let me say more.

熱情 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, 各種疼, 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, 聖的人. 保羅的自由和慷慨地擴展自己的歡迎和服務的行為給他人.

活動 takes all kinds of forms.  At St. 保羅,你會看到唱歌的活動, 祈禱, serving and studying to name a few.  Of course, you will also see planning, 辯論, hurrying and even cryingsuch is the stuff of life.  It’s amazing, 然而, how the love of Christ as witnessed in this place so often transforms the busyness of activity into growth and care.

以基督為中心 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. 保羅知道基督為中心的鏡像他的愛, making His Word our guide and relying on His grace.

雖然我不再新眾 (我剛到11月`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, 主動和基督為中心的崇拜和成長的地方, we welcome you to participate with us at St. Paul’s.  Come and form your own impressions!

當我走在教堂周圍附近, 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. 保羅的,因為我們都在這個地方續期.

- 牧師馬克Shaltanis的