The mission of St. Paul's Evangelical-Lutheran Church is to preach
the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to administer his Sacraments
faithfully and regularly. "For through the Word and the
Sacraments, as through instruments, the Holy Spirit is given,
and the Holy Spirit produces faith, where and when it pleases God,
in those who hear the Gospel. That is to say, it is not
on account of our own merits but on account of Christ that God justifies
those who believe that they are received in favor for Christ's sake." (Augustana V)
From Luther's Small Catechism:1
THE LORD'S PRAYER.
In the plain form in which they are
to be taught by the Head of a family.
Matt. 6:9-13. Luke 11:2-4. Ps. 55:17.
The First Petition.
Hallowed by thy name.
Lev. 22:32. Ps. 72:19.
What is meant by this Petition?
The name of god is indeed holy in itself; but we pray in this petition that it
may be hallowed also by us.
Isa. 6:3. Ps. 111:9. 1 Pet. 1:15,16. 1 Pet. 3:15,16.
How is this effected?
When the word of God is taught in its truth and purity, and we, as the children
of God, lead holy lives, in accordance with it; to this may our blessed Father
in heaven help us. But whoever teaches and lives otherwise than as God's word
prescribes, profanes the name of God among us; from this preserve us, Heavenly
Tit. 1:9-13. Matt. 5:16. 1 Pet. 2:12. Phil. 2:13. 1 Tim. 6:3-5.
2 Tim. 4:3. Phil. 3:18,19. Ps. 19:7-11. 2 Tim. 3:2-5. 2 Thess. 3 : 3.
Luther's Small Catechism, with Proof-Texts, Additions and Appendices. Phila.: The Lutheran Bookstore, 1882.
Listen to Luther's Small Catechism
Wednesday October 26th:
6:00pm - Spoken Mass
Sunday October 30th:
God's Service - 9:30 a.m.
Readings: 1 Samuel 3:19-4:1a,
Chief Hymn: 205
"O Lord, Look Down from Heaven"
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