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Saint Paul’s Lutheran Church

Augsburg Lutheran Churches

1000 Montana Avenue

El Paso, Texas 79902

Ph. (915) 533-0102 Web Site http://www.stpaullutheranep.org/

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We gather every Sunday for worship at 10:30 AM.St. Paul’s Lutheran Church also offers many activities and ministries during the week as we walk in faith together. Check it out and get involved!

God

We believe in the Triune God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We believe God is God, and we are not! Faith lets God be God. We believe that God has revealed Himself to us in His Son, Jesus Christ, and His Gospel of Salvation — the good news that we are put right with God by faith alone in Christ alone.

Forgiveness

We preach Christ crucified and His radical Gospel of forgiveness to a broken and fallen world. We believe His crucifixion in first century Palestine defines us and our lives.God forgives our sins for Christ’s sake.

Truth and Life

We believe Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. Some say each person defines his or her own “truth;” but that is to make each person his or her own god, and to dethrone Christ. It is true, no one comes to the Father but by Christ. We believe God’s Word—the Holy Scriptures—are the sole authoritative source and norm for our teaching, faith and life.

Community

+Meaningful and Memorable Worship

+Fellowship and Spiritual Growth

+Discipleship—”Roots of Our Faith”

+ Young Adults ministry—”Crossroads”

+House of Prayer ministry and “u-matter” outreach

+ Christian Education—Children, young adults, and adults

+ Women’s Bible study and Lutheran Church Women

+ Sacred Music commitment – Adult Choir and MusikFest

+ Epiphany Celebration: Silver Tea and Vespers Service

+ Neighborhood Outreach - El Paso Youth Choir and Mac User Group

+ Compassionate Friends and GriefShare

Christ Centered+Gospel Driven+Bible Teaching



Article 2 — STATEMENT OF FAITH

2.01. We believe, teach, and confess the Triune God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit – three distinct persons in one Godhead.1

2.02. We believe, teach, and confess Jesus Christ alone as Lord and Savior and the gospel as the power of God for the salvation of all who believe in him.

a. Jesus Christtrue God, Son of the Father from eternity, and true man, born of the Virgin Maryis the Word of God incarnate through whom everything was made and through whose life, death, and resurrection alone God delivers from sin, death, and the devil and inaugurates a new creation.

b. The oral proclamation of God's message to us as both law and gospel is the Word of God, revealing judgment and mercy in the person and work of Jesus Christ through whom God by his grace alone was pleased to reconcile the world and all things to himself.

c. The canonical Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the Word of God. Inspired by the Holy Spirit speaking through their authors, they are the clear and certain testimony of God's revelation centering in Jesus Christ. Through them the Holy Spirit speaks to us creating and sustaining Christian faith and fellowship.

2.03. We believe, teach, and confess the Gospel that we are justified by grace alone, that is, by faith alone through Christ alone as the heart and center of the Holy Scriptures, the ecumenical creeds and the Lutheran confessional writings. This Gospel is the sole criterion against which all teaching, practice, structure and polity must be judged. It is the power of God for salvation and creates and sustains a holy Christian people and priesthood of all believers for God's mission in the world.


1 These personal distinctions in the Godhead cannot be denied or obscured without impairing the truth and power of the Christian Gospel (United Testimony of Faith and Life).

Therefore:

2.04. We believe, teach, and accept the canonical Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments as the sole authoritative source and norm of our proclamation, faith, and life.

2.05. We believe, teach, and accept the Apostles', Nicene, and Athanasian Creeds as true declarations of the scriptural faith we believe, teach, and confess.

2.06. We believe, teach, and accept the Unaltered Augsburg Confession and the Small Catechism as true witnesses to the Word of God, normative for our teaching and practice.

2.07. We believe, teach, and accept the other confessional writings in the Book of Concord, namely, the Apology of the Augsburg Confession, the Smalcald Articles, the Treatise, the Large Catechism, and the Formula of Concord, as further valid expositions of the Holy Scriptures.


Wayne Sather 2013