1) We Live by Grace
As a church in the Lutheran tradition, St. James and St. Paul people emphasize the grace of God at work in the world. What is grace? It's the belief that the love of God for humanity is so vast and all-encompassing that there is nothing people can do (or fail to do) that will overshadow or take away that love.
As Lutherans, we believe that Christians are free to love and serve the world in response to this gift of grace. We don't have to earn God's love, but, having been loved so unconditionally, we strive to reflect that love to our neighbors and community.
2) God Calls Us to Be Disciples
What does this look like in daily living?
We worship together and pray for one another.
We pay attention to what Jesus describes as the greatest commandment: "Love God, and love your neighbors as yourself."
We are committed to deepen our faith through continued learning together. We are open to being challenged and invited by God to continue to discover that the journey of faith has no ending point.
We are guided by the Bible, reliable words that tell the story of the relationship between God and the world, and we confess the creeds of the church.
St. Paul and St. James are congregations of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), a denominational body of 4 million members and 10,000 congregations. Find out more by visiting ELCA.org/About