We at St. Paul's Lutheran Church of Minnetonka have been called to live out our mission as a Reconciling in Christ congregation.
The mission of St. Paul's Lutheran Church,
is "To be an open and
inviting church, spreading the good news of
What God has done in and through Jesus Christ
is, indeed, good news. In Christ we are forgiven, we
are given life that is eternal, and we have been drawn
together into a community of faith where we can be strengthened
and nurtured and where we can participate in the privilege
of reaching out to others in Christ's name. St. Paul's
Church has been engaged in ministry since 1956. Through
the witness of the first congregational members (some
of whom are still faithfully in worship virtually every
Sunday), others have been drawn to St. Paul's Church,
and they, too, have become witnesses to God's continuing
work of creating and sustaining life in Jesus Christ.
Reconciling in Christ Affirmation of Welcome Statement
WE BELIEVE that to be faithful to the Gospel, we are called to be an open and inviting congregation spreading the Good News of Christ - opening ourselves and our sanctuary to receive and value all people - as God receives and values us. We recognize that the welcoming language that is often used by Christian churches is not always supported by authentic welcoming actions, particularly when lesbian, gay, bisexual, intersexual, and transgendered persons and families are involved.
WE BELIEVE that Christ calls us to reconciliation and wholeness. We acknowledge and value the unique talents, gifts and potential of each of us made in God's image and seek to nurture and support each who comes among us. We are committed to wholeness and healing within our society and invite all people into full service and fellowship within the life of this congregation including worship and music, education, outreach, community service and all other ministries of St. Paul's.
WE BELIEVE that we are all one in Christ and that any separations we permit to exist between us, any of us, are contrary to God's will. As apostle Paul wrote centuries ago, "There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male or female. Christ has made us one." (Galatians 3:28).
THEREFORE, we at St. Paul's are committed to welcoming you ...
- If you are lesbian, gay, bisexual, intersexual, transgendered or straight.
- If you are seven, seventeen, forty-seven or one hundred and seven.
- If you are black, brown, red, yellow, white or any shade in between.
- If you are broken, healed or in recovery.
- If you are rich, poor, or somewhere in between.
- If you are able-bodied, disabled or differently-abled.
- If you have a strong faith, have doubts about your faith or aren't sure you have any faith at all.
- If you have accepted Christ's love, question Christ's love or don't know if you are loved.
- If you are looking for a church home, have never had a church home or need a place to find peace.
We are committed to welcoming everyone, living as a reconciling people in our life together and in our outreach to the community.
Welcome to St. Paul's! We hope to meet you
on Sunday in Church.