Welcome to St. Paul's!
Preaching Christ crucified, devoted to Holy Scripture, reverent in worship, and unapologetically Lutheran.
St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church and School, established in 1837, is one of the founding congregations of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, a conservative Christian body that traces its theology and practice through the sixteenth century Reformation to the faith of the ancient apostolic Church as recorded once for all in Holy Scripture.
Located in the heart of downtown Fort Wayne, St. Paul's is the "Mother Church" for many of the area Lutheran congregations, ideally located for those who live in the greater Fort Wayne area and are hungry for a Bible-teaching, Christ-preaching church.
For details regarding upcoming services at St. Paul's, follow the "Worship" link. To hear the Word of God, select the "Listen to This Week's Message" tab. Learn more about upcoming events in the box at right.
All Church Survey
The purpose of the All Church Survey is to help us review our current programs and activities within God's purpose and design as a church. Your participation will give us important information to provide direction for an exciting future. As your Strategic Ministry Plan Team, we value you and your thoughts in assisting our planning efforts. We hope that you may also find it a helpful means of reflecting on your faith and your Christian life here at St. Paul’s.
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From the Pastors' Desk
Death and Resurrection
Pastor Chad Smith
Statement on the Supreme Court's Same-Sex Marriage Ruling
Same-Sex Marriage Statement
Pastor Peter Cage; June 28, 2015
Being a Witness for Christ
"Interpreting the contemporary world from a Lutheran Christian perspective." That's what the Lutheran Witness is all about.
Pastor Peter Gregory boldly proclaims the light of Christ in a world darkened by sin in each of these three articles submitted to the Lutheran Witness online...
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has mandated that all health plans include coverage of "certain preventive health services." These "services" include contraceptives and abortion-inducing drugs. This new rule violates the consciences and beliefs of many Christians and the teachings of many Christian churches.
The Rev. Matthew Harrison, LCMS President, testified before the U.S. Congress in mid-February and has issued two letters to the church regarding this mandate. His statements about this issue, along with more information, can be found here. In addition to asking congregations to pray for the preservation of our religious liberty, President Harrison writes, "I encourage the members of the LCMS to join with me in supporting efforts to preserve our essential right to exercise our religious beliefs."
In response, St. Paul's and some sister congregations are taking part in a local effort to stand for and support religious liberty. For more information, visit "Support Religious Liberty" and read this column by Kevin Leininger from The News-Sentinel.
The Coram Deo Moment
The Rev. Steven K. Gjerde captured the true essence of the Hymn Festival hosted by St. Paul's as part of the Good Shepherd Institute Conference held in November 2012. His wonderful article from 'A Coram Deo' Magazine is published with his permission here.