St. Paul 

Evangelical Lutheran Church
Alpena, MI

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St. Paul Lutheran Church`s mission statement is “to be an expression of God`s compassion in our community and beyond.” We feel called as a body under the evangelical Christian faith to proclaim God`s word to all inside our realm of influence, through both word, and action. We commit our lives to Christ, and strive to exemplify His Spirit through our worship, ministry, and example. All are welcome to join us. Children's Church meets on Sundays at 10:30 a.m. during the contemporary worship. Worship Services are the Traditional Service held on Saturdays at 5:30 p.m., the Liturgical Service held on Sundays at 9:00 a.m. and our Contemporary Service held at 10:30. Come and be inspired. 
At St. Paul, we offer a wide range of events and groups for people of all ages and interests. From youth programs to senior activities, there is something for everyone. We also provide opportunities for community service and outreach, so that we can share God's love with those around us. Additionally, we have a variety of worship services throughout the week, including traditional and contemporary services, as well as special services during the holidays. Whether you are a long-time member or new to the area, we welcome you to join us at St. Paul.

advent services and devotional

Mid-Week Advent Lunch & Worship Services

Wednesdays in Advent
On December 6th, 13th, and 20th from 12:00-12:45 we will start with a small luncheon followed by a worship service.  Come join us.

Christmas Eve
Candlelight Services

December 24th
3:30 PM, 5:30 & 8:00 PM

Christmas Day Service

December 25th
9:00 AM

Unity Service

    December 31st-9:00 AM
     (no other services this weekend)

Advent Devotional

You can download this year's Advent devotional by tapping the picture of it or tapping here.
Advent is a time to prepare for the coming of Jesus and to be inspired by those who serve(d) with us and by God who freely gives us hope, love and grace to meet the challenges of each day.  This devotional is filled with accounts of those who came before us, Saints, faithfully living out the Gospel.  I pray that each devotional will help you to know that God is love and that this love will inspire you more fully each day of the year. A special thank you to everyone who contributed to this devotional. May God bless and keep you…always.
-Pastor John

December Service Activity

The December Service Activity is Sanborn Elementary School.
Items Needed:
Chapstick - plain non flavored - 12 containers
Gold Bond Healing Lotion - 2 containers
Freezer galloon sized zip lock bags - 1 container
24 pack of small sized  disposable water bottles

Clothing - girls underwear size 10 & 12
girls short sleeved shirts size 14/16
girls long sleeved shirts sized 14/16
boys underwear size 6
boys athletic pants sizes 6, 8, 10 & 12
Boys tennis shoes size 3 & 4

Please leave items on the  altar. Thank you for your generosity.

A moment with Pastor John

lifeline screening - December 18th

Life Line Screening, the nation’s leading provider of preventive health screenings will offer affordable, non-invasive and painless health screenings at St. Paul Lutheran Church on Monday,     December 18th, 2023.
A package of four screenings to identify risk for stroke, heart disease and other chronic conditions will be offered.  The four screenings are: Carotid Artery Disease (an ultrasound to screen the carotid    arteries for buildup of fatty plaque).
Atrial Fibrillation (a 6-lead electrocardiogram is  performed by placing sensors on the arms and legs to screen for Atrial Fibrillation).
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (an ultrasound is  performed to screen for abdominal aorta for the presence of an enlargement or aneurysm).
Peripheral Arterial Disease (an Ankle-Brachial Index test is performed using blood pressure cuffs on the arms and legs). 
These 4 vital screenings take 60-90 minutes to complete.  The special package pricing for all 4 screenings is $149.  To register for your appointment and to receive the special discount, please call 1-800-640-6307 or visit LLSA.SOCIAL/HC.

Upcoming Sermon

The Sermons at St. Paul are livestreamed, saved, and easily accessible through our website and smart phone app. Click below for our archived sermons.