St. Paul's Lutheran Church and School | 1100 9th St E, Menomonie, WI 54751
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We’re glad you’re here!

Please contact us right away if you have a specific need or question contact us. Scroll down and see if some of your great questions are listed here with answers to get you started.
We exist because “God’s amazing grace empowers us to love and serve God and one another!” 
“What does St. Paul’s offer to our community?” St. Paul’s extends God’s amazing grace to our community in three main ways…through Worship, Growth Groups and the School. Each ministry area helps each of us be more amazed and empowered by God’s grace than ever before. God challenges and changes our attitudes and moves us to love and serve him and others (where God has placed us), as Jesus Christ has loved and served us. Check out the Worship, Growth Groups and School pages on the site!
The grace-filled people here and our leader, Jesus Christ, whose Word we follow, are the true blessings of this church. We know we are as far as you can get from perfect. We are amazed that God has been so gracious to us and all people in Jesus Christ!
“I am new to this whole church and God thing. I have a lot going on in my life. I’m nervous about it, but want to know more.” First of all, our pastors love to chat with people who think like you. Our pastors will meet you throughout the week in coffee shops, restaurants or in the church and school office, wherever you are comfortable. You are not bothering us. We are not too busy for you. It is our joy to listen to your story and share God’s promises, encouragements, and help with you, answer your questions the best we can, and even connect you with other supportive people.
We also offer Grace classes throughout the year that give you an overview of God’s amazing grace. Come and see Grace!!! We cover the following topics in 9 sessions… 1. Sin 2. Grace 3. Faith 4. Works 5. The Triune God 6. Jesus Christ 7. Baptism 8. The Lord’s Supper and 9. Men and Women. There are people in the class who have never heard of any of this, which is very exciting! Others have heard lots of different ideas in their lives. We all learn from God’s Word and each other as we discuss the lesson, think critically, ask our questions, and consider God’s answers. We offer childcare and Sunday school for kids during these classes as well. Contact us about when the next Grace class begins.
“I’ve been to a lot of churches. A lot of churches make big promises and make themselves sound good. But, how do I find out what St. Paul’s is really all about?”
Grace classes give you instant access to everything we believe and teach, which affects who we are as a church family. We are totally transparent and honest about what God says because he is our Creator and Savior and with him is honesty, forgiveness, a new life, incredible wisdom and much joy now and forever! Contact us about when the next Grace class begins.
In addition to what we believe and teach, our grace-filled people are the true blessings of this church. New people say over and over that a lot of their assumptions are dispelled and reversed when they spend time around the genuine, humble, joyful, helpful people of St. Paul’s. We are a lot like you. We have struggles, guilt, and shame that we bring before God every day. He gives us help in every time of need, removes our guilt and shame and replaces it all with a new view of ourselves. He helps us to view ourselves as he views us through Jesus Christ…as his dearly loved sons and daughters! He also helps us to view other people differently because Jesus loved and served them, as well, even when none of deserved it at all.
God is so honest and accurate in pointing out where every one of us is not living as his sons and daughters. Once we see his point, he shows us how Jesus Christ lived as we were supposed to live, how Jesus died to face the consequences that should have been ours, and how Jesus rose from the dead to prove that he really was who he said he was. The more we believe this and the more it sinks in to every part of our being, the more we are empowered to love and serve others as God has loved and served us!

“When are worship services?”

We gather together as a whole church to worship on Sunday at 8am, 10:30am, and 7pm on Monday. Services last approximately one hour. Find out more about worship here

“How early should I arrive?”

We welcome you whenever you are able to join us. The ushers will happily help you find a place for you and your family to sit.

“Where should I park?”

There are parking lots on the North and South sides of the church. In addition, street parking is available at no cost. Handicapped parking is located in a lot in the North parking lot near accessible entrances to the building.

“What should I wear?”

We encourage you to come in comfortable clothing.

“Is St. Paul’s family-friendly?”

Yes! We offer children’s sermons for ages 10 years and younger. We also have children’s fun bags in the hallway outside of the sanctuary. At 9:15am on Sundays, we have Sunday School for kids, a nursery, teen study, catechism classes, adult classes and more.

 

“Is St. Paul’s for college students, young professionals and singles?”

There is great beauty in a multi-generational church made up of people in all seasons of life. A number of UW-Stout students often sit right next to spouses who have empty nests, widows, and one-parent families with young kids. Single men and women find friendship with people they might never come into contact with otherwise. Our common faith in Jesus Christ unites us more than any cause or interest or passion of this world could unite us. We all have so much to learn from each other! Knowing a diversity of grace-filled people enriches our lives!

 

“What else should I know?”

We welcome everyone to worship with us. We celebrate the Lord’s Supper twice a month because of its vital importance in the Christian’s journey. If you want to participate in The Lord’s Supper (also known as Holy Communion), we ask that you first speak with a Pastor or enroll in a Grace class. This is so that we get the chance to be transparent with you about what God’s Word says about the Lord’s Supper. We want everyone to benefit from the Lord’s Supper. But we want to be honest with you about what God teaches before asking you to do something you may not agree with. If you agree with what God’s Word says, then we will welcome you to the Lord’s Supper with open arms!

Founded in 1871, we are a Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod church dedicated to God’s Word and sharing His Amazing Grace in the Chippewa Valley, Dunn County, and throughout the world. We exist because “God’s amazing grace empowers us to love and serve God, and one another.” 
It is our pleasure to meet you and connect you with the Savior who loves you so much that He gave His life for you.
“Could you give a summary of what St. Paul’s believes?”

— All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God {Romans 3:23} and…the wages of sin is death. {Romans 6:23}

— God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life. {John 3:16}

— The blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin. {1 John 1:7}

— It is by grace you have been saved, through faith – and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God – not by works, so that no one can boast. {Ephesians 2:8,9}

— That you may declare the praises of him who has called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. {1 Peter 2:9}

 

“What church body/denomination does St. Paul’s belong to?”

A full confession of our beliefs can be found here https://wels.net/about-wels/what-we-believe/this-we-believe/. This site will also give you access to the supportive, world-wide church body we belong to, the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS). WELS churches support each other and work together to spread the good news of Jesus all over the world. We pool our God-given resources to give thorough and ongoing theological and practical training to our pastors, teachers, leaders and members. We pool our God-given resources to spread God’s amazing grace where God has placed us and where we cannot go on our own https://wels.net/serving-others/missions/. It is a blessing to be part of a local church family, but also to be part of something so much bigger than St. Paul’s! After all, every follower of Jesus is part of the eternal family of God which consists of people from all races and languages that will live on and worship God forever, regardless of the troubles we face in this life. We endure hardship together. We carry each other’s burdens. When one person is weak, Christ is our strength. He sends us to each other to lift each other up. God’s grace is amazing! If we could be known for one thing, that would be it.