Who We Are

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"We are Blessed to Share the Blessing in the Smoky Mountains"

 

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Our Mission Statement

In grateful response to God’s Grace
and empowered by the Holy Spirit through Word
and Sacrament, the mission of St. Paul
Lutheran Church is to fulfill the Great Commission
by sharing the love of Christ
through word and deed within our church
and community.


 

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What We Believe and Teach:

God is
Triune: Father, Son, & Holy Spirit

Jesus is
The Son of God, Born of a Virgin

The Bible is
The Inspired, Inerrant, Revealed Truth of God

We are Sinful
Rm 3:23...." for all have sinned and fall short"....

Jesus Died for all
2 Cor 5:15...." and he died for all"....

The Gospel
We are called to share it

The Church
Is the body of Christ

Holy Baptism
Tit 3:5...." the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit,"....

Holy Communion
Jesus Christ is really present in, with and under the bread and wine to give forgiveness of sins.

This is only a snapshot: We hold all the prophetic and apostolic Scriptures to be the inspired word of God and the doctrine of the Evangelical Lutheran Church drawn from them and confessed in the small catechism, to be faithful and true.


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Worship, and the
distribution of God's
gifts are the primary
reasons for our
existence. We also
enjoy many other
activities together.
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In a typical week we offer:

  • Three worship opportunities
  • Sunday School education for all ages
  • A women's Bible study
  • A men's Bible study

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In a typical month we offer:

  • One Breakfast fellowship opportunity
  • Lutheran Women's Missionary League (LWML)
  • Two Lunch fellowship opportunities

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In a typical year we offer:

  • Four to six full congregation potluck opportunities
  • Numerous high school and junior youth fellowship
  • Numerous community involvement opportunities listed below.

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We are involved in service and outreach in a number of ways:

  • First, we encourage every individual to be an active witness through word and deed in every aspect of their lives.
  • We support our local community by prayerful, active, and financial support to the following organizations:
    • Sevier County RIght to Life
    • Sevier County Food Bank
    • Smoky Mountain Area Rescue Ministry
    • Women's Care Center
    • UT Campus Ministry
    • Mountain Hope Good Shepherd Clinic
    • LeConte Medical Center Intensive Care Unit Ministry

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  • We support our world and nation by prayerful, active, and financial support to the following organizations:
    • Trinity Hope Haitian School feeding program
    • Bethesda Lutheran Homes
    • Lead a Child organization
    • Haiti Seminary Fund
    • Lutheran Military Veterans and Family Ministry
    • Lutheran Public Radio, Issues Etc.
    • Lutheran Bible Translators
    • LutheranBlind Mission
    • Lutheran Hour Ministries
    • Lutheran Malaria Initiative
    • LutheranWorld Mission
    • Combined Seminary Fund
    • Lutheran Heritage Foundation
    • Mid-South District of the LCMS
    • Faith Comes By Hearing

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(below) Lutheran Women's Missionary League (LWML)
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