ABOUT US

WHO WE ARE

Founded in 1866, St. Paul Berea, ELCA is a place where you will always be welcomed. By serving through relationships and love, St. Paul Berea is a space where everyone can grow spiritually.

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

WHAT WE DO

Our mission is “To know and serve Christ by reaching out in love to all” and we believe in the importance of involving and experiencing God in all areas of your life. There are countless ways to grow in your involvement and your faith at St. Paul; regardless of where you are in your journey, there is a place for you here.

WHAT TO EXPECT

Members and first time guests alike, we invite you to get connected to the community. Whether you're attending service on a Sunday, dropping in on a small group meeting, or stopping by to chat with Pastor Dan, you can anticipate a positive, encouraging experience.

PASTOR SKILLMAN

"We love the God we cannot see by loving and serving our neighbor, who we can see."

Self Examination

 

At the beginning of Lent, the Church announces:

The party is over. 

Consecrate the fast. 

Come to the sacred assembly. 

The solemn ceremonies of Ash Wednesday that lead us into Lent, 

remind us that we are from the dust and we will return there. 

Death is the common lot of us all. 

 

This isn’t an exercise in morbidity. 

The point of taking a moment away from the revelry and fasting

is that we would consider just how we’re living. 

Every time our stomachs rumble in disapproval

we might just remember that our days are numbered, 

and that we should make them count. 

We might look at Jesus to see what a life that counts looks like, 

and ask questions of ourselves like these: 

Am I living a life of consequence, purpose, and meaning? 

Am I loving my family and friends? 

Am I practicing patience, kindness, and faithfulness? 

Am I reaching out to the less fortunate? 

Am I confessing my trespasses, and forgiving those who trespass against me?

 

If we’re honest, we have to say that we’ve fallen short of the glory of God. 

But there is still time to course correct. 

There is still time to repent, believe the good news, and live with purpose.

I pray God’s blessings on you as we enter this time of self-examination 

called Lent, 

Pastor Dan

Our Staff
Photo Gallery

Rev. Daniel Skillman - Senior Pastor
danielskillman@stpaulberea.org
x202 

Dale Hukill - Director of Music Ministry
dhukill@stpaulberea.org
x210 

Richard Shirey - Assistant Organist

 


Susan Moore - Director of Children's Ministry
children@stpaulberea.org
x207 

Sherrill Crawford - Administrative Assistant

officestaff@stpaulberea.org
x200 

Dean Firing - Administrative Assistant

officestaff@stpaulberea.org

x200

Lynnette Ozanich - Bookkeeper

treasurer@stpaulberea.org

Gail Brandt - Nursery Care Provider

1/5
  • Facebook Social Icon
  • YouTube
OFFICE HOURS

Monday through Friday

9am - 12pm and 1pm - 4pm

  • Google Places - White Circle
CONTACT

276 East Bagley Rd.

Berea, Ohio 44017

 

(440) 243-1144

officestaff@stpaulberea.org

SUBSCRIBE FOR EMAILS

© 2017 St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church Berea, Ohio