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.
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.
"We love the God we cannot see by loving and serving our neighbor, who we can see."
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
Rev. Daniel Skillman - Senior Pastor
Dale Hukill - Director of Music Ministry
Richard Shirey - Assistant Organist
Susan Moore - Director of Children's Ministry
Sherrill Crawford - Administrative Assistant
Dean Firing - Administrative Assistant
Lynnette Ozanich - Bookkeeper
Gail Brandt - Nursery Care Provider