WE ARE A CHURCH THAT

belongs to Christ, in whom we are gathered, forgiven, empowered and sent to serve. There is a place for you here.

WORSHIP: 9:30 AM

COFFEE & FELLOWSHIP: 10:30 AM

SUNDAY SCHOOL: 10:45 AM (Sept - May)

Special Events

  • Sep 20, 2017
    • 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
    • First Day of Confirmation Classes!
    • Confirmation classes begin on Wednesday, September 20th from 3:30-5:00pm.   *For more on the confirmation class schedule, see below: 2017-2018 Confirmation Schedule 09/13 PARENT/KID Meeting 09/20 Getting Started & Creation 09/27 The Human Condition and the Flood 10/04 Sarah, Hagar, Abraham, and Joseph – HELP W/ FALL SUPPER 10/11 Moses, Pharaoh, Exodus 10/18 NO CLASS […]

  • Oct 1, 2017 - Oct 31, 2017
    • All Day
    • #SOCKTOBER
    • Starting in October we will begin our annual month-long sock-drive for Pope County Families in Need and the Hearts and Hands Clothing Closet. We will set up a bin in the new fellowship hall designated for the donations. Socks, especially new socks, are one of the least donated clothing items. Next time you’re in the store […]

  • Oct 1, 2017
    • 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    • First Luther League Meeting!
    • Luther League begins Sunday, October 1st from 6:00-7:30pm. We will continue to meet roughly once a month through May. On our first meeting we will review the coming year and projects, as well as have a night of snacks and activities! This youth group is for grades 6th through 12th.

  • Oct 3, 2017
    • 5:45 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Education Team Meeting
    • The Education Team will meet Tuesday, October 3rd @ 5:45pm here at St. Paul’s.

  • Oct 4, 2017
    • 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    • FALL SUPPER 2017
    • Please join us for our Annual Fall Supper and Bake Sale at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Lowry  On October 4th, 2017 From 5-8pm 201 Maple Street Lowry, Minnesota Menu includes Meatballs, Homemade Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Green Beans, Squash, Dessert, and Beverage. Adults- $12 6-10 Years- $6 5 & Under- Free

Recent News, Posts, and Sermons

How Often Should We Forgive

Pastor Joe Skogmo St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Lowry, MN Pentecost 15 | 09.17.2017 | Matthew 18:21-35 The story begins today as “Peter wonders aloud how far forgiveness should expand”; “How…

Highlights from “God’s Work. Our Hands. Sunday 2017”

Thank you to everyone who helped out with yesterday’s “God’s Work. Our Hands. Sunday”! It was a day where we capped off our Minnewaska Area Schools school-supply drive, visited homebound…

Human Things and Divine Things

Pastor Joe Skogmo St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Lowry, MN Pentecost 13 | 09.03.2017 | Matthew 16:21-28 Today we start right where we left off last week. Last week Jesus asked…

Our Highest Authority

(FEATURED IMAGE) Gertrud Mueller Nelson, Sundays and Seasons: Year A 2017 (Minneapolis: Augsburg Fortress, 2016), 240. Pastor Joe Skogmo St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Lowry, MN Pentecost 12 | 08.27.2017 |…

“God’s Work. Our Hands.” Sunday is Coming!

“God’s Work. Our Hands. Sunday” is Coming! | Sunday, September 10th, 2017 “God’s Work Our Hands Sunday” is a dedicated nation-wide day of service and celebration of who we are…

Who We Are

Located in the small town of Lowry, St. Paul’s Lutheran is a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) which strives to be a faithful, welcoming, and caring congregation by inviting all to grow in Christ and serve him.

WORSHIP | We invite people of all stages of life to join in worship—families with young children, couples, individuals, young, and old. We have a fully accessible facility which provides people of all ages an opportunity to participate. We are a church that belongs to Christ. There is a place for you here.

EDUCATION | Along with our worship services, we strive to educate our children, youth, and adults to help them grow into faithful servants of Christ.

FELLOWSHIP | Fellowship is an important part of who we are. From fellowship after worship service to community events throughout the year, we seek to nurture our communal relationships in order to be a more faithful and loving people. 

SERVICE | The people of St. Paul’s seek to be active participants in God’s work in the world from our immediate community to around the globe, endeavoring to connect each other to Jesus by reflecting God’s unconditional love in humble service.

We are an imperfect people, but freed from sin, death, guilt, and shame – not by our own work but by the work of our loving, gracious, and merciful Savior – our community’s calling is to worship, to be community, and to love our neighbors as ourselves by sharing the gifts that have been given to us.

Our Beliefs

  • We believe in the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit as our Creator, our Savior, and sustainer of life
  • We are a broken people forgiven and freed by God’s grace to serve and love our neighbor
  • Everyone is welcome here
  • All people of all ages are welcome to receive the Lord’s Supper
  • Service is a fundamental expression of our faith
  • In Christian love we nurture one another
  • Prayer and Scripture guide us daily
  • God’s purpose for our church is to proclaim the gospel of Jesus through word and deed.

History

St. Paul's Lutheran Church of Lowry has a long and distinguished history, beginning on July 27, 1874 when the church was organized with the help of Reverend Christian Saugstad, who became the first pastor.

Since then, St. Paul's has seen many changes, from the log building constructed in 1875 to the frame structure erected in 1904, and then moved into the village of Lowry in 1920, to our new church home built in 1997. In participating in God’s mission we hope to continually serve as a place of peace and hope.

Building Campaign

The goal of the addition and renovation is to develop a plan that enhances worship and supports the church's participation through God's mission.

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Involvement Opportunities

Youth - Luther League

An opportunity for those in grades 7-12 to engage in fellowship as well as service, both within our congregation and throughout our community. This youth group meets monthly throughout the school year planning fellowship activities, seasonal service projects, and our annual summer service trip.

Women's Choir

Women’s choir provides special music for worship and special occasions. If you are interested in joining this choir, they practice the first three Wednesday evenings of the month during the school year.

Worship

There are many opportunities to be involved in each worship service – ushers, soundboard operators, the Altar Guild, acolytes, communion assistants, and readers all help create and sustain more faithful and intentional worship

Prayer Chain

A calling tree is established to spread the word for a prayer need. Please contact the church office if you have a person or circumstance in need of prayer support.

Sonshine Singers

Children of all ages are encouraged to join our children’s choir which meets weekly for practice throughout the school year and sings during worship on various occasions.

Women of the ELCA

WELCA is an impactful ministry group that provides service, devotional, and community opportunity here at St. Paul’s from clothing drives, to Bible study, to Sunday morning coffee.

SUNDAY SCHOOL

Held September - May at 10:45 a.m. for three-year-olds through 6th grade.

CONFIRMATION

Confirmation at St. Paul’s follows a two-year curriculum where 7th-8th graders meet weekly on Wednesdays during the school year to learn the biblical narrative and Lutheranism. Confirmation also includes worship participation, service, and fellowship.

WOMEN'S SMALL GROUP BIBLE STUDIES

There are two Bible study groups that meet in homes or at church. Monday evening Bible study is held on the second Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. Thursday afternoon Bible study is held on the third Thursday of each month at 2 p.m.

BREAKFAST AND BIBLE STUDY

This group meets at St. Paul’s and is open to all in the community for fellowship, breakfast, and a light Bible study. The gathering begins at 7 a.m. the first Saturday morning of the month during the school year.

Missions & Community Outreach

Noisy Offering

Along with its traditional offering, St. Paul’s also includes a “noisy offering.” Bring your change and it will be collected during each worship service by some of our youngest members. Noisy Offering supports various local, national, and global service organizations.

Discovery Days Preschool

Discovery Days Preschool—a non-profit, state licensed, parent cooperative preschool which serves three to five-year-olds and runs from September to May—has been housed in our education wing since 1989. For more information call (320) 283-5123 or Click Here.

God's Work. Our Hands. Sunday

“God’s Work Our Hands Sunday” is a dedicated nation-wide day of service. It is a day where we as St. Paul’s Lutheran Church work to make God’s love visible in our community in the form of various projects from visiting homebound members to cleaning up the parks and streets of Lowry.

Youth Service Trips

Each summer our youth volunteers are equipped and sent to various places in need. They have worked with organizations such as Feed My Starving Children and Lutheran Disaster Response to pack meals for the hungry across the globe and join relief efforts in areas affected by natural disaster. The trips are formative for both discipleship and fellowship.

Stitchin' Chicks

Open to anyone in the community who wants to learn to knit or crochet, or if you’re accomplished at either, Stitchin’ Chicks is a place to learn or to share those talents. Fellowship and mission work are combined. Meeting on Tuesday evenings.

Mission Quilting

Several hundred quilts are made each year and donated locally and to Lutheran World Relief. The group meets on the last Monday and Tuesday of the month at St. Paul’s.

ELCA Mission Support

St. Paul’s prayerfully and financially supports the ELCA and its local and global missions. To find out more about these local and global missions, Click Here.

Socktober

Every October our congregation holds a sock-drive in order to collect new pairs of socks. At the end of the month the socks are donated to local organizations who make them available for those in need.

Contact

Joe Skogmo

Pastor

Office: (320) 283-5413

Parsonage: (320) 283-5422

Cell:  (320) 424-3755

Email

Carrie Ahern

Secretary

Office: (320) 283-5413

Bulletin deadline: Wednesday Morning (each week)

Newsletter deadline: 22nd of each month

Email

Cemetery

For inquiry regarding plots and reservations please call:

Dennis Jones, President

C: (320) 424-2356

 

Ken Weisel, Actuary

C: (320) 760-6148