What We Believe

Our faith is centered on the Son of God, Jesus of Nazareth. His life, death, resurrection, and ascension are the climax of the story of God’s workings in the world, the Bible, which we hold to be inspired and infallible. Our Christian faith can be concisely summed up in the words of the three Ecumenical Creeds. We are also a congregation of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod (LC-MS for short). As such, we believe that in the proclaimed Word (Bible/sermon) and the Sacraments (Baptism and Communion) Jesus is truly physically present for and with us, bringing present-tense forgiveness of sins and strengthening of our faith. We proclaim the present-tense Gospel! Furthermore, we offer Jesus to anyone, interpret the Bible faithfully, and hold to Biblical understandings of how the people of God are supposed to act as we wait in community for the return of Jesus.

About Us

Front entrance of st. Paul's Lutheran church Gathered from around the Capital Region here in the heart of Albany, we are your neighbors, and we care about this city. Our aim is to proclaim Jesus faithfully, as we share a common faith that Death is dead because Jesus is alive. That is the hope that try to give to the community around us, that there is more to life than wealth, status, education and politics— There is a God who loves us, who loves you, and died to prove it.More than that, He (Jesus) shows up every week to prove it over, and over, and over again as He washes us clean and makes us whole. He gives us the kind of grace and love that you just can’t find anywhere else. Get in touch with us, or come check it out! Many faces- but only one Lord, one faith, one baptism. We are a diverse group of disciples of Jesus Christ – bankers, musicians, social workers, teachers, public servants, lawyers, business owners, parents, grandparents, married and single – united by our shared faith in Jesus of Nazareth, the Son of God.



Sunday Worship 9:30 AM    10 Western Ave. Albany, NY 12203


What to Expect

bible Expect to experience something larger than yourself, to be wrapped up into a story in which you are a character, but not the main one. In the liturgy, we are immersed into God’s story, using timeless words and melodies to retell the story of God’s redeeming work. You should expect to hear whispers of the shout which is the praise and worship of all God’s people from every time and every place, surrounding you each Sunday morning whether you sing or just listen. In the Sacrament, you are not the main character, but eating the body and blood of Jesus who IS, who comes to you, giving you forgiveness for your sins and healing for your brokenness. The Sacrament (Eucharist) is the high point of our worship service and our week, as God comes to us and not the other way around. In that moment Heaven has truly come to earth as we surround the throne of God as beggars receiving a “holy handout”. Finally, expect to quit being an individual, for at least an hour. Whether you worship silently in the back or enthusiastically in the front, you are not an individual. You are part of the larger community of faith for that moment (or as long as you’d like to be), even if you’re joining us for the first time..


Many faces- but only one Lord, one faith, one baptism.

We are a diverse group of disciples of Jesus Christ – bankers, musicians, social workers, teachers, public servants, lawyers, business owners, parents, grandparents, married and single – united by our shared faith in Jesus of Nazareth, the Son of God.

News

  • Homeless Shelter Dinner

    Sisters and brothers in Christ, This information is from Sheryl Baum, and I failed to get this in the most recent newsletter. Please read and volunteer, contact Sheryl Baum or the Pastor with further questions. Homeless Shelter Dinner Information: St. Paul’s will again help provide dinners for the homeless shelter guests at First Lutheran church on Tuesday evenings. A schedule was prepared and each church has committed to 5 dinners throughout that period. St. Paul’s dates are: December 6, 2016 January 3, 2017 January 31, 2017 February 28, 2017 March 28, 2017 A typical dinner is for 25 people and should consist of a main entrée, a starch (potato, rice, pasta) a vegetable or salad and a dessert. Meals should be completely cooked and in disposable pans. Ideally, groups of 3 to 5 people are needed to help prepare each dinner. Look for the sign-up sheet in Luther Hall. You’ll find it very rewarding to make dinner for these homeless men. And thank you in advance for helping with this project. If you have any questions see Sheryl Baum or the Pastor. Thank you to all who brought clothes and cleaning supplies for the September/October social ministry project. These items were taken to the Homeless Shelter at First Lutheran. Your generosity is much appreciated. The January/February social ministry collection will be announced for next month.
  • Concord Quotes

    This podcast will take you through the "Book of Concord" in a year. Each episode is approximately 6 to 10 minutes long. You can listen right here on our Spreaker widget, or go to iTunes and download the current episode right to your phone or tablet. Enjoy!
    We would like to thank Daniel Long for creating and sharing this podcast.


What you will hear

Expect to experience something larger than yourself, to be wrapped up into a story in which you are a character, but not the main one. In the liturgy, we are immersed into God’s story, using timeless words and melodies to retell the story of God’s redeeming work. You should expect to hear whispers of the shout which is the praise and worship of all God’s people from every time and every place, surrounding you each Sunday morning whether you sing or just listen. In the Sacrament, you are not the main character, but eating the body and blood of Jesus who IS, who comes to you, giving you forgiveness for your sins and healing for your brokenness. The Sacrament (Eucharist) is the high point of our worship service and our week, as God comes to us and not the other way around. In that moment Heaven has truly come to earth as we surround the throne of God as beggars receiving a “holy handout”. Finally, expect to quit being an individual, for at least an hour. Whether you worship silently in the back or enthusiastically in the front, you are not an individual. You are part of the larger community of faith for that moment (or as long as you’d like to be), even if you’re joining us for the first time.



Concord Quotes

Hello, and welcome to Concord Quotes. This podcast will take you through the "Book of Concord" in a year. Each episode is approximately 6 to 10 minutes long. You can listen right here on our Spreaker widget, or go to iTunes and download the current episode right to your phone or tablet. Enjoy!


We would like to thank Daniel Long for creating and sharing this podcast.


Download the podcast from:   Itunes    Spreaker

Contact Us!

Here you can reach out to the Pastor or send a prayer request.