St. Paul begins renewal
EVART — Members of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Evart voted to join the newly formed Lutheran synod known as the North American Lutheran Church (NALC). Their strict adherance to the message of God’s Word in the Holy Bible and a focus on reaching out into the community as well as other missions is in keeping with the beliefs of members at St. Paul.
In making this decision, St. Paul has added their name to a growing list of congregations that have felt compelled to end their affiliation with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)
The congregation took this action after years of discussion and prayer about the direction being taken by the ELCA in critical areas such as the infallibility of God’s Word as given in the Holy Bible, rewording hymns and even some prayers to be gender neutral, and more. The break from traditional Lutheran theology contributed to this difficult decision.
Pastor Janice Kelly has become a rostered pastor with the NALC and will continue her ministry at St. Paul.
The members of St. Paul welcome everyone who would like to learn more about the faith they profess to attend Bible study at 9:45 a.m. and/or worship service at 11 a.m. St. Paul is located on the corner of 5th and Cherry Streets in Evart.