St Pauls Lutheran Community Church

22 Milham Street, St Marys, NSW 2760
PO Box 3042, St Marys South, NSW 2760
Phone: 0484 924 460

Our Mission Statement

The Lutheran Church is a mainstream Christian Protestant Church that has been represented in Australia since the 1850's. St Paul's Lutheran Church has been on our present location in St Marys for more than 60 years. We view the church as being like 'God's open house' where you can come to grow in your faith surrounded by the best things God has to offer for people of all ages.

We, at St Paul's Lutheran Church, believe God is calling us to continually nurture our faith and open our eyes, hearts, and minds to reach out and draw people to Jesus Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit.

Our participation and fellowship together as a Worshipping Community is more than just membership of a Congregation. It is a caring community of Christians, gathered around the word of God, centred on Christ Jesus, passionate about our personal relationship with each other, and our personal relationship with our God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

It is our prayer that the Holy Spirit will set our hearts ablaze for Christ Jesus to the glory of God our Father.

Our Core Beliefs

Along with our fellow Lutherans in Australia and around the world, we hold that:

We accept without reservation the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments, as a whole and in all their parts, as the divinely inspired, written and inerrant Word of God, and as the only infallible source and norm for all matters of faith, doctrine and life.

We acknowledge and accept as true expositions of the Word of God, and our own confession, all the Symbolical Books of the Evangelical Lutheran Church contained in
The Book of Concord of 1580.

We bear witness that our relationship with God and with each other has been renewed by God's grace alone, through the sacrifice of our Lord Jesus Christ alone, and is received by every Christian through faith alone, as described in the Holy Scriptures alone.

Our Pastor

Our Pastor is Rev David Thompson.
Pastor David came to us from Faith Lutheran Community Church at Watanobbi on the Central Coast in May 2004.    Pastor David and his wife Sherry migrated to Australia from the United States and made Australia their home. They have a son Allen and daughter-in-law Linda, who live in the United States, and they are proud grandparents of Kaylee, David and Cora. Pastor David and Sherry are raising their teenage Godson, Orion.

Pastor David is on Rest and Recuperation (Long Service) leave until October, when he will retire from full time ministry.

You can reach him on his mobile phone, 0414 521 661.

Our Leadership for 2018

St Paul's Lutheran Church is served by a team of talented and dedicated people who are interested in meeting the Congregation's fellowship needs. The Church Council oversees the day-to-day management of the Congregation, and the planning for major events within the Congregation.

Our Congregational Leadership Team is:

  • Chairperson: Mrs Judy Rikmanis
  • Secretary: Martin Vanags
  • Treasurer: Horst Mey
  • President of St Marys Ladies Fellowship: Ellen Mey
  • President of Blacktown Ladies Fellowship: Helen Ritterwald

Our Board of Elders

St Paul's Lutheran Church is also served by caring and dedicated people who are interested in the Congregation's spiritual needs. The Board of Elders is made up of men and women who oversee the spiritual and caring sides of congregational life.

Our Spiritual Leader is:

  • Hans Meijer

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