I try to spend time during Lent reflecting on the unseen hurts that other people bear. Many people hurt on the inside but never speak of their wounded condition. To remember this makes me more compassionate toward others. Now if I could just remember this after Lent has passed . . . —STP Member’s Lenten Reflection
Last year I committed to 40 good deeds, large or small, for non family members during Lent. I kept a list. I continued good deeds for my family! I just didn’t count them. It was a positive experience. I’m starting my 2015 list today! —STP Member on Lenten Commitments
Saint Paul is an open, affirming, and diverse community of faith representing two Christian traditions, that of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and that of the Roman Catholic Church. Each tradition maintains and honors its own heritage, and each worships according to its own liturgical practices. As one community of faith, the members of the respective traditions work together in social outreach and shared hospitality. Together we rejoice in the manner in which diversity has enriched, nurtured, and challenged the life and ministry we share in Christ, and we regret actions and attitudes throughout the Church that may have inhibited or prevented access to Word and Sacrament because of age, race, socio-economic or marital status, physical or mental capacities, gender identity, or sexual orientation. We are a Reconciling in Christ community.