St. Paul Lutheran
3880 SE Brooklyn St.
Portland, Oregon, 97202
Pastor Kelle Nelson
St. Paul Lutheran Church is a center of spirituality that believes all people are welcome to be part of a congregation that seeks to understand God’s purpose and mission for them in the local community and in the world.
As individuals from varying perspectives, we seek to fulfill what is Holy in our lives. As a congregation, we gather together in community to worship God, participate in fellowship and community outreach, and to provide direction and clarity in how we serve all of creation. We invite you to worship with us — to discover how the Holy Spirit is calling us and to grow in relationship with one another.
Sunday Service: 10 a.m.
Coffee & Fellowship: 11:15 a.m.
Every Sunday we gather to worship and discover God in this time and space. Holy Communion is celebrated every Sunday — connecting us more deeply to the Triune God (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit) revealed in Jesus Christ. All are welcome to join in Holy Communion.
Following morning worship, all are welcome to join together in fellowship in the St. Paul Room. Coffee, tea, and light food and treats are provided.
Children & Sunday School
St Paul believes that children are one of God’s greatest blessings. If you are unsure of where your children should be during worship, please know that we think they should be exactly where you’d like them to be!
Children are welcome to stay with you for the whole worship experience — activity bags are available in the back of the sanctuary — or go to the St. Paul nursery if they are having a hard time sitting still. Our nursery attendant is available during worship to look after your little blessings while they play with a variety of toys, games and books.
Sunday school is also part of our worship hour and we recommend children from kindergarten to fourth grade attend. After the children’s message, the children are invited to go with the Sunday school teacher for their lesson. Our hope is that God's love will come alive in the telling of the Biblical stories in new and fun ways.
After Sunday school, the children will be accompanied back into the sanctuary to celebrate Holy Communion. If you have any questions, our ushers are happy to assist you. You can also contact Pastor Kelle.
At St. Paul, music is more than Sunday hymns, it’s a dedication to tradition and a love of all things making joyful noise unto the Lord! Our beloved organist, James Isaak is a professional music maker and has been making joyful noises at a high level his whole life, going all the way back to the church of his childhood. St. Paul is lucky to have a member of the Portland, Oregon, chapter of the American Guild of Organists leading us in our musical endeavors. When he is not stalwartly leading the choir and providing an exceptionally high standard of Organ and Piano music, he is working full time as a Data Interface Analyst with a large financial technology provider.
The choir at St. Paul is made up of 6 dedicated musical enthusiasts. And while they may be small, they be mighty! If you find yourself looking for a musical experience and are available two days a week, please contact the church office at (503) 236-2389.
St. Paul Choir
Meredith Andersen-Elliott, soprano
Jane Frisbie, soprano
Becky Einolf, alto
Bob Wetter, tenor
David Elliott, bass
Pastor Kelle Nelson
Music Director / Organist
Judy Koonce – Co-President
Diana Schneider-Barnes – Co-President
Kathy Schroeder – Vice President
Becky Einolf – Secretary
Kristin Ferguson – Treasurer
Bob Wetter – Worship
Meredith Anderson-Elliot – Outreach
Mike Marsh – Communication
“May today there be peace within. May you trust God that you are exactly where you are meant to be. May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith. May you use the gifts that you have received and pass on the love that has been given to you. May you be content knowing you are a child of God. Let this presence settle into your bones and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love. It is there for each and every one of us. May today there be peace within." — Unknown