- Phone: (651) 464-3323
- Mailing Address: 886 North Shore Drive, Forest Lake, MN 55025
Led by the Spirit to share God's grace.
Be the body of Christ: welcoming all, inspired by God, and sent out to live our Faith
We've been around since 1888 and we will never stop evolving into God's church of the future.
We are the big small church in town. We relate to five different generations and do a pretty darn good job at it. We meet you where you are in life. Come for the fun children's sermon...stay for the thoughtful adult message with some theological depth. We are relaxed and dressed up. We wear robes, gowns, jeans and baseball caps. We belt out Lutheran hymns and Imagine Dragons. We do traditional stuff like baptisms, weddings, and funerals and new fangled Halloween spooky music and Mardi Gras parties. We are church like you remember and church for today.
We are invested in our community. Republicans and Democrats engage with each other and equally receive the radical grace of God. Relationships matter. We gather around the altar to receive God's forgiveness and around hightop tables to connect with one another over weak coffee and homemade treats. We remember that Christ is in our midst.
Rather than choose a theme and build Bible stories around it, we follow a cycle of readings called the Narrative Lectionary, listening for how the Holy Spirit is speaking to our community in those stories. The texts follow the sweep of the biblical story, from Creation through the early Christian church.
We are part of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, one of the largest Christian denominations in the United States with more than 4 million members and over 10,000 congregations.
Together in Jesus Christ we are freed by grace to live faithfully, witness boldly and serve joyfully.
Our Saint Paul Area Synod is made up of 112 congregations, mission starts and institutions committed to growing in faith and trust in Jesus Christ. Living out of our identity as Lutherans, we recognize we are grasped by grace and are free to devote our energy to being church in a way that is rooted in tradition and open to experimentation.
This means we will show up where we have not been before. We will walk with those who have felt excluded, hurt or indifferent to the witness of the church. We will act with the confidence that God calls us to meet Christ in every one of our neighbors.