About Saint Paul Lutheran Church

Our current building

Church History

Saint Paul is an ELCA congregation, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Chicago Metropolitan Synod.

Born into a time of worldwide turmoil in 1925, St. Paul’s English Evangelical Lutheran Church began struggling for survival. Today we remember and cherish the legacy of the early saints; their tenacity, their willingness to sacrifice and their tireless devotion to preserving the authenticity and timelessness of Holy Scripture.

Our history bears scars of dissension, wounding and myriad occasions of shared grief. These, along with the elation of countless spiritual ‘highs’, have worked to shape a congregation that is healing and nurturing, trusting and flexible, an anchor in a fractured world and sanctuary for the disenfranchised.

All of this, plus the freedom to pursue endeavors outside long-established confines, abides within a historic religious tradition that we have chosen to adopt as an enabling influence rather than a restrictive one.

It is only through the constancy of a good and gracious God that we, who claim the Son’s name in this place, have endured and prospered.


Statement of Welcome
and Affirmation

As a community of the people of God, we are called to minister to all people in our world, which can be a place of alienation and brokenness. Christ calls us to be a family of healing and welcome within our society. We profess our commitment to invite and openly welcome all to hear and experience the word of God, to share communion and the promise of the risen Christ. Further, we believe that the Holy Spirit can and does work with and through all beings created by God. It is for this purpose that we affirm the following:

  *  that persons of all races, national and ethnic origins, ages, mental and emotional condition or capacity, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, economic situation and those who suffer from addictions share with others the worth which comes from being unique individuals created by God, and that all stand before God in need of forgiveness;

  *  that all persons named and unnamed above are welcome within the membership of our congregation upon making the same affirmation of faith that all other members make;

  *  and that as members, all are expected and encouraged to share in the worship, fellowship and general life of this congregation.

adopted by
Congregational Assembly
June 7, 1998

2008 - Saint Paul Lutheran Church
515 S. Wheaton Avenue - Wheaton, Illinois - 60187

630 668-5953   Fax: 630 668-0020