Therefore, my beloved, be steadfast, immovable, always excelling in the work of the Lord, because you know that in the Lord your labor is not in vain. 1 Corinthians 15:58
Every year, the congregation of St. Paul Lutheran Church reaffirms this mission statement.
Called and set apart through our baptism to share in God’s mission to the world in Jesus Christ, we members of St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, Jersey City, commit ourselves to faithfulness in this mission by:
Regularly gathering to receive Christ in the proclaimed Word of God and the sacraments;
Seeking to grow in Christian wisdom, knowledge, and practical skill in Christian living – so as to be Christ’s ministers and priests in our daily vocations;
Speaking to others about Jesus Christ and inviting them into the life of our congregation;
Giving our time, talent, and money to support the mission of our congregation and the wider Church;
Serving one another, especially the needy among us, in order to build up our common life in love;
Joining with others to serve the poor of our neighborhood and to be advocates for justice and the common good in our society.
We make these commitments, trusting in the guidance and power of the Holy Spirit.