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Reconciling in Christ

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Jersey City, is a Reconciling in Christ congregation.

What does this mean?

In response to the overwhelming love of God, we stand in awe of the wideness of God’s mercy. In faithfulness to the Gospel of Jesus Christ, mindful of our Lutheran emphasis on grace, and rejoicing in the celebration of our shared baptismal journey, we welcome as members of our extended family all those who have ever felt excluded by the Church because of their race, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental challenges, financial resources, or family status.

As followers of Christ, all members of St. Paul’s are compelled by the Gospel to seek reconciliation and wholeness in a world that is all too often an unloving place. Therefore, rejoicing in God’s abundant grace, we extend a genuine welcome to all and commit to actively working to spread God’s love through anti-racism work and an inclusive welcome. And so, whether or not you identify as part of the LGBTQIA+ community; whatever your country of origin or ancestry; whether you are a believer, a doubter, or a seeker—in Christ’s love, we welcome you, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit we can work together to usher in God’s Kin-dom of justice, peace, and mercy. 

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