St. Paul Lutheran Church is a congregation of 563 baptized members. As a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, we follow a liturgical style of worship and we use the settings from the Evangelical Lutheran Worship hymnal. On an average Sunday worship we have 165 people who attend services. St. Paul's has an active Sunday School program and several opportunities for youth to be involved in the church. Please visit the Ministries page for a complete list of activities for people of all ages.
At St. Paul’s, Holy Communion is celebrated on the first and third Sundays of the month. Communion is offered to all who confess Jesus Christ as Lord and who believe in the Real Presence of Christ in this communion we share together. The bread is served from a common loaf and the wine is served in individual glasses. First communion is given to 4th graders and younger children are invited to come forward for a pastoral blessing.
History of St. Paul Lutheran Church
The origins of St. Paul Lutheran Church date back to the start of the 20th century. Three separate Lutheran congregations in the Garrison area, Zion, Immanuel, and St. Paul, were organized during this period of immigration into North Dakota. In 1913, St. Paul Lutheran Church was organized in Garrison and by 1948 the three churches had formed one congregation. The congregation moved to a new church building in northeast Garrison in 1985. In our 100 year history, 13 pastors have been called to our congregation. We are being severed by interim pastor, Dan Paulson, following the June 2017 retirement of out 30-year pastor, Dick Hendrickson.