Pastor's Message

It has been said that a church is not a museum for saints, but a hospital for sinners. Hospitals can be a place where there are noisy people, busy people, hurting people, and even mourning people. Our church is a hospital for sinners, but we have the greatest physician- Jesus Christ.


Often people expect a church to be a place where saints gather and live out their saintly lives. Sometimes even those who are members of a church expect this. But instead of finding saints in churches, we often find sinners and it surprises us. Sinners struggling to live out Jesus' call in Luke 10:27 "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind; and love your neighbour as yourself." I believe that just as Jesus called doubtful, struggling, sinful disciples 2000 years ago he still does today. And so it should not surprise us when we find sinners in churches.


So it is with St. Paul's we are a gathering of sinners, God has called together to be a family trying to live out the mission Jesus has set before us. The Apostle Paul reminded the church in Corinth of its humble position in 2 Corinthians 4:7 "But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us." We, at St. Paul's, are simply clay jars privileged to hold the grace of God through Christ Jesus and are called to share that grace freely.


If you're looking for the perfect church St. Paul's is not your church. We, like those disciples 2000 years ago, also struggle to live out Jesus' call on our lives. But if you, like us, know that you are a sinner in need of healing and encouragement then you're welcome to join us in our journey to live Jesus' call to follow him.


May Jesus give you his peace, his life, his joy.

  

Rev. Paul