St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church

You are invited to come and meet our growing community.

 

We, the people of St. Paul’s, are a community for spiritual health, centered in Christ.

We challenge ourselves to share and live Christ’s love within the congregation,

within the community and to the larger world.

 

We welcome you to worship with us!

 
Sunday Mornings                                                                                    9:30am
 
Children’s Ministry Program                                 4th Sunday of Every Month
 
Please check the Calendar for more events!
Parish Office Hours – Monday to Friday 9am – 1pm
 
May God richly bless you!
May the Lord bless you and keep you!
We hope to see you soon!
 
 
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Welcome to St. Paul’s

St. Paul’s welcomes YOU!
 
St. Paul’s has been a part of the Walkersville community since 1891.  We are located in the heart of historical downtown Walkersville on the corner of Fulton and Pennsylvania Ave.
 
We’ve been known as the “Strawberry church” for our famous Strawberry Festival held in the spring.  We celebrate our German heritage in the fall with our German Dinner.  But that’s just a small part of who we are at St. Paul’s.  Throughout the rest of the year you will find a vibrant congregation of believers worshiping on Sunday mornings.  You will find us supporting Glade Valley Community Services (GVCS,)  as we host the GVCS Thrift Shop (Clothes Closet) or volunteer at the GVCS Food Bank.  Together we celebrate life’s victories and comfort each other through life’s challenges.  We are a community in Christ who would love to meet you.  Join us for worship Sunday mornings at 9:30 am or at any of our upcoming events, check out the “What’s Happening” tab under Ministries.
 

Our Leaders:

St. Paul’s is in transition!  We continue to pray for God’s guidance and presence as we go through the process of selecting a permanent Minister. Tori Valcarcel is currently acting as the temporary Office Administrator as we search for someone to fill the role permanently, and Belinda Burriss is the Youth and Children’s Ministry Coordinator. An elected council of twelve members of the congregation help guide and direct St. Paul’s.
 
 
 

Current Events

Updated 9/25/2019

September 28th
25th Annual German Dinner
3-7 pm at the Walkersville Fire Hall

Join Saint Paul’s in celebrating the 25th year of our German Dinner! See the event tab or Facebook page for more information and buy to your tickets early!

 
 

Where Can I Serve?

Jesus told us, his disciples, to make disciples of all nations. One of the most important values of this church is our mission to the world. It begins in our own community, and spreads overseas to every nation. Church members are involved in a variety of ministries from things as simple as folding bulletins to chaperoning youth mission trips.  

Mission Outreach

The members of St. Paul’s are pleased to be a part of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. We are part of the Delaware-Maryland Synod.  We support the mission and vision of these parent organizations.
Check out what’s going on in the Delaware-Maryland Synod Youth and Family Ministry by visiting their website here.
 
 
 
Mar-Lu-Ridge is a year-round outdoor ministry of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America situated in the beautiful Catoctin Mountains of central Maryland. We minister through our summer camp, year-round retreat and conference center, and programs offered throughout the year. We are located in scenic Frederick County, Maryland, an hour from Baltimore and Washington, DC.
 

3200 Mar-Lu-Ridge Rd. Jefferson, MD 21755 mlr@mar-lu-ridge.org 1-800-238-9974    301-874-5544

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Check out our monthly newsletter, The Epistle, or check out the photo gallery to see what’s been happening at St Paul’s.
 
Stop by our Facebook page for the most up to date information about events.

 

Facility Request Information

 

Facilities Information Fees:  Fee of $150 for use of Parish Hall or Social Hall for the first three hours and $75 for each hour beyond. The Parish Hall and Social Hall are available for events and small wedding receptions and should be reserved as early as possible. Use of the Hall must be approved by the Church Council which meets on the second Tuesday of each month. 

  • No charge for use of facilities for church members or non-profit groups
  • Fees charged for
    • profit making ventures
    • business organizations
    • non-members for any reason

Procedure for all use: Each person or group must complete a Facilities Request Form either in person or through the Office Administrator. The office can be reached at (301) 845-4600 or through email at .  Information on this form includes:

  • Date(s) needed
  • Time
  • Name of Event
  • Where (which building)
  • Number of people (anticipated to attend)
  • Contact person
  • Phone number and email
 
Approval: The completed Facilities Request Form is submitted to Council for review at the next Council meeting or Executive Committee meeting. Following Council action, the form is returned to the Office Administrator who contacts the person listed on the form.
 

Buildings for Use

 
The Social Hall: is in the basement of the church building and has no handicapped access. There are also no bathrooms on that level. The Social Hall does include a full-service kitchen. Fire code allows 123 people with tables and chairs and 263 chairs only.
Social Hall: 14 West Pennsylvania Avenue, Walkersville, MD 21793
 
The Parish Hall: is in what was formerly a bank building. It can hold up to 85 people with tables and 185 with chairs only, according to the fire code. Comfortably, the Hall will hold about 60-80 people, depending on your plans. There is a small kitchen with a large refrigerator and a small chest freezer, for your caterers’ convenience. The Hall is also equipped with handicap accessible restroom and baby changing area. Absolutely no alcoholic beverages are permitted in the building at any time, and of course it is a non-smoking facility. The use of candles or other potentially hazardous decorations is prohibited. If you have a DJ or live band, music must remain at a reasonable level, particularly in the evening. Set up can be done as early as the night before, but all arrangements must be agreeable with the church calendar. The Parish Hall/Social Hall must be left as it was found. All lights turned off and if heat/AC was adjusted, that must be turned back to the temperature stated on the sign beside thermostats.
Parish Hall: 19 West Pennsylvania Avenue, Walkersville, MD 21793
 
 


How to Contact Us

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Office Hours:        Monday-Friday from 9am until 1pm
Office Address:     19 W Pennsylvania Ave, Walkersville, MD 21793
Telephone:            (301) 845-4600
 
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