Trinity & St. Paul Lutheran Churches LCMS

Guttenberg and McGregor, Iowa


Traditional, Liturgical, Biblical congregations in the Mississippi Valley committed to ministering to sinners with the forgiving presence of Jesus Christ

Worship and Bible Study



 A WELCOME IN JESUS' NAME to all who gather in the Lord’s House at St. Paul, McGregor or Trinity, Guttenberg. When you partake of the Divine Service you are joined with the seen and unseen host of God to be served by the Triune God through the preaching of His Word and the administration of the Holy Sacraments. Apart from these Means of Grace there are no Christians and there is no Church! Therefore the entire Liturgy places God at center stage as He acts towards His people through these Means to bring His gifts of life and salvation. That is why the Liturgy is called “Divine Service” - it is God’s Service to His people! This service reaches its fulfillment in the Lord’s Supper or Sacrament of the Altar.

Close(d) Communion

    

     The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod practices close(d) communion. Our practice of close communion is the historic practice of the church. It is prompted by love, both for God’s Word and for God’s people. It does not deny that members of other denominations are Christians. Rather, it bows the knee to the Bible’s deep concern for doctrinal truth (Rom.16:17) and the Bible’s witness that doctrinal unity is central to the common reception of this sacrament. For this reason, guests who desire to commune are asked to speak with the pastor before the service.


    Bible Studies and Sunday School

 

      Sunday Morning Bible Class for adults and children at Trinity begins at 7:45 am. Sunday School is at 9:30 am. St. Paul Sunday School is held at 9:15 a.m.  Bible Study for adults and children is begins at 11:45 am after Divine Service.   Midweek Adult Bible Study is scheduled Tuesdays at 4:45 pm at St. Paul and Wednesdays at 9:30 am at Trinity.  A study of Luther's Large Catechism is held for both congregations and visitors at 4:00 pm to 5:15 pm on Thursday at St. Paul.   Those who have not been involved in Bible Study are welcome to join us. A knowledge of the Bible is not necessary, only a desire to learn.