Life’s travels can be joyful or tear-filled, tranquil or difficult, energizing or exhausting. Whatever they are, they’re better when taken with others…and with God.
SUNDAYS at 9:30AM
Traditional worship with music, holy communion and a meaningful message. Quiet activity area for children near the worship space.
WEDNESDAYS at 7:30PM
Casual worship with holy communion & discussion of the week’s readings. In the summer we may worship at parks or other locations. Check here for location details.
We believe that all are children of God, made in his image. God’s love comforts and strengthens us; Jesus modeled how to love each other and take care of God’s world.
This is Christ’s Church. There is a place for you here.
Walking with kids
We haven’t forgotten the children!!!
Yours are welcome in worship when you visit us, and there is a mighty (if small) Sunday school class for them, too.
Reconnecting to community
Pastor Mark Rollenhagen is a former newspaper reporter and editor with a passion and calling for helping traditional congregations reconnect to people in their changed communities.
He believes that the Lutheran emphasis on God’s love and grace and our understanding that we are called to love all of our neighbors has a vital role to play in renewing urban communities struggling with issues of race, poverty, education, mental health and pollution. Sharing the life-giving hope found in the Gospel of Jesus Christ — in both what we say and in what we do with our hands and feet — leads to renewal.
Pastor Mark began his ministry with the people of St. Paul’s in in October 2018 after serving seven years as mission developer and redeveloper in a first-ring suburb of Cleveland. He and his wife live in Waukegan with their cat and a big, old labrador retriever who spends a lot of at St. Paul’s as well.