The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod (LCMS) has over 2 million baptized and 1.6 million confirmed members in the United States. Our church body was founded more than 170 years ago, in 1847, by a small group of German immigrants in America who were dedicated to preaching and teaching the Gospel of the forgiveness of sins through Christ alone. Many of the founders of our Synod were from Missouri hence the word “Missouri” in our church’s name. Our congregations are united in an association of Christian fellowship called a “Synod”, which means “Walking together.” Each congregation is unique although believes and teaches the same Biblical truths.
St. Paul Lutheran Congregation Auburn, California
Beginning in 1930, a Lutheran mission was established in Auburn with a congregation consisting of 15 men, women and children. Services were held twice a month in Congregational Church located at the corner of Lincoln Way and High Street.
In 1947, the mission was organized into the congregation of the First Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. The first church home was acquired in 1957 in a former church building, which still exists today, on Lincoln Way in Old Town.
In 1963, the congregation of First Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod changed its name to St. Paul Lutheran Church. In 1965
our present site on Nation Drive was purchased and work soon began on the new church building which was completed in 1966.
St. Paul Lutheran Church has been privileged to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ since its origin as a "preaching station" in 1930 and by the God's grace will continue to fulfill the mission of our Lord in the future.