St. Paul's is a Church rooted in the past but reaching into the future!
Before there was a United States of America, there was a St. Paul's Reformed Church in Catawba County. We are, in fact, the oldest church in Catawba County. Our church was a part of a group of German settlers who erected their first house of worship in 1771. Our German Reformed heritage anchors us in the spiritual devotion of our ancestors. Today we are a church committed to following Jesus together. Our dream is to live as authentic citizens of the Kingdom of Jesus in our community. We welcome everyone who is interested in learning more about the way of Jesus.
What We Believe
Our beliefs have been handed down to us from Christian ancestors, the earliest followers of Jesus. The simplest summations of those beliefs are contained in the ancient creeds;
namely the Apostles Creed and the Nicene Creed.
(The word "Creed" comes from the Latin "Credo" which means "I believe.")
*The word catholic refers to the global church
I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth; I believe in Jesus Christ,
his only Son, our Lord. He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended to the dead. On the third day he rose again. He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father.He will come again to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit,the holy *catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins
the resurrect ion of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.
I believe in one God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible
and invisible. and in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God, begotten of the Father before all worlds; God of God, Light of Light, very God of very God; begotten, not made, being of one substance with the Father, by whom all things were made.who, for us men for our salvation, came down from heaven, and was incarnate by the Holy Spirit of the virgin Mary, and was made man; and was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate; He suffered and was buried; and the third day He rose again, according to the Scriptures; and ascended into heaven, and sits on the right hand of the Father; and He shall come again, with glory, to judge the quick and the dead; whose kingdom shall have no end.
And I believe in the Holy Ghost, the Lord and Giver of Life; who proceeds from the Father [and the Son]; who with the Father and the Son together is worshiped and glorified; who spoke by the prophets. and I believe one holy *catholic and apostolic Church. I acknowledge one baptism for the remission of sins; and I look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come. Amen.