At St Paul Lutheran Church our mission is to share God’s love in historic Seminole Heights and the greater Tampa area. The Holy Spirit has drawn us together by baptism into the body of Christ. We are called to welcome our brothers and sisters as the apostle Paul affirmed “for in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith” (Galatians 3:26).

We rejoice that God calls us to welcome people of all gender identities and sexual orientations, regardless of status, background, race, origin, or physical capacity. Because lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and asexual persons are often scorned by society and alienated from the Church, we wish to make known our caring, concern, and unequivocal welcome. God has made LGBTQIA+ persons in a diversity of bodies. We are likewise committed to the ongoing work of anti-racism in our church and communities. Through baptism all are equally accepted and affirmed as members of the body of Christ. We welcome you to share with us in the celebration of God’s Word and Sacrament in a safe and loving space. We are honored to welcome you.

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