St. Paul's is an ecumenical, "mainline" local-church environment
for Christ-centered worship and community-
and contemporary.




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              St. Paul's is at home in the Paulskirche - just over the city line
                     in Hamburg's close-in west-side suburb, Schenefeld.

  St. Paul's: "Church" in Hamburg - auf Englisch!

St. Paul's provides an opportunity for regular Christian worship and community in the English language.

Pastor Paul Otterstein is a pastor in both the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Northern Germany, the "Landeskirche" in northern Germany, and in the Evangelical Luthern Church in America. Before coming to serve the German congregation at the Paulskirche in Schenefeld, he served for more than 15 years as a pastor and chaplain in the USA.

St. Paul's is for all who would like to worship in the English language. Everyone is welcome! We are ecumenical and Christ-centered, drawing from both traditional liturgical and contemporary sources. We like traditional and modern music, quiet meditation and spirit filled joy. Week by week we want to rediscover and celebrate God's amazing grace! All ages are welcome. The worship service begins at 11:30 a.m., includes parallel activities for children, and is followed by a "coffee hour" - an informal opportunity for visiting with one another.


The "Explorers:" An Evening Discussion Group

Our discuss-and-learn group, "The Explorers," meets monthly. What do we do here? Each month we chose a topic that has to do with Christian faith and life. At the beginning we introduce the topic with a story, Bible reading, video, or presentation, and then we dive into a discussion to learn more from one another. The goal is personal enrichment and spiritual growth through sharing. English is the main language, but German (and some other languages) are also welcome and often heard. At the end we close with a prayer.

We normally meet on the 3rd Wednesday evening of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the "Haus am Turm" right next to the church, but we may vary the meeting day in a given month, so it's best to check here for the next meeting time. Our next meeting is on:

To be announced as soon as the Coronavirus crisis permits.

We usually meet on the 3rd Wednesday in each month at 7:00 p.m. in the "Haus am Turm" right next to the Paulskirche.


Community "Pot Luck" Dinners

"Pot Luck" is an American term for a shared community meal. The idea is that everyone brings a "pot" (a food or drink item to share with the others) and everyone "tries their luck" (samples one another's items). Our pot luck dinners take place from time to time right after our Sunday worship service. Many bring their menu item with them and drop it in the kitchen before the service, and afterwards we build a diverse bufet with a decidedly international flair. The dinners are great opportunities to meet new friends or spend time with old ones. And the food is great! Join us!

Next Pot Luck Dinner: to be announced soon!