St. Paul's Lutheran Church

Get to know us.

We hope our worship experience with music, songs and Holy Communion fulfills your spiritual needs for the rest of the week. Our congregations are part of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada and in full communion with the Anglican Church of Canada.

We are wheelchair accessible and a wheelchair and walker are available.

History of St. Paul's, Wallace Twp.

In the year of our Lord, 1860, much of Wallace Township was just beginning to be settled, forests covered most of the area and our German forefathers were busy clearing the land and building log homes. A rich and enduring faith was part of each one of these settlers and thus it was that in 1860 – 63, a few families began to meet in their homes for Sunday worship, and then later, in the schoolhouse in the Town of Wallace. In 1863, twelve pioneer families, all Lutheran, gathered together to form a congregation let by Rev. Weichmann, a clergyman from Floradale, and of the Missouri Synod. He served the families by leading services in the schoolhouse of the Town of Wallace, every three weeks. In 1864, he initiated a plan to build a log church; it would stand very close to where our present church is today.

History of St. Paul's, Listowel

The first settlers came to the district where Listowel now stands. Between the years of 1852 and 1875 people of the Lutheran faith came here and set up their homes. They received spiritual care from the pastors coming from other Lutheran centres. The Lutheran people possessing their Bible, Hymn Books and Catechisms longed to have their hours of worship. Undoubtedly, the first services were conducted in a home or a hall as there is no information that they had a church building before the present church was erected. Records of the early years, if they were kept, were either lost, mislaid or unintentionally destroyed, which is unfortunate.  

 

Our Newsletter

We publish a newsletter 3 times a year which includes upcoming events, happenings within our church congregation and more!

 
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Baptisms

Baptism is one of the sacraments of our church, and so it is very important.All are welcome to be baptized at St. Paul's. Infants, children, youth and adults.

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Weddings

St. Paul’s, Wallace and St. Paul, Listowel are beautiful and sacred settings for your marital commitment to one another.

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Funerals

 Funerals are arranged by the funeral directors in consultation with the Pastor.

Please contact the church office for more information, bookings or other arrangements.

 - at St. Paul's we exist to live for Christ -

SHARING HIS LOVE

with our church family & our community

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Meet our leaders.

 

the Staff

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Pastor Rev. Ralph Dwarika

Ralph was born in Trinidad and migrated to Canada in 1969. He was ordained in 1986, and has been blessed to be the Pastor of St. Paul’s Listowel/Wallace Parish and the community

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Parish Secretary
Karen Bowman

Karen has been the Parish Secretary of St. Paul’s for 39 years, starting in March 1979.  Over the years, Listowel Treasurer, Listowel Envelope Secretary and Parish Treasurer have been added to her roll.  

She enjoys being Mom to her 2 children and 1 son-in-law and Grandma to Spencer, Noah and Ella. In her spare time she likes to read, walk, garden and cook.

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Organist & Choir Director
Tosca Danner

Tosca has been Organist and Choir Director since 1997. She oversees choosing music, practising and directing the choir and playing the organ and piano. She is thankful that a relative bought her a piano when she was young which began her love of music.

Tosca loves spending time with her two sons, daughter-in-law and four grandchildren which includes a set of triplets. “What we do with God’s gift is our gift to him.”

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Children’s Music
Wayne Stoltz

Wayne is honoured and very proud to be a member of St. Paul’s, Parish.  Singing and playing Gospel music with the Sunday School and congregation and enjoying hundreds of wonderful memories.

 
Even if I go through the deepest darkness I will not be afraid, Lord, for you are with me. Your shepherd’s rod and staff protect me.
— Psalm 23:4
 
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