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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.
We publish a newsletter 3 times a year which includes upcoming events, happenings within our church congregation and more!
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.
St. Paul’s, Wallace and St. Paul, Listowel are beautiful and sacred settings for your marital commitment to one another.
Funerals are arranged by the funeral directors in consultation with the Pastor.
Please contact the church office for more information, bookings or other arrangements.