Mission is a church in the Como Park neighborhood of Saint Paul. We invite you to join us for worship and friendship on Sunday, morning and evening.
We are followers of Jesus Christ and believe that He died so that we can be forgiven for our sins. Faith in Jesus is a gift, and anyone who believes can have this forgiveness.
1040 Como Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55103
9:00 AM Sunday School
10:30 AM Morning Worship
5:00 PM Evening Worship*
*On the first Sunday of the month, there is a fellowship meal immediately following the morning service. On these Sundays, our evening service is moved up to 2:00 PM.
We are a group of believers coming together in the name of Christ. We meet weekly for worship on Sunday morning (and many of us come again in the evening). We also see each other during the week for service opportunities, small group study, or just because we like each other and want to hang out.
Ask our members what they like best, and they’ll likely say the biblical preaching and the sense of community. We’re small enough that our members can really get to know one another, and that leads to a caring and nurturing environment where members encourage one another as they grow in faith.
Our congregation is part of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church. We are a confessional congregation, following the Westminster Standards.
We strive to make our worship service accessible and welcoming. If you have any questions about the service, child care, or what to expect, you can ask our greeter when you arrive. Or, if you’d like to talk to our elders or pastor before you visit, please email or call 651-771-0125.
Finding Us: The easiest way to get to our church is from Lexington Avenue. Turn east onto Como Avenue. The road curves, and the first thing you’ll see ahead on the north side of the street is Twin Cities German Immersion School (TCGIS) (currently under construction.) We are across the street on the south side (a church that looks like a school.)
Parking: Parking is available in the lot behind our church building or on the street. If you ride your bike, you can bring it inside with you.
Accessibility: Our front entrance on Como Avenue is stair-free. A lift provides access to the sanctuary, lower levels, and an accessible restroom.
What to Wear: Please wear what makes you comfortable. You’ll find some of us in jeans, others in suit and tie. Business casual is the average.
Children in Worship: We always welcome little ones in our worship services. If you would like a quiet place for children, there is a cry room at the back of the sanctuary, and a nursery in the upstairs of the education building. The service can be listened to in either place. Please check with the greeter if you would like to drop your child off at the nursery for the service – we have volunteers ready who would love to help.
Sunday School: Sunday School meets at 9:00 AM. Children’s Sunday School begins with an assembly in the upstairs Fireside Room before breaking into age group classes. Our adult class meets in the fellowship hall in the lower level.
Communion: The Lord’s Table is open to those who profess faith in Christ and are members in good standing of a Bible-believing church. We celebrate the Lord’s Supper on the first Sunday of every month. If you have questions about participating, please speak to an elder or the pastor prior to the service. We offer both wine and grape juice, and have gluten-free bread available.
Fellowship Meals: On communion Sundays, we have a fellowship meal after the morning service. There is always plenty of food to share.
Music: We love to sing! We use the Trinity Psalter Hymnal and the Trinity Hymnal. Our accompaniment is usually piano, sometimes organ, and in special moments we may sing a capella.
Order of Worship: Our service follows a dialogical pattern – a conversation with God – that draws us into God’s presence through confession, forgiveness, teaching of the Word, and thanksgiving.
Bibles: You are welcome to bring your Bible with you, whether it’s paper or electronic. We also have Bibles (ESV) in every pew.
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