st. paul's lutheran family

Please Note:   Starting with Sunday, June 20, St. Paul's will return to its traditional Sunday morning schedule: Holy Communion Worship at 8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.  The Sunday services will be available by live-streaming on YouTube. As of July 30, 2021 face coverings (masks) are required for vaccinated and unvaccinated persons at St. Paul's.   For information contact the church office by telephone (775-882-3020) or by email (

Click here to link to live-streaming services.

Regular In-person Holy Communion Services at St. Paul's:

Sunday Holy Communion 8:00 a.m. (live streamed)

Faith LINK (St. Paul's Sunday School Program) 9:15 a.m.

Sunday Holy Communion 10:30 a.m.

For Faith LINK Registration form, check here

We welcome you to our website, and even more we welcome you to visit us in our worship.  We are a community of Christians who accept the Lutheran Confessions and worship using a variety of  traditional and contemporary services.


The Worship booklets & announcements for the Regular and YouTube services are posted in the section below. To join  the on-line services just click on the YouTube link below:

St. Paul's YouTube Link (Upon entering YouTube, click on "Playlists" and select Sunday)

Pastor Adamik's Facebook Link (Facebook sign-in required)

We know that the COVID-19 pandemic has brought great hardship to many people in countless ways.  For those of us who have the means and who desire to support the on-going ministry of St. Paul's there are several ways that financial support can be provided: 

1) using your bank's "Bill Pay" program; 

2) using checks sent to the church (St. Paul's Lutheran Family, PO  Box 20876, CC, NV 89721); 

3) using the Paypal account directing your donation to "St. Paul's Lutheran Family"; & 

4) using the Simply Giving program to send regular donations to St. Paul's.

Simply Giving Form

Note:  Until the resumption of normal services & activities after the Pandemic, the monthly calendar will not be posted. 

Previous calendars are available in the COMMUNICATION section

For our most recent newsletter, click here.

Current and past newsletters are available in the COMMUNICATION section.

Pastor: The Rev. Chad Adamik

Carson City is the capital of the State of Nevada. 

The City is home to about 55,000 residents. 

St. Paul's Lutheran Family also serves residents of the nearby towns/areas of Dayton, Virginia City, Silver City, 

Silver Springs, Washoe Valley, Gardnerville-Minden,  and Lake Tahoe.

St. Paul's is located at 1201 North Saliman Road, Carson City, NV,  just north of Carson City High School.

New mailing address: St. Paul's Lutheran Family, PO Box 20876, CC, NV  89721-0876

If you have questions and are interested in participating in our worship services or other activities, we invite you to call the church at: (775) 882-3020, or send us an email to:

worship booklets

Holy Communion Services @ St. Paul's 

Holy Communion Services are held Sunday at 8:00 and 10:30 am.  The 8:00 am Sunday Services are live streamed on YouTube,

For more information call

775-882-3020 or email

St. Paul's publishes the worship booklets & announcements for in person services and live streaming YouTube services below.

YouTube Links:

For Live Streaming services click here

For non-Live Streaming dates click here (upon entry, click on "Playlists")

Click on the desired date(s):

Sunday, September 26, Pentecost 18 Worship Booklet

(Live streaming, service TBA)

Sunday, September 19, Pentecost 17 Worship Booklet (Live streaming, service TBA)

Sunday, September 12, Pentecost 16 Worship Booklet (Live streaming, 8:00 am service)

Sunday, September 5, Pentecost 15 Worship Booklet (Live streaming, 8:00 am service)

Sunday, August 29, Pentecost 14 Worship Booklet

(Live streaming, 8:00 am service)

Sunday, August 22, Pentecost 13 Worship Booklet

(Live streaming, 8:00 am service)

Sunday, August 15, Pentecost 12, Worship Booklet

(Live streaming, 8:00 am service)

Sunday, August 8, Pentecost 11, Worship Booklet

(Live streaming, 8:00 am service)

Sunday, August 1, Pentecost 10, Worship Booklet

(Live streaming, 8:00 am service)

Sunday, July 25, Pentecost 9, Worship Booklet

(Live streaming, 8:00 am service)

Sunday, July 18, Pentecost 8, Worship Booklet

(Live streaming, 8:00 am service)

Sunday, July 11, Pentecost 7, Booklet & Announcements

(Live streaming, 10:30 service)

Sunday, July 4, Pentecost 6, Booklet & Announcements

(Live streaming, 10:30 service)

Sunday, June 27, Pentecost 5, Booklet & Announcements (Service of the Word--Live streaming, 10:30)

Sunday, June 20, Pentecost 4, Booklet & Announcements (Liive streaming, Sunday, 10.30 am)

Sat/Sun, June 12/13, Pentecost 3, Booklet & Announcements (Liive streaming, Sunday, 9:00)

Sat/Sun, June 5/6, Pentecost 2, Booklet & Announcements (Live streaming, Sunday, 9:00)

Sat/Sun, May 29/30, Holy Trinity, Booklet & Announcements  (Live streaming, Sunday, 9:00)

Sat/Sun, May 22/23, Pentecost, Booklet & Announcements (Live streaming, Sunday, 9:00)

Sat/Sun, May 15/16, Easter 7, Booklet & Announce-
 (Live streaming, Sunday, 9:00)
Sat/Sun,   May 8/9, Easter 6,   Booklet & Announcements (Live streaming, Sunday, 9:00 am)

Sat/Sun, May 1/2, Easter 5, Booklet & Announcements (Live streaming Sunday, 9:00 am)

Sat/Sun, April 24/25, Easter 4, Booklet & Announcements (Live streaming Sunday, 9:00 am) 

Sat/Sun, April 17/18, Easter 3, Booklet & Announcements

(Live streaming Sunday, 9:00 am) 

Sat/Sun, April 10/11, Easter 2, Booklet & Announcements

(Live streaming Sunday, 9:00 am) 

Sat/Sun, April 3/4, Easter, the Festival of the Resurrection. Booklet & Announcements (Live streaming Sunday, 9:00 am)

Sat/Sun, March 27-28, Lent 6-Palm Sunday, Booklet & Announcements (Live Streaming Sunday, 9:00 am)

Sat/Sun, March 20/21, Lent 5, Booklet & Announcements (Live Streaming Sunday, 9:00 am)

Sat/Sun, March 13/14, Lent 4, Booklet & Announcements

(Live Streaming Sunday, 9:00 am)

Sunday, March 7, Lent 3, Booklet & Announcements

(Live Streaming 9:00 am)

Sunday, February 28, Lent 2, Booklet & Announcements

(Live Streaming 9:00 am)

Sunday, February 21, Lent 1, Booklet & Announcements

(Live Streaming 9:00 am)

Sunday, February 14, Transfiguration, Booklet & Announcements (Live Streaming)

Sunday, February 7, Epiphany 5, Booklet & Announcements (Live Streaming)

Sunday, January 31, Epiphany 4, Booklet & Announcements (Live Streaming)

Sunday, January 24, Epiphany 3, Booklet & Announcements

Sunday, January 17, Epiphany 2, Booklet & Announcements

Sunday, January 10, Baptism of Our Lord, Booklet & Announcements

Sunday. January 3, Christmas Sunday 2, Synod Led

Sat/Sun December 27, Christmas Sunday 1, Worship Booklet & AnnouncementsReplaced Readings

Christmas Eve, December 24 Worship Booklet

Sat/Sun, December 19/20, Advent  4, Booklet & Announcements No in-person worship  

Sat/Sun, December 12/13, Advent 3, Booklet & Announcements No in-person worship 

Sat/Sun, December 5/6, Advent 2, Booklet & Announcements In-person worship cancelled

Sat/Sun, November 28/29, Advent 1, Booklet & Announcements

Sat/Sun, November 21/22, Christ the King, Booklet & Announcements

Sat/Sun, November 14/15, Booklet & Announcements

Sat/Sun, November 7/8, Booklet & Announcements

Sunday, November 1, Booklet & Announcements            Sunday, October 25, Reformation, Booklet & Announcements

Sunday, October 18, Booklet & Announcements

Sunday. October 11, Booklet & Announcements

Sunday, October 4, Booklet & Announcements

Sunday, September 27, Booklet & Announcements

Sunday, September 20, Booklet & Announcements

Sunday, September 13, Booklet & Announcements

Sunday, September 6, Booklet & Announcements

            For the Gospel & Sermon, upon  clicking on YouTube link,                  select "Videos" instead of "Playlists"

Sunday, August 30, Booklet & Announcements

                          For special sermon, click here

Sunday, August 23, Booklet & Announcements (No YouTube)

Sunday, August 16, Booklet & Announcements

Sunday, August 9, Booklet & Announcements

Sunday, August 2, Booklet & Announcements

Sunday, July 26, Booklet & Announcements

Sunday, July 26, Spark Worship (For children)

Sunday, July 19, Booklet & Announcements

Sunday, July 12, Booklet & Announcements

Sunday, July 5, Booklet & Announcements

Sunday, June 28, Booklet & Announcements

Sunday, June 21, Booklet & Announcements

Sunday, June 14, Booklet & Announcements

Sunday, June 7, Holy Trinity, Booklet, including Announcements

Sunday, May 31, Pentecost, Booklet including Announcements; RECOGNITION OF 2020 GRADUATES

Sunday, May 24, Booklet, including Announcements

Sunday, May 17, Booklet, including Announcements

Sunday, May 10, Booklet, including Announcements

Sunday, May 3, Booket, including Announcements

Sunday, April 26 Booklet

Sunday, April 26 Announcements

Sunday, April 19 Booklet

Sunday, April 19 Announcements

Easter Sunday, April 12 Booklet

Easter Sunday, April 12 Announcements

Good Friday, April 10 Booklet

Maundy Thursday, April 9 Booklet

Palm Sunday, April 5 Booklet

Palm Sunday, April 5 Announcements

Sunday, March 29 Booklet

Sunday, March 29 Announcements

Sunday, March 22 Booklet

Sunday, March 22 Announcements

Be sure to check out our YouTube channel on Sunday evening for the music of Dave Lingensjo. 

Dave’s ‘Prelude’, ‘Postlude’, and a couple of popular hymns will be recorded and uploaded! 

welcome to st. paul's



Coronavirus COVID-19 has completely taken over our lives, our thoughts, our relationships--every aspect of our being.  Here we are providing several links to information intended to help us understand and how to respond.

  • First, a response from the Rev. Elizabeth A. Eaton, Presiding Bishop of the Evangelical  Lutheran Church in America (click here).
  • Second, Resources to help leaders and  members stay connected and resilient during
    COVID-10 (click here)
  • Third, "FAQs for Administrators and Leaders at Community-and Faith-Based Organizations" from the CDC    (click here)
  • Fourth, Governor's public announcements regarding Coronavirus COVID-19, (click here)
  • Fifth, Responses through Lutheran Disaster Relief, (ciick here)
  • Sixth, to make donation to ELCA-LDR (click here)

news & notes

Mrs. Betty Thoreson, 82, long-time and active member of St. Paul's died on Friday August 27, 2021.  Betty was the wife of Jay, (who died in 2002), the mother of Richard (who died in 1986),  Donald, and Julie.  Her three grandchildren are  Marvin, Shanelle, and Keely.  She was able to meet her new great-granddaughter recently.  Betty's memorial service is being planned on Saturday, October 9 (Betty's birthday), 11:00 a.m.  at St. Paul's. For Betty's obituary, click here.

Mrs. Peggy Truttman, 95, mother of Linda Wilson and Elizabeth Eder died on Tuesday, July 13. Peggy was a faithful and active member of St. Paul's.  For many years Peggy was the primary organizer of funeral receptions for WELCA,  Peggy's memorial service is planned for Saturday, September 18, 11:00 a.m. at Walton's Funeral Home, 1281 N. Roop St., Carson City. A reception will follow at 1:00 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, 515 N. Nevada St., Carson City.   For Peggy's obituary, click here. 

Mr. Charles Lacugna, 86, husband of Darlene (for 65 years), father of Susan and Charles, grandfather of Eric, Evan, & Amber, and great-grandfather of two, died on Thursday, May 20, 2021. Chuck and Darlene  had been long-time active members of St. Paul's. For the article about Chuck & Darlene on their 65th wedding anniversary, click here. Chuck's service will be Saturday, October 16th at Carson Valley United Methodist Church 1375 Centerville Lane Gardnerville, Nevada 89410.  

Ms. Laura Kauf, 55, daughter of sainted Ed & Ann Kauf, and sister of Jennifer Overlock and Jeffrey Kauf,  and niece of Nellie Revelle, died on Saturday, 5/15/2021.

Mrs. Cheryl Ann (Revelle) Ewing, 55, daughter of Nellie Revelle and sister of Karen and Debbie, mother of three and grandmother of two, died of Covid-19 on Tuesday, May 11, 2021. For Cheryl's obituary, written by her sister, Karen, click here.

Mrs. Greta Leigh O'Kelley, mother of Kimberly Esenarro and Karrie Alexander and  grandmother of Michael & Joshua Esenarro, Austin O'Kelley, and Andrew Alexander, and a long-rime and much beloved member of St. Paul's died on Tuesday, April 20, 2021.  A memorial service was held on Saturday, June 12, 10:00 a.m. at St. Paul's. For Greta's obituary click here.

Mrs. Evelyn Luterick, mother of Larry, Dana, and Cindy Wudke, grandmother of four and great-grandmother of two, and a long-time and much beloved member  of St. Paul's, died on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 .  A graveside service was held Thursday, May 20, 10:30 a.m. at Lone Mountain Cemetery, Carson City.

Mr. Colin McPhail, 75, husband of Judy, father of Heather, Heidi, Holly, & Hope; grandfather of Anna, Sean, Nakita, Hailey, Syrena, & Lindsay; and great-grandfather of Liam, Levi, Joey, & Haiden, died on March 25, 2021, one day before his & Judy's 55th wedding anniversary. The memorial service for Colin was held on Saturday, May 29, 2:00 p.m. at St. Paul's.

Mr. Dennis Moltz, 68, husband of Rozette, and father of Andrew & Christopher and a member of St. Paul's died on March 5, 2021.  Arrangements are in the care of Capitol City Cremation & Burial, Carson City,  775-882-1766.  The memorial service for Dennis was held Saturday,  August 7, at St. Paul's.

Mrs. Renee Woslum, wife of Clay, mother of Ruth, Judy, Laura, and Rich passed away on Thursday, February 25, 2021. Renee was an extremely important and active participant in the life of St. Paul's: church secretary, Sunday School, WELCA, LEE Group, and most recently a member of the church council.  Renee's memorial service was held on Saturday, May 22, at 3:00 p.m. at St. Paul's.

Mrs. JoAnne Zila, widow of Frank who died in September 2017, passed away on January 11, 2021.  St. Paul's was notified by grandson, Vince Accardo. The family will plan a memorial service for a later date because of the pandemic.  For Joanne's obituary click here.

Mrs. Alice Bloyd: St. Paul's was notified by Steven Bloyd, that his mother passed away on Christmas Day, 12/25/2020. At Alice's request no memorial service is planned.  Alice was regular participant in  St. Paul's worship services.

Dr. Joseph Peter Johns, 69, husband of Dr. Diana, brother of Paul & Ronald, died on Wednesday September 2nd in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.  Joe was the eldest son of Stephen and Jane Johns, sainted charter members of St. Paul’s. For Joe’s obituary, click here. 

Alana Day, 34, daughter of Rick and Mary Day, and sister of Adam and Anji, died  on June 6. Calls to Mary would be appreciated (849-3706). The celebration of Alana’s life was held at James Lee Regional Park in Indian Hills at 2:00 p.m on June 28th. For Alana's obituary click here.

Ann Kauf, mother of Jeffrey Kauf, Laura Kauf, and Jennifer  Overlock, grandmother of Brittani Kauf,  Ashle Doran, & Steven Overlock, sister of Maggie Gridley and Jim Rawson, and cousin of June Rawson and Nellie Revelle, died on May 29, 2020.  Ann was an active  member of St. Paul's, especially supportive of youth activities. For Ann's obituary click here. Ann's celebration of life service was held on June 5th, 1:00 p.m. at St. Paul's..


William Rawson, son of Karen and Harold Nolte and grandson of June Bennett-Hansen died on April 30, 2020 in California after a long battle with leukemia. Memorial service held at St. Paul's on Friday, July 17 at St. Paul's.

Jean Russell, wife of Clark, mother of Jennifer, Heather, & Camille, died on April 11, 2020, after a brief hospitalization at Renown Medical Center, Reno. Jean was a long time chairperson of the coordinating & design committee of St. Paul's and supported the church's programs in a variety of ways.  Jean's memorial service was held on Saturday, July 10, at St. Paul's at 10:00 a.m.  For Jean's obituary click here.

Jane Johns, an original charter member of St. Paul's  died on April 6, 2020, after a lengthy illness. Her memorial service will be held later.  For Jane's obituary click here.  Jane's memorial service was held at St. Paul's on Friday, August 7, 2020.

Pastor Adamik has written the following letters regarding the current status related to Covid-19:

For  the 10-10-2000 letter click here

For the 5-1-2020 letter click here

For the 4-2-2020 letter click here

For the 3-19-2020 letter click here

For the 3-16-2020 letter click here

For the 3-6-2020 letter click here

stained glass window


(Excerpted from a “Stewardship Temple Talk” by Bob Larson, 

St. Paul’s Church Council Member, November 9, 2014) 

Before worship each Sunday I find myself gazing at our stained glass window area. I often wonder about the artist or the contractor that installed the window over 44 years ago. Perhaps some of you know the history but I will share some of my observations. 

It may not look like it from a distance, but the window is in need of repair much like we need a little repair each time we gather here for worship. 

The stained glass window adds to our worship and presents some symbols common to our Christian heritage. 

First and most obvious is the stained glass cross but in all there are twelve crosses or points where the frames cross together counting the center cross. This reminds me of the twelve apostles and the command to go and tell. 

Notice that two of the three main crosses are thicker and rise from floor to ceiling and the third cross is thinner and shorter. One is the thief saved and the other is the thief that was lost. 

Now go to the horizontal piece that is longer as if to reach out to the lost one much like the grace of God reaches out to all or the Shepherd going out to save one lost sheep. 

On the center stained glass cross, the horizontal piece is uneven; much like we are uneven by sin and Christ is here to level things out again by His love for us. 

At the center of the cross where we see yellow panel--could be where the head of Christ was present or the crown of thorns rested. 

The red panels indicate the blood of Christ flowing downward but end up in panels of green & yellows representing Life & Joy! Our life is connected in communion with Christ our Savior by His body and blood. 

There are a few darker panels on each lower side of the window which I have concluded the artist wanted to remind us of the tumult around us, the suffering we know or temptations we encounter in our daily life. In spite of the darkest threats, our eyes scan upwards where we see some blue sky around the center of the Cross. Much like heaven, we may not see things clearly but if we keep our eyes on Jesus we will see Him as He is! 

What we do see clearly is the early Christian symbol of a fish, one swallowing the other, the story of Jonah held in darkness much like Christ and the three days before resurrection! I may not have included all of the images seen here so let me know if you notice others. 

Perhaps I am seeing too much in this window, but the crosses, the arrangement of colors and the fish symbol are all part of the story of our faith. 

May each time we gather here be a reminder of the commitment Christ made for our salvation and our commitment to do His work with our time and talent and our dedication to repair and maintain this blessed house of worship.