A real Church is not a building but rather is a community where real people can go to find real answers for the real world. Saint Paul Lutheran Church & School of Mount Prospect is filled with real people finding a real sense of community in the eternal truth and love of Jesus Christ. That’s the essence of what our motto “Growing as Family” is all about!
Our “Growing as Family” motto and ministry mission statement is based on Saint Paul’s inspired prayer for God’s family, the church:
Being rooted and established in the truth and love of Jesus,
we seek to grow His eternal family one life at a time.”
Based on Ephesians 3:14-21
Tracing our roots back to 1st Century Christianity and the Lutheran Reformation of the 16th Century, we are a local church family of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (“synod” literally means “walking together”). With international headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri, the LCMS is made up of more than 6,500 congregations “walking together” in the United States with mission partners throughout the world. Through our affiliation with the LCMS, we support mission work in over 35 foreign countries and train pastors, missionaries, church workers, and teachers to staff the largest Protestant system of parochial grade schools and high schools in the United States.
The roots of Saint Paul Lutheran Church & School are an integral part of early Mount Prospect area history. Five years before the village was incorporated, the congregation was organized with seventeen families signing the constitution on July 7, 1912 with a heart to reach the community with the love of Jesus.
The Rev. J.E.A. Mueller was installed as founding pastor in January 1913. Eight days after his installation, he gathered the children of the new church community together in a cottage on Main Street and thus began Saint Paul Lutheran School. Since that time the school has continued to provide a quality Christian education for families of our community with incredible excellence.
After 100 years much has changed as the Lord has blessed Saint Paul Lutheran Church to grow from seventeen families in 1912 to over 1,400 active family members today!