St Paul's Lutheran - Muskego

Who We Are

Welcome to St Paul's Muskego


Whoever you are and whatever your reason, we’re so excited meet you! We are men, women, plumbers, electricians, businessmen and women, students, teachers, motorcycle riders, athletes, artists, young and old. But most of all, we are a family – complete with all the quirks and fun that your own family might have – a big, imperfect family with a love for our huge perfect God!

Mission Statement

“By every possible means we bring every person in our area of influence closer to Christ.”

Our Core Beliefs

This we believe … “God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” – John 3:16

  • We believe that there is one true God. He has revealed Himself to us as one Triune God made up of three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
  • We believe that God created the world in six days using his almighty Word. We are not accidents of nature, but the creation of a powerful, wise and loving God who continues to be in control of this world.
  • The first man and woman sinned against God. Now all people are born as sinners, unworthy of heaven.
  • Out of love, God promised to send a Savior to rescue us from sin. God repeated that promise throughout the Old Testament and fulfilled that promise by sending Jesus.
  • Jesus is both God and Man.
  • Jesus died for all our sins and rose from the dead on Easter morning. Because of his sacrifice, we are forgiven of our sins
  • We live Christian lives to thank God for graciously giving us forgiveness and eternal life.
  • The Bible was written by the hands of men, but the Holy Spirit gave those men the words to record. This means the Bible is inspired by God and without error.
  • The Holy Spirit works through the Word of God to create and strengthen faith in Jesus Christ. The Holy Spirit strengthens faith through the Sacraments of Holy Baptism and the Lord’s Supper.
  • Someday, Jesus will come to earth to judge everyone — the living and the dead. All who believe in Jesus can have the confidence that they will live forever with him in heaven.

Questions about our core beliefs? Contact us.

Our Vision

“By every possible means we bring every person in our area of influence closer to Christ.”

The world around is constantly changing. That’s why our approach to ministry and our communication methods will change. Yet our message remains the same: Jesus has given us freedom from our sins. Jesus has called us to live as a family of believers loving God and loving each other. We will do everything we can to help people grow closer to Jesus and the freedom he gives.

We envision a congregation that …

  • Celebrates God’s love in worship with variety in both musical styles and teaching styles
  • Provides life-long Christian education for youth and adults
  • Connects individuals through small group life and by serving together so that no one faces the trials of this life alone
  • Cares about our community and is an active participant in community events and issues
  • Supports mission work here in the greater Milwaukee area and throughout our world
  • Trains future leaders of God’s church through our youth ministries and our Christian school system

Learn More

  • Our congregation is a member of WELS
  • Read more about our doctrinal positions here
  • We subscribe to the historic confessions of the Lutheran Church found in the Book of Concord

St. Paul’s is a Christian church located in Muskego, WI.

Fast Facts

  • Six weekly worship services
  • Traditional and contemporary services
  • Elementary school
  • Preschool
  • Early-childhood Care Center
  • 2,700 members
  • Four full-time pastors
  • A member of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod WELS

We want everyone to know that because Jesus died and rose again, we have freedom from the sin and guilt taking power over our lives. Because of Jesus’ promises to us, we are free from the fear of the future.

Yet we also know that no one is perfect. Sometimes we need to be reminded of these promises of freedom supported in our faith. It’s why we gather for worship and Bible study each weekend. We know a strong faith comes from hearing God’s promises again and again.

"Seems like an active church that is breaking out of the WELS mold in order to meet the needs/desires of a new generation. The biggest draw for us is the friendliness, The Bridge, and the kids programs." - Katie

Our History

1850 - 1874

1857
Two acres of land are sold to the mission for $100 by Jacob and Julia Tess. A small wooden church is built.

1858
St. John's Lutheran Church on 68th & Forest Home begins the mission for The First Protestant Church of Muskego.

1875 - 1899

1878
The congregation's first constitution was filed to the Town of Muskego. The name St. Paul's German Evangelical Lutheran Church is chosen.

1890
A schoolhouse for German religious instruction is erected.

1900 - 1924

1905
The new brick church is dedicated. Schwalback & Sons of Milwaukee were contracted to install a “Star Tower Clock” in the steeple.

1911
The St. Paul’s Congregation joins the the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod.

1925 - 1949

1937
English services begin to replace German services

1949
The last German service is held.

1950 - 1974

1958
A youth center and playground are built to accommodate a growing Sunday school.

1968
St. Paul's Lutheran Elementary School, held in the Youth Center, opens its doors to 58 students.

1975 - 1999

1971
An addition is constructed for the Youth Center.

1976
The St. Paul’s congregation votes by an overwhelming majority to build a newer, larger church.

1978
The last services are held in the old church.

2000 - Today

2004
The Child Care Center is opened.

2006
Contemporary worship services are incorporated to reach those with different tastes and styles of worship.

2010
St. Paul’s completes a new gymnasium and seeks opportunities to make its facilities available to the community.

2013

St. Paul's launches it's Bridge service held in the Trinity Gym to add another worship language.