WELCOME, FRIENDS IN CHRIST!
Welcome to the home page of St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church in Strasburg, Virginia! We are a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and part of the Virginia Synod.
Our congregation has an average worship attendance of over 150. We rejoice in God's Word of grace and celebrate the Lord's Supper at 9:30am Worship Service with Holy Communion. Adult Bible Study is held on Thrusday's at noon to 1 PM. Children's Sunday School is currently on hold.
Our congregation offers a full array of spiritually enriching ministries designed to deepen faith and lift our outreach into our community.
We invite you to worship with us and participate in our many ministries when you are in the Shenandoah Valley. If you are a resident of our area and looking for a church home, we pray that you will join us in worship and service to our Lord Jesus.
Pastor Zach Harris
Pastor Zach Harris has been an ordained minister with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) for over 29 years. He grew up in Goldsboro, NC with his parents and one brother, Mark, who is currently a professor of chemistry at Washington and Jefferson College in Pennsylvania. Pastor Zach attended Lenoir-Rhyne College in Hickory, NC achieving degrees in English, Classics and Theology. He then attended the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg in Pennsylvania where he attained Master of Divinity and Master of Sacred Theology degrees. He was ordained in 1991 and has served congregations in North Carolina, Texas, Florida, and Connecticut, as well as now in Virginia.
Pastor Zach and his wife, Karen, have two adult children: Brittany who is an actress and lives in California and Ryan who is in the midst of his second year at Harvard Law School. Pastor Zach is trained as a Mission Developer with the ELCA, most recently having started and brought to full organization Rock of Ages Lutheran Church in Wildwood, Florida as well as facilitating the consolidation of two congregations into Faith Lutheran Church in Middletown, Connecticut. The creativity inherent in this background was evident in his most recent call’s unique twist on outreach ministry: a Comic-Con ministry aimed at the Geek community who are more readily reached through the stories of movies, superheroes, science fiction, or what Pastor Zach likes to refer to as “The Modern Metaphor,” in relation to the Gospel.
Pastor Zach Harris