St. Paul's Presbyterian Church, Banff, Alberta
A Congregation of the Presbyterian Church in Canada
Welcome and Thanks
Thanks for visiting our webpage.
St. Paul's has been an important part
of the Banff community for over 125
years. We give thanks to God for the
opportunity to live, work, enjoy, and
worship God in such a beautiful location.
We give thanks to God for the opportunities
to point others to God, who created the mountains that surround us and cradle us just as God does with us through Christ.
We like to think of ourselves as the Presbyterian Church of the Bow Valley, because our congregation is typically made up of Christians living as far to the west as Lake Louise and as far east as Cochrane.
We are a congregation of The Presbyterian Church in Canada. You can can learn more about our beliefs, mission, and history as the larger body of Christ by going to http://www.presbyterian.ca/
We are a multi-generational congregation that regularly welcomes new people into our church family.
We love welcoming, encouraging, and blessing Christians from around the world who visit us as our worshiping community changes week to week.
Our worship is combination of traditional Presbyterian forms of worship (elements of worship sandwiched in between hymns and songs) with contemporary elements (i.e. music, visuals, and interactive teaching). While the atmosphere of our worship is casual and relaxed, we take very seriously our calling to "glorify, proclaim, and enjoy God" together.
We believe our calling is to glorify God by fulfilling the Great Commission to make disciples of all nations (Matthew 28:16-20) and to live out the Great Commandments to love God with our hearts, souls, minds and strength to love our neighbors as ourselves (Matthew 22:34-40).
Ministry and Mission
We take to heart that Jesus' call to be salt, light, and leaven in our community. We understand this calling as sharing our love and faith in Christ with others; demonstrating God's love through gracious, just, and loving words and actions; being a positive witness and presence for Christ in our community. We work in partnership with other local, national and global churches and agencies that reflect the values and character of Christ.
Since 2004, we have opened our doors to the Banff Korean Church, which worships on Sunday evenings at 6 pm and carries out is varied ministries at St. Paul's. Twice a year at Thanksgiving and in June we worship and share a meal together. We have been mutually blessed and encouraged in our partnership in the Gospel with them.
I know that you will be welcomed, encouraged, and blessed when you join us for worship. If you are living in or moving to the Bow Valley, my prayer is that you will become part of our life and witness for Christ in the Upper Bow Valley.
In the Potter's hands,
Rev. Clay Kuhn
Believe, Belong, Become, and Bless