Address: 1144 M Street Lincoln, NE 68508 View Map
Phone: (402) 477-6951

About Us

Saint Paul Church is a vibrant and progressive congregation in the heart of downtown Lincoln. We decided ten years ago to remain downtown and be intentional about our ministry here -- near the University, near state and city government, in the midst of the financial and entertainment center of the city, and on the streets with the homeless and needy.

So we built a new building, then completely remodeled our 100-year-old sanctuary. Now children and youth, singles and families, seniors, recovering addicts, music lovers and seekers of meaning find hope and life here.


A Message from Senior Pastor - David Lux

Welcome to the Saint Paul United Methodist Church Web site. After Bono (the rock star and lead singer of the band U-2) spoke at our church in December 2002, he told a reporter that we were an amazing church. At the time, he was starting a Midwestern tour to raise awareness about the AIDs crisis in Africa. He was “amazed” that we were already doing something in that area of mission. He was amazed that we were so welcoming and warm, and commented about the great spirit and atmosphere in the worship service.

I agree with Bono, we are an amazing church. It is a real joy to serve Saint Paul Church as the senior pastor because people of all ages and backgrounds think we are an amazing church. We want to continue to be amazing with our worship and music, our Christian education program for all ages, our mission outreach locally and globally, our connection to the Lincoln community and universities, our fellowship and friendliness. I hope you will enjoy looking at all our church has to offer and come see us. Ultimately it’s not so much our goal that Saint Paul Church be seen as an amazing place, but that people who come here will experience God’s amazing grace.

Saint Paul United Methodist Church FAQ

Will I fit in with your congregation?
We have many families, couples, single members, youth members and children within our congregation. The members of our church are diverse but all of them hold true to the mission and principles we believe in. All are welcome and invited to participate in our services.

What is Kidz Closet?
Kidz Closet brings buyers and sellers together In one location for 4 days of bargain shopping. This is your opportunity to clear out the clutter and bring home the bargains while supporting the ministries of Saint Paul Church. Kidz Closet is a semi-annual consignment event of children's gently used clothing, shoes, books, toys, equipment, furniture and more (Including teens and maternity Items). To register as a consignor and/or volunteer or for more information contact Cathy Link, (402) 477-6951, .

Where are you located?
Saint Paul United Methodist Church has served the Lincoln area from the heart of the city for over 100 years – located in downtown Lincoln, corner of 12th and M Streets.
From the east, I-80, exit on I-180 south to "O" Street (about 2.5 miles); left on "O", right on 11th Street.
From the west, I-80, exit on West "O" to downtown (about 4 miles); right on 11th Street.

Free on Sunday
  • Plenty of on-street parking around the church
  • Saint Paul parking garage (enter from 11th Street)
  • WestGate Bank Garage (east of the church)

Weekdays and Saturday

  • Our garage (enter on 11th St.)is always open for church events or business. You're welcome to park there whenever you come to volunteer, visit a staff membe r or attend an event.
  • On-street parking - metered - free after 6pm
  • City garages and other pay lots - pay per use

1144 M Street
Lincoln, NE 68501-3068
Phone: 402-477-6951
Fax: 402-477-5013

Service Schedule...

Saturday 6:00PM - Informal Traditional

Sunday 9:00AM - Blended

Sunday 10:00-10:30AM - Fellowship Time Between Services

Sunday 10:30AM - Traditional

Holy Communion - The ancient sacrament, celebrated the first Sunday of the month at both services, and at the Saturday evening service the night before