Welcome to St. Paul's Lutheran Church

Our Mission is to proclaim Christ, teach Christ’s Word,
and reflect Christ’s love to all.
Service Times
Sunday 8 & 10:30 AM
Monday 6:30 PM

2023 Lenten/Holy Week Service Schedule

March 29th- Wednesday 4pm and 6:30pm Meal in Fellowship Hall: 5:15pm-6:15pm
April 6th- Maundy Thursday Service: 6:30pm
April 7th- Good Friday Services: 12pm & 6:30pm
April 9th- Easter Services: 6am Sunrise Service at the St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery 
 8am & 10:30am at the Church
*Easter Continental Breakfast available between the 8:00 and 10:30 service.
April 10th- No Monday Service 

* March 23, 2023

Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

We hear a good deal these days on the importance of self-esteem. We would heartily agree that if one has a good sense of oneself things are generally better for that person. As Christians, we know the source of our personal value comes not by looking inside at the self but rather outside in the Lord Jesus Christ. Throughout Romans 7 Paul struggles with a self that is betraying him, but by the grace of God he comes to the conclusion in chapter 8 “that there is no condemnation for those in Christ Jesus”. Real or imagined condemnation, including that which is legitimate, comes from others, our own self talk, and even the devil himself. However, your crucified and risen Savior has a different way of thinking about you. Thanks be to God!

Yours in Christ,
Pastor Krenz

Sunday/Monday Worship/Sermon Theme: “The Implications of a Revived Lazarus” John 11:17-27, 38-53. The other Scripture readings are Ezekiel 37:1-14, and Romans 8:1-11.

Defending and Proclaiming the Faith Join us on Sunday mornings in the Fellowship Hall as this week we address issues surrounding the creation /evolution debate. This class will hopefully assist participants in their understanding and response to these and other common religious questions.

Fellowship Potluck: This Sunday after the 10:30am service in he fellowship hall. All are invited, and food will be provided by the Women’s Ministry.

Sunday School In this week’s lesson, “A Nativity Night,” Mary and Joseph travel from Nazareth to Bethlehem, where a simple stable serves as the birthplace for the promised Christ Child. Angelic hosts announce the birth of the Savior to ordinary shepherds, who hasten to worship the child. Having seen the Savior in the flesh, the shepherds quickly spread the news of His birth. We’ll be asking, “How can we share the message of the birth of the Savior today?”

Youth Night - Sun, Mar 26th Students in Middle and High School are invited to join us for a youth night at church on Sunday, March 26th from 6:00pm - 7:30pm. There will be games, snacks, and a devotion. Contact Sam for more information! (920) 530-8638 or crf_wegnersm@cuchicago.edu.

There will be a Lenten Meal of Spaghetti hosted by the Youth and the Board of Education (Free Will Offerings will benefit the Youth Program, 5:15—6:15 pm on Wednesday, March 29th.

Food Pantry Update Wednesday, March 15th we served 17 families/31 adults and 17 children. Our current needs include Cereal, Cake Mix, Frosting, Pasta Sauce, Pudding, Evaporated Milk, Beef Broth, Salad Dressing, Flour and Sugar. Thank you for your help! Next date for Open Pantry: April 5th 1:30-3 pm.

From the Board of Outreach... Just a few Easter Cards left in the lobby to send to a friend or church member who has lost a dear loved-one to Heaven since last Easter. You have no idea how meaningful your Easter greeting may be to that still grieving brother or sister in Christ!

 Easter Egg Hunt April 1st at 2:00pm: It will be held on the grounds by the downstairs parking lot past the play area. All kids are welcome from ages 2 to 11. Hope to see you there! We will have around 1,000 eggs.

 The new Portals of Prayer Devotions are available in the church entryway.

Vacation Bible School We will once again be hosting our VBS this year, June 12th - 16th, 9 am to 12 pm each day. We are in need of several volunteers who would be willing to be site leaders and group leaders for the week. This year's theme is God's Living Water. If you are interested in helping out, please contact Carleigh Ottwell carleigh.ottwell@gmail.com or 618-719-9307.

A Rummage Sale Thank you: from the youth group to everyone who donated, shopped and/or helped in any way with the rummage sale this past Saturday. $3,310 was raised for the Youth Trip. We could not have done it without you!! Proceeds will help the youth attend the Higher Things conference in Carbondale this July, and for future youth group trips. Specific thanks go to Randy Moelkel who hauled a whole hallway full of furniture for congregation members! 


Food Pantry

The Food Pantry is currently operating on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday's of the month in the lower lot circle drive of the church.  For more information, please click below or call the church office at 618-281-4600


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Food Pantry


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227 North Good Haven
Columbia IL 62236




Pastor Krenz


227 North Good Haven,
Columbia, IL; 62236


Email: pastork@splcolumbia.com
Phone: (618) 281-4600

Service Hours

Sunday 8 & 10:30 AM
Monday 6:30 PM

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