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Welcome to St. Paul's Lutheran Church

It is our mission to share the love of God in Christ Jesus to our members, our community and the world in which we live.

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Vacation Bible School 2020!

St. Paul's will be hosting a virtual VBS this year! VBS will be held from July 6th-July 10th, 2020 (This is a week later than the original date).  For more information, please use the links below.


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St Paul's Pictorial Directory

Life Touch Pictorial Directory for St. Paul’s is Scheduled for August 4th-8th. Appointments for family portraits are now available online by clicking on the photo to the left.  Everyone will receive a free 8 X 10 standard print and a free church directory.

The Appointment Schedule is as follows:

Tuesday, August 4th 2pm-9pm
Wednesday, August 5th 2pm-9pm
Thursday, August 6th 2pm-9pm
Friday, August 7th 2pm-9pm
Saturday, August 8th 10am-5pm   

Life Touch Photography Covid Safety Protocols

To view the safety protocols that Life Touch has put in place during the Covid-19 pandemic, please Click Here


Dear friends and members of St. Paul’s,

One of the biggest challenges over these last four months, has been the change in our routines. Rather than go away to work, one works from home. Rather than spend our summer evenings watching/listening to baseball, we go for walks. Rather than worship on Sunday morning, we catch a service on YouTube on Monday evening. Rather than having a get together with twenty family members, we gather with just a few family and friends. These changes are not all negative, but because they are so many, they tend to challenge our wellbeing. The above verses from Isaiah remind us that the routines of weekly worship, partaking of the Lord’s Supper, Bible Study, and individual payer and devotional life are not empty rituals, even if at times they feel that way. Rather they are the ways our gracious Lord brings his message to bear on our lives. These churchy rituals are filled with God’s Word, and because of that continue (as much as you are able) partaking in them. For through this Word God brings Jesus himself into our lives, and with his forgiving and loving presence, we know that God is at work in our lives.

Yours In Christ,
Pastor Krenz

  • Preparing for worship: Our weekly Bible Study on YouTube covers this Sunday’s three Scripture readings. You can find this study at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5SFR8Xrfx_g
  • Worship Sign Up: There is still room to sign up for the 11am Saturday, and 8am/10:30am Sunday Services. Sign up at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/904054da5ad28a7f58-july3
  • Weekend Service Theme: This weekend’s service theme is “Hearing and Believing, reacting to the Word of God” is based on Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23. If you are not able to make the Saturday or Sunday in persons worship services, you can still access it on our YouTube channel.
  • A Youth Bible Study will be held today, July 12th. We will be meeting at Bolm-Schuhkraft Memorial City Park (pavilion in front of tennis courts) at 11:45 am. Youth are encouraged to go to the 10:30 am service first, then meet in the park for Bible study afterwards. There will be plenty of picnic food, fellowship, and fun to be had! Please call Christina Schmitt for further questions. 314-807-2200. A small Youth summer service event is being planned for the end of July. More details to come soon!  
  • Adult Information Class: We are starting this Sunday at 6:30pm. If you or someone you know might be interested in joining the congregation and/or learning more about we as LCMS Lutherans believe, please contact me at 618-363-0121.
  • Wednesday Communion Devotionals: The present plan is to continue these services throughout July, with services being held for up to nine people at 9:30am and 5:30pm. You can sign up at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/904054da5ad28a7f58-july4
  • New Book Reading Group/Zoom Study: We are starting a 4 week zoom book discussion group on Wednesday, July 22nd at 7pm over a new book from CPH titled “Callings for Life. God’s plan, your purpose.” While this book is beneficial for all ages, it is especially helpful for those in their young adult years. The books are in, so if you are in church weekend or through the week please pick one up. ($14 each) Sign up at church or call the church office if you want to be part of this class or simply would like the book.
  • Church Offerings: Over $5,000 was received in last week’s offerings. God be praised that he gives us the opportunity to participate in his mission at this place through our tithes and offerings.
  • New Newsletter: The board of communication is presently working on a new format for the newsletter. The present plan is to go from a monthly to a bi-monthly newsletter starting with September/October. If you have any suggestions for this newsletter contact one of the board of communication members (Julie Greatting, Joshua Colyer, Jennifer Krick, Kendra Nowak, Levi Ottwell).
  • The Life Touch Pictorial Directory for St. Paul’s is scheduled for August 4th-8th. Appointments for portraits are available on our website. You can also sign up by calling the church office or filling out a form on the front porch after the weekend services. Everyone will receive a free 8 X 10 standard print and a free church directory. The times for appointments are 2pm-9pm on the weekdays, and 10am-5pm on Saturday. Covid-19 precautions will be taken.
  • Rise Against Hunger: We are still planning this event on Sunday, August 9th after the services. There are still over 800 million people around the globe who face hunger every day. Our goal is to raise $3,500 and get plenty of people in our church and community who can package over 10,000 meals. Various precautions will be taken in the packaging process during this pandemic, which may mean the packaging event will be spread out in smaller groups throughout the afternoon. If you would like to make a donation make checks out to St. Paul’s Lutheran and in the memo put “Rise against Hunger”. Please call the church office to volunteer for this event.
  • Voter’s Meeting: The July congregational voters meeting has been postponed to Tuesday, August 25th.
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Location and Times

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Food Pantry

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St. Paul's Preschool

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Historic Building Info

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Employment Opportunities

Address

227 North Good Haven,
Columbia, IL; 62236

Service Hours

Sunday 8:00 AM
Sunday 10:30 AM
Monday 7:00 PM