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 9:00 AM
Monday 6:30 PM

*June 17, 2022

Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

What a joy it has been to have 44 children of all ages here at VBS along with numerous helpers of all ages. We also had a good mixture of congregational members and young people from the community take part in the weeks activities. The participants and helpers dug deep into God’s Word as they reflected creation, the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, the Passover, Jesus baptism and our baptism, the cross, and finally the glorious end of all things. Thank you to Carleigh Ottwell, the helpers, and all others who helped make this a very good week. We are planning to share a short video of the weeks activities at the Sunday services.

Pastor Krenz  

Sunday Worship and Bible Class Themes: 9am Worship: “Delivered to Declare” Luke 8:26-39 10:15am-11am Bible Study: 1 Corinthians 2.

Throughout the month of June we are encouraging those attending the service to wear their name tags as they enter the sanctuary. This will assist Sam our new DCE intern in getting to know members, and it will help members know one another.

Thank You! I wanted to send a huge thank you to our VBS volunteers and supporters this year. Thanks to everyone who have their time to run and prepare our sites, and to lead children to each station. We cannot have our programming without their help! Thank you also to those who lent us decorations for the building to create our “garden” them. Thank you also to those who helped us with our pizza luncheon on Friday. This year, St. Paul’s VBS reached 44 children from 24 families in our community and surrounding areas. Thanks be to God for this opportunity to serve and minister to our community! Carleigh Ottwell.

GoFundMe Allison’s Comeback: A GoFundMe account has been set up to help defray expenses for needed out of state rehab for Allison Ford, who experienced complications following brain surgery. You can find this account at https://www.gofundme.com/f/allisons-comeback utm_source=customer&utm_medium=copy_link_all&utm_campaign=m_pd+share-sheet

Thank you for the new banners: Thank you to the ladies league recently purchased two new green Pentecost season banners that can be found on the walls near the altar

June 26th Fellowship Brunch: Join us for a Fellowship Brunch on Sunday June 26th following the 9am service. The Women’s Ministry will host the brunch which will start between 10:15-10:30am. We hope you will join us for fellowship and a delicious meal. There will also be a guest speaker who will be speaking on Christian Friends of New Americans. There is a sign-up sheet in the Narthex. Please let us know if you plan to attend so we can plan accordingly.

Church Council Meeting: This month’s church council meeting has been moved to this Wednesday, June 22nd at 6:30pm. Every committee or board is encouraged to provide a written report to this meeting. Sunday School: 10:15am-11am. Contact Karen Mueller w/questions concerning Sunday School 618-806-4369.

July-September Portals of Prayer: These can be found in the entryway. Feel free to take an extra or two for your friends and neighbors.

July Newsletter Articles, Pictures, etc: Are to be in sometime on Monday, June 20th. Those who will fold will come by the church 6/23.

Handbell Concert Old Testament to New Testament: Thursday, June 23, 2022 7 pm Immanuel Lutheran Church, 522 S. Church Street, Waterloo, IL Freewill donations to benefit Immanuel’s Mission Trip to Cambodia in 2023. An Ice cream social hosted by the Mission Team will follow the concert.

Caving with High School Youth The High School Youth Group will be exploring Illinois Caverns in Waterloo on Sunday, June 26th. The group will leave from church at NOON, following the Fellowship Brunch, and be back around 3:30pm. Please contact Sam Wegner at crf_wegnersm@cuchicago.edu by Thursday, June 23rd if interested. All participants need to complete a waiver, wear closed-toed boots or shoes, and have three different sources of light.

National Youth Gathering Meeting: A required meeting for all youth, their parents, and adult leaders who are attending the National Youth Gathering in Houston Texas has been scheduled for Tuesday, July 5th at 6:30pm in the church fellowship hall. If you cannot make this meeting please contact Pastor Krenz (618-363-0121) or Sam Wegner at 920-530-8638


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


Location and Times


Food Pantry


St. Paul's Preschool


227 North Good Haven,
Columbia, IL; 62236


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

Service Hours

Sunday 9:00 AM
Monday 6:30 PM

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