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 8:00 AM
Sunday 10:30 AM
Monday 6:30 PM

*November 24th, 2021

Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 1Thessalonians 5:13

Members and friends of St. Paul’s,

I pray all is well with you and your families. Just a reminder church tomorrow at 9am. We will not be putting this service on YouTube, however we will have extra “written copies” of the Thanksgiving sermon available in the narthex. I’m a bit spent today so rather than a devotion, I share with you “12 Reasons to be Thankful You Burnt the Bird”. A blessed Thanksgiving to all.

Yours in Christ,
Pastor Krenz

12 Reasons to be Thankful you Burnt the Bird!

1. Salmonella won’t be a concern.
2. Everyone will think your turkey is Cajun blackened.
3. Uninvited guests will think twice next year.
4. Your cheese broccoli lima bean casserole will gain newfound appreciation.
5. Pets won’t bother to pester you for scraps.
6. No one will overeat.
7. The smoke alarm was due for a test.
8. Carving the bird will provide a good cardiovascular workout.
9. You’ll get to the desserts even quicker.
10. After dinner, the guys can take the bird to the yard and play football.
11. The less turkey Uncle You-Know-Who eats, the less likely he will be to walk around with his pants unbuttoned.
12.  You won’t have to face three weeks of turkey sandwiches.

Thanksgiving Worship: 9am. This will be a non-communion service.

November 28th & 29th Worship Theme: “Anticipating and Rejoicing in the Righteous One” Jeremiah 33:14-16.

Big Picture Sunday morning Adult Bible Class: This Sunday we will meet in the Fellowship hall and finish Numbers. On December 5th we will be covering the book of Deuteronomy.

Sunday School Update: On Sunday the topic will be “Silence before a Son.” Doubting the angel’s announcement of his coming son, Zechariah finds himself silenced until the boy’s birth. * December 5th and 12th Rehearsals for the Christmas Program will be done during the SS hour. Nursery will still meet in their classroom and those weeks. Contact Karen Mueller with questions concerning Sunday School 618-806-4369.

Adult Information Class: This week we will host the second of our 12 week class covering the key teachings of Christianity as taught in the Lutheran Church on Sunday at 4:30pm. There is still time to join this class. Call or text Pastor Krenz if you are interested 618-363-0121.

Youth Ministry Update The high school and Middle school youth are encouraged to help put up the Christmas tree following the 10:30am service on November 28th. This activity will include pizza. On Wednesday, December 22nd at 1pm both the middle school and High School youth will be going ice skating at Steinberg Ice Rink at Forest Park.

2022 Intention/Offering Forms: Please place your 2022 intention forms in the stewardship box in the narthex (church entryway). We pray this will be of help to you as you intentionally plan your tithes and offerings for 2022. We will be collecting these forms through Sunday, December 12th.

Historic Sale of the church: On Friday, November 12th the sale of the historic church and school became official. The $115,000 received from the sale has been placed in a separate account, and the congregations use of those funds will be decided at a later time.

The Advent Daily Devotion Books are available to be picked up from the table in the Narthex.

Advent Midweek Services This year’s theme is titled “Old Testament Symbols of Jesus” Ordinarily, when we think of Old Testament prophecies concerning the birth of Christ, we have in mind verses such as, “The virgin shall conceive and bear a son” (Isaiah 7:14) or “unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given” (Isaiah 9:6). However we know that the entire Old testament points to Jesus. “And beginning with Moses and all the prophets, Jesus interpreted to them all the Scriptures concerning Himself” (Luke 24:27). Join us at either 11 am or 6:30 pm for our Advent mid-week services as we see how the burning bush, the tabernacle, and even the Judges speak of Jesus.

First Baptist Church Columbia is presenting “A Journey to Bethlehem”. Journey to Bethlehem is a free, outdoor, interactive dramatic experience where participants will travel the same route that Joseph and Mary traveled from the town of Nazareth to the tiny village of Bethlehem, where Jesus the Savior of the world was born. FBC Columbia - 1200 Valmeyer Road, Columbia, IL Dec 10: 7-10pm Dec 11: 6-10pm Dec 12: 5-9pm   Doors open one hour before start time; No reservations required. Come experience the night that changed the world! 

Christmas Music at Peace Lutheran Church Music of the Boar’s Head Festival -Sunday, Dec 5 at 3 & 6 pm

The Chancel Choir will present a concert of music from this beloved tradition. (737 Barracksview Road, St. Louis, 63125)

The Gateway Ringers: Under the Direction of Dr. Cathy Benton present “I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day”. Join us at one of our holiday concerts as we play a program of ‘old familiar carols” and music for the season that the whole family will enjoy!

Friday, Dec 3, 2021, 7:30 pm—Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 8945 Veterans Memorial Pkwy, O’Fallon, MO 63366

Sunday, Dec 5, 2021, 3 pm—St. John Paul II Catholic Church, 4980 Heege Road, St. Louis, MO 63123

Sunday, Dec 19, 2021, 3 pm—St. Paul United Church of Christ, 115 West B Street, Belleville, IL 62220

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

2021 Church Officers and Terms

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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 8:00 AM
Sunday 10:30 AM
Monday 6:30 PM