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Our Mission is to proclaim Christ, teach Christ’s Word,
and reflect Christ’s love to all.

*June 11th, 2021

Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

I wonder if underlying our deepest fears is this sense that maybe our Savior’s grace will not reach or help us should those fears be realized. From our perspective fear over faith makes a good deal of sense (“forgive us Lord”). Our readings in worship this weekend begin with God’s answer to Job’s undeserved suffering (Job 38:1-11). The Epistle reading describes Paul’s travails bringing the good news of Christ to a broken world (2 Corinthians 6:1-13). Finally in the Gospel reading Jesus speaks peace to a violent storm, and lo and behold the churning waves are stilled (Mark 4:35-41). Our Father who has sent Christ into your life is downright determined to hold you in his grip even if the greatest of our fears come true. These Biblical accounts once again remind us of that great truth!

Blessings in Christ,
Pastor Krenz  

  • Sermon Theme: “How Does Jesus bring peace” Mark 4:35-41.
  • Summer Sunday School: This week’s topic will be Jesus & Fish. All those age 3 – 6th grade are encouraged to attend. Next week – Learn about being a shepherd. Jesus is our shepherd and we are his sheep. There will also be a craft activity and a song about sheep and shepherds. Hope to see you there!!
  • Sunday Adult Bible Class: “What about the Jehovah Witnesses”. 9:15am-10am in the sanctuary.
  • Remembrances: This weekend in our services we will remember Henry and Darlene Jacobs. Please keep their daughter Corla and her family in your prayers.
  • No Women's Bible Study this Week This Wednesday (6/23) there will be no Women's Bible Study, as Sam is out of town. We will pick back up again next week on Wednesday, June 30 at 6:30-7:30pm in the Fellowship Hall. If you have any questions, please contact Sam at crf_wegnersm@cuchicago.edu.
  • Trustees Workday: Saturday, June 26 at 8am! Three areas on the church grounds that need to be trimmed and cleaned up…the corner of the building on the Bottom Ave. side of the building and two areas of shrubs farther down the hill. Any and all help will be appreciated. Please bring your own tools—small chain saw, pruners/shears, rakes, and any other tools you need to trim.
  • Church Administrative Assistant/Secretary Position: We are still looking for a person to fill this role at church. If you know of someone who would like to work up to 30 hours a week please contact the church office 618-281-4600 or David Greatting 314-943-1779 for a job description. Mary Lou’s last day is June 25th. We will be having a special recognition for Mary Lou at the 10:30am service on July 4th.
  • Summer Bible Reading Plan: Starting June 1st we are encouraging members and friends of St. Paul’s to participate in “All the Words of Jesus” summer reading plan. This involves reading one chapter every day from June through the first part of September. You can pick up a paper copy of the plan in the narthex or sign up online at All the Words of Jesus | Bible Plan. If you sign up online, they will send you regular email reminders.
  • Church Pictorial : Sign up in the Narthex for an appointment to have your family’s picture taken for our 2021 Directory. Pictures will be taken in the Narthex/Little Lambs’ room by appointment only on: Friday, August 13—10am to 8pm and Saturday, August 14—10am to 8pm. If you have any questions, you may call Marilyn Snider at 618-281-7264. When appointment times are filled, we will be permitted to open Friday, August 27 and Saturday, August 28 for overflow and those that may not be available for the first two week dates.  
  • July-September Portals of Prayer can be picked up in the narthex.
  • Vacation Bible School: is scheduled for July 18 (2-5pm) and 19-22 (9am-12pm). Please call or text Carleigh Ottwell if you would like to help or have questions. 618-719-9307. VBS teachers and helpers meeting Tuesday, June 22nd at 6:30pm in Fellowship Hall. You can register at Vacation Bible School (stpauls-lcms.org)
  • Youth Bible Study: Summer Bible study for the months of June/July will be the following: 1st, 3rd Sunday of the month, held in church youth room 9:15 - 10:15am and 2nd, 4th Sunday of the month, held at Bolm-Schuhkraft Park - (pavilion closest to pool) at 9:15 AM -10:15 PM (weather permitting)
  • Upcoming Youth Event: High School Summer Mission Trip in Altenburg, MO. - July 22-25th. Interested in joining our group and/or attending the activities? Please reach out to Christina Schmitt at 314-807-2200 or cschmitt.splc@gmail.com.
  • A note to St. Paul’s Family – I just wanted to express my sincere thanks and love for all of your support, love, and prayers as we grew in our faith together these last two years. You provided me a safe and loving environment to grow and learn as I am being formed into a pastor. In addition, your financial support and gifts were beyond generous. Thank you so much! May our Lord Jesus continue to shower St. Paul’s with blessings and hold you close to His heart. All my prayers and love, Vicar Aaron Beckman

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227 North Good Haven,
Columbia, IL; 62236


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

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Saturday 11:00 AM
Sunday 8:00 AM
Sunday 10:30 AM