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



“You shall no more be termed Forsaken, and your land shall no more be termed Desolate, but you shall be called My Delight is in Her…as the bridegroom rejoices over the bride, so shall your God rejoice over you.”   -Isaiah 62:4a &5b


Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

On Tuesday mornings our men’s Bible study group is plowing through the book of Jeremiah. Jeremiah’s early chapters do not mince words in describing the impact misplaced trust has on God and His people. Chapter after chapter and image after image tell of the devastations brought to those who flee the true God for someone or something else. However, these long sections of judgement and darkness, only make sweeter the good news expressed in Jeremiah 31:3, 33:6 and in the above section from Isaiah 62. The power of even one hope and grace filled passage overwhelms all that comes before. When we encounter people who have lived in darkness for long periods of time, we may wonder if a few promises of the Savior (light in darkness) will make any difference? Be assured, the light of Christ (even a bit of it) is always greater than the darkness that precedes it.

Blessings my fellow lighted ones,
Pastor Krenz

Weekend Service Theme: The Look of God’s Mission “Proclaiming Christ” 1 Corinthians 1:18-25

Congregational Meeting on Lift/Elevator: An informational meeting on the possibility of obtaining a life/elevator for the church will take place in the fellowship hall on Sunday, January 16th at 2pm.

Spirituality of the Cross: During the Sunday School hour the adults are meeting in the fellowship hall going over this book. The author, Gene Edward Vieth, discusses his journey to the Lutheran Church after spending time in a number of different religious settings. Feel free to pick up the book even if you are not able to attend the class. This week we are looking at Chapters 2 & 3.

February Newsletter Deadline: Monday, January 16th. You can send articles to Dianne Miller at secretary@stpauls-lcms.org

Sunday School: “The Seeing Sign” is the title for this week’s lesson. When Jesus encounters a man born blind, His disciples wrongly assume the man’s sin or his parents’ sin is the cause of the blindness. Jesus corrects their assumption, telling them the man’s blindness was so the works of God might be displayed in him. Sight restored, the man and then his parents find themselves before the Pharisees, who try to claim the man was never blind. When the man asserts the truth of his healing, the Pharisees cast him out. Encountering Jesus once again, the man confesses his faith in the Son of Man. Contact Karen Mueller w/ questions concerning Sunday School 618-806-4369.

 Volunteers requested? We are looking for a videographer to work camera at 8am service, screen operators, and ushers. Call church office if interested. 281-4600.

Tuesday Morning Men’s Bible Study: The new topic for the 7:15am Men’s Bible Study is Jeremiah. This is a verse by verse Bible Study, that involves a good bit of discussion. We meet in the church entryway.

The Youth Group Rummage Sale will held Saturday, April 2nd. Please save your items to benefit the youth of our congregation to attend the National Youth Gathering this July in Houston TX. All items accepted except for clothing, computers or TVs, Drop off will be Thurs, March 31, 4-8pm and Fri, April 1, 10am-7pm. If congregation members need help getting their items to church, we can possibly arrange for pickup. Contact Lillian at 618.541.4657 for more information

Pictorial Directory– Please Pick Up your copy of the new directory in the Narthex.

Financial Peace University: Due to lack of sign ups at this time, this class has been cancelled.

Director of Christian Education Intern:

At the direction of the Board of Elders, the Youth Committee, and the Board of Education a committee is being formed that will put together a position description for a year long DCE intern starting in the summer of 2022. The present plan is that this person would work to build a program to assist Middle School and High School youth in their faith walk. In addition, this person would be tasked with working with young adults. A final decision on whether to move forward with this internship will be made at the January 25th 6:30pm Voter’s Meeting in the fellowship hall.

 Daily 15 Minute Bible Study Podcast: The Word of the Lord endures forever is a daily verse by verse Bible Study hosted by Pastor Will Weedon. The present topic on this podcast is the book of “Ephesians”. You can find the podcast at thewordendures.org.

Epiphany Mission Highlight: Christ our Savior Lutheran High School in Evansville Illinois is part of our congregations mission budget, and two members of our congregation Rev. Ray Holman and Melissa Holman are presently serving their as teachers. The school began in 1999, and today is recognized by the State of Illinois and accredited by the National Lutheran School Association. Please keep in your prayers the mission and ministry of this school.

Christ Our Savior Lutheran High School 21st Annual Trivia Night: Join us for this year’s “School Days” Trivia Night & Silent Auction on January 28 at 7:00 p.m. in our gym. Adults $15 ea., 5th-8th grade students $6 ea., and 9th-12th grade $10 ea. with a limit of eight people to a table. Reserve your table by calling 618-853-7300. All proceeds from the evening will support Prom and Post-Prom at COS.

Registration for 2022-2023 is now open! If you have a student or know someone who will be high school age during the 2022-2023 school year, encourage them to consider Christ Our Savior Lutheran High school in Evansville, Il. Call 853-7300 to schedule a shadow day or a private tour. Learn more and download a registration form from our website, www.coslhs.org. Early registration ends March 31.

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

Address

227 North Good Haven,
Columbia, IL; 62236

Contacts

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

Service Hours

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