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

*September 24, 2021

“Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.” James 5:16

Friends and Members of St. Paul’s,

I once heard that “A happy marriage is the union of two good forgivers.” Just as confession/forgiveness helps a marriage it is also benefits our life together as the body of Christ. Confessing sins to one another and to God is what we do every week at the start of the Divine Service. Immediately following this confession we hear that in Christ forgiveness is ours. Later in the service we pray “forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.” In praying this God given prayer we are again shown that “confession/forgiveness” is central to our life with God and others. God and his Word are right and therefore worthy to defend and proclaim, but it is not a good idea to die on the hill of “our rightness”. May the Lord soften our hearts to realize this truth.

Blessings in Christ,

Sermon Theme: “Salty Living” Mark 9:38-40. This weeks Old Testament Reading: Numbers 11:4-6, 10-16, 24-29. Epistle Reading: James 5:13-20.

Congregational Picnic on Sunday October 3rd: The congregation is invited to participate in a picnic on our church property on Sunday, October 3rd at 11:45am. In addition to congregational fellowship, we will be giving a special welcome to those who have joined our congregation in the last couple of years. There is no cost for this event, and while chairs will be provided members may want to bring their lawn chairs. This event will also give everyone a chance to meet our new church secretary and our new field work students. Pop up canopies are welcome - please let Debbi Aldridge know if you have one to bring. 

Welcome Gary Crawford: This weekend we welcome Gary Crawford to the fellowship of faith here at St. Paul’s through adult confirmation. Gary is a retired engineer from McDonald Douglas/Boeing and resides here in Columbia. He is very involved the community as board member at Human Support Services out of Waterloo, House of Neighborly Services in Waterloo, and is a member of the City of Columbia Play foundation, and Columbia Kiwanis. Gary recently became engaged to Brenda Wagner.

Exodus Adult Bible Study: Our study of Exodus continues today in the fellowship hall at 9:15am as we look at the Passover event, and the giving of the ten commandments on Mount Sinai. Come one come all.

Sunday School Update: This weekend the Sunday School will study “The Poolside Sign.” For thirty-eight years, a paralyzed man has lain by the pool of Bethesda, hoping to enter it and receive healing. Jesus asks if he desires healing and then tells the man to take up his bed and walk. When the Jews see the man carrying hs bed on the Sabbath, they question him about who told him to do this, but the man doesn’t know who Jesus is. After encountering Jesus at the temple, the man reports back to the Jewish leaders, who persecute Jesus. Contact Karen Mueller with any questions concerning Sunday School 618-806-4369. 

Genesis Bible Study led by Nancy Radentz continues to meet on Wednesdays at 10 am In the church fellowship hall. You can pick up next week’s daily study questions on the table in the church entryway.

 High School Youth Movie Night: They will be having a movie night on Sunday night (9/26) at 6 pm in the Youth Room. Call Kaitlyn Koenigstein for details.

  Christian Friends of New Americans is a recognized service organization of the LCMS based in St. Louis. They will be assisting with the resettlement of Afghan refugees who have recently come to America. You can donate by going online at Christian Friends of New Americans (cfna-stl.org) or sending a Check to Christian Friends of New Americans, 4019 South Grand, St. Louis, MO 63118. 

Christ Our Savior Lutheran High School in Evansville Illinois is a fully accredited Lutheran High School. If you or someone you know might like more information on this High School call 618-853-7300. Two of our members teach at that Christ Our Savior Lutheran High School Rev Ray Holman, and Mellissa Holman, and they would be happy to answer any questions you might have concerning COSLHS.    

AM850 KFUO Radio: Did you know that every day at 9:30am this local Lutheran radio station has a discussion on Law and Gospel. In addition you can be fed by God’s Word at 11am with a program titled “Thy Strong Word”. Archives of these programs can also be accessed at the KFUO web site.   

Pictorial Directory: Don’t forget to pick up your picture package in the church office on the back counter. Over the next couple of months extra pages will be assembled for the directory, and copies of the directory will then be sent our way. If your church board or committee photo has not been taken or if you have any other questions contact Marilyn Snider at 618-974-9861 or Jeanine Consolino at 314-583-80877.  

Old Chairs and Tables: If you are interested in purchasing the old chairs and tables in the fellowship hall please contact the church office (281-4600).

Church Pews: If you are interested in 10 foot church pews from the historic church please contact Helen Nowak at 618-980-6549

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