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 & 10:30 AM
Monday 6:30 PM

December Worship Schedule


*November 25, 2022

“but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.” (Isaiah 40:31)

Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

I hope each of you had a blessed Thanksgiving. It is now the time to turn our attention to Advent. This year’s mid-week advent theme is titled “Waiting with Isaiah”. I do hope many of you can take advantage of our 4pm and 6:30pm services. We hope the 4pm time will help those who do not like to drive at night, along with those who are just getting off of work. Each week a different Lutheran pastor from area churches will be teaching us all about Isaiah’s approaches to waiting. Come one, come all. See you in church.

Yours in Christ,
Pastor Krenz

Youth Christmas Tree Decorating There will be a youth night at church on Sun, Nov 27th from 5-6:30pm, where we will be setting up the Christmas tree in church and making Christmas cards for shut-ins. This will take place right after confirmation, and dinner will be provided. Let Sam know if you can make it at crf_wegnersm@cuchicago.edu or (920) 530-8638. All middle and high school students welcome!

Correction: In our newsletter we incorrectly stated that the early Christmas Eve service will be held at 3:30pm. The correct time is 3pm. We apologize for this mistake.

Youth Fund Raiser: Support the youth with their upcoming trips to Higher Things in Carbondale, IL and for future youth gatherings! Throughout Advent, a youth fundraiser will be available in the Narthex. There are 100 envelopes, each filled with a suggested donation between $1-100. Simply take an envelope, fill it with your donation, and drop in the offering box. Thank you for your prayers & support!

Breakfast with Mary & Joseph On Sat, Dec 3rd, come and enjoy a continental style breakfast, crafts, music, and fellowship while celebrating the most important Christmas gift of all: our Savior, Jesus. Come when you are able between 9-11am! This for children and their parents/family members up to 6th grade. Please register ahead of time: registration forms available in the Narthex or online at https://forms.gle/HRyR3QhTpWMFib4Y6

2023 Intention Forms: Please fill out these forms and bring or mail to the church by December 18th. We hope that filling out these forms will help you in your stewardship responsibilities in 2023. The Stewardship Committee.

 New Adult Education Class: Please join us in the fellowship hall from 9:15am-10:15am for the first of a two part video series titled “We the Church”. This series covers the history of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.

Children’s Sunday School: 9:15 -10:15 am The Sunday lesson is “The Egypt Exit,” tells of ten terrible plagues and how Pharaoh relents and releases the Israelites to worship in the wilderness. Realizing the Israelites have no intention of returning, Pharaoh’s army pursues the runaways. Caught between Pharaoh’s charioteers and the waters of the Red Sea, the people cry out to God. Moses stretches his hand over the sea as God parts the waters, enabling the people to pass through the sea on dry ground. As Egypt’s army attempts to follow, the sea closes in over them, so not one survives. As a family, talk about the ways God protects us from our enemies today.

Christmas Caroling, December 11th, members and friends will join the youth for Christmas caroling at some of the nursing homes in our community. Youth: Dinner will be served at 5 pm before we head out.Congregation: Join us to head out at 5:30 pm and return between 6:30pm - 7:00pm after caroling!

Comforts of Love Quilters Quilters are taking a break and will resume sewing in January. Thank you for all your support! Remember us w/ Queen Sized sheets, Large table clothes and embroidery thread!

Midweek Advent Services: Join us for the next four Wednesdays for our 4pm & 6:30pm Advent Services. This year’s overall theme is titled “Waiting with Isaiah”, and this weeks message is titled “Waiting with Prayer” based on Isaiah 64:1-9.  Pastor Peter Ill from Trinity in Millstadt will be the speaker.


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 8 & 10:30 AM
Monday 6:30 PM

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