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

*October 22nd, 2021

For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart. Hebrews 4:12

For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power (dynamite) of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. Romans 1:16

Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

In a past congregation I had a member named “Boom, Boom”. In his working years he worked for the department of transportation as a dynamite expert clearing paths for new highways. The Word of God, and especially the gospel message has a “dynamite” power to it. The word for power in Romans 1:16 literally means the dynamite of God. What a picture of the impact God’s Word has on the lives of all people. This is why we workers in the church get all “fussy” about people attending church. God wants people to encounter God’s Word in all its forms (written, proclaimed, sacramental), and weekly public worship is one of the best places for that to happen. Yes the preaching may be a bit boring, the songs hard to sing, and there may be few people in the pews. However, if the Word is present God is at work through the Spirit convicting, transforming, and leading us to trust Jesus and to live a life of love.


Voters Meeting: On Tuesday, October 26th at 6:30pm in the fellowship hall our annual fall voter’s meeting will take place. At this meeting we will be discussing church board and officer positions for 2022, next year’s budget, various board reports, and the initial discussion whether a “Lift/Elevator” would serve the mission of the congregation along with other possible uses of the Schneider Estate/and parsonage sale proceeds.

Adult Bible Class: On Sunday morning at 9:15am join Pastor Holman as he leads a Bible Study on the topic of “Heresies” in the fellowship hall.  

 Sunday School Update: Sunday School Update: This Sunday those in Sunday School will study “A Mountaintop Wonder.” Jesus takes His inner circle—Peter, James, and John—up on a mountain. There, they see Jesus in His heavenly glory as Moses and Elijah appear alongside Him, discussing His upcoming departure. In his excitement, Peter offers to build three tents so they can remain on the mountaintop. Suddenly, a clod—a sign of God’s presence—appears and a voice speaks out from it: “This is My Son, My Chosen One; listen to Him!” (Luke 9:35) Contact Karen Mueller with any questions concerning Sunday School 618-806-4369. 

Big Picture Bible Study: Next week (October 31st) the “Big Picture” Bible study series as we examine the last part of the book of Leviticus.

LCMS National Youth Gathering Parent/Youth meeting: On Sunday, October 31st after the late service (11:45am) the parent and youth who are hoping to attend the July 9th-13th 2022 National Youth gathering in Houston are asked to attend this informational/sign up meeting. We will meet in the fellowship hall.

Bible Study led by Nancy Radentz will not meet this week. The study will continue on November 3rd.

OUR COMMUNITY CANVASS of the Columbia Lakes subdivision has been rescheduled for Sunday, November 7th, meeting at 2 pm in the church basement for instructions. Don’t have a team mate? Find one or come and we’ll team you up. If possible, please sign-up in the lobby or call 314-882-2097 or email pastorsievers@yahoo.com.

Adult Information Class Starting Sunday, November 14th: If you or someone you know would like to learn more about what the Lutheran church teaches and have considered joining the congregation please join us on Sunday, November 21st at 4:30pm in the fellowship hall for the first of this ten week class. If attending or even considering attending please contact Pastor Krenz 618-363-0121.

2021-2022 Music in a Sacred Space series 10/31/21 Hope Ev. Lutheran will host a Reformation Organ Vespers service on Sunday, October 31 at 3 pm. The service will be led by organist Jacob Weber and preacher Rev. Dr. Jon Vieker. Jacob Weber is the associate editor for music/worship at Concordia Publishing House and a published composer of organ and choral works. Rev. Vieker is the recently installed Dean of the Chapel at Concordia Seminary. Organ Vespers services feature extended organ leadership of the congregational liturgy and hymnody. Hope Evangelical Lutheran is located at 5218 Neosho Street in St. Louis, MO. Visit hoelutheranstl.org for more information.

Hymn Festival: On Sunday, October 31, at 2:30 in the afternoon, Trinity Lutheran Church in Millstadt will host a hymn festival with the theme “The Reformation is All About Jesus: A Celebration in Song.” The hymns will all have a focus on the work of Jesus Christ who is the source and preservation of His Church. Hymns will include “A Mighty Fortress”, “Thy Strong Word”, “Christ Jesus Lay in Death’s Strong Bands”, “O Christ, Who Art the Light and Day”, and  others. The pre-service music will feature organ repertoire highlighting the hymns for the festival. The church’s song will be led by Mr. Justin Tayon, Trinity’s organist since January 2021. Trinity's choir will also be assisting with the festival. 

  Reformation Hymn Festival – Join us at Good Shepherd Collinsville in the sanctuary on Sunday, October 31st, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. as our choir and instrumentalists lead us in a Reformation Hymn Festival. Hear and sing special arrangements of A Mighty Fortress, Lord Keep us Steadfast and more. Duration will be approximately 50 minutes. 

Martin Luther Scare Crow: Check out the church’s Martin Luther Scarecrow with the church sign across from the Abby. Thank you to the Board of Education who put this together.

Camp Wartburg Job Openings: Do you love being out in nature, working with children and being in a Christ-centered environment? If yes, then come work at Camp Wartburg located in Waterloo, IL! We are hiring for all seasons and would love to have you join us in our ministry. You must be 16 years old or older to apply. If interested please contact the Camp Manager John “Sparky” Hemenway at John_Hemenway@LCFS.org or call 618-939-7715 ex. 15.

Food Pantry Update. 10 Families visited the Food Pantry on Wednesday, October 6th. This group included 16 Adults & 6 children. Who do you know that might need a helping hand? Food Pantry is open 1st and 3rd Wednesdays!

Pandemic Protocols As of the end of October those entering the church are encouraged to wear masks. When sitting in a pew, Bible class, or meeting, individuals can remove their masks. Watch weekly bulletin and weekly email for changes to these protocols.

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