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 9:00 AM
Monday 6:30 PM

*August 5, 2022

“And do not seek what you are to eat and what you are to drink, nor be worried. For all the nations of the world seek after these things, and your Father knows that you need them” Instead seek his kingdom, and these things will be added to you.” Luke 12:29-31.

Dear friends and members of St. Paul’s,

The phrase from Luke 12 that “your Father knows”, on the face of it sounds like bad news. While it is true God the Father knows our failures, weakness and our faithless worries, he also knows our needs. Certainly we need and he provides daily items like food and drink , but even more we need “kingdom things.” These kingdom things include his promises of forgiveness, hope, and peace. They also include his meal, his spoken word, his read word, and those who are kingdom people (the church). Help us Lord seek such things, and all praise to you for knowing and bringing them our way.

Yours in Christ,
Pastor Krenz

Sunday/Monday Sermon Theme: “By Faith” Hebrews 11:1-16

Rise Against Hunger: This will take place on Sunday between 10:30am-12:30pm. Even if you have already signed up at the church, you are invited to save yourself some paperwork on Sunday and sign up online at http://events.riseagainsthunger.org/stpauls2022. Right now we have around 50 signed up for food packaging event, but we could always use more. If you are making a donation make the check out to St. Paul’s Lutheran and put a note in the envelope that it is for the Rise Against Hunger Event.

Food Pantry Items: Our food pantry is currently experiencing an abundance of non-perishable food items. If you, or anyone you know, could use some extra food items, please call Carol Ericson (618-530-7056), Barb Ries (618-476-1065), or Dianne in the church office (618-281-4600). We are happy to set up a time to come and visit the pantry, or we can stock a box or bag for you to pick up.

Volunteers needed for Preschool Prep: We are looking for helpers to get the preschool ready for the fall opening. In August we will be washing toys, and cleaning up the preschool area. If you would like to be a part of this, please contact Karen Mueller (618-806-4369). Thank you for your help!

Volunteers needed for SS Room Painting: Please let Helen Nowak, 618-281-4875, know by August 15th if you are available to help paint the SS Rooms (date tbd).

Sunday School Kick-off: August 21st There will be no Sunday School on August 7th or 14th, but classes kick off for the year on August 21st, from 10:15 - 11:00 am. The morning will include games and donuts! This year, our focus is on how we are "Transformed by Jesus," especially as the students learn about the story of Paul. Students will begin in the Fellowship Hall with an opening for all ages. This year's teachers are: PreK - Kindergarten: Karen Mueller 1st - 4th Grade: Helen Nowak 5th - 7th Grade: Carleigh Ottwell

Junior Confirmation Classes: If you or someone you know might be interested in 5th-7th grade confirmation classes please contact Pastor Krenz (618-363-0121). The tentative starting date is Wednesday, September 7th at 6pm. A parent/student information meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, August 31st at 6pm.

Noah, the man, the ark, and the flood: This video Bible Study from Lutheran Hour Ministries will be the 10:15am Bible Study topic starting August 21st. All are invited to join us in the fellowship hall.

Sunday morning Adult Bible Class: The next adult Bible class will take place on Sunday, August 14th at 10:15am. In this class we will continue our look at 1 Corinthians by examining chapter 7, where Paul addresses questions on marriage and being single.

Pre School 30th Anniversary: September 11th, 2022 10:30 am worship service. Luncheon to follow at 11:45 am. Visit facebook.com/stpaulscolumbiail/events to RSVP, or sign up on the sheet in the foyer/narthex.

Adult Inquiries Class: If you or someone you know are interested in learning more about what Lutherans teach and/or join the congregation please contact pastor Krenz (618-363-0121). The 12 week class is scheduled to start on Sunday, September 18th at 6pm.  


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 9:00 AM
Monday 6:30 PM

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