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*April 09th, 2021

“So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy, complete my joy by being of the same mind…Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.” Philippians 2:1-4

Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

Some years back I heard the story of a former communist official in Soviet Union who was trying to get people in his country to donate funds to help their fellow countryman after a natural disaster. They had asked people to help, set up a good system for donations, but still had little response. It lead him to ask “How do you get people to care for others?” When he asked this question, many in his country were atheists. While atheists have been known to help their fellow man, the encouragement and power to care is largely missing. The above verses from Paul’s letter to the Philippians remind us that care is enhanced when it flows from the encouragement, comfort, affection and sympathy one receives from Christ. You can’t give something away you don’t have. Throughout the month of April on we are going over the book of Philippians at our 9:15am Sunday Bible class. This week we will cover passages like the one above. Feel free to join us!

In His service,
Pastor Krenz    

  • Worship Service Change: Starting this week we will no longer have online sign ups before the service. We have also eliminated ropes in the pews. Blue X’s have been placed on the pews to guide people on where to sit so that we can “distance” in an optimum way. The 10:30am service on Sunday, for the time being, will remain an all masked service. We are planning to continue the 11am Saturday service through the month of May. Starting June 7th we will be restarting the 6:30pm Monday services. In June the early service will be taped, and placed on YouTube Sunday evening or first thing Monday morning. Board of Elders
  • Our Board of Christian Outreach plans to purchase YARD SIGNS to be strategically placed in the yards of St. Paul members. Help them select their design and message by placing a red X on your favorite of the three choices displayed on the table in the narthex and sign your name on the sign-up sheet if you would display one of these signs in your yard.  
  • The Life Night which was originally scheduled for Sunday, April 11th has been rescheduled for Sunday, April 25th from 5-7pm. Members and friends of the congregation in grades 5-9 are invited to this event. 
  • Thank you to Don Radentz and the board of trustees for their work in getting new interior signs throughout the building. They look great! 
  • If you ordered a lily please pick it up on the table in the atrium. (next to the stairs) 
  • Sunday School for all ages has started again. Contact Karen Mueller at 618-806-4369 if you have questions or would like to enroll your child. 
  • Our St. Paul’s Preschool is currently enrolling for this Fall. If you would like to enroll your child or know of anyone looking for a preschool for a 3, 4, or 5-year old potty-trained youngster please give the director, Shelly Augustin, a call at 618-910-0764. 
  • Spring Rummage Sale: The youth group is excited to announce we plan to have a Spring Rummage Sale this year! Please save your items to benefit the youth of our congregation. Any and all donations are welcome, but no clothes, computers or TVs please. Save the date for Saturday, April 24. If you are able to and are interested in helping before OR during the event (we would appreciate it), please reach out to Christina Schmitt - 314-807-2200 or Lillian Koenigstein 618-541-4657. 
  • Vacation Bible School: Please mark your calendars for summer VBS which is tentatively scheduled for July 18th-22nd. Please call or text Carleigh Ottwell if you would like to help or if you have any questions. 618-719-9307. 
  • Voter’s Meeting: Just a reminder that this month’s Voters’ Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 20th in the sanctuary.  
  • Please join the LWML Southern Illinois District Facebook page on April 22 and 29 at 6:30pm for Facebook Live as Pastor Krenz and Pastor Jacobsen, the two LWML District Pastoral Advisors, lead us each week in a 90-minute study of three different Psalms.

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227 North Good Haven,
Columbia, IL; 62236


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

Service Hours

Saturday 11:00 AM
Sunday 8:00 AM
Sunday 10:30 AM