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The family of St. Paul's Lutheran Church concluded our 40 Days of Community on Sunday, February 15th with a Celebration Worship Service at 10:00am. Throughout these 40 Days, our church has engaged in this church-wide campaign involving daily individual devotion, small group participation and service, and weekly worship. Now it's time to continue sharing how we are BETTER TOGETHER as we go into "Day 41" and beyond.

Join us weekly through March 25th, beginning with Ash Wednesday on February 18th, for Midweek Lenten Worship. We offer a traditional service at 12:15pm and a contemporary, family-friendly service at 6:30pm. Dinner is served each week at 5:30pm in the Fellowship Area. Our focus during these 40 days will be the "Diary of a Disciple", looking at this important time through the lens of the Gospel of John. You can also participate in our daily Lenten devotional "The Light Shines in the Darkness", available in print at St. Paul's. Share your thoughts and interact with us through our Facebook Page as you embark on your Lenten journey.

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Counseling Services Available

Professional Counseling
St. Paul's Lutheran Church is passionate about helping individuals and families build their lives on the love of Jesus Christ and the truth of God's Word. As a part of this passion, we care about the overall well being of this church family and our guests and recognize that some of life's challenges require additional care. For this reason, St. Paul's Lutheran Church offers professional, confidential counseling services. Services are available for a wide variety of individual, couple, family, and children's needs. Our team member, Jarvis Howe, M.A., is on board as the Director of Counseling and Family Ministry at St. Paul's (Jarvis is supervised by Carol Josefson, LCPC). Jarvis is ready to partner with you in making positive change in your life and your relationships. To learn more about available SPL Counseling Services, or to make an appointment, email Jarvis or call 217-423-6955.

Our Lutheran Beliefs

Grace Alone, Faith Alone, Scripture Alone
Our congregation accepts and practices the Bible-based teachings of Martin Luther, who inspired the reformation of the Christian Church in the 16th century. These teachings can be summarized in three short phrases: Grace Alone, Faith Alone, Scripture Alone.

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About St. Paul's

Learn more about St. Paul's!
Find information about our staff, our elders, our office, and get connected. Questions? Contact us through our site or via phone.

Connect with the Weekly Message

Weekly Message on SPL Sermon Studio
St. Paul's is streaming the Sunday 10:30am Worship Service LIVE! Something preventing you from attending worship? Watch it while it happens, or check back later and view the video recording of the worship service. You can also access past messages from weekly worship through our SPL Sermon Studio. Utilize the compact player on our site, or access the full site. Through the player, you can also access our YouVersion weekly reading plan by selecting the "Bible" tab and then the "Live" tab - enter "62526" to find the weekly SPL reading. Increase your experience by using your social media account to "log in" while you watch and participate.

Weekend Schedule:

      • Saturday: Contemporary worship 6:00PM
        Sunday: traditional worship 8:00am
    • dedicated education time 9:20am
    • contemporary worship 10:30am

Build The Home
Change the World

St. Paul's Lutheran Church is passionate about helping individuals and families build their lives on the love of Jesus Christ and the truth of God's Word. Every aspect of our ministry serves this purpose from cradle to eternity. Built on saving faith in Jesus, individuals and families impact their neighborhood, community, country, and ultimately change the world.