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Our various ministry areas are always buzzing with activity. If you are looking for ways to learn more about our St. Paul's family, grow deeper in your faith, or reach a caring hand to those in need, we are with you. GET CONNECTED!

TRUNK OR TREAT EVENT - SHiNe Children's Ministry invites families to St. Paul's Lutheran Church for our annual Trunk or Treat Event, happening on Friday, October 31st from 6:00-8:00pm. The event will feature "trunk-or-treating", games, treats, a costume contest (individual and family), hayrides (weather permitting), Del's caramel apples, and more! Safe, family-friendly fall fun!

F3 FALL SESSION 2014 - The Fall Session of F3 (Family - Faith - Formation) meets Wednesday evenings, continuing through Wednesday, November 19th. Each week we share in a meal, with dinner in the Fellowship Area at 5:30pm (menu varies) and classes beginning at 6:30pm. As we focus on being "At the READY" this Fall, we are featuring a number of classes focused on readiness and based in God's Word for every member of the family. (SPLChildren's Choir also rehearses at 6:00pm in the Sanctuary). Take a look at what we have to offer you and your family!


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 new team member, Jarvis Howe, M.A., is now on board as the Director of Counseling and Family Ministry at St. Paul's (Jarvis is supervised by Carol Josefson, LCPC). 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.