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The family of St. Paul's Lutheran Church will embark on 40 Days of Community beginning the week of January 4th. This church-wide campaign involves daily individual devotion, small group participation and service, and weekly worship. Have you connected with a small group yet? If not, sign up is still available in the Fellowship Area, or you can contact the church office. Come together and learn how we can be BETTER TOGETHER and make a significant impact on each other's lives and this community through this experience. Learn more about this Campaign HERE.

As a part of our daily devotionals thru our 40 Days of Community, we planned to email out a daily prayer reminder entitled "4-4-40". This will remind us of our time "4" prayer at "4:00pm" each day for "40" days. Due to some unforseen technical issues (which we are promised should be resolved soon), we are not able to email the daily message. We will post here on the webpage and on our Fecebook Page daily in the meantime until the issue is resolved. You can access the Daily 4-4-40 HERE.

If you have not signed up for our e-news bulletins in the past, make sure to subscribe now (using the form below) so that you can be a part of receiving this daily reminder throughout these 40 Days (once the technical issues are resolved).


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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.