Worship at St. Paul's Lutheran Church

We feel that worship is one of the most important things we do at St. Paul’s. And because of that, we are committed to relevant, excellent, authentic and God-honoring worship. All of our services hold in common the clear teaching of the Bible, prayer, communion and praise through music. Our services differ in the type of music they offer. St. Paul’s provides worship services with traditional, organ-led music, and also services with contemporary, band and praise team led music. We seek to honor our great God in all of our services with music that stirs the heart of every worshipper to a closer walk with our risen Savior Jesus Christ.


6:00pm - Contemporary Worship


8:00am - Traditional Worship
10:30am - Contemporary Worship

In addition we have many holiday services during Advent, Christmas, Lent and Easter. There is also an education time on Sundays at 9:20am between services. If you have any questions regarding worship at St. Paul's, please contact our office at 217-423-6955.

Current Series
At St. Paul's we plan worship services thematically, and the God honoring music and the Jesus focused message all point to the theme of that worship service. Our current series is entitled "Forever Family". As we have celebrated our 150th Anniversary in 2014, we are not only thinking about our own history and church family, but also what it means to be a part of God's family and all of the things we face as a part of that family. Through August, we will explore a series called "EXPORTING FAMILY VALUES" where we examine how Jesus meant for each of his followers to live the Good News and bring it into every area of our lives, every conversation, to have it in our homes and to share it with others outside of our homes. From week to week we will learn how we need to KNOW IT, OWN IT, LIVE IT, SIEZE IT, and REPLICATE IT. In the mission field, the harvest is great but the workers are few, so it is time for us to get to work. Build the Home, Change the World.

You can connect with our weekly readings via YouVersion. Once in the application, click on the "Live" button and search "62526" to locate the weekly SPLDecatur event.

Weekly Message Online

We record all of our sermons and make them available online. Simply click to access SPL Sermon Studio and select the sermon of your choice.

Seasonal Services & EVENTS

Celebrating 150 Years of God's Goodness and Grace (1864-2014): Beginning with worship January 4th and 5th, we started our celebration of 150 years of St. Paul's Lutheran Church. While we have completed our official celebration weekend (June 6-8, 2014), we plan to do a few other special things in the remaining months of the year.


Do you have a request that you would like the St. Paul's Staff or Lay Ministers to pray for? You may contact the church office (217-423-6955) or simply email us at info@spldecatur.org with your prayer request (include "Prayer Request" in the subject line).

"View from the Pew"

We would love for you to share your thoughts and feedback with us! When you participate in worship each week or complete the weekly readings, reflect on a few questions:

1. What impacted you the most about the reading for the week?
2. What questions has the reading or the message raised for you?
3. What "take-away" from this week's message will carry with you through the next week?

Share your thoughts and questions by sending us an email to us at info@spldecatur.org or by connecting with us on Facebook (and find our View from the Pew site under "Events") or Twitter at @SPLDecatur using #ViewFromThePew.