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. The theme focus for our Year of Worship for 2014-2015 is "READY - SE(n)T - GO!". We will explore themes in our upcoming series that dig in to being prepared and READY thorughout the Fall. In January we understand more deeply our purpose and how we are not only SET but SENT as God's people, exploring "40 Days of Community" as a church family. As we continue in the Spring, it's GO time as we roll up our sleeves and really understand what it means to CHANGE THE WORLD. 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 care for one another in our communities and beyond. 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

SEASONAL SERVICES SPRING 2015: Take note of these special services.

40 Days of Community Celebration Worship - February 15th at 10:00am (No education times Saturday or Sunday)
Sanctity of Life Services - February 21st at 6:00pm & February 22nd at 8:00am and 10:30am
Midweek Lenten Worship "Diary of a Disciple" - Weekly on Wednesdays at 12:15pm (Traditional) or 6:30pm (Contemporary) with dinner at 5:30pm
Palm Sunday Celebrations- March 28th at 6:00pm, March 29th at 8:00am and 10:30am
Maundy Thursday Worship - April 2nd at 7:00pm
Good Friday Worship - April 3rd at 1:00pm and 7:00pm
Easter Sunday Worship - April 5th at 6:30am, 8:00am, and 10:30am
Confirmation Service- Sunday, April 26th at 10:30am worship


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.