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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!

150TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION - We are planning to celebrate these 150 years of blessings with a Celebration Weekend this June (June 6-8, 2014)! Celebration Dinner, free Family Festival with a concert by Matthew West, and Celebration Worship are all a part of our weekend plans. Learn more about our anniversary and all of the details by clicking HERE.

MID-WEEK LENTEN WORSHIP 2014 - Join us on Wednesdays at 12:15pm (Traditional) or at 6:30pm (Contemporary) for our mid-week Lenten worship services, through April 9th. There is a study/teaching time during the message each week, and children will have their own children's education time, released during the message time in worship. Dinner is served in the Fellowship Area at 5:30pm each week, sponsored by a different ministry area. Learn more about this, Holy Week, Easter worship, and our other worship times by clicking HERE.

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. These services are currently provided by Sonya Jensen, MA, Director of Counseling and Family Ministry. Services are available for a wide variety of individual, couple, family, and children's needs (including pre-marital, marital, depression, anxiety, addiction, and more). To learn more about available SPL Counseling Services, or to make an appointment, call 217-423-6955 or email Sonya Jensen directly at Sonya's AAMFT approved supervisor is J. Graham Thompson, LMFT.

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.