Celebrate this Easter with SPL

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There are so many ways you and your family can share in the love of God and experience Jesus this season. The opportunities are before you – scroll down to see the details on each worship opportunity you can connect with this Easter and beyond.

As we continue to “Shelter in Place” all worship services are available to you online at SPLDECATUR.CHURCHONLINE.OR

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church is located in Decatur, Illinois, but you can worship with us from anywhere! Come as you are – there is no “dress code” requirement for Easter worship (or for any of our worship services) when you are worshiping at home. Everyone is welcome – invite your family and friends to join us online no matter where they are (resources will be available on our social media sites.

Watch Services Online


If you’ve never used our church online platform before, scroll down for tips to enhance your online experience.

– Maundy Thursday (April 9) at 6:30pm

– Good Friday (April 10) 1:00 & 7:00 pm
No Services April 11 – Watch “The Faces of Easter” by SPL Kids on Facebook Live at 10:00am!

– Easter Sunday (April 12) at 8:00 am (Traditional) and 10:30 am (Contemporary)

Worship Services Following Easter – “In the Storm”
– Saturday at 6:00 PM
– Sunday at 8:00 AM & 10:30 AM

Holy Week and Easter Worship Experiences


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Maundy Thursday

Come to the Table and join Pastor Bill Grueninger on Thursday, April 9th at 6:30pm. Learn who was gathered as Jesus ate His last earthly meal with His disciples and where you sit at the table.

Good Friday

On a day where we fully experience the depth of Jesus’ love for us, connect at 1:00pm or 7:00pm on Friday, April 10th for Tenebrae worship (Service of Darkness). Pastor Eric Trickey, Pastor Bill Grueninger, and Pastor Mark Gearig recall the final places Jesus Walks all the way to the Cross, while Pastor Wray Offermann brings God’s Word to our ears.

Easter Sunday

Finally, a day to celebrate! While we cannot gather together for this joyous day, we can raise a hallelujah from wherever we are and also proclaim “He is Risen! He is Risen indeed, Hallelujah!”. We are offering a traditional Easter worship at 8:00am and contemporary Easter worship at 10:30am on April 12th.

Looking to Deepen Your Holy Week Experience

Check out some of the resources available in Latest News and on facebook.com/stpaulsdecatur including individual and family activities and our SPL Daily devotions and resources.

Let’s Be Social #EasterAtSPL

You can connect with SPL in many of the places you already are! Take a look:

When you’re worshiping with us this week, snap a photo! We’d love to see all of your smiling faces take over all of the news feeds. Tag @spldecatur and/or post with #EasterAtSPL

If you have any questions about any of these Holy Week or Easter worship experiences, please contact the Church Office or send us a direct message from our Facebook page.


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