About Us

Immanuel-St. Paul's Lutheran Church is a dual parish organization that is a part of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod denomination located in rural Southwestern Illinois. As a dual parish orgnization, both churches have the same pastor and cooperate on a variety of issues but maintain their own leadership and voting bodies. The current pastor of Immanuel and St. Paul is Reverend Sean Smith.



Over the years, both Immanuel and St. Paul have experienced many changes and obstacles. The churches and congregations have endured through wars, periods of violence, and natural disasters. Yet through all of these trials, these congregations have made it through with the help of God...more

Lutheran Church Missouri Synod

What is the lutheran church missouri synod(LCMS)?
LCMS stands for the Lutheran Church -- Missiouri Synod. The roots of the LCMS start in 1839 when a group of approximately 750 German immigrants came to Missouri and formed "The German Evangelical Lutheran Synod of Missouri, Ohio and Other States."...more

By Grace Alone...

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16.

Faith Alone...

For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God. Ephesians 2:8.

Scripture Alone...

Faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ. Romans 10:17

We Believe...

In the love of the Triune God: the Father, creator of all; Jesus Christ, the Son, who became human to suffer and die for the sins of all and to rise to life again; and the Holy Spirit, who creates faith through God's Word and Sacraments.