Faith & Fellowship

ST. JOHNS LUTHERAN LCMC Rev. Denton Bennet, Jr. WED., AUG. 10 5:00 p.m. Prayer Time 7:00 p.m. Church Council THURS., AUG. 11 9:00 a.m. Bible Study SUN., AUG. 14 9:00 a.m. Worship Service 10:00 a.m. Coffee Hour WED., AUG. 17 5:00 p.m. Prayer Time   ST. PAUL LUTHERAN LCMC Pastor Tricia Mattson  WED...
St. Paul Lutheran Church
  St. Paul Lutheran Church is celebrating—celebrating community and celebrating it’s 150th anniversary!  The anniversary was actually two years ago, in 2020, and there were events planned for every month of the year under the theme “150 Years of Walking With God.”  Unfortunately, the COVID pandemic...
Board members of the Springfield Area Historical Society gathered Friday, June 17 for the annual Museum Summer open house. The museum was will with new displays for the season. Board members in attendance were Director Steve Renner, Director Bob Sturm, President Cheryl Diede, Secretary Marge Renner...
Maxine (Max) Meine was recently awarded the 2021 Catholic United Service Award at St. Raphael Church on Saturday, November 20.  Meine’s family including her grandchildren watched as Christa Schilling, a local Member Advisor with Catholic United presented the award to Meine.  “Every year St. Raphael...
Pastor Dan Larsen
Pastor Dan Larsen will preach his last sermon at Zion Lutheran Church in Springfield on Sunday, October 17.  He has served the congregation as part of a three-point parish since the summer of 2019.  He has accepted a call to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Henning, Minnesota. “I first came to Zion in...
Springfield Area Nativity Pageant was represented in this year’s Riverside Days Parade.  The Nativity Pageant will be held December 10 & 11, 2021. 
Pastor Julie Smith
Pastor Julie Smith will preach her last sermon at St. Johns Lutheran Church on Sunday, April 4.  She has accepted a brand new position with the National Lutheran Churches in Mission for Christ (LCMC) Board  as the Coordinator for Districts and Fellowship Groups.  St.. Johns and St. Paul Lutheran...
Father Phil Schotzko
Hundreds of parishioners, community members and friends came out to honor Father Phil Schotzko, on his retirement. Father Phil, pastor of St. Raphael Catholic Church will retire on July 1, 2020.  Last Wednesday evening, June 17 the St. Raphael parish honored him with a Drive-Thru Grab & Go Meal...
Eric Mueller
St. Paul Lutheran Church will host a recital of organ and piano music this Sunday, March 15.  Everyone is invited to attend the 1:30 p.m. program in the sanctuary of the church followed by a dessert reception in the fellowship hall.  There is no admission charge for the event. Eric Mueller, a...
Kay and Pastor Mike Franklin
by Doris Weber Mike Franklin, pastor of  the local New Life Assembly of God Church, received a warm “Welcome Home” greeting from the people of his church on Sunday, October 13.  Pastor Mike entered the church during opening exercises as Carli Petersen was making the announcement that he was home...

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