Covid-19 Information

Sunday services and other group meetings are not taking place in the church building until further notice to protect the health of our congregation and the general population from the danger of the Coronavirus.

In light of current health concerns we encourage common hygiene practices and consideration for the well-being of yourself and all in our community but especially those who are high risk.

Our church leadership is monitoring official recommendations and has implemented contingency plans. We will do our best to keep members informed about current modifications and future changes to our ministries.

Below, you can find general health information, church messages, and links to faith resources. Watch emails to members and social media about further decisions, how to care for each other, and living faithfully.

For pastoral care contact Pastor Stefan Munker on his phone, text, or by email.

Christ's peace be with you!

Illinois Department of Public Health

Questions &

Guidelines

Corona Virus Hotline

1-800-889-3931

Online Covid-19 Information

dph.illinois.gov

 

If you become sick with symptoms of the Covid-19 (Corona) Virus, contact your doctor's office.

Community Assistance

Social Services

Hillsboro Area Organizations

Local resources for those in need of food, transportation, prescription, or other emergency help:

List of Providers

 

+    If you or someone you know is experiencing hardships, seek social services help from CEFS: 217-728-7721.

 

+    CEFS, World Harvest Church in Hillsboro, and Coffeen provide food through their community pantries.

Church Messages

Encouragement &

Information

Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton, ELCA

Video Message (03-28)

ELCA Health and Faith Resources

Pastor Stefan Munker, St. Paul's

Video Message 6 Months into Covid-19 (09-10)

Video Announcement for Drive-in Services (07-19)

Video Message about Worship Planning (06/15)

Video Message Delay of Renewed Gatherings (05/17)

Video Message Hope at Home (04/19)

Video Message of Encouragement (03/17)

 

St. Paul's Press Releases

Invitation to Drive-in Services

Invitation to Online Worship

Worship and Prayer

Online &

Anywhere

Online‌ ‌Worship‌

We post weekly recorded services on our YouTube Channel, with a link on our Facebook Page, and accessible on the Worship section of our website.

A copy of the words for worship with announcements is sent by email to church members.

If you would like a copy of the sermon by email or need it sent by regular mail let Pastor Munker know. You may also email prayer requests for the intercessions: pastormunker@gmail.com
 

Drive-in ‌Worship‌

Services with Communion are scheduled 9:30am (6pm in case of inclement weather) on 2nd and 4th Sundays in the parking lot of the Event Center of Montgomery County (11198 IL-185 in Hillsboro).

Worshipers remain in their cars and listen on their car radio. The FM frequency is announced as you arrive. Printed bulletins and sacrament elements of wafer and juice are provided also.

You can give your Offering by mailing checks, set up automatic giving at your bank, or donate online. Thank you!

 

Worship at Home

Prayers, Gospel, and Reflections for Sundays and Special Days are printed in our monthly Flock Talk newsletter.

Prayer‌ ‌for‌ ‌Peace‌

We pray for God's peace of health each day at noon to feel connected with each other while we are church apart. Join us and Christians around the world.

Prayer Suggestions

​Use the following resources to remember others or ask for God's help for yourself:

ELCA Prayer Ventures

Pandemic Prayer‌ Petitions

Community Circle‌ ‌Prayer‌s

Faith Resources

Study &

Practice

‌Daily Faith Practices

Use 7 simple but essential Practices for spiritual well-being throughout your day.

Christian Education at Home

Check our newsletter or calendar for current learning activities meeting online through Zoom.

Families will find a variety of videos, articles, and activities for all ages on this ELCA website: Faith‌ ‌at‌ ‌Home‌

Children can receive weekly Bible lessons and activity sheets by contacting the church office: office@stpaulshillsboro.net

Adults may sign up ‌for‌ weekly emails of News related Bible study lessons:

Wired Word

Communication

Church

Information

Congregational Announcements

During the pandemic our church is utilizing a variety of methods to share information and stay connected:

  • Member Emails (through IconCMO or Wix)

  • Facebook

  • Regular Mail or Phone Calls

  • Zoom (video or phone conference)

Office

Contact the church by email office@stpaulshillsboro.net, or if it is urgent call Marina's cell phone.

Pastor

Contact Pastor Stefan Munker by email pastormunker@gmail.com, or his cell phone.

Updated: 07-22-2020

"So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand."

(Isaiah 41:10)

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Hillsboro, IL 62049

217-532-2353

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