St. Paul Lutheran Church, Villa Park IL

Reaching and holding people for Christ Villa Park, IL
St. Paul Lutheran Church, Villa Park IL
St. Paul Lutheran Church, Villa Park IL
St. Paul Lutheran Church, Villa Park IL
St. Paul Lutheran Church, Villa Park IL
St. Paul Lutheran Church, Villa Park IL

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545 S Ardmore Ave
Villa Park, IL 60181



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Who We Are

We love to meet new friends at St. Paul. We are a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, a community of faith that shares a passion for making positive changes in the world.

Through worship, service, and education, we deepen our faith, grow our relationship with God and experience God's grace in our lives.

Do come and see!

About Us

Traditional Liturgy, Casual, Down to Earth, Creative, Gay affirming, Inclusive, Multigenerational, Neighborhood-focused, Friendly, Progressive

Community Service, Social Justice, Faith and Work, Addiction/Recovery, Children's Ministry, Young Adults, Youth Group, Choir, Missions, Nursery, Adult Education, Daycare, Preschool, Seniors Ministry

Traditional Hymns, Contemporary, Organ, Praise and Worship

Lutheran (ELCA)




Our Services

What are services like?
Saturday night worship is casual and contemporary. Come as you are! Sunday worship is more traditional and liturgical, but family-friendly. All services feature communion and children's sermons. Nursery is available at the second service on Sundays.

What is the community like?
St. Paul warmly welcomes everyone. We are an open and affirming congregation that seeks to bring the peace of Christ to our community, our nation, and our world. Here you will find children, seniors and all ages in between as together we strive to live out Christ's mission in the world.

What if I'm not a Christian?
Faith is a journey. You are welcome to begin your journey here.

Leadership View all

Rev. Stephen H. Swanson

Pastor Swanson’s first five years were in Arusha, Tanzania where his father built Ilboro School. He is a graduate of Bethany College in Lindsborg, Kansas and the Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago. He has served churches in Cairo, Illinois; Chicago, Illinois and Denver, Colorado. He and his wife, Maureen, moved from Denver when he was called to St. Paul in December 1999. Maureen is an Advocate Parish Nurse at Concordia Lutheran Church in Chicago. They have five children and several grandchildren.

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