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Pastor O'Brien


Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Pastor Terry O’Brien was ordained into the Holy Ministry and ordained as Pastor of St. Paul Lutheran Church on July 19, 2009.

He is a May 2009 graduate of Concordia Theological Seminary of Fort Wayne, Indiana, where he received a Master of Divinity degree. Following three years of studies at Concordia, he served his year of vicarage at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Golconda, Ill. and was instrumental in


beginning a Lutheran mission church in Saline County, Illinois. In 2008 he was one of six Concordia students selected to participate in a 10-day “Mercy Mission” to the Lutheran Church of the island nation of Madagascar.

A native of Springfield, Ill., Pastor O’Brien was born, baptized and raised as a Missouri Synod Lutheran. He is a 1972 graduate of the University of Illinois, and he spent 33 years as an advertising and promotional manager for several large life insurance companies, including the former Franklin Life Insurance Company in Springfield and, most recently, American General Life Insurance Company of Houston, Texas. He retired from American General Life in 2005 prior to beginning his seminary studies.

Pastor O’Brien and his wife of 36 years, Sharon (Jackson) O’Brien, are the parents of two children, Bethany O’Brien Italiano (husband: Joel) of Glen Carbon, Ill. and Todd O’Brien of Collinsville, Ill. They also have three grandchildren: Ava, Cooper and Brennan Italiano.


April 30, 2017 (Easter 3A)
April 23, 2017 (Easter 2A)
April 16, 2017 (Easter Sunday)
April 14, 2017 (Good Friday)
April 13, 2017 (Holy THursday)
April 9, 2017 (Palm Sunday)
April 5, 2017 (Lenten Midweek)
April 2, 2017 (Lent 5A)

March 29, 2017 (Lenten Midweek)
March 26, 2017 (Lent 4A)
March 22, 2017 (Lenten Midweek)
March 19, 2017 (Lent 3A)
March 15, 2017 (Lenten Midweek)
March 12, 2017 (Lent 2A)
March 8, 2017 (Lenten Midweek)
March 5, 2017 (Lent 1A)
March 1, 2017 (Ash Wednesday)

February 26, 2017 (Transfiguration of our Lord)
February 18, 2017 (Funeral for Hilda M. “Babe” Kinsey)
February 12, 2017 (Epiphany 6A)
February 5, 2017 (Epiphany 5A)

January 29, 2017 (Epiphany 4A)
January 22, 2017 (Sanctity of Human Life Sunday)
January 8, 2017 (Epiphany 2A)
January 1, 2017 (Circumcision and Name of Jesus)

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Pana, Illinois 62557