5869 South State Road 129, Versailles, IN 47042
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(812) 667-6989

"The Church with the Glad Heart and Hand"
Established 1857

Sunday Services

9:00 am Sunday School

10:00 am Worship Service

Pastor: Rev. Curtis Black


Office Hours:

9:00 am - 12:00 pm Mon-Thur

Special Services

Remembrance Services

Our congregation has lost 13 members to death in 2018.  Within the season of Advent, on December 5th, 12th, and 19th, we will gather in the sanctuary at 6:00 pm to share our grief and remember those who have died this year. All are invited to join us on these evenings to hear their stories, to learn more about them, and to participate in this chance for the community to grieve together.  


Blue Christmas Service

Designed for those who find their grief, their health, and/or other factors are taking away from their enjoyment of the holiday season, we will have our Blue Christmas service on December 21 at 6:00 pm. Here, we will worship the Lord even in the midst of our darkness and express our longing to see the light of Christ.

Christmas Services

We invite you to join us for our Christmas Services.

At St. Paul Olean, all are welcome! Please feel free to join us for any of our services.

Children's Program, Christmas Eve, 7:00 pm

Come and join our children as they celebrate the Birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ!

Candlelight Service, Christmas Eve, 11:00 pm

This simple and meaningful service of scripture, song, carols, candles, and communion brings the reason for the season to the heart and mind. All are welcome!

Our Heritage

Born of a rich German heritage in the years just prior to the Civil War, St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church is a small rural church with deep roots.  Located in the rolling hills of Southeastern Indiana, the church is a landmark known by travelers who frequently travel State Road 129 between the towns of Versailles and Cross Plains. St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church is a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). Please feel free to join us at any time!

#ThisChangesEverything #ELCAyg2018

Twelve of Olean's finest represented our congregation at the 2018 ELCA Youth Gathering in Houston, Texas, in July.  The group was among 30,000+ ELCA members and friends who participated in large and small worship services, workshops on current topics, and outreach activities throughout the Houston area.


The next ELCA Youth Gathering takes place in 2021 in Minneapolis, and our Luther League is already making plans to attend!

Find out more

Joy and Thanksgiving

Joy - teaching a younger generation the joy of ringing the church bell.

Come and join us as we gather together with joy and thanksgiving to celebrate and worship our Lord and Savior!


We are "Growing in faith. Sowing the love of Jesus!"


December at Olean is a very busy month!


Caroling at the Manger

6:30 pm

December 3


Blanket Making

1:00 pm 

December 4

December 11


Gingerbread House Making

6:00 pm

December 4


Women of Wednesdays Outing

Festival of Trees, Indianapolis

7:50 am, Meet at Olean

8:00 am, Meet at Versailles IGA


Remembrance Gatherings

6:00 pm 

December 5

December 12

December 19


Cherub/Junior Choir

6:30 pm

December 5

December 12

December 19


Senior Choir

7:30 pm

December 5

December 12

December 19


Christmas Program Practices

11:15 am, December 16

7:00 pm, December 23


Christmas Eve Services

7:00 pm Children's Christmas Program

11:00 pm Candlelight, Carols and Holy Communion

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St. Paul Lutheran Church, Olean

5869 S. State Road 129, Versailles, IN 47042, US

(812) 667-6989

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