Third Presbyterian

"God made light Shine in our hearts"

We are open to all and celebrate

the LOVE of Christ with ALL God’s Children! 

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With the sudden spike in positive tests for church members and some of their extended family members, the church has suspended in-person worship and closed the building at least through Sunday, October 25.  Please watch for updates as to when the church will open again.

If you have any questions, please look for email updates and/or call the church office at 217-528-0457.


Hi, I’m Miss Sydney (Geyston) and I am a college student and life long member of Third Presbyterian Church.  I have volunteered to prepare a Virtual Sunday School each week for our Children’s Ministry.  If you click on the link to the right, it will take you to my page where you will find all sorts of fun activities.  Thank you for your interest and may God open up your hearts, minds and souls to God’s love in Jesus Christ.

MISS SYDNEY will be attending school for the next several weeks and resume this program around Thanksgiving.  Blessings to Miss Sydney and have a great semester and be safe!

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Sunday Worship, Nov 22, 2020

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Sunday Worship, Nov 15, 2020

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Sunday Worship, Nov 8, 2020

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Sunday Worship, Nov 1, 2020


Here are some ways to stay connected to the church:

Look at our Facebook Page – Third Presbyterian Church.  Besides regular posts, we will upload an edited version of our Sunday Sanctuary 10:15 Worship service and a Kids’ Sunday School Lesson.

Tune in to Sportsradio1450 (1450 AM or 92.3 FM) from 9:00 A.M. until 9:30 A.M. each Sunday morning for a short worship service with a different sermon and songs.  This can also be live streamed on your computer at Sportsradio1450 or by using Alexa and playing the live stream by saying, “Alexa, play Sportsradio1450”. 

Each week, Pastor John emails out on Wednesday an installment of a Bible Study. 

We are now sending out a weekly email newsletter on Thursday.

Stay Safe and Blessings to All.

As part of the ministry at 3rd Pres and during this period of “shelter at home, but when you go out, wear a mask”, we are providing home-made masks.  We recently received a grant to produce 400 more masks and we will provide those to both youth and adults.

If you are an adult and want to request a mask, please click on the button below.  If you need masks for youth, please scroll up and click to go to the Miss Sydney’s page.  There you will find a button to order youth masks.


New Bible Study from Pastor John!

The First Sunday in Advent for 2020 is Sunday, November 29.  Starting that next week and lasting for five weeks, Pastor John will do a new Bible Study Titled – “They Were There!”  The Bible study will look at the Nativity Story and explore those who were there at the birth of Jesus.  Of course there were Mary and Joseph, Elizabeth and Zachariah, but then there were also the Shepherds, the Angels, and the Magi.  There may also have been a few others.  Please look for an email with the link to a Power Point Presentations, the week after Sunday the 29th.  If you are not on our email list, please contact Debbie and the church office at 217-528-0457.

Sunday, November 29th is right after Thanksgiving but because of the way the calendar falls in 2020, it is also the First Sunday in Advent.  Pastor John has selected a theme for Advent called PREPARE YE.  Each week, each Sunday will have a different theme.

The Theme for Sunday the 29th of November is: PONDER.

There is also a daily devotional guide that goes along with the theme that is available at no charge by calling the church office at 217-528-0457.

Welcome to Third Presbyterian Church!

Real life happens to all of us every day.  No one should face life alone.  Third Presbyterian Church is made up of real people who experience life by joining together to grow in faith and love through a real Jesus. 

In Worship, in Fellowship and in a variety of other activities at 3rd Presbyterian, people of faith are joined together to face the challenges of life and be reminded there is always the Good News of Jesus.  Our church is invitational, open and affirming for all ages and positions in life.  We are many and yet in God’s grace and by the Spirit we become one.


Worship Place & Time

(Right Now In-person Sunday Activites have been suspended).  

Kid’s Klub (10:15 a.m.)

Sunday Worship Service (10:15 a.m.)

Join us for worship every Sunday. To learn more about what you can expect, click here:

About our Pastor

Rev. Dr. John R. Shear

Worship is led each week by Pastor John. His preaching style is easy to follow. While using the Bible as the source of all of his sermons, Pastor John explains the truths of the Word of God in stories and humorous examples. His sermons are lively and get to the point quickly. Please click below to read his blogs or listen to a recent sermon…

Education and Fellowship Programs

Fellowship Time each week after worship

Sunday School for Youth through Adults, immediately after worship

Kid’s Night Out

Millennial Age Group

Regular Fellowship Events

Third Presbyterian Church has been a pillar of the Springfield community for over 100 years. The church was founded with community outreach and support in mind. What the founders of our church wanted we are still doing. For over one hundred years, we have preached the gospel of the grace of God from this pulpit, and our members have been able to give a reason for their faith and their hope.


Join Us!

Our church is blessed with a variety of God given, talented individuals, who help in worship with Praise Music, Choir, Adult Hand-bells and Special Music.   Worship normally lasts about an hour and follows a blended service format.  Communion is celebrated on the third Sunday of each month and is open to all.

Worship with Us!

You will find our worship is casual and contains an energy and spirit to allow the voice of God to speak to individuals in a variety of ways. 

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People are at different places in life and on their faith journey.  We welcome all, no matter who you are, where you have been and whether you are certain about where you are going. 

If you need to talk with Pastor John for any reason, please call his cell phone at 314-249-8024.

The above photo was taken from our first ever Millennial Meeting at the Church. A couple of these individuals are away at school, while the rest come to church on a regular basis.

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