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St. Paul's is a vibrant and friendly church with a 171-year history of God’s grace, faithful Biblical teaching, and outreach to our community

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How do

people dress?

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Please dress comfortably, according to your own preference. While many in our congregation may like to wear dress shirts, suits or dresses, many also wear jeans and casual attire. 

where do

i park?

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St. Paul's has handicapped and visitor parking near the church doors, and a ​large parking lot to the north. 


Our church is next to De​s ​Pere​s  Park, ​where additional parking is available. 


Stars on the map show parking areas; arrows show entrances.

services at-a-glance

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CHURCH SERVICES IN THE SANCTUARY (MAIN CHURCH)

  • Sundays: 8:00, 9:30, and 10:45 a.m.
    Saturdays: 5:00 p.m.
  • Style: Traditional liturgical worship
  • Music: Pipe organ and choir, with full orchestra on festival days
  • Lord's Supper: First, third, and fifth weekends

LIVING STONE SERVICES IN THE GYM

  • Sundays: 10:45 a.m.
  • Style: Christ-centered liturgical worship
  • Music: Acoustic music setting with vocalists, guitars, keyboard, drum
  • Lord's Supper: Second, fourth and fifth weekends


*Shuttle on hiatus due to COVID-19 measures.

What should I expect

IN THE MAIN CHURCH SANCTUARY?

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Traditional liturgical worship: we follow Lutheran liturgy and hymns, with scripture readings from the ESV translation of the Bible. 


We follow the order of service with printed handouts, and with hymns from a service book.


Readings of the day and sermons are delivered from the lectern and pulpit. 

What's the
worship style

IN THE GYM SERVICE?

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Called "Living Stone," our gym service is a Christ-centered liturgical worship service.


We follow the order of service from a printed service handout. Songs and hymns of the day are also printed in the handout.  


Folding chairs are set up for seating, and our pastors speak from the floor. 

what's the musical style

IN THE MAIN CHURCH SANCTUARY?

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Hymns, pipe organ and choir, with full orchestra on festival days.

What is music like

IN THE LIVING STONE GYM SERVICE?

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Acoustic music setting with vocalists, guitars, keyboard, drums.

How are children involved?

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Children are an important part of our church family! 


PUPPET SHOWS

Children's puppet shows are on hiatus due to COVID-19 safety measures. Watch recordings of our puppet shows online

here.


ACTIVITY BOARDS: Each Sunday, we have children's clipboards ready with crayons and Bible activity pages; find them in baskets in the narthex (lobby).


*Children's in-person Sunday School resumes November 1, 2020. See our online Sunday School resources here.

Children's MEssage

IN OUR LIVING STONE SERVICE

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Each Sunday* at our 10:45 Living Stone service in the gym, children are invited to gather round for a kid-size Gospel message, just for them.


*Children's messages are currently on hiatus due to COVID-19 measures. 


ACTIVITY BOARDS: We have children's clipboards ready with crayons and Bible activity pages.


Children's in-person Sunday School resumes November 1, 2020

Where is

ST. PAUL'S?

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We're easy to find, right across from West County Mall, at the corner of Manchester and Ballas Roads, just east of I-270. 


Many people say they recognize us as "the church with the bells"! 


Our address is 12345 Manchester Road, Des Peres, MO 63131. 


It's our 171st year!

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St. Paul's was founded in 1849 by a group of German Lutheran immigrants. The first church building was a log cabin not far from where our present day church is located. 


This log cabin served both as a place of worship and a school. Over the next 171 years, St. Paul's would grow to a large congregation with two campuses, one on each side of that first church site. 


Throughout its history, this church has reached out and and touched the lives of not only the West County community, but far beyond - even to many foreign countries - with the Gospel. Our mission is to strengthen the saved; save the lost.


Our history is the history of God keeping His promises to His children. God has been faithful to the people of St. Paul's as He has come to them through His Word, Holy Baptism, and the Lord's Supper.