"IN THE BEGINNING WAS THE WORD, AND THE WORD WAS WITH GOD, AND THE WORD WAS GOD." JOHN 1:1
DATES & TIMES: Sunday mornings from 9:30-10:30 a.m.
ZOOM LINK: To join in, click the button above a few minutes before 9:30 a.m. on Sundays.
(Meeting ID: 825 8091 3474 • Passcode: 489627)
Book of Joel: September 13 - 27
The spiritually vibrant home: October 4 onward
Pastor Kevin Thomson and Pastor Tanner Wade team-teach our online Foundation Bible Class via Zoom videoconferencing. Foundation gets its name from the truth that Christ is our foundation in all things. The study focuses on exploring how our foundation in Christ transforms who we are, and how we live our lives. Open discussion and questions from participants are actively encouraged. Previous study topics have included: change, community, the Sabbath, Godly leadership, Heaven, gossip, angels and demons, wrestling with God, Bible translations, comparative religion, church/state, and mercy.
If you enjoy using a green screen or Zoom backgrounds, we've created custom St. Paul's background photos that you're welcome to use. Click to download these 16:9 ratio PNG photo files: Foundation Bible class in session | St. Paul's exterior - spring | St. Paul's steeple | St. Paul's exterior - sign Psalm 46:1 God is our refuge | St. Paul's church interior - worship
IN PERSON BEGINNING OCTOBER 4, 2020: Preregister here
LIVE RADIO EACH SUNDAY ON KFUO 850AM
Beginning Sunday, October 4, the Pastors' Bible Class returns to an in-person study in the gym. Wearing masks and physical distancing will be practiced. So that safe capacity levels are not exceeded, participants are asked to preregister online, or to call the church office at 314-822-0447 to preregister.
ON THE RADIO
Pastors' Bible Class continues on the radio as well as in person. Listen to the Bible study broadcast live each Sunday, all year long, at 9:30 a.m. CDT on KFUO 850AM radio in the St. Louis region. Outside of St. Louis, listen live online at KFUO.org or search class archives here.
DATES: Six weeks beginning Sept. 16 &17
REGISTER online, or by calling the church office
VIDEO & AUDIO RECORDINGS HERE
Please join us in person for this six-week study of the Book of Esther. Living Way is a weekly in-depth Bible study where participants begin in a large group, break into small discussion groups, and gather together for a closing lecture led by our pastors. Childcare may be available upon request.
On Wednesday mornings from 9:00-10:30 a.m., men and women participate in separate small groups, with lectures in the church Sanctuary.
On Thursday evenings from 7:00-8:30 p.m., men and women gather in a single small group, closing with a recording/video of the Wednesday morning pastor-led lecture.
The Book of Esther: Though the word “God” does not appear even once in the Book of Esther, His overruling providence is so manifestly present. Queen Esther was an instrument in the hand of God to save the remnant of Israel, the tribe of Judah, from extermination. The Book of Esther offers a historical account of the origin of the Feast of Purim, a celebration of God’s intervention through Esther in saving the Jewish people from Haman, a Persian Empire official who was planning to kill all the Jews.
Masks/distancing: Due to COVID-19 health guidelines, we will be wearing masks and observing physically-distanced seating. In compliance with safety measures, we will disinfect the pews between the opening and the closing lecture. The pastors' closing lectures will discuss questions from the individual lessons, and will be videotaped for those uncomfortable with gathering on-site.
LIVING WAY CALENDAR
NEW TOPIC: “One Nation Under God”
DATES & TIMES: Monday mornings at 6:00 a.m.
This summer, our men's Bible study resumes with a move to Zoom videoconferencing. Men of the congregation are invited to join the Monday Morning Men’s Bible Study, which launches a new topic, “One Nation Under God.”
Begin each week in God's Word with study time that’s scheduled before your morning commute or workday begins.
Please contact Mark Bender via email to join the study.
DATES: October 6, 13, 20 & 27 from 7:00-8:00 p.m.
ON-SITE OR FROM HOME:
- Watch via Zoom from home (link to follow): no limit on number of viewers
- Gather in person at St. Paul's to watch together; limited to 30 on site: onsite preregistration here
St. Paul’s member, Rev. Dr. Gregory Seltz, executive director of the Lutheran Center of Religious Liberty (lcrlfreedom.org), will lead our fall 2020 Institute of Theology. He will utilize his “Champions for Liberty – Servants of the Gospel" lecture series as he joins us via Zoom from Washington, D.C.
The Institute sessions are scheduled on Tuesday nights in October; learn on-site or at home via Zoom.
- On-site at St. Paul's, participants will gather in Fellowship Hall with projection of Dr. Seltz on the large screen.
- For those who may choose to refrain from public gatherings, we're pleased to offer Institute sessions via Zoom videoconferencing, for at-home participation.
BASICS OF THE CHRISTIAN FAITH & WHAT LUTHERANS BELIEVE
DATES: Six weeks on Tuesdays from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27, Nov. 3, 10
Delve into what the Bible teaches in our What We Believe class. All are welcome, whether to refresh your understanding or to learn something new.
Meeting for six consecutive evenings, the class is taught by Pastor Thomas, Pastor Thomson and Pastor Wade, and offers a comfortable setting and comprehensive teaching on foundations of the Lutheran faith, including Baptism, Communion, the 10 Commandments, the Lord’s Prayer, the Apostles' Creed, and the Office of the Keys.
There is no charge for What We Believe, and there is no obligation to become a member of St. Paul’s after completing the learning course. However, those who agree with the doctrine presented and who would like to become a member of St. Paul’s will be happily received into membership.
LIVING WAY (SEPT. - APRIL)
Living Way is a weekly in-depth Bible study for men and women. Participants begin in a large group, break into small discussion groups and gather together for a closing lecture led by our pastors and vicar. Read a detailed description of Living Way and current study topics above.
INSTITUTE OF THEOLOGY
Featuring guest pastors, our Institute studies are special learning series scheduled in the fall and winter months at St. Paul's.
MONDAY MORNING MEN'S BIBLE STUDY
Mondays at 6:00 a.m. Begin each week in God's Word with study time that’s scheduled before your morning commute or workday begins.
MOPS: A GROUP JUST FOR MOMS
Our MOPS (Mothers of PreSchoolers) group for moms (pregnancy through kindergarten) is a place for friendship, community, support, faith and growth. Meets first and third Thursday mornings of the month, from September through May. For details and registration, visit St. Paul's MOPS page here.
MOMSnext: A GROUP FOR MOMS OF SCHOOL-AGE CHILDREN
As mothers enter the school years, new challenges and issues arise, but the need for community and support remains. Join other moms of school-age children on the second Monday of each month from 7:00-8:30 p.m. to experience authentic community, personal growth, practical help and spiritual hope. Information and registration link on our News & Events page here.
ACTS OF THE RISEN LORD: ON HIATUS
A Study of Luke’s Account. Class led by Rev. Dr. Mark Seifrid. Meet Sunday mornings in the Music Room.
TUESDAY WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY: ON HIATUS
Tuesdays, 9:00 a.m. in LL3. Acts: The Gospel Throughout the World: led by Jan Eisenloeffel.
WHILE ON-SITE SUNDAY SCHOOL IS ON HIATUS DUE TO CORONAVIRUS MEASURES, WE'VE GATHERED WEEKLY AT-HOME MATERIALS FOR FAMILY DEVOTION TIME HERE
CHILDREN'S SUNDAY SCHOOL: 9:15-10:35 a.m.
Experience our "HIS Kids" Sunday school ministry with Sunday morning Bible lessons, skits, prayer times, crafts, songs, and creative learning activities. Our greeters and ushers are happy to direct you to each age level's classroom.
- LITTLE LAMBS: (0-2 yrs) meet with parents
- 3 YEARS-PreK
- KINDERGARTEN-5TH GRADE:
- 6TH-8TH GRADE
HIGH SCHOOL SUNDAY BIBLE STUDY
Post-Confirmation age youth are encouraged to participate in our inter-generational adult Bible studies, together with family or peers.
Confirmation instruction class modules for middle school students. Info here.
INTERGENERATIONAL WOMEN'S STUDY
Apples of Gold is a unique intergenerational women’s Bible study opportunity. Women reach out to each other with love, compassion and wisdom from God’s Word. Apples of Gold helps to rebuild marriage relationships, offers insight on parent/child relationships and emphasizes the importance of spiritual development.
This eight-week nurturing program is based on Titus 2:3-5 (kindness, loving your husband, loving your children, submission, purity and hospitality). It offers practical homemaking skills and encourages women to be the Christian women God has called them to be.
Space is limited – register online here or with the church office.