"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God." John 1:1
BASICS OF THE CHRISTIAN FAITH & WHAT LUTHERANS BELIEVE
Begins: October 1, 2019
Times: Tuesdays evenings at 6:30 p.m.
Length: Six-week course
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 Tuesday evenings, the class is taught by Pastor Thomas and Pastor Thomson and offers a comfortable setting and comprehensive teaching on foundations of the Lutheran faith, including Christ, baptism, communion, the ten commandments, and the Lord’s prayer. Topics on Christian life include: living with expectations; living with Jesus as Savior; living as God’s child; living the Christian life; living forever with Jesus. Also reviewed are the history of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod (LCMS), and St. Paul's history.
Complimentary childcare is provided; please let us know if you will have a need.
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 on Sunday, November 17.
New members, including those received through adult confirmation, transfer, and affirmation of faith will be received into membership during a Sunday church service, with a welcome reception following.
If you are interested or have any questions, please contact the church office at 314.822.0447.
Dates: Tuesday evenings, October 8, 15, 22, & 29 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Location: Fellowship Hall
Our 2019 fall Institute of Theology, entitled An Introduction to the Early Church, will be offered by Dr. Joel Elowsky, Professor of Historical Theology and Director of the Center for the Study of Early Christian Texts at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis.
Many people are unfamiliar with the early church and the contributions it has made to what Christians believe, teach, and confess today. Often the assumption is that the church after the time of the apostles had little to offer. Many Christians will happily skip over the period of the early church and jump to the time of the Reformation when the pure Gospel was rediscovered, assuming that all the previous ages were in error. This self-induced amnesia neglects the fact that the Holy Spirit has a history throughout the life of his church.
Dr. Elowsky will introduce Institute participants to some of the key figures and issues prevalent in the early church and will explore their relevance to the church of the 21st century.
Dates: September 11, 2019 through May, 2020
Times: Weekly on Wednesday mornings or Thursday evenings
Register online, on the sign-up sheets in the lobby, or call the church office.
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.
The Gospel of John preserves and teaches the story of Jesus with tremendous clarity and force. Often using simple words, John conveys complex truths. John 3:16, the so-called “Gospel in a nutshell,” summarizes the Christian faith well. It leaves us pondering the relationship of the Father and the Son, the uniqueness of Jesus, the meaning of faith, the threat of judgment, the blessing of eternal life, and the mystery of God’s love.
On Wednesday mornings from 9:00-10:30 a.m., men and women participate in separate small groups, with lectures in the sanctuary; Wednesday childcare is available.
On Thursday evenings from 7:00-8:30 p.m., men and women gather in a single small group in the conference room; Thursday’s Pastor-led closing lecture is a recording of the Wednesday morning lecture. Childcare available upon request
LIVING WAY CALENDARS, LESSONS, AUDIO
- Click here for a Wednesday morning calendar.
- Click here for a Thursday evening calendar.
- Visit our media page here to print a lesson worksheet or listen to audio archives
PASTOR'S BIBLE CLASS
Pastors Thomas and Thomson lead this study of the upcoming readings for the next Sunday. Class is broadcast live on KFUO AM850 or KFUO.org, and archived on KFUO.org. Meets in gym.
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, and each class kicks off with the pastor's or vicar's conversation-starter questions. 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.
ACTS OF THE RISEN LORD
A Study of Luke’s Account: Class led by Rev. Dr. Mark Seifrid. (Music Room).
FIND AUDIO RECORDINGS and archives of our Sunday Bible studies at our Media menu here.
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. Wednesdays at 9:00-10:30 a.m. or Thursday evenings at 7:00-8:30 p.m. Watch for more information as the new session begins in the fall.
MONDAY MORNING MEN'S BIBLE STUDY
6:00-7:00 a.m. in Fellowship Hall. Topic: Echo, Unbroken Truth. Worth Repeating. Again. by Pastor Jonathan Fisk.
TUESDAY WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY
Tuesdays, 9:00 a.m. in LL3. Acts: The Gospel Throughout the World: led by Jan Eisenloeffel.
INSTITUTE OF THEOLOGY
Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m. Fall 2019 topic highlighted in listing above.
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.
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 YOUTH GROUP
Weekend evening Bible study for high school youth. Echo is all about friendship, fun, activities, and teen topics. Info here.
HIGH SCHOOL SUNDAY BIBLE STUDY
Posts-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.