Bible Studies at St. Paul's

"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God." John 1:1

WHAT WE BELIEVE: Feb. 9 - March 15 with radio simulcast

BASICS OF THE CHRISTIAN FAITH & WHAT LUTHERANS BELIEVE


Dates: Sundays from 9:30-10:30 a.m. on Feb. 9, 16, 23, March 1, 8, 15

Location: Pastors' Bible class in the gym (simulcast on KFUO Radio 850AM)

New members received: Sunday, March 29. Reception following

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 Sunday mornings, 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.


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, March 29.


New members, including those received through adult confirmation, transfer, and affirmation of faith will be received into membership during the Sunday church service, with a welcome reception following. 


If you are interested or have any questions, please contact Renee Hemmy in the church office at 314.822.0447, ext. 115. 

Foundation Study of James: Jan. 5 - Feb. 2

Foundation Bible Study Topic: The Book of James

Dates: January 5, 12, 19, 26, February 2 from 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Location: Fellowship Hall


A five-week series on the book of James. God's Word through James addresses practical issues and enduring problems faced by many Christians such as: impatience, failure to do what is right, favoritism, apathy, and selfishness.  


Read more about our weekly Sunday Foundation Bible study below.

Sunday Bible Studies: 9:30 - 10:30AM

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

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). Rev. Dr. Douglas Rutt will teach the class from December 15, 2019 through January 26, 2020.


FIND AUDIO RECORDINGS and archives of our Sunday Bible studies at our Media menu here. 

Living Way BIble Study: Gospel of John

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


LOOKING AHEAD IN LIVING WAY: BOOK OF ESTHER IN MARCH 2020


Dates: March 23 through May, 2020 (a continuation of the 2019-2020 Living Way study begun with the Gospel of John, listed above.)


Please join us for the 6-week study of the Book of Esther beginning Wednesday, March 23 or Thursday, March 24. Though the word of “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 an 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.

Weekday Bible Studies

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

Featuring guest pastors, our Institute studies are special learning series scheduled in the fall and winter months at St. Paul's. 


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.

BIble Studies for children & youth

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.  ABIDE7 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

Confirmation instruction class modules for middle school students. Info here.

apples of gold

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.