BIBLESTUDIES


women's summer bible studies

  • "Your Strong Suit" | The armor of God

    Mondays at 6:30 p.m. | Eight weeks: June 3-July 22

    Led by Nicole Harms & Sherry Whitlock | Online registration


    Journey through Ephesians 6:10-18 with a verse-by-verse study highlighting the armor of God: the belt of truth, breastplate of righteousness, shoes of the Gospel of peace, shield of faith, helmet of salvation, and sword of the Spirit. The study will illuminate the incredible protection that God provides His children, offering a deeper understanding of His divine love and care. Location: Fellowship Hall.

  • Women of the Bible

    Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. | Four weeks: July 10-31

    Led by Lois Engelbart | Online registration


    As women of God, we are called to continue to “grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ” (2 Peter 3:18). This summer we'll explore how the women of scripture turned to the Lord for wisdom, strength, and truth — just as we can today.

sunday morning

FOUNDATION

SUNDAY MORNINGS 9:30-10:30 a.m.

LOCATIONFellowship Hall

CURRENT TOPICS

  • June 9 | Sticky Note  View presentation of guest speaker Dr. Chad Lakies of Lutheran Hour Ministries.
  • June 16 | Informative session with our Call Committee, who will unpack insights from congregational surveys completed by over 380 St. Paul's members. The scope of the survey included senior pastor competencies, plus congregational experience and involvement. 

  • June 23-July 7 | Led by St. Paul’s social studies teacher Dan Sterling, a three-week Bible study series will explore the historical roots of contemporary Middle Eastern conflicts, tracing them back to events described in the book of Genesis.

FOCUS: Foundation Bible Class 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, racial inequality, Heaven, gossip, angels and demons, wrestling with God, Bible translations, comparative religion, church/state, and mercy.

SUNDAY MORNING

gospel of john

microphone  KFUO: Listen Live

SUNDAY MORNINGS 9:30-10:30 a.m.

LOCATION: Bender Music Room


Join us for an in-depth study of the Gospel of John, led by St. Paul's pastors. 


Listen to the Bible study broadcast live each Sunday at 9:30 a.m. on KFUO 850AM radio in the St. Louis region. Outside of St. Louis, listen live online at KFUO.org.


class recordings at kfuo

faith foundations

what we believe

Upcoming sessions TBA

Six weeks | Wednesday evenings | 6:30-8:00 p.m.

Location | Fellowship Hall


To join the next class, contact  Envelope  Pastor Wade or call the church office at 314-822-0447 and speak with Envelope  Renee Hemmy

circlerightarrow Video of our pastors discussing the class


Delve into the basics of the Christian faith and what Lutherans believe.  All are welcome, whether to refresh your understanding or to learn something new.


Led by Pastor Wade, Pastor Thomas, and Pastor Thompson, the class offers a comfortable setting and comprehensive teaching on foundations of the Lutheran faith, including Christ, Baptism, Communion, the Ten Commandments, the Lord’s Prayer, and other significant items.


There is no charge for What We Believe, and no obligation to become a member of St. Paul’s after completing the learning course, but those who agree with the doctrine presented in our series and who would like to become a member of St. Paul’s will be happily received into membership via adult confirmation.


recordings & materials

weekly

living way

DATES: Resumes September 2024

TWO SESSIONS: Wed. mornings or Thurs. evenings

REGISTER online or by calling the church office


Format: Living Way is a weekly Bible study that allows for in-depth learning integrated in three ways: small group discussion, large-group pastor's lecture, and at-home lesson worksheets.


2024-2025 Topics: Ephesians and the Psalms.


On Wednesday mornings from 9:00-10:30 a.m., men and women participate in separate small groups, with lectures in the church Sanctuary. Childcare is available.


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.


 Wednesday morning calendar: Click here

Thursday evening calendar: Click here


2023-24 LESSONS & recordings

specially-scheduled studies

  • APPLES OF GOLD WOMEN'S MINISTRY

    Register here  All women, whether single or married, are invited to our six-week nurturing program based on Titus 2:3-5.  Lessons on kindness, loving your husband and children, submission, purity, and hospitality encourage women in their daily walk with Christ. Bible Study, shared life experiences, cooking demonstrations, and practical homemaking provide invaluable encouragement and lasting benefit. 


    Past participants have shared that Apples of Gold provided real connection with other women and deepened their relationship with Christ and their family. Questions: Contact Sharon Shearman.

  • Institute of Theology

    September 24 - October 8, 2024 |  Rev. Dr. Gerhard Bode

    Tuesday evening at 7:00 p.m. 


    Presented annually, St. Paul's is pleased to continue its tradition of inviting special guest lecturers — each well-versed in his theological subject matter — to lead our Institute of Theology. The study series is open to St. Paul’s members and guests. 


    Past speakers have included Dr. Jeffrey Gibbs, Dr. Timothy E. Saleska, Dr. Greg Seltz, Dr. Joel Elowsky, Dr. Joel Biermann, Dr. Gerhard Bode, and Dr. Larry Vogel.

  • Pray-ers for Peace

    First and third Wednesdays at 1:00 p.m.

    Location | Mount Calvary Lutheran Church | 9321 Litzsinger Road, 63144 | Conference room


    You're invited to join in a prayer group led by St. Paul's member and LCMS deaconess Gayle Truesdell; although held at Mount Calvary, St. Paul's members are warmly welcomed to attend.  Deaconess Truesdell shares, "As Christians, we struggle to find our way through these difficult times. What can we do to make things better? I believe that prayer — fervent and faithful — is our greatest tool for peace right now."

"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God." 

JOHN 1:1

MONDAY MORnING

MEN'S BIBLE STUDY

MEETS VIA ZOOM

DATES & TIMES: Monday mornings, 6:00-7:00 a.m.

TOPIC | Mentioning the Unmentionables: Naming the Corrosive Threat to Our Lives Together and Our Faithful Response in the Body of Christ


Men of the congregation are invited to join the Monday Morning Men’s Bible Study. 


Begin each week in God's Word with study time that’s scheduled before your morning commute or workday begins.


Contact Mark Bender circleemail to join the study.

SUNDAY SCHOOL

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Children's Sunday School: 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.


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. Read more about youth ministry at St. Paul's here


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

women's studies

MomCo | Your Mom Community

Read more and register hereOur MomCo meetups (formerly called MOPS) are a place for friendship, community, support, faith and growth for moms from pregnancy through kindergarten-age children. 


MomCo After Dark | For moms of school-age children

Read more and register here | As mothers enter the school years, new dynamics arise, but the need for community and support remains. Join other moms of school-age children for practical help and spiritual hope. (Formerly called MOMS next.)


Women of the Bible | Summer

This is a four-week women's Bible study that convenes in the summer months. For more information, contact our church office at 314-822-0447.


Apples of Gold | Intergenerational women's study

Register here | A unique ministry based on intergenerational mentorship, the six-week study explores and celebrates the connection between home, family, marriage, and faith. Meets in rotating homes for Bible study, cooking demos,  and discussion.