BIBLESTUDIES


  • INSTITUTE OF THEOLOGY: SEPT. 13, 20, 27

    Tuesdays  7:00-8:00 p.m. | Fellowship Hall


    We welcome Rev. Dr. Joel Biermann, Professor of Systematic Theology at Concordia Seminary, who leads our fall institute with a discussion of “The Embodied Church in a Virtual World: Exploring the Interrelationship of Material Realities and Spiritual Truth.” Dr. Biermann is noted for his thought-provoking presentations which have been well received with interest at previous institutes.


    All St. Paul’s members and guests are encouraged to attend.

faith foundations

what we believe

Next session: September 21 - October 26, 2022

Video  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 and who would like to become a member of St. Paul’s will be happily received into membership via adult confirmation.


recordings & materials

sunday morning

FOUNDATION

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

LOCATIONLounge (July only)

CURRENT TOPIC: July 3 - Aug. 28 | Living in Tension

  • Ever wonder about how, as a Christian, it is possible that we are called to live both strong and weak, joyful and in suffering, humble and yet confident? Join us for this nine-week series exploring the tensions of life that seemingly pull Christians toward conflicting perspectives. Note: In July, Foundation will temporarily relocate to the Lounge due to construction in Fellowship Hall.

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 LUKE

microphone  KFUO: Listen Live

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

LOCATION: School gym

DATES: Summer 2022


Join us for an in-depth study of the Gospel of Luke, led by Pastor Thomas and Pastor Wade. The Gospel of Luke documents Christ's life from before His birth through His ministry, death, and resurrection. Jesus carried out His ministry in the power of the Holy Spirit, announcing the good news of salvation, and seeking and saving the lost. [Lutheran Study Bible].


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.


BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 11, 2022: Rev. Dr. David Smith returns with a study of the First Letter to the Corinthians.


class recordings at kfuo

weekly

living way

DATES: Returning September 14, 2022 through May 2023

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.


2022-2023 Topic: Gospel of Matthew

Matthew presents Jesus as the Christ, Israel's Messiah King and also as King of the entire world. The Gospel is closely linked with the Messianic prophecies and is a bridge between the Old Testament and New Testament. Our study will include the Beatitudes, rest in Jesus ("Come to Me, all who labor..."), and the Great Commission ("Go therefore and make disciples of all nations...").


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.


2022-2023 LIVING WAY CALENDARS

 Wednesday morning calendar: TBA

Thursday evening calendar: TBA


LESSONS & recordings

pray-ers for peace

PRAYER GROUP | 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.

SUMMER TOPICS: 

  • July 18 & forward:  A Biblical Response to Homosexuality. (End date TBA.)

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.


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

women's studies

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 here.


WOMEN OF THE BIBLE

For more information, contact our church office.


APPLES OF GOLD: ON HIATUS

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.