INSTITUTE OF THEOLOGY
DATES | Tuesdays from 7:00-8:00 p.m. | September 7, 14, 21, 28
LOCATION | Fellowship Hall
As Christians, how can we more effectively meditate on the Psalms and use their wisdom for our spiritual nurture and growth? Spend four evenings in September with us as we discover the treasure of God's Word found in the Psalms.
St. Paul's is pleased to continue its tradition of inviting special guest lecturers — each well-versed in their theological subject matter — to lead our institute.
This fall, our Institute of Theology is led by Dr. Timothy E. Saleska, professor of Exegetical Theology and dean of Ministerial Formation at Concordia Seminary. Dr. Saleska is recognized as a lecturer, speaker, writer, and commentator on the Psalms.
SUNDAY MORNINGS 9:30-10:30am
LOCATION: Fellowship Hall
CURRENT STUDY: CHRIST AND CULTURE
September 19: Character, Lying, and Godly Discipline
September 26: Cliques, Friendship, Bullying
October 3: Healthy Self-image and Respect
October 10: Living with a Purpose
October 17: Success and Materialism
October 24: Others vs. Self
October 31: Entertainment and our Faith Life
November 7: Substance Use and Addiction
November 14: Redeeming Technology
November 21: Redeeming Technology
November 28 begins Advent study series
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.
Next session begins Tuesday, Sept. 28
Six weeks | Tuesdays 6:30-8:30pm | Lounge
Sept. 28, Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26, Nov. 2
To join our next class contact Envelope Pastor Wade
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 and Pastor Thomas, 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 on Sunday, November 14.
BEGINS: September 2021 to May 2022
TWO SESSIONS: Wed. mornings or Thurs. evenings
REGISTER online or by calling the church office
Fall Study of Ecclesiastes: Solomon, the author of Ecclesiastes, sought happiness all his life. After trying every conceivable means of obtaining it on the secular level, he reached the conclusion that true happiness cannot be obtained without God. The things “under the sun” do not satisfy. As St. Augustine expressed, “Man was made by God; man was made for God; and man shall find no rest till he finds rest in God."
Winter/Spring topics: Living Way Bible study begins with a study of Ecclesiastes in September and October, then moves to great figures of the Old Testament in November and December, follows with 1 Peter and 2 Peter from January through April, and concludes with Jude in May.
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.
2021-2022 LIVING WAY CALENDARS
Wednesday morning calendar
Thursday evening calendar
SUNDAY MORNINGS 9:30-10:30am
LOCATION: School gym
Join us for an in-depth study of Romans, led by Rev. Dr. David Smith.
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.
1st & 3rd WEDNESDAYS AT 1:00pm
FORMAT: In person
LOCATION: Mount Calvary Lutheran Church at 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."
The prayer group will start with a short devotion about prayer and then join together to pray for our nation’s elected leaders, appointed leaders, unity, civil discussions, consensus on national purposes, tolerance, equal justice, non-violence or any issues which might arise in the future.
The prayer group is not a forum for political debate; no one should come intending to argue for any particular viewpoint. We come to kneel before our Lord.
"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God."
MEETS VIA ZOOM
TOPIC: “One Nation Under God”
DATES & TIMES: Monday mornings at 6:00 a.m.
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.
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 OF THE BIBLE
Four-week study in the summer of 2021. Read more 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 here.
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.
Visit our Media web page for all Bible class recordongs