BIBLESTUDIES


beginning in may: footsteps of paul

INSTITUTE OF THEOLOGY


DATES | Tuesdays from 7:00-8:00 p.m. | May 3, 10, and 17  

LOCATION | Fellowship Hall


What do you know about St. Paul, the namesake of St. Paul's Lutheran Church?

Our annual Institute of Theology series returns with a look at the "Footsteps of St. Paul," led by Rev. Dr. Glen Thomas. The three-session evening study explores the life of Paul, with a special emphasis on his activities in Thessalonica, Philippi, Athens, and Corinth.


St. Paul's is pleased to continue its tradition of hosting lecturers and speakers — each well-versed in the theological subject matter — to lead our institute.

sunday morning

FOUNDATION

SUNDAY MORNINGS 9:30-10:30am

LOCATION: Fellowship Hall


CURRENT STUDY: Through May 15 | Worship Matters

Our Foundation class will study "Worship Matters," with the goal of gaining a greater appreciation of worship in general, and an increased understanding of the worship service in particular.


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

EPHESIANS

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SUNDAY MORNINGS 9:30-10:30am

LOCATION: School gym

DATES: Through May 22, 2022


Join us for an in-depth study of Ephesians, led by Rev. Dr. David Smith. 


Paul, the author of Ephesians, spent nearly three years with the congregation in Ephesus, and the depth of his relationship with them shows in the theological depth of the letter and in the book's liturgical character. Ephesians beautifully describes the important truths of the Christian faith that Paul so eloquently emphasizes. [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.


BOOK OF LUKE

DATES: Beginning May 29, continuing through the summer


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.


2021-2022 LIVING WAY CALENDARS

 Wednesday morning calendar

Thursday evening calendar


LESSONS & recordings

faith foundations

what we believe

Six-week series

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 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, March 13.


recordings & materials

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

TOPIC: “The Gospel according to St. Matthew"

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


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.