SUNDAY MORNINGS 9:30-10:30am
FORMAT: In person + online via Zoom
LOCATION: Fellowship Hall
BEGINNING APRIL 18: A Christian Discussion on Gender Identity
Join us for a discussion-based study of Scripture in relation to the topic of gender identity. We will discuss the issue as raised in society today, and how we as Christians can converse about this topic within our own households and with members of our community.
HYBRID FORMAT: Foundation is offered both in person and via Zoom for at-home participants. Our Zoom moderator will relay at-home comments to the on-site group, and summarize answers and scripture look-ups.
FOCUS: Pastor Kevin Thomson and Pastor Tanner Wade team-teach our online Foundation Bible Class, which 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.
• Zoom Meeting ID: 825 8091 3474 • Passcode: 489627
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SUNDAY MORNINGS 9:30-10:30am
FORMAT: In person + Radio simulcast
LOCATION: School gym
SPECIAL PRESENTATION APRIL 18
April 18 marks the 500th anniversary of the Diet of Worms, where Luther made his courageous "Here I stand" statement. During class we will meet a special guest who may have been there that famous day! Don't miss this historical retrospective; for the opening half of class, Pastor Smith will continue his book of Romans study, and in the second half we'll explore this important anniversary in Lutheran and Protestant history.
Rev. Dr. David Smith, former senior pastor of St. Paul’s, leads an advanced-level Bible class exploring the book of Romans. The study meets Sunday mornings with masks, distancing, and preregistration.
Listen to the Bible study broadcast live each Sunday, all year long, at 9:30 a.m. CDT on KFUO 850AM radio in the St. Louis region. Outside of St. Louis, listen live online at KFUO.org.
SUNDAY MORNINGS 9:30-10:30AM
FORMAT: In person
LOCATION: Second floor Lounge
Our "Next Week's Sermon" Bible study is conducted by the pastor who will preach the following weekend. The class offers a comfortable, small-setting discussion format exploring the upcoming sermon text and its possible uses in preaching.
LOCATION: Conference room
TO JOIN the class contact Envelope Pastor Wade.
DATES: Mon. 4/19 at 5:30 p.m. | Mon. 5/3 at 5:30 | Mon. 5/17 at 5:30 | Tues. 5/18 at 6:30 p.m.
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, the class offers a comfortable setting and comprehensive teaching on foundations of the Lutheran faith, including Baptism, Communion, the 10 Commandments, the Lord’s Prayer, the Apostles' Creed, and the Office of the Keys.
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, May 25 at the 10:45 a.m. Living Stone gym service.
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 new 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 we all know, these are stressful and dangerous days for our country. The COVID-19 pandemic continues to plague our nation as does continuing political unease. 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.
Mark 11:24 tells us this: “Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.” These are indeed powerful words! We have God’s promise that He is here for us and that He listens to our concerns. And, in faith, we believe that our precious Lord does hear and respond to our prayers. Paul, in Philippians 4:6, gives us additional encouragement, “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let you requests be made known to God”. Prayer can and does make a difference, so please join in praying for our country.
DATES: Acts of the Apostles: Oct. 28, 2020 - May 27, 2021
REGISTER online, or by calling the church office
FORMAT: In person + online via Zoom
Join us in person or via Zoom for an in-depth study of the Acts of the Apostles, the story of the spread of the Gospel in spite of internal struggles and threats from outside the Church. Acts provides a crucial understanding of the way God chooses to guide His Church, even now. Today, many say that our secular and increasingly hostile culture is resembling those times more and more. We need what this book brings! We need to learn again what it means to be a follower of "The Way" in our worldly culture. These are the "last days," and the Holy Spirit is still stirring the hearts of people like us.
On Wednesday mornings from 9:00-10:30 a.m., men and women participate in separate small groups, with lectures in the church Sanctuary.
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.
Masks/distancing: Due to COVID-19 health guidelines, we will be wearing masks and observing physically-distanced seating. In compliance with safety measures, we will disinfect the pews between the opening and the closing lecture. The pastors' closing lectures will discuss questions from the individual lessons, and will be videotaped for those who prefer to avoid larger on-site gatherings.
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"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.
AT-HOME MATERIALS for family devotion time here
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.
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.