"IN THE BEGINNING WAS THE WORD, AND THE WORD WAS WITH GOD, AND THE WORD WAS GOD." JOHN 1:1
MEETS ONLINE EACH SUNDAY AT 9:30AM
July 12 topic: Book of Philemon
July 19 topic: To be announced
July 26 topic: Tough Talks. A discussion of Christian responses to contemporary racial inequality.
Pastor Kevin Thomson and Pastor Tanner Wade team-teach an online version of our discussion-based Foundation Bible Class via Zoom videoconferencing. The study explores how our foundation in Christ transforms who we are, and how we live our lives.
To join in, simply click on the following link a little before 9:30 a.m. on Sundays:
- Meeting ID: 834 3635 5168
- Password: 859815
If you enjoy using a green screen or Zoom backgrounds, we've created custom St. Paul's background photos that you're welcome to use. Click to download these 16:9 ratio PNG photo files:
New Topic: “One Nation Under God”
Dates and Times: Monday mornings at 6:00 a.m.
This summer, our men's Bible study resumes with a move to Zoom videoconferencing. 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.
Please contact Mark Bender via email to join the study.
LIVE RADIO EACH SUNDAY AT 9:30am ON KFUO 850AM
LISTENING ARCHIVES HERE: Even though on-premises church and other Bible studies are on hiatus, St. Paul's is pleased to continue offering our Pastors' Bible Class, broadcast live each Sunday 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 or search class archives.
FIND AUDIO RECORDINGS and archives of our Sunday Bible studies at our Media menu here.
FOUNDATION BIBLE STUDY NOW ON ZOOM, LINK DETAILS ABOVE
Foundation 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, and each class kicks off with the pastor's or vicar's conversation-starter questions. Previous study topics have included: change, community, the Sabbath, Godly leadership, Heaven, gossip, angels and demons, wrestling with God, Bible translations, comparative religion, church/state, and mercy. Meets in Fellowship Hall.
ACTS OF THE RISEN LORD ON HIATUS
A Study of Luke’s Account: Class led by Rev. Dr. Mark Seifrid. Meets in the Music Room.
ON HIATUS DUE TO CORONAVIRUS MEASURES
2019/2020 Living Way Dates: September 2019 through May 2020
- We will complete two studies in the 2019/2020 Living Way year:
- Study of the Gospel of John: Sept. 11, 2019 to March 12, 2020
- Study of the Book of Esther: March 25 to May 13, 2020
Times: Weekly on Wednesday mornings or Thursday evenings
Register online, on the sign-up sheets in the lobby, or call the church office.
Living Way is a weekly in-depth Bible study where participants begin in a large group, break into small discussion groups, and gather together for a closing lecture led by our pastors.
The Gospel of John preserves and teaches the story of Jesus with tremendous clarity and force. Often using simple words, John conveys complex truths. John 3:16, the so-called “Gospel in a nutshell,” summarizes the Christian faith well. It leaves us pondering the relationship of the Father and the Son, the uniqueness of Jesus, the meaning of faith, the threat of judgment, the blessing of eternal life, and the mystery of God’s love.
On Wednesday mornings from 9:00-10:30 a.m., men and women participate in separate small groups, with lectures in the sanctuary; Wednesday childcare is available.
On Thursday evenings from 7:00-8:30 p.m., men and women gather in a single small group in the conference room; Thursday’s Pastor-led closing lecture is a recording of the Wednesday morning lecture. Childcare available upon request
LIVING WAY CALENDARS, LESSONS, AUDIO
ON HIATUS DUE TO CORONAVIRUS MEASURES
Dates: Esther currently scheduled to start April 20 (a continuation of the 2019/2020 Living Way study begun with the Gospel of John, listed above.)
Please join us for the six-week study of the Book of Esther beginning Wednesday, March 25 or Thursday, March 26. Though the word “God” does not appear even once in the Book of Esther, His overruling providence is so manifestly present.
Queen Esther was an instrument in the hand of God to save the remnant of Israel, the tribe of Judah, from extermination. The Book of Esther offers a historical account of the origin of the Feast of Purim, a celebration of God’s intervention through Esther in saving the Jewish people from Haman, a Persian Empire official who was planning to kill all the Jews.
WEEKDAY BIBLE STUDIES ON HIATUS DUE TO CORONAVIRUS MEASURES
LIVING WAY (SEPT. - APRIL)
Living Way is a weekly in-depth Bible study for men and women. Participants begin in a large group, break into small discussion groups and gather together for a closing lecture led by our pastors and vicar. Wednesdays at 9:00-10:30 a.m. or Thursday evenings at 7:00-8:30 p.m. Read a detailed description of Living Way and current study topics above.
MONDAY MORNING MEN'S BIBLE STUDY NOW ON ZOOM: DETAILS ABOVE
6:00-7:00 a.m. via Zoom vdieoconferencing.
TUESDAY WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY
Tuesdays, 9:00 a.m. in LL3. Acts: The Gospel Throughout the World: led by Jan Eisenloeffel.
INSTITUTE OF THEOLOGY
Featuring guest pastors, our Institute studies are special learning series scheduled in the fall and winter months at St. Paul's.
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 on our News & Events page here.
WHILE SUNDAY SCHOOL IS ON HIATUS DUE TO CORONAVIRUS MEASURES, WE'VE GATHERED WEEKLY AT-HOME MATERIALS FOR FAMILY DEVOTION TIME HERE
CHILDREN'S SUNDAY SCHOOL: 9:15-10:35 a.m.
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.
- LITTLE LAMBS: (0-2 yrs) meet with parents
- 3 YEARS-PreK
- KINDERGARTEN-5TH GRADE:
- 6TH-8TH GRADE
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 instruction class modules for middle school students. Info here.
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. Apples of Gold helps to rebuild marriage relationships, offers insight on parent/child relationships and emphasizes the importance of spiritual development.
This eight-week nurturing program is based on Titus 2:3-5 (kindness, loving your husband, loving your children, submission, purity and hospitality). It offers practical homemaking skills and encourages women to be the Christian women God has called them to be.
Space is limited – register online here or with the church office.