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tell the next generation

Tell the Next Generation! This could easily have been the theme of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and School in 1849 when the Church and School were first chartered. The people then were intent on telling their children and grandchildren what God had done for them in Jesus Christ. This was their legacy to generations after them.  Church and School were united in ministry together from the time they began in the log cabin.


Our Turn: After 168 years that legacy lives on. Still today St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and School are dedicated to telling our children and grandchildren what God has done for them in Christ. God has richly blessed St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and School with His Word, with people, ministry and resources. Now it is our turn. This legacy of Lutheran Christian education is who we are.


State-of-the-Art: Our present school building is old and tired. In the competitive school market in West County St. Louis quality facilities are very important. We are convinced we need to build a new school building on the North Campus to house the entire school. The building would be a state-of-the-art 36,000 square foot, three story structure at a cost of $9.3 million dollars. When this building is complete, this will then allow our Early Childhood Center (ECC) to move into the South Campus building and out of the old and cramped building they are presently using. The ECC will then also be able to grow. This will solve the building needs of both the ECC and School for the future. In order to accomplish this great task, we are initiating this 3-year capital campaign with an “Above and Beyond Our Abilities Goal” of $7,500,000.  While this goal may appear to be overwhelming, we move forward with the belief that “with God nothing is impossible.” 


On Sunday, September 23, we broke ground for our new school building. Here are a few pictures from the celebration that morning. The Building Committee has chosen K&S Construction as our contractor. Construction is scheduled to begin early December.

Why do we need a new school building?


frequently asked questions

The Awareness Forums were held on February 1 and 4. If you were unable to attend to learn more about this major step in the future of St. Paul’s, please click here for the handout from the meeting. 

And the PowerPoint presentation is available here. Get all the details and answers to your questions.

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celebration sunday highlights


construction re-routing

This diagram depicts the new traffic patterns and parking procedures for Sunday mornings. Changes have been necessitated due to an expansion of the new school construction zone. We are blessed to have parking in the covered Edward Jones parking garage and free, round-trip shuttle service available 7:45 a.m.–12:15 p.m. from Edward Jones to the gym and the east entrance to the church. Return transportation leaves from those two locations as well.


Please note that there will be no vehicle traffic allowed along the construction fence. Cars entering from the middle driveway will not be able to make a left turn and access the north end of the parking lot.


Des Peres Park also has many parking places available on Sunday mornings.


For those with children in our school, please note that a different traffic pattern exists for school drop-offs and pick-ups on school days. That diagram is available here.


Thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation.

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