Christmas Eve

Tuesday, December 24


3:00 p.m. Christmas Service

Includes special children's message


4:30 p.m. Christmas Service

Includes special children's message


8:00 p.m. Christmas Service

A peaceful and contemplative service
with special musical offering by Erin Bode


10:30 p.m. Candlelight Christmas Service

Festival service with musical offering by St. Paul's choirs and instrumentalists.

At close of service, Silent Night is sung with worshipers each holding lighted candles


All Christmas Eve services include Holy Communion



Christmas Day

Wednesday, December 25


10:00 a.m. Festival Christmas Service

Festival service with musical offering by St. Paul's choirs and instrumentalists


Christmas Day service includes Holy Communion



Parking

Free shuttle service from and to the Edward Jones covered parking garage
will be offered at all Christmas Eve and Christmas Day services.

Parking map here



Sunday After Christmas

Sunday, December 29

Regular worship schedule at 8:00, 9:30 and 10:45 a.m.

No Sunday School or Bible classes held



Advent begins December 1

Advent Sermon Theme: "Behold the Child"


Hanging of the Green

Sunday, December 1

8:00, 9:30, 10:45 a.m. in the Sanctuary (main church)

10:45 Living Stone service (gym)

Holy Communion in Sanctuary only


Advent Midweek Services

Wednesday, December 4

11:00 a.m., 5:00 & 6:30 p.m.

Includes Holy Communion


Theme: Luke 2:8-20 “Peace for You”

Advent Dinner: 5:30-6:30 p.m. in gym

Menu: Baked potato bar, assorted soups, salad, baked bread and dessert

_______


Wednesday, December 11

11:00 a.m., 5:00 & 6:30 p.m.

Includes Holy Communion


Theme: Matthew 2:1-12 “Set Free From Sorrow"

Advent Dinner: 5:30-6:30 p.m. in gym

Menu: Mostaccioli, salad, baked bread and dessert

_______


Wednesday, December 18

5:00 p.m.

Includes Holy Communion


Theme: Luke: 1:46-55 “For You, to Bear Your Flesh in Weakness"

Dinner fundraiser: In lieu of dinner at church, come to Chick-fil-A
on Manchester to support our Ysleta mission trip. Details here

children's christmas programs

  • 2019

    Sunday School Christmas Service

    Sunday, Dec. 8 during 10:45 a.m. church service, in the sanctuary

    (Please note that the 10:45 a.m. time represents a scheduling change from what was published in the Messenger newsletter)


    Early Childhood Center Christmas Program

    Tuesday, Dec. 10 at 6:30 p.m. in the church sanctuary


    St. Paul’s School Grades K-4 Christmas Service

    Sunday, Dec. 15 during 10:45 a.m. Living Stone service, in the gym


    St. Paul’s School Grades 5-8 Christmas Service

    Wednesday, Dec. 18 at 11:00 a.m. & 6:30 p.m., in the church sanctuary


CHRISTMAS SEASON EVENTS


  • Breakfast in Bethlehem

    Christmas Event for Children and Families

    Saturday, December 14 from 8:30-11:00 a.m. 

    Gabriel's Gift Shop hours 9:00-10:30 a.m.

    Register through Dec. 14: click here

    Location: School and church


    Enjoy cherished memories with your little ones this Christmas season at Breakfast in Bethlehem. Relax and enjoy a delicious breakfast buffet. Pet live farm animals reminiscent of the nativity. Talk with shepherds and heralds speaking in character. Enjoy strolling carolers. Be inspired by the large-scale musical puppet show by our own H.I.S. Puppeteers. Have a photo of your family taken by the nativity scene.


    At Gabriel's Gift Shop, children can experience the joy of giving, and finish with their own shopping bag of gifts hand-wrapped and tagged with the recipients’ names. Shopping buddies (“angels”) assist kids as they hunt for treasures for parents and grandparents, and only spend $1 per item (because all of the presents are donated). 


    Registration cost is $10 per person (free under age three), with a lower early-bird rate in November.  

    Contacts: Tammy Kremer (email) or Kaari Smith (email). Gift Shop contact: Jenny Storie (email)

  • st. Paul's piano students' christmas recital

    at MeramEc bluffs

    Saturday, December 14 at 3:00 p.m. Chapel service

    Location: Meramec Bluffs, 1 Meramec Bluffs Drive, Ballwin, MO 63021


    St. Paul's piano students in second through eighth grade will share the blessing of Christmas carols, in their Chapel service recital for residents and guests of Meramec Bluffs, a Lutheran Senior Services continuing care retirement community.

  • Prepare for Jesus

    wOmen's Candlelight Advent Celebration

    Sunday, December 15 at 6:30 p.m. (doors open at 6:00 p.m.)

    Location: School Gym

    Register online by December 9: click here


    Come. Let your soul be warmed and your heart prepared for the celebration of Christ's birth and His second coming. In spite of the worldly demands that tug at each of us, this women's Advent by Candlelight celebration is an opportunity to quiet our minds and open our hearts to receive the timeless message of  the glorious coming of Christ.


    Join us on the evening of December 15 at 6:30 p.m. as the school gym is transformed by beautifully adorned tables and the glow of candlelight. Enjoy an inspirational message, special music, fellowship, and a dessert bar provided by local restaurants and chefs.


    Invite your family members, friends, neighbors, co-workers, and other sisters in Christ; this is a wonderful opportunity to welcome friends who may attend other churches or who do not attend a church at all. Women of all ages, and girls aged eight and older, look forward to this special evening that reflects on Christ, and the peace and joy that only He can bring.


    For more information, or if you'd like to assist with the evening, contact Sharon Shearman at 314-822-0447 or email.


New Year’s Eve

Tuesday, December 31

5:00 p.m.


Epiphany Weekend

Sunday, January 5

8:00, 9:30 & 10:45 a.m. Festival Worship

Holy Communion in Sanctuary only