ST. PAUL'S ONLINE WORSHIP SERVICES: watch HERE

  • NEW THIS WEEK

    WED., APRIL 8

    New Minute Message from Pastor Thomson's front porch: WATCH HERE

    New at-home Holy Week and Easter activities posted (drawings, window display, photo shares) INFO HERE


    TUES. APRIL 7 •  New Minute Message from Pastor Thomas: WATCH HERE


    SAT., APRIL 4: 

    Palm Sunday worship service videos online (both Living Stone & Sanctuary): WATCH HERE

    This week's at-home Sunday school lessons added: PRINT HERE

    New article and devotional resources added HERE

holy week & easter click here

ONLINE CHURCH SERVICES: Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday


AT-HOME EASTER ACTIVITIES: We invite children, families and congregation members of all ages to create drawings for Holy Week and Easter and display in your front windows. 


EASTER FAMILY ALBUM: Take a front-porch photo of your family (include your Easter window drawings) and email it to us for our online album.

STAYING CONNECTED IN WORSHIP & the WORD

  • online worship: view here

    As we have transitioned to all-online services, we invite you to join in worship from your home.  Video-recorded services will be added each weekend (on Saturdays) and each Wednesday in Lent. 


    Looking ahead: In the near future, we plan to add online weekend recordings of the Living Stone service. We will also add recordings of Holy Week services and Easter. 

  • Pastor's minute message: view here

    Pastor Thomas and Pastor Thomson look forward to staying connected and encouraging the congregation with frequent devotions, conversations and prayer. Watch for one-minute video recordings, about three times a week. 

  • appointment-based communion at church

    CHOOSE AN APPOINTMENT TIME HERE (MANDATORY) or call the church office at 314.822.0447


    St. Paul's is pleased to offer the Lord’s Supper, by appointment, in groups of no more than nine communicants on Saturday and Sunday. It is important to pre-register and to be present at the beginning of the time segment since a brief order of service is followed. 


    Procedures: Waiting communicants will sit at a distance from each other. Our pastors will thoroughly wash their hands, will wear gloves and change their gloves, as well as using hand sanitizer. The chairs will be carefully wiped down with sanitizing cleaner between each appointment session. While freely offered to all, we understand and fully support members' personal comfort level and discretion at traveling outside the home.

caring for each other

  • shopping, conversation, prayer?

    HOW CAN WE HELP YOU? 

    Do you, or someone you know, need help shopping for groceries or prescriptions because you don't feel comfortable being in public right now? Do you need prayer? Do you need someone to talk to? We're here for you! Please let us know how we can serve you: click here to tell us more.


    BE A HELPING HAND VOLUNTEER

    We have had several caring and able-bodied congregation members offer to assist other members in need with grocery shopping and pharmacy pick-ups. To volunteer, please email Sharon Shearman or Leslie Rudzinski on our Family Ministry team, or call the church office at 314-822-0447.


    PASTORAL CARE

    From our pastors: "During these challenging times, we will do our best to provide pastoral care, even if it means using unconventional means. Please contact us if we can be of service to you." Pastor Thomas and Pastor Thomson

remaining in god's word: resources from st. Paul's

  • listen to our sermons & bible studies here

    Click on links in green

    • SERMONS: Hear our pastors' encouragement in God's Word - in Law and Gospel - by listening to past Sunday sermons, with over 300 archived.
    • BIBLE STUDIES: We have a full archive of past St. Paul's Bible studies, including Foundation, and Institute or Theology.
    • ALL ARCHIVES: Find all of our listening archives on our Media pages.

    NOT SURE WHERE TO START?  Each week we'll highlight timely sermon messages here:

    • Easter sermon 2019 "This Changes Everything": listen here
    • Easter sermon 2018 "Swallowed": listen here
    • Easter sermon 2017 "Death and taxes": listen here
    • Easter sermon 2017 "There Is No Place Like Home: listen here
  • CONTINUING ON RADIO: pASTORS' bIBLE CLASS

    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.

  • FEATURED ARTICLES & DEVOTIONS

    ARTICLES

    Be encouraged by an article on a life of peace, written by our own Sharon Shearman, St. Paul's Director of Family Ministry. Also published in the Simquily online magazine is Mrs. Shearman's article on joy.


    ONLINE DEVOTIONS

    Jake Rhodes, a son of our congregation, and student at Concordia Seminary, shares weekday online devotions on YouTube.

JUST fOR CHILDREN: JESUS LOVES ME, THIS I KNOW!

  • SUNDAY SCHOOL AT HOME

    FROM OUR HIS KIDS SUNDAY SCHOOL TEAM: Moms and dads, to help you lead Sunday school at home with your children, we’re providing teaching guides and activity-starters that you can print at home. Distributed with permission from CPH.


    THIS WEEK'S HOME SUNDAY SCHOOL LESSONS: Week of April 5. Click to download a PDF: 

    CHILDREN'S CHAPEL TIME
    AT-HOME ONLINE CHAPEL FOR YOUNG CHILDREN & FAMILIES: WATCH HERE

    EXPLAINING CORONAVIRUS TO CHILDREN: From our Early Childhood Center Director, Bev Gruenwald, here is a recommended page with tips on how parents can explain COVID-19 to young children.

for your home: resources & ENCOURAGEMENT

  • FROM THE LUTHERAN CHURCH-mISSOURI sYNOD

    DAILY DEVOTIONS FROM DR. MIRLY

    PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE

    • A message from Matthew C. Harrison, President of the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod, amid the coronavirus pandemic: view here.

    CONCORDIA PUBLISHING HOUSE

    Christ’s love and message can be overshadowed amidst nervousness, uncertainty, and distress. Draw closer to Him during these times with devotional material to re-center on Christ while at home.

    • Family devotional materials from Concordia Publishing House, the publishing arm of the LCMS, can be found here, along with at-home Bible study lessons.

    LUTHERAN HOUR MINISTRIES

    • Watch a special coronavirus video message and prayer from The Lutheran Hour Speaker, Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler, encouraging us to rely on our "compass" ... Jesus Christ.
    • Reflect on daily devotions and The Lutheran Hour radio shows from Lutheran Hour Ministries.
    • Listen to LHM's Speaking of Jesus podcasts featuring real people having a real conversation about life, Jesus, and what He means to them. 

congregational communications

  • coronavirus & church news

    Gathered in one place, here are important communications from March 2020

    • Monday, March 30: Pastor Glen Thomas' letter
    • Monday, March 24, 2020: Pastor Glen Thomas' letter
    • Saturday, March 21, 2020: Principal Janet Profilet's school letter (locker pickup change)
    • Thursday, March 19, 2020: Principal Janet Profilet's school letter (lockers, laptops, hours)
    • Wednesday, March 18, 2020: Pastor Glen Thomas' letter (online worship, private communion)
    • Tuesday, March 17, 2020: Pastor Glen Thomas' letter
    • Monday, March 16, 2020: Principal Janet Profilet's school closure letter and locker pick-up schedule
    • March 15 & 17, 2020: Director Bev Gruenwald's ECC closure letters
    • Friday, March 13, 2020: Pastor Glen Thomas' letter
    • Wednesday, March 11, 2020: Pastor Glen Thomas' letter
  • Safety measures

    SAFETY MEASURES REQUESTED OF OUR CONGREGATION

    • If you or any member of your household are feeling ill, please stay home.
    • In addition, if you or a member of your family has recently traveled to an area the CDC has identified as having a significant number of confirmed coronavirus cases, either domestic or international, please stay home. 

    ST. PAUL'S PRECAUTIONS

    St. Paul's pastors, staff, church leaders and elders are devoting considerable prayer and thought to the practical considerations of dealing with the coronavirus pandemic, to help our congregation stay well amid rapidly-changing circumstances. Please be assured that we are continually monitoring the news for the most up-to-date information recommendations and public policies.


  • cancellations

    CHURCH CANCELLATIONS

    • St. Paul's on-premises church services: online worship videos
    • St. Paul's Lutheran School: Closed until April 22 - remote learning
    • St. Paul's ECC: Closed until April 22
    • St. Paul's PDO: Closed until April 22
    • Living Way Bible Study: Postponed until further notice
    • Sunday School: Canceled until further notice
    • Foundation Bible Study: Canceled until further notice
    • Palm Sunday Children's Processional
    • Easter Egg Hunt
    • St. Paul’s School Golf Tournament
    • Confirmation Service: Postponed. Further details to follow
    • Monday Morning Men's Bible Study: Postponed until further notice
    • Fellowship Breakfast: Canceled until further notice
    • Open Youth Room: Canceled until further notice
    • Moms in Prayer: Canceled until further notice
    • Uplifting Voices: Canceled until further notice
    • Grief Support Group: Canceled until further notice
    • Adult Handbell Choir: Canceled until further notice
    • Quilting: Canceled until further notice
    • 8th Grade Play
    • Pub Crawl and Fast Eddies event
    • St. Paul's School Sports Events and Practices: Canceled until further notice
    • NAMI Family to Family Classes: Postponed until April 11 (tentative)
    • Fourth Monday Bridge Group: Canceled until further notice
    • April Afternoon Guild Meeting
    • April Seniors Luncheon
    • April Stewardship Committee Meeting

    SCHOOL CANCELLATIONS

    Please check St. Paul's School, ECC & PDO web pages for the latest updates

    School (K-8), ECC & PDO through April 22 (see school & ECC letters above)

    • School choir trip
    • School auction Fast Eddie's trip
    • School 8th grade play
    • School sports events & practices: Cancelled until further notice
  • online giving

    The work of Christ continues locally at St. Paul's and around the world. Please continue to support these ministries with your gifts. Your kind generosity is especially appreciated at this time. 


    Our secure online giving link can be found at the bottom of the main menu, or by clicking here