ST. PAUL'S ONLINE WORSHIP SERVICES: watch HERE

  • NEW THIS WEEK

    SAT., MAY 23

    This weekend's worship services online: WATCH HERE

     Volunteer to help at worship services HERE  

    • This week's at-home Sunday school materials added: REVIEW HERE


    THURS. MAY 21

    •  Ascension Day worship services online now: WATCH HERE

    •  New: Pastors' walk-through video about church reopening procedures: WATCH HERE


    MON. MAY 18  

    •  Pastor Thomas' video message about church reopening: WATCH HERE

    •  Preregister to attend May 23/24 services (online worship continues): REGISTER

STAYING CONNECTED IN WORSHIP & the WORD

  • announcement: resumption of modified church services may 23-24

    • PREREGISTER TO ATTEND WORSHIP SERVICES HERE
    • CHURCH REOPENING WALK-THROUGH VIDEO: WATCH
    • PASTOR THOMAS DISCUSSES CHURCH REOPENING: WATCH
    • DETAILED PROCEDURES IN CONGREGATIONAL LETTER HERE
    • VOLUNTEER TO HELP AT CHURCH SERVICES HERE

    With the easing of St. Louis County restrictions for church gatherings effective Monday, May 18, St. Paul's will offer modified worship services beginning the weekend of May 23 and 24.


    Six limited-number, socially-distanced services are planned at 8:00, 9:00, 10:00, and 11:00 a.m. Sundays and 5:00 p.m. Saturdays in our main church Sanctuary, with a 10:45 a.m. Sunday service in the gym.


    Each worshiper should wear a mask, and must preregister to ensure compliance with 25% capacity regulations (100 maximum in sanctuary, 80 in gym). To allow for between-service surface disinfecting, services will be shortened to 30-40 minutes.


    Online worship services will continue, as well as online and radio-broadcast Bible studies.


    St. Paul's pastors emphasize that the decision of whether to attend public worship is a very individual choice, given one’s age and medical considerations. Senior Pastor Glen Thomas shares, “Please know that whatever you decide, I understand and support your decision. I realize that you may not feel safe attending worship services yet and that is why we will continue offering services online.”

  • online worship continues: view here

    St. Paul's is pleased to continue to offer online viewing of worship services, in addition to the resumption of modified public worship. We warmly invite you to participate in worship at St. Paul's, whether you join us from home or attend on-site. 


    Recorded video services will be added each weekend on Saturday evenings.

  • Pastor's minute messages: view here

    Pastor Thomas and Pastor Thomson look forward to staying connected and encouraging the congregation with frequent devotions, conversations, and prayer. Watch for short video recordings, two to three times each week. 

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 "HELPERS IN ACTION" VOLUNTEER

    We're pleased to have 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

  • st. Paul's bible studies LIVE via zoom & on RADIO

    FOUNDATION BIBLE STUDY EACH SUNDAY AT 9:00 VIA ZOOM (note new start time)

    INFO & ZOOM LINK HERE. Each Sunday morning at 9:00 a.m. Pastor Thomson and incoming Pastor Wade team-teach an online version of the Foundation Bible Class using Zoom, a videoconferencing platform.


    LIVE RADIO EACH SUNDAY AT 9:30am ON KFUO 850AM

    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. Nationwide, listen live online at KFUO.org or search class archives.

  • FEATURED ARTICLES & DEVOTIONS

    "FAITHFUL FRIDAYS" REFLECTIONS

    Read weekly real-life stories of hope and encouragement, authored by St. Paul's members who highlight a time when they've recognized God at work in their lives. Because the sharing is personal, you'll find them in the password-protected section of our Member Portal.


    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.

  • listen to our sermons & bible studies here

    • 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

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: May 21 through May 30. Click to download a PDF: 

    CHILDREN'S CHAPEL & PUPPET SHOWS
    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
    • Read daily devotions from March, April and May focused on the hope of Christ amid our current pandemic, written by Rev. Dr. Ray Mirly, past president of the LCMS Missouri District.

    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

    • Saturday, May 16: Congregational letter about May 23/24 worship reopening procedures
    • 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 PREPAREDNESS

    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

    • 8th Grade Play - listen to audio online
    • June VBS postponed & modified
    • Mission Ambition 5K Run: Canceled
    • Yselta Mission Trip: Canceled
    • St. Paul's on-premises church: watch online worship  services
    • St. Paul’s Lutheran School: Closed through end of school year - Remote Learning
    • St. Paul’s ECC: Closed through end of school year
    • St. Paul’s PDO: Closed through end of school year
    • Confirmation Service: Postponed. Further details to come.
    • St. Paul’s School Golf Tournament
    • Living Way Bible Study: Canceled until further notice
    • Foundation Bible Study: Canceled until further notice
    • Monday Morning Men's Bible Study: Postponed until further notice
    • Sunday School: Canceled 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
    • May Afternoon Guild Meeting/Lunch Out: Canceled
    • 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
    • DBSA Meetings: Canceled until further notice
    • 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 - listen to audio online
    • 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