St. Paul's is a vibrant and friendly church with a 171-year history of God’s grace, faithful Biblical teaching, and outreach to our community. We warmly welcome you and your family. Click for Google Maps.
WHEN ARE CHURCH SERVICES?
- Saturdays at 5:00 p.m.
- Sundays at 8:00, 9:30, 10:45 a.m. in the Sanctuary (main church)
- Sundays at 10:45 a.m. in the Gym for Living Stone service
- Bible Study hour: 9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
- Children's Sunday School: 9:15 a.m. - 10:35 a.m
HOW DO PEOPLE DRESS?
Please dress comfortably, according to your own preference. While many in our congregation may like to wear dress shirts, suits or dresses, many also wear jeans and casual attire.
WHERE DO I PARK?
St. Paul's has handicapped and visitor parking near the church doors, and a large parking lot to the north.
Our church is next to Des Peres Park, where additional parking is available.
Across the street is the Edward Jones parking garage, from which we run complimentary garage-to-door shuttles on Sundays, and for all Christmas services.
Stars on the map show parking areas.
TELL ME MORE ABOUT SERVICES
CHURCH SERVICES IN THE SANCTUARY (MAIN CHURCH)
- Sundays at 8:00, 9:30 and 10:45 a.m.
Saturdays at 5:00 p.m.
- Style: Traditional liturgical worship
- Music: pipe organ and choir, with full orchestra on festival days
- Lord's Supper: first, third, and fifth weekends
- Children's message: puppet show on second Sunday
LIVING STONE SERVICES IN THE GYM
- Sundays at 10:45 a.m. in the gym
- Style: Christ-centered liturgical worship
- Music: Acoustic music setting with vocalists, guitars, keyboard, drum
- Lord's Supper: second, fourth and fifth weekends
- Children's message: in each service
BIBLE STUDY HOUR: 9:30-10:30 Info here
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT...
IN THE MAIN CHURCH SANCTUARY?
Traditional liturgical worship: we follow Lutheran liturgy and hymns, with scripture readings from the ESV translation of the Bible.
We follow the order of service with printed handouts, and with hymns from a service book.
Readings of the day and sermons are delivered from the lectern and pulpit.
WHAT'S THE WORSHIP STYLE...
IN THE GYM SERVICE?
Called "Living Stone," our gym service is a Christ-centered liturgical worship service.
We follow the order of service from a printed service handout. Songs and hymns of the day are also printed in the handout.
Folding chairs are set up for seating, and our pastors speak from the floor.
WHAT'S THE MUSIC STYLE...
IN THE MAIN CHURCH SANCTUARY?
Hymns, pipe organ and choir, with full orchestra on festival days.
WHAT IS MUSIC LIKE...
IN THE LIVING STONE GYM SERVICE?
Acoustic music setting with vocalists, guitars, keyboard, drums.
HOW ARE CHILDREN INVOLVED?
Children are an important part of our church family!
CHILDREN'S PUPPET MESSAGE IN OUR MAIN CHURCH SERVICE
Kids gather for a puppet show message that brings to life the Bible reading of the day. Catch the puppets on the second Sunday of each month in our 8:00 and 10:45 a.m. services, in the main church.
Activity boards: Each Sunday, we have children's clipboards ready with crayons and Bible activity pages; find them in baskets in the narthex (lobby).
CHILDREN'S SUNDAY SCHOOL: 9:15-10:35 a.m.
Children are welcome to join in the Sunday School hour, where they'll learn Bible lessons with skits, prayer time, crafts, songs, and creative learning activities.
- Little Lambs (0-2 yrs) meet with parents
- 3 Years-PreK
- Kindergarten-5th Grade
- 6th-8th Grade
- LOCATION: Our greeters and ushers are happy to direct you to each age level's classroom.
CHILDREN'S MESSAGE IN OUR LIVING STONE SERVICE
Each Sunday at our 10:45 Living Stone service in the gym, children are invited to gather round for a kid-size Gospel message, just for them.
Activity Boards: We have children's clipboards ready with crayons and Bible activity pages; just check with an usher.
WHERE IS ST. PAUL'S? MAP LINK
We're easy to find, right across from West County Mall, at the corner of Manchester and Ballas Roads, just east of I-270. Many people say they recognize us as "the church with the bells"!
Our address is 12345 Manchester Road, Des Peres, MO 63131.
IT'S OUR 171st YEAR
St. Paul's was founded in 1849 by a group of German Lutheran immigrants. The first church building was a log cabin not far from where our present day church is located.
This log cabin served both as a place of worship and a school. Over the next 170 years, St. Paul's would grow to a large congregation with two campuses, one on each side of that first church site.
Throughout its history, this church has reached out and and touched the lives of not only the West County community, but far beyond - even to many foreign countries - with the Gospel. Our mission is to strengthen the saved; save the lost.
Our history is the history of God keeping His promises to His children. God has been faithful to the people of St. Paul's as He has come to them through His Word, Holy Baptism, and the Lord's Supper.