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Alumni Farewell Tour of Old School | Feb. 23

175th Anniversary T-Shirts |Order by Feb. 23

Annual Men's Breakfast | Feb. 24

Lenten Services | Themes | Dinner Menus

175th Anniversary Kickoff | March 2 & 3

Blood Drive | March 8

Trivia Night | March 9

Call Committee Member Recommendations | Site Input

Girl Scout Cookies

Dinner for Eight Groups Forming

Pastor Thomas' Retirement Announced

School Alumni Wall Signing

Help Us Locate School Alumni


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  • Lent at St. Paul's

    Midweek Lenten Services | 11:00 a.m. & 5:30 p.m.

    Each Wednesday through March 20  

    • Join Us for Wednesday Lenten dinners | 6:15 p.m. | Menu

    lent | Holy Week | easter page


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  • alumni Farewell Tour: Feb. 23

    When the Saints Go Marching In ... One Last Time

    Alumni Farewell Tour of Old School Building

    Friday, February 23 • 6:00-8:00 p.m. | Interest Form

    Food Truck • Band • Wall Signing • Tours


    The St. Paul's one-story school building we have known and loved for seven decades is making way for a new expansion. All alumni, faculty and staff who have walked the halls between 1953 and 2023 are invited to return for a final walk-through event.


    Alumnus Rick Lewis' ('98) food truck Grace Chicken + Fish will have food for purchase; Alumnus Adam Truesdell ('99) and dad, Jim, will provide live music. Sign the old hallway, share memories from your tenure at St. Paul's, peruse old yearbooks and memorabilia, take a selfie in our photo-op zone, tour the 2020 K-8 building, see renderings for the new expansion, and reconnect with old friends. Family members welcome.


    Please Reply Event is free, but please reply to the interest form to help us get an estimate of how many people to expect. Pass the word to your former classmates!


    Oh how we'd love for YOU to be in that number... when the Saints go marching in!  

  • Men's breakfast: Feb. 24

    Saturday, Feb. 24, 2024 | 8:00-10:30 a.m.

    Register online by Monday, February  19

    Cost: $20 per person | Pay online

    Location | Greenbriar Hills Country Club | Map


    St. Paul’s 2024 men’s breakfast keynote speaker is Dan Meers, official mascot of the Kansas City Chiefs, and past Cardinals Fredbird, who is recognized as a popular, impactful, and inspirational speaker.


    All men of St. Paul’s, along with their neighbors, relatives, friends, and co-workers, are invited to enjoy this morning of fellowship, devotions and a delicious breakfast buffet at our 22nd annual men's breakfast event. 

  • 175th anniversasry t-shirts: Order by Feb. 23

    Order by Friday, February 23 | $10 each | Pay online


    To celebrate our 175th anniversary, St. Paul's is offering commemorative t-shirts showcasing this milestone in our church and school's history. Bella+Canvas brand unisex tees are $10, with adult sizes in Heather Emerald (dark green) fabric, and youth sizes in Heather Dusty Green (light green) fabric. Available for pick-up in early March. 

  • Seeking congregational input

    Submit Recommend Members to Serve on Call Committee

    We are now gathering recommendations for committee members to serve on the Call committee for our next senior pastor, and we value your input. Submit names online or via paper survey forms at our info center. (Per our bylaws, the church council proposes Call committee members, and St. Paul’s voters approve the Call committee.)

     

    Share Your Thoughts on Construction Relocation Plans

    As we embark on our exciting new construction journey and undertake the Sanctuary HVAC replacement, your thoughts and ideas matter! Do you have any creative suggestions or input about the upcoming temporary space alterations? You’re invited to reach out to our Construction Contingency team members: 

    • Heidi Heimlich, Margaret Smith, Mark Yaeger, Bob Grone, Jim Schaper, Lesley Preston, Pastor Thomas, Pastor Wade, Pastor Thompson, Matt Gerhardt, Whitney Wade, Sharon Shearman, Julie Claus, Steve Brosch, and Dawn Walker. 
  • 175th anniversary kickoff: march

    175th Anniversary Celebration Kick-Off | March 2 & 3

    This March, St. Paul’s will kick off a year-long 175th anniversary celebration. Missouri District President Rev. Dr. Hagan will join us and preach at the 10:45am Sanctuary and Living Stone worship services.

  • Blood Drive: March 8

    Friday, March 8 • 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. | Fellowship Hall

    Choose your appointment time here


    Help save a life by donating blood at our American Red Cross blood drive. 

  • Trivia Night: March 9

    St. Paul’s 175th Anniversary Trivia Night

    Saturday, March 9 | 7:00 p.m. (Off Site)

    circlerightarrow Sign up by March 4 | Pay online


    Join us for a trivia night as we kick off a year of celebrating St. Paul’s 175th anniversary! Gather your friends for a fun evening of trivia and fellowship — not all categories are St. Paul's-specific. Space is limited to 250 people. Enjoy bringing food and drink for your table; alcohol permitted. 

    • Location: Our Savior Lutheran Church/Fenton gym (1500 San Simeon Way, 63026 | Alternate Map Marker Map)
    • Doors open at 6:30pm; trivia starts at 7:00pm
    • Tables of eight: $10/person
    • Pay online or drop a check at church, school, ECC, or PDO
    • Questions, contact Dawn Thorburg
  • “Dinner for Eight” Groups Now Forming

    Register | "Dinner for Eight" groups at St. Paul’s are a great way to meet new friends or stay connected with longtime friends. Our dinner groups, based on common interests or seasons of life, gather together about once a month to enjoy good food and fellowship. Each individual/family takes a turn to be the host home within the group, or selects a restaurant. Dinner can be as fancy or casual as your group prefers. Register online or contact Carrie Patterson. 

  • Girl Scout Cookies

    Order online or visit our cookie booth at Fellowship Breakfast

    • Sunday mornings on Feb. 25, March 3, 10, 17 | 9:00-9:30 a.m. | Gym

    Calling all Girl Scout cookie lovers! St. Paul's Troop 1867 is selling cookies for $6 per box. Part of the proceeds benefit our troop directly; we also accept donations. All orders will be delivered to the church office for pickup; the troop will contact you when cookies are ready.

  • school alumni wall signing: Sundays

    Wall Signing | All alumni of St. Paul’s Lutheran School are invited to sign the hallway walls in the old school building before it is demolished this spring. Please stop in any Sunday during worship time and look for markers and a display in the old school lobby, through the end of February.


    Help us locate alumni

    Info submission form | We're working to create a school alumni list to keep in touch with past St. Paul's Saints of all ages, and we need your help! If you're a family member or friend of an alum, please share contact info here

  • pastor's october retirement announced

    St. Paul's senior pastor, Rev. Dr. Glen D. Thomas, has announced his October 2024 retirement. Pastor's letter to the congregation can be read here:


    Pastor's letter

  • MONTHLY small-setting communion

    Next date: Monday, March 4 | Noon | Sanctuary

    If physical challenges or concerns about Covid have kept you from in-person church worship or Communion, you are warmly invited to a special small-setting worship opportunity on the first Monday of each month. Our pastors look forward to meeting you in the Sanctuary for orders of worship.

  • kEY DATES: mINISTRY EXPANSION CAMPAIGN

    We're growing!  circlerightarrow  Read more

    • September 24 | Prayer Walk | Noon
    • September 24-October 22 Sermon series
    • October 5 | Guest Presentation: Charitable Giving
    • October 6 Prayer Vigil
    • October 8 Cottage Meetings at Church
    • October 22 Concert of Prayer
    • October 29  Commitment Celebration | Reformation | Brat & Pie Fry
    • December 17 Voters’ Meeting Approve final building project
    • January 7 First Gifts | Epiphany Sunday
    • Spring/Summer 2024 Break Ground
    • January 2026 Projected Completion