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What We BELIEVE Class Starts Oct. 1

BASICS OF THE CHRISTIAN FAITH & WHAT LUTHERANS BELIEVE


Beginning: October 1, 2019

Times: Tuesdays evenings at 6:30 p.m. 

Length: Six-week course


Delve into what the Bible teaches in our What We Believe class. All are welcome, whether to refresh your understanding or to learn something new.


Meeting for six consecutive Tuesday evenings, the class is taught by Pastor Thomas and Pastor Thomson and offers a comfortable setting and comprehensive teaching on foundations of the Lutheran faith, including Christ, baptism, communion, the ten commandments, and the Lord’s prayer. Topics on Christian life include: living with expectations; living with Jesus as Savior; living as God’s child; living the Christian life; living forever with Jesus. Also reviewed are the history of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod (LCMS), and St. Paul's history. 


Complimentary childcare is provided; please let us know if you will have a need.  


There is no charge for What We Believe, and there is no obligation to become a member of St. Paul’s after completing the learning course. However, those who agree with the doctrine presented and who would like to become a member of St. Paul’s will be happily received into membership on Sunday, November 17.


New members, including those received through adult confirmation, transfer, and affirmation of faith will be received into membership during the Sunday church service, with a welcome reception following.  


If you are interested or have any questions, please contact the church office at 314.822.0447. 

16TH cONGREGATIONAL RETREAT sEPT. 27-29

Recharge, reconnect, and refresh yourself in God's Word at our congregational retreat at Trout Lodge.


Visit our retreat information page

We have a full page dedicated to the retreat with highlights, details and a registration link. 


Find our page entitled Congregational Retreat on the submenu that appears under this News | Events | Registrations menu listing.

new: MOMSNEXT for moms of school-age children

Begins: September 9, 2019

Meets: 2nd Monday of each month (7:00-8:30 p.m.)

Location: Fellowship Hall

Led by: Andrea Lindquist


As mothers enter the school years, new challenges and issues arise, but the need for community and support remains. Join other moms of school-age children on the second Monday of each month from 7:00-8:30 p.m. beginning September 9 to experience authentic community, personal growth, practical help and spiritual hope as we walk through the various stages of motherhood. 


What to expect: speakers to encourage, give insight and offer practical ideas, fellowship to develop and grow friendships, devotions to help us grow in faith, social events to get to know other moms, and service events to put our faith in action. 


To join MOMSnext, please register here

Living Way BIble Study Begins Sept. 11

For more information, visit our Bible Study page.


Living Way is a weekly in-depth Bible study where participants begin in a large group, break into small discussion groups, and gather together for a closing lecture led by our pastors.


The Gospel of John preserves and teaches the story of Jesus with tremendous clarity and force. Often using simple words, John conveys complex truths. 



mops begins Sept. 19: Encouragement group for Moms

VISIT OUR MOPS INFORMATION PAGE (or click on our MOPS submenu, found under the News|Events|Registrations menu)


At MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers), we are on a mission to celebrate motherhood. MOPS exists to meet the needs of every mom. Raising children is beautiful and hard and having each other to lean on is life-giving. Our group is composed of moms from pregnancy through kindergarten, and is a place for friendship, community, support, faith and growth. Together we can embrace the journey of being a mom and change the world in all the best ways.


Register for our MOPS group here!

Puppet Show season debut: Oct. 6

Don't miss the season debut puppet performance by our very own St. Paul's H.I.S. Puppeteers troupe on Oct. 6, 2019, at 10:45 a.m. in the school gym. The puppet show is high-energy, creative, music-filled and most of all ... Gospel-centered. All are invited to enjoy this special performance: children, parents, and congregation members of all ages.


A H.I.S. (Hands In Service) Puppeteers show often features over 60 different puppets, including several person-sized "walkabout" puppets that dance among the audience.


Under the direction of Mrs. Becky Hohenstein, our all-high school volunteer troupe visits area Lutheran churches and other venues throughout the fall and winter months.


Follow the puppeteers on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/HISpuppeteers/

NEW FALL INSTITUTE OF THEOLOGY SESSION

Dates: Tuesday evenings, October 8, 15, 22, & 29 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Location: Fellowship Hall


Our 2019 fall Institute of Theology, entitled An Introduction to the Early Church, will be offered by Dr. Joel Elowsky, Professor of Historical Theology and Director of the Center for the Study of Early Christian Texts at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis.


Many people are unfamiliar with the early church and the contributions it has made to what Christians believe, teach, and confess today. Often the assumption is that the church after the time of the apostles had little to offer. Many Christians will happily skip over the period of the early church and jump to the time of the Reformation when the pure Gospel was rediscovered, assuming that all the previous ages were in error. This self-induced amnesia neglects the fact that the Holy Spirit has a history throughout the life of his church.  


Dr. Elowsky will introduce Institute participants to some of the key figures and issues prevalent in the early church and will explore their relevance to the church of the 21st century.


Visit our Bible Study page for more opportunities to learn and grow in faith.

Card Making

St. Paul's Card Making listing and registration link have moved to our Get Connected menu (or click here), along with other recurring activities and interest groups.