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Welcome to our main landing page for all online ministry

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UPDATED DAILY

THURSDAY, OCT. 29 • New Sunday School video, "Saints," online now: watch


SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 1 • Foundation Bible study and children's HIS Kids Sunday school resume in person

Read more and preregister for Foundation or Sunday School


FESTIVAL OF THE REFORMATION

SAT. & SUN., OCT. 24 & 25 •  Sanctuary and Living Stone (gym) worship services are online now: watch here


FRIDAY, OCT. 23  • New Minute Message from Pastor Thomson: watch

ONLINE worship

St. Paul's is committed to offering online viewing of our worship services to meet the COVID-19 health considerations of every family. We warmly invite you to join us for worship, whether you participate from home or attend on-site.


Recorded video services are added online each Saturday evening for the Sanctuary service (main church), and livestreamed Sunday morning for the Living Stone gym service.


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VIEW LIVESTREAM OF SUNDAY 10:45 LIVING STONE GYM SERVICE

on-site worship

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IN-PERSON CHURCH: SIGN UP HERE 


8:00, 9:30 & 10:45AM SUNDAY | Church Sanctuary | Communion on first, third, fifth weekends


10:45AM SUNDAY | Living Stone in gym | Communion on second, fourth, fifth weekends


5PM SATURDAY | Sanctuary | Communion on first, third, fifth weekends


St. Paul's is pleased to offer in-person church services carefully planned with safety procedures in mind, and in compliance with COVID-19 protocols in St. Louis County.


Safety measures include worshipers wearing masks, complimentary masks, socially-distanced seating, preregistration to ensure compliance with capacity guidelines, between-service surface disinfecting, distanced entrance and exit flow, services shortened to 30-40 minutes, continuous-line communion, pastors gloved and masked for communion, touchless offerings, hymnals removed from pews, and more.


Whether your comfort level currently includes on-site worship or leans toward extra caution and at-home viewing of services, St. Paul's pastors fully support and understand your prayerful decision. At St. Paul's, we know that choices about public worship and interactions are highly personal, carefully chosen, and should wisely reflect one’s age and medical considerations.


Volunteer to help at church services (assist pastors, guide, sanitize surfaces, candles, offering)

• Watch church reopening walk-through video, and Pastor's discussion

pastors'

minute messages

Pastor Thomas, Pastor Thomson, and Pastor Wade look forward to staying connected and encouraging the congregation with frequent devotions, conversations, and prayer. Watch for short video recordings, posted weekly. 

"God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. "

PSALM 46:1

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." 

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TEACHING THE FAITH AT HOME


SEPTEMBER & OCTOBER

Watch our Sunday School teachers' messages from home here

Enjoy weekly guides for family home devotions, activities, and discussion-starters from Faith at Home Corner


NOVEMBER: Children's Sunday School returns in-person. Read more and preregister here


CHILDREN'S CHAPEL & PUPPET SHOWS here

REMAINING IN GOD'S WORD

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ST. PAUL'S BIBLE STUDIES: IN PERSON + ZOOM + RADIO


IN PERSON PASTORS' CLASS + RADIO | Sundays at 9:30am | Info/registration

St. Paul's is pleased offer its Pastors' Bible Class both in person (distanced/masked with preregistration) and over the airwaves with a live radio simulcast each Sunday at 9:30 a.m. on KFUO 850AM in the St. Louis region. Nationwide, listen live online at KFUO.org or search class archives.


IN PERSON FOUNDATION BIBLE STUDY +  ZOOM | Sundays at 9:30am | Info/links

Each Sunday morning at 9:30 a.m. our Foundation Bible class gathers both in person (distanced/masked with preregistration) and via Zoom. Pastor Thomson and Pastor Wade team-teach the discussion-based class.


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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 peacewritten 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


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LISTEN TO OUR SERMONS & BIBLE STUDY ARCHIVES

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.




RESOURCES FROM THE LCMS

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LCMS AND MISSOURI DISTRICT RESOURCES

Find a variety of devotional and practical resources from the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, including devotional videos from LCMS president, Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison and others. Read devotional blog posts from Missouri District president, Rev. Lee Hagan, or subscribe to daily devotions by past district president, Rev. Dr. Ray Mirly.


CONCORDIA PUBLISHING HOUSE

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

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. 

COMMUNICATIONS

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IMPORTANT CONGREGATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS

  • July 28, 2020: Congregational letter about service time and capacity changes
  • July 4, 2020: Congregational letter about St. Paul's compliance with county-mandated mask wearing
  • June 27, 2020: Congregational letter about expanded worship services and times, beginning July 4
  • May 16, 2020: Congregational letter about May 23/24 worship reopening procedures
  • May 4, 2020: Pastor Glen Thomas' letter
  • March 30, 2020: Pastor Glen Thomas' letter
  • March 24, 2020: Pastor Glen Thomas' letter
  • March 21, 2020: Principal Janet Profilet's school letter about locker pickup changes
  • March 19, 2020: Principal Janet Profilet's school letter about lockers, laptops, hours
  • March 18, 2020: Pastor Glen Thomas' letter about online worship, private communion
  • March 17, 2020: Pastor Glen Thomas' letter
  • 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
  • March 13, 2020: Pastor Glen Thomas' letter
  • March 11, 2020: Pastor Glen Thomas' letter


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SAFETY MEASURES


St. Paul's pastors, staff, church leaders, and elders have dedicated themselves to considerable prayer and thought regarding the practical considerations of dealing with the coronavirus pandemic, and to helping 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.

If you or any member of your household are feeling ill, have an elevated temperature, or have other COVID-19 symptoms described by the CDC, or have visited areas with travel advisories, we ask that you remain at home.


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.


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