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Parking Changes During Construction | Details

Fill-A-Backpack |Through July 29

Care & Connect Week | July 28 - August 3 | Learn more

KFUO Radio Interview on Expansion

Meal-Packing Event | Oct. 12

175th Anniversary Photo Album

Pastor Thomas' Retirement Announced


PRAYER REQUESTS EMPLOYMENT

  • 2024 Parking Changes: Late July

    As we embark on the construction of our new ministry facilities, we will also be adapting to parking changes beginning in late July, due to new construction zones, trucks, and building materials on campus. 


    details & maps below

  • Fill-A-Backpack: Through July 29

    Assembly day and lunch | Thursday, August 1

    Part of Care & Connect Week

    Ready, set, learn!  Last year we had tremendous success providing 50 fully stocked backpacks for local underprivileged students in the Marquette Park community.  This year we want to double our impact!  We have a goal of 100 fully stocked backpacks to be able to distribute to local organizations. Visit our backpack drive SignUp Genius page to see the full wish list and to sign up to donate supplies (new items only, please).  Drop off to the church lobby anytime through July 29. Join us for assembly day and lunch on Thursday, August 1.  


    supply wishlist & Signup 

  • care & connect week: July 28 - AUg. 3

    In honor of St. Paul’s 175th anniversary year, we’re hosting a Care and Connect week filled with opportunities to serve our neighbors, the wider community, and our church home and schools.
    Print a flyer | Learn more about each service opportunity here:


    Care & connect week webpage


    volunteer sign-up

  • KFUO RADIO INTERVIEW ON EXPANSION

    St. Paul's hit the airwaves in July 2024. From our log-cabin beginnings to exciting new chapters, Alternate Microphone  listen on KFUO Radio for an on-air discussion about St. Paul’s “HIStory” with Pastor Thomas, Mark Cannon, and Sherry Whitlock. KFUO hosts of The Coffee Hour, Andy Bates and Sarah Gulseth, interviewed the trio in-studio this week in a conversation about milestones and memories in our 175-year history, outreach, expanding ministries, and our recent groundbreaking.

  • Seed packing event: October 12

    Save the date: Saturday, October 12

    Sign-Up opens August 1 (link to follow)  | MobilePack at Gateway Christian Church: St. Paul's will have the opportunity to again serve as a group October 12, packing meals to benefit Feed My Starving Children in countries around the world. Last year we helped 3250 volunteers pack 1,280,232 meals feeding 3507 children for a year! This year the goal is to pack 1.3 million meals. Come be a part of this important outreach with our Board for Missions.  

  • MONTHLY small-setting communion

    Next date: Monday, August 5 | Noon | Sanctuary

    If mobility challenges or concerns about crowds 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 for orders of worship.

  • 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

  • It's our 175th anniversary Year!

    Read more about St. Paul's history, pastors, and principals.


    175TH PHOTO ALBUM

2024 construction impacts parking

Late-July Campus Transformation Affects Parking


July marks a milestone we’ve been enthusiastically anticipating: groundbreaking! As we embark on the construction of our new ministry facilities, we will also be adapting to significant parking changes due to new construction zones, trucks, and building materials on campus. Pastor Thomas has detailed changes in a letter about parking, summarized below:  

  • Parking limitations are temporary; when construction is complete, full parking capacity will be restored. 
  • Carpooling is highly encouraged.
  • For worshipers with mobility challenges, we hope to prioritize use of the 61 remaining campus parking spaces not affected by construction zones.
  • Passenger drop-off is available at the west lobby entrance, with a new temporary exit created.
  • Extra parking is available at Edward Jones, the Village, and the mall; see details below. 

circledownarrow  Maps

2024 parking MAP

St. Paul’s is pleased to announce that we have secured arrangements with three neighboring businesses for overflow parking during construction.

  • Parking at Edward Jones Garage
    The Edward Jones garage across the street is available for parking on Sundays. You’re encouraged to take advantage of the crosswalk at the Ballas/Manchester stop light.
  • Parking at the Village Bar < 11:00 a.m.
    The Village Bar has offered parking in their lots prior to their restaurant hours. Access church via the Manchester Road sidewalk. Please remember to depart Village lots by 11:00 a.m. daily. 
  • Parking at Mall/Copia + Shuttle | Pick-up Schedule
    Park at West County Shopping Center in the now-vacant Copia Restaurant lot. Volunteer bus drivers will shuttle people between the mall lot and the east church entrance on Sunday mornings. We recommend allowing extra time to take advantage of the shuttle bus.
  • No Parking at Des Peres Park
    While City Hall is under renovation, Des Peres has restricted parking (marked with new signage) to only those using the park. 
  • Saturday Parking Unaffected
    Ample parking is expected for Saturday worship, with possible overflow at Schnucks.