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FOUNDATION CLASS - Sundays at 9:30am
PASTOR'S BIBLE CLASS ON KFUO - Sundays at 9:30am
INSTITUTE OF THEOLOGY WITH GREG SELTZ - 10/6 to 10/27 at 7pm
LIVING WAY - Sept. to May
MOTHERS OF PRESCHOOLERS (MOPS) - Sept. to May
MOMSnext GROUP - Second Mondays at 7pm
GRIEF SUPPORT - Begins 9/9
DIVORCE CARE - Begins Sept./Oct
Calling all helpers! October poppy assembly drive supports veterans' relief fund
For 100 years, the red poppy has served as a powerful symbol of remembrance for those who fought in wartime. This October, St. Paul's is rallying to assemble 3000 "Buddy Poppies" to raise funds for the Ballwin VFW post, in jeopardy of closing.
You can help by taking home an assembly kit of cloth flowers, wires, and tags to assemble these special Buddy Poppies; most people can assemble 15 poppies a minute. Pick up kits at our welcome center, by the east narthex reception desk, and return before Oct. 31.
Background: Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the local Ballwin VFW was unable to conduct its twice-yearly poppy drive fundraisers for their Veteran Relief Fund, and the VFW post is in its final months of operation if county restrictions remain unchanged. Thankfully, the national VFW has approved assistance with their relief fund if Ballwin Post 6274 can assemble 100,000 poppies. St. Paul’s has a connection to the post through member Michael Mueller, Sr. Vice Commander, who shares that, “every little bit will help, and the veterans served will be extremely grateful!”
Join us for Trick-or-Trivia, a Spooktacular virtual trivia event!
Saturday, October 17, 2020
Register by Thursday, October 15
Sign up and payment link here
• 6:30 to 7:00 p.m.- Welcome message and Halloween costume slideshow
• 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. - Trivia!
• Teams of eight gather in person or remotely through Zoom
• $15 per person
• Raffle prizes by local vendors
• Sponsorships available! Contact Jenny at email@example.com
• Registrations and donations up to $1000 per person will be matched through a generous grant from Lutheran Foundation.
Trivia proceeds will benefit the ECC's playground fencing.
St. Paul’s will celebrate the ministries of Mrs. Denise Rice and Mrs. Anne Thomas at services on Sunday, October 25. Mrs. Rice taught at St. Paul’s for 29 years and is now serving with LEA as Director of Educational Resources. Mrs. Thomas has served at many Lutheran schools and retired in June after nine years of teaching at the ECC. Although we cannot celebrate with a reception, we will be honoring the ministry work of these faithful teachers via a card/gift drive to express your personal words of appreciation. There will be baskets in the back of the church on Sunday, October 25, to collect your cards.
Date: Tuesday, October 27 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Location: Panera in Des Peres: 13275 Manchester Road, 63131
It's the perfect combo: a delicious Panera meal with a side of fundraising for our Mothers of Preschoolers group!
Bring in this flyer or show an electronic version to the cashier when you place your order and Panera will donate a portion of the proceeds to St. Paul's MOPS. Choose dine-in, drive-through, curbside, or online ordering (use code PRFUND for online orders).
Date: Thursday, October 29, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Location: School gym
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High school youth, are you ready to dress up for Halloween, and win some prizes? Join the fun for a Halloween party and bingo night! We'll have prizes for best male costume, best female costume, most creative/original costume, and best group (only two) costume. Snacks and beverages provided. Friends welcome!
Date: Saturday, November 14, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Location: school gym
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Middle school youth, please join us for an evening of assembling gift baskets for our church members who are homebound, and playing a few rounds of Turkey Trivia while feasting on a variety of Thanksgiving pies! We want to encourage our fellow congregation members who currently are not able to be at church that we are missing them and thinking about them. Also, come and find out who our special guest will be that evening to share a Thanksgiving story! Friends are welcome, just make sure they are sign up too!
Due by Sunday, November 15
Operation Christmas Child collects and distributes shoeboxes filled with Christmas gifts, supplies, and the message of the Gospel to children in need in more than 100 countries.
This year there are three ways to help: (1) Fill a traditional shoebox and return it to church, (2) Build an online shoebox at Operation Christmas Child, or (3) Donate by check to St. Paul’s with the notation “Shoeboxes.”
Complimentary empty shoeboxes and fill-in-the blank letters are available for you to pick up in our main narthex. A contribution of $9 is suggested to accompany each shoebox to offset shipping and processing costs.
What to put in a shoebox?
Suggestions include picking one medium to large “wow” item such as a stuffed animal, doll, or musical instrument like a harmonica or recorder, then filling the rest of the box with other fun toys, hygiene items, and school supplies … maybe a comb, toothbrush, bar of soap, pencils, crayons, stickers, washcloth, binoculars, tennis ball, yo-yo, toy car, coloring book, ruler, bandana, jump rope, kaleidoscope, or sunglasses. Most importantly, pray for the child who will receive your gift. Many families enjoy including a personal note and photo.
Mark your calendar for St. Paul's annual Men's Breakfast, to be held on Saturday, February 27, 2021 at 8:00 a.m. at Greenbriar Hills Country Club. Watch for the announcement of more details to follow.
PASTORS' BIBLE CLASS RETURNS AS IN-PERSON STUDY: We’re pleased to announce that beginning October 4, the Pastors’ Bible Class will return as a weekly in-person study, in the gym at 9:30 a.m., with masking, social distancing, and preregistration required. Our weekly KFUO radio broadcast of the class continues each Sunday on 850AM or at kfuo.org. Read more on our Bible Studies page.
GREG SELTZ TEACHES ST. PAUL'S INSTITUTE OF THEOLOGY, BEGINNING OCTOBER 6: Rev. Dr. Greg Seltz, executive director of the Lutheran Center of Religious Liberty, will lead our fall institute, utilizing his “Champions for Liberty – Servants of the Gospel" lecture series. Dr. Seltz will join us both in person (Oct. 6 and 20) and via Zoom from Washington, D.C. (Oct. 13 and 27). Watch from home via Zoom, or participate in person (with preregistration). Read more on our Bible Studies page.
"WHAT WE BELIEVE" CLASS BEGINS OCTOBER 6: All are welcome, whether to refresh your understanding or to learn something new. Meeting for six consecutive evenings, the class is taught by Pastor Thomas, Pastor Thomson and Pastor Wade, and offers comprehensive teaching on foundations of the Lutheran faith. Please RSVP to 314-822-0447. Read more on our Bible Studies page.
RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY & VIDEO TOUR OF SCHOOL HERE
St. Paul’s is overjoyed to celebrate the dedication of our new $10 million state-of-the-art school facility. Over the past three years, we’ve seen God at Work as we prepare to Tell the Next Generation of the glorious deeds of the Lord, and His might, and the wonders that He has done (Psalm 78:4).
On August 16, the congregation enjoyed touring the hallways and spaces of our new school. The facility features a beautiful library, new STEM lab, art room, modern light-filled classrooms, and impressive entrance with terrazzo medallion.
Rev. Dr. David Smith, former senior pastor of St. Paul's, served as guest preacher on Dedication Sunday.
• School floor plan and medallion centerpiece symbolism: view
• Worship bulletin with Rite of Blessing and school history: view
• Watch the Dedication Sunday worship service here
• Watch the installation of school faculty in the Living Stone worship service here