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st. paul's web updates this week

Motherhood groups begin | September

Fall Bible studies begin | September

Music Festival | Sept. 26

"LINK" group bowling | Sept. 24

"What We Believe" Class | Begins Sept. 28

Flu shots at church | Oct. 3

Middle School overnight retreat | Oct. 8-9

LWML Fall Rally | Oct. 16 at KFUO

COVID protocols | letter below

  • MUSIC AT ST. PAUL'S

    SEASON DEBUT CONCERT: SEPT. 26

    Sunday, September 26, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. | circlemap Maps and parking


    Our annual series of special services and musical events begins its 30th season with a Festival of Sacred Music in Honor of Dr. Mark Bender, featuring choirs and instrumentalists. This festival features many works Dr. Bender has composed over the years and debuts a new hymn arrangement of “Let Us Ever Walk With Jesus,” commissioned in honor of his retirement.


    Read more about our music ministry and the Music at St. Paul's series

  • "LINK" for young adults

    Next Events: Bowling on September 24 |  Bible Study on October 8

    RSVP and info: contact  Envelope Pastor Wade


    Visit our Link information page | St. Paul’s has launched "Link," a fellowship group for young people that focuses not only on faith-based discussions but also provides fun, in-person social opportunities for all over the age of 21.  Link  is not just for St. Paul’s members: 

  • "WHAT WE BELIEVE" CLASS: BEGINS sEPT. 28

    Sept. 28 to Nov. 2 | Tuesdays at 6:30-8:30pm | Lounge | read more


    Delve into the basics of the Christian faith and what Lutherans believe.  All are welcome, whether to refresh your understanding or to learn something new.

  • motherhood groups

    Momming can be hard, but it doesn't have to be lonely. Let's do it together!

    • MOMSnext | 2nd Mondays at 7pm | read more
      Moms of school-age children (K-8)

    • MOPS  | 1st & 3rd Thursdays at 9am | MOPS page
      Mothers of Preschoolers for moms of children 5 and under

    We are on a mission to celebrate motherhood. Experience authentic community, personal growth, practical help, and spiritual hope as we walk through the various stages of motherhood. Enjoy speakers, moms’ nights out, devotions, social/family/service events, playdates.

  • FALL Bible studies

    Full details on our Bible studies page


    Institute of Theology on Psalms: September 7, 14, 21 & 28

    St. Paul's four-week fall 2021 institute, led by Dr. Timothy E. Saleska, will focus on how we as Christians can more effectively meditate on the Psalms and utilize them for our spiritual nurture and growth.


    Living Way study of Ecclesiastes

    Living Way Bible study begins with a study of Ecclesiastes and meets Wednesday mornings or on Thursday evenings


    KFUO Book of Romans study

    In-depth study led by Rev. Dr. David Smith | gym

  • flu shots at st. Paul's: Oct. 3

    Sunday, October 3 | 9:00 - noon | Lounge

    For your convenience, get your flu shot at church on Sunday, October 3, administered by Walgreens. Watch for details to follow on reserving your spot, cost, and insurance. 

  • small-setting communion: OCT. 4

    Next Date October 4 at 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, with Holy Communion. Masks will be optional for worshipers but the pastors will mask for Communion distribution. Seating will be physically distanced and registration is not necessary.

  • overnight youth retreat: Oct. 8-9

    Read more | Register here | Registration is limited

    All 6th, 7th, and 8th graders are invited for an overnight event at St. Paul's! We will enjoy an evening with lots of food, games, devotional time, and growing together in faith and fellowship! Staying overnight is optional. Friends are welcome.

  • Christian Readers Group: next meeting oct. 12

    Meets second Tuesday of month | 7:00-8:00 p.m. | bookBook schedule & info

    October book C. S. Lewis, Surprised by Joy  (spiritual biography; 295 pages) 

    Location: LL4 (lower level in Ministries building)


    Been wanting to read great classic literature? Enjoy modern literature? Love reading across a variety of genres? As they say, the more you love reading, the more reading you love. Our Christian Readers Group provides will read across various genres classic literature, modern fiction, history, mystery, end more — exploring Christian themes and eliciting the ways in which the literature informs Christian faith and life. The book club is led by St. Paul’s member and Concordia Seminary professor, Rev. Dr. Kent Burreson: Envelopeemail.

  • current covid protocols

    St. Paul's pastors continue to monitor Covid developments, and prayerfully consider ever-changing guidelines and the effects to our worship and gathering protocols. Currently our Covid protocols will remain the same as those in place since May:

    • Masks are optional for church and Bible study
    • Choices of distanced and non-distanced seating will be offered
    • Fellowship Breakfast as an indoor/outdoor hybrid.

    Sticky NoteRead July 30, 2021 letter |Sticky Note  Read May 18, 2021 letter

LWML Rally: oct. 16

register online


Register by October 9



LWML: Lutheran Women in Mission

Fall Rally | St. Louis West Zone


Alternate Calendar DATE: Saturday, October 16  from 8:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.


circlemap  LOCATION: Click for Google Map

KFUO Radio Station - LCMS International Center

1333 S. Kirkwood Rd., Kirkwood, MO 63122


The St. Louis West Zone Fall Rally is presented by St. Paul's Lutheran Church Des Peres Afternoon Guild, LWML


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