Joyfully Serving

"Love your neighbor as yourself." Mark 12:30


Ysleta Mission trip to Mexico: Summer 2020

St. Paul's youth, adults and families will help build homes, host Vacation Bible School and share the love of Jesus at the US/Mexico border.

This summer, St. Paul's will host a trip to the Ysleta Lutheran Mission in El Paso, Texas, serving God's people across the border in Mexico.

To learn more or support the team, please contact Pastor Thomson.

St. Paul's Own Comfort dog: tabby

Lutheran Church Charities K-9 Comfort Dogs are friends who bring a calming influence, allowing people to open up their hearts and receive help.

Tabby Comfort Dog is a LCC K-9 Comfort Dog at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Des Peres, Missouri. She interacts with people at churches, schools, nursing homes, hospitals, events, and in disaster response situations.

Follow Tabby's activities on Facebook here

St. Paul's PARTNERS with College Hill in Service

Ways to volunteer at College Hill:

Worship at St. Paul's, College Hill any Sunday at 9:00 a.m. (2137 E. John Ave, St. Louis MO 63107). 

Assist at Bible Class for children offered every Tuesday evening, 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. at St. Paul's College Hill. Teaching experience is not required.

To register for any of these events so we know you're interested, please contact our church office. 

For more information on any of these opportunities, please contact Pastor Thomas or phone at 314.822.0447, x101.

Mission partnering

Mark 16:15 "He said to them, “'Go into all the world and preach to the gospel to all creation.' ”

St. Paul's is privileged to support a number of missionaries and mission outreach projects:

  • Rev. Dr. Charles Cortright in St. Petersburg, Russia. Information link
  • Missionary Alexi Shepelev in Moscow, Russia. Information link
    Read Alexi's newsletter here
  • Lutheran Development Group providing affordable housing and resources to low-income families. Information link
  • Chai v’Shalom, a local LCMS congregation served by Rev. Kevin Parviz with intentional outreach to the Jewish community. Information link.
  • Ysleta Lutheran Mission Human Care in El Paso, Texas provides relief and human care services while planting and nurturing missions on both sides of the Texas-Mexico border. Information link
    St. Paul's mission team traveling to Ysleta in the summer of 2020.

Serving & Volunteering at St. Paul's

Get INVOLVED with children's ministry at VBS each June

Adults and teens - please mark your calendar for Vacation Bible School at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, held the first full week of June each year. Volunteer teachers, guides, snack helpers, game and music staff are always welcome, with lots of options and scheduling flexibility. 

Social Ministry & Food Collections

Our Social Ministry Committee collects food (through the "yellow bag" program) on a regular basis for four different food pantries: Mt. Olive, Transfiguration, St. Matthew's and Concordia Seminary. They also hold annual collections of certain items throughout the year. And they accept monetary donations for the numerous families/individuals with valid needs seeking help through the church.


Please register here if you would like to serve as an usher at St. Paul's services. No special training required. You will be assigned to an usher team and your captain will contact you.

Check the Member Portal on the Menu for Usher Schedules.


We are always looking for more smiling friendly faces to greet fellow members as well as visitors on Sunday mornings. Please click here if you'd like to serve your church in this way. Thank you!

Check the Member Portal on the Menu for Greeter Schedules.