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We warmly welcome YOU and your family for worship services this Easter and Holy Week. Find St. Paul's Lutheran Church of Des Peres right across from West County Mall.  Click for map and service times.


Easter time is a centerpiece of the church year, when we celebrate with joy the resurrection of our Lord, Jesus Christ!

A lent to REMEMBER

St. Paul’s sermon message theme for Lent this year is “A Lent to Remember” and each of our Wednesday midweek Lenten services in March and April have focused on one devotional aspect of remembering our Lord. 


Maundy Thursday and Good Friday services will emphasize the Lord's remembrance of His people and what it means for us as His people. The Lord's Super will be offered at all midweek services and Maundy Thursday services.



Good Friday: April 19

Service times: *12:05 pm 5:00 and 7:00 p.m.  (Includes Tenebrae service at 7:00 p.m.)

Sermon theme: Remember Me

*NEW! Lunch hour service: This year, for the convenience of workers traveling to and from their offices, our Good Friday daytime service will begin at 12:05 and conclude by 12:50.


Maundy Thursday: April 18

Service times: 11:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. (Includes stripping of the altar at 7:00 p.m.)

Sermon theme: Remembrance of Me


Palm SUnday: April 14

with Children's Palm Processional

Service times: 8:00, 9:30, 10:45 a.m. in the Sanctuary, and 10:45 a.m. Living Stone (gym)


Children's Palm Processional: All children age 3 through grade 6 are invited to participate in the palm procession on Palm Sunday (in each of our four services). Children will form a processional, walking into church waving palm branches, ending at the altar steps to sing the Hosanna refrain which opens our Palm Sunday services. After singing, children will rejoin their parents in the pews.


Children will gather in the Music Room 15 minutes prior to the service start (and in the back of the gym for the Living Stone service) to receive their palm branches and to practice their refrain, "Hosanna, hosanna, blessed us He, Blessed is He, blessed is He who comes, He who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest."


Please click here to register your child(ren) so we know who to expect. Thank you!


Easter sunday: APril 21

Service times:

8:00 am in the Sanctuary (the main church)

9:30 am in the Sanctuary

9:30 am in the Gym for Living Stone service

11:00 in the Sanctuary (only)

(No Saturday evening services; no Sunday School or Bible Study classes)


Fall vOTERS' mEETING rEPORT

Read full report here on the Member Portal area of our website. 

  • Please note that our member pages are password-protected; contact the church office for password questions at 314-822-0447.

On Thursday, November 7, the St. Paul’s voters' meeting included the passing of both resolutions brought forward and the election of two new officers. 

seniors' luncheon on Jan. 8

Date: Wednesday, January 8, 12:00 noon

Location: Fellowship Hall


Join us for fellowship and friendship at a luncheon in the New Year. Please bring soup or a salad for the potluck lunch. Dessert will be furnished.

Lifeline Health Screenings on Jan. 6

Date: Monday, January 6

Location: Fellowship Hall

Register: see below


Preventative health screenings will be offered at St. Paul’s through the company Lifeline. 


Cost is $139 for five screenings that take 60-90 mins. 


To register, call 1-866-229-0469, text “circle” to 797979, or visit the Lifeline website here.

EPIPHANY

Epiphany Weekend

Saturday, January 4 & Sunday, January 5


Festival Worship

Sunday, January 5

8:00, 9:30 & 10:45 a.m. services

Choirs and instrumentalists

Holy Communion in Sanctuary only


What Is Epiphany?


An article in the Lutheran Reporter newspaper describes that "Epiphany enlightens us as it proclaims great Scriptural truths. The time of celebration emphatically declares that Jesus, who was born at Bethlehem, is true God made man....


"The word epiphany has a variety of meanings intimately related to one another. Epiphany means the shining of a light, a shining forth, a manifestation, an appearance, or a revelation....


"The Day of the Epiphany, with Easter and Pentecost, is one of the three oldest and most important festivals observed by Christians."

St. Paul’s Day at Chick-fil-A on Dec. 18

Location: Chick-fil-A at 11997 Manchester Rd, Des Peres, MO 63131

Date: Wednesday, December 18, noon-8:00 p.m.


For our final Wednesday Advent dinner, join the St. Paul's crowd over at the Des Peres Chick-fil-A. It's the perfect combo: a delicious meal with a side of fundraising for our Ysleta mission trip!


Mention St. Paul's when you order and Chick-fil-A will donate 15-25% of the day's proceeds. Purchases between 12:00 noon and 8:00 p.m. on December 18 are eligible, so why not stop by for lunch too?

 

Note: No Advent dinner will be held in the gym on December 18

Card tree to benefit Mission Trip: Due by Dec. 18

Deadline for bulletin inclusion: Wednesday, December 18


Have your heard about our church Christmas card tree?  It's a win-win ... you save time addressing and mailing, and a ministry receives a contribution! 


Here's how it works: instead of purchasing more Christmas cards and stamps for St. Paul's friends, many families like to donate that cost instead. This year, all proceeds will support our 2020 Ysleta mission trip to Mexico and Texas. 


We'll hang your holiday card on our lobby tree, and we'll list your name in the Christmas bulletin as a participant in the card tree fundraiser.


Please mail or drop off your card and donation to St. Paul's office (12345 Manchester Road; 63131), so that it's received by December 18.

New: The five Love languages in Foundation Bible study

Dates: Sunday mornings, November 17 to December 15, from 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Location: Fellowship Hall


You'll love our new five-week study starting November 17! You may have heard of the Five Love Languages framework, or even taken the free online quiz to discover your own top "love language."


In our newest Foundation series, we'll look at God's Word in relation to love.


As Christians, we're called to show love in every relationship, and to our neighbor. Over the weeks ahead, we'll discuss more than marriage or sexual love; we'll also talk about what godly love looks like in comparison to what the world may teach us.


Foundation Bible study meets weekly on Sunday mornings and rotates discussion-based topical all year.

Final Photo Day: Sunday, December 15

Date: Sunday, December 15 from 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.


One more chance to get your picture taken or retaken for our new St. Paul's pictorial directory on Sunday, Dec. 15.


Walk-ins are welcome or pick a time on the sign-up sheet at the front desk.

collecting for Gabriel's Gift Shop now THrough Dec. 13

We're now collecting donations of new and like-new items for Gabriel's Gift Shop, held on December 14 (a part of Breakfast in Bethlehem), where children shop for moms, dads, grandmas, and grandpas.


We gladly accept items such as re-gifted trinkets, scarves, hats, Christmas items, ornaments, sports gear, jewelry, purses, home décor, tools, golf balls, ties, mugs, picture frames, soaps/bath items, and personalized items that say “Mom,” “Dad,” Grandma,” etc. (Please, no baby items or children's toys.)  Look for the marked collection bins and church and school. 


Children pay only $1 per item and are delighted to experience the joy of giving during this celebration of the birth of Jesus. Glory to the newborn King!

Order poinsettias by Dec. 9

Orders due: Monday, December 9. Order link here


Help make our church chancel festive for our celebration of Christ’s birth with the purchase of poinsettias! 


Each potted poinsettia is $7.50 and you may choose to take one home after our 10:00 a.m. Christmas day service. 


Orders are due through the link above, or to the church office by Monday, December 9.

Christmas Music Service: Dec. 7 & 8

A SERVICE OF SACRED MUSIC FOR THE TIME OF CHRISTMAS


Dates: 

  • Saturday, December 7 at 5:00 p.m. 
  • Sunday, December 8 at 4:00 p.m. 
  • Handbell prelude begins 20 minutes before each service
  • A reception with refreshments follows the concert

Come away from the noise, the hectic pace, and the pressures of the season, and be refreshed and renewed by the message of the heavenly angels: the Savior Jesus Christ was born for you. This divine proclamation will be presented by the choirs, handbell ensembles, and orchestra of St. Paul's. 


The congregation will have opportunities to sing familiar hymns and carols of the season by shimmering candlelight.


Our annual “Service of Sacred Music for the Time of Christmas” is offered by Music at St. Paul’s. Please join us and invite your family and friends. 


The event is complimentary with a free will offering. Free shuttle from Edward Jones covered parking garage across the street.

Gift tree to benefit Seminarians & families: Due Dec. 8

Due: Please bring your gifts to the receptionist desk by Sunday, December 8.


Social Ministry and Living Way Bible Study sponsor the Christmas Gift Tree located in the Ballas Lobby (west). 


Gifts are collected for our seminary field workers, their families, and other families in need. For the first time, Christmas dinners (both packaged items and gift cards for turkeys) will be provided to Humanitri's 18 client families. 


After buying and wrapping the gift, it is important that the gift tag be placed on the outside of the wrapped gift.


Thanks for helping us help others. 

Cookies for military care packages: Drop off Dec. 8

Due: Sunday, December 8 by 10:30 a.m.


While you are baking holiday cookies, please consider baking extras and dropping them off in Fellowship Hall kitchen by Sunday morning, December 8, to be included in care packages to our military members. Thank you!

Joy 55+ Bunco Night on December 7

Date: Saturday, December 7 at 6:3o p.m.

Location: Fellowship Hall

Register online: here

 

Come join us for a December evening of games, food and sharing. The "game" is the most popular game in St. Louis - bunco; the "food" will be a favorite appetizer you want to bring; and the "sharing" will be the $10 gift we each bring to share with one another. Please bring a second toy/gift card for the Friends of Kids with Cancer organization. Contact Sue Franson or Sherry Whitlock with questions. 

Christmas Decorating day on Black Friday

Date: Friday, November 29 from 3:00-8:00 p.m. - two shifts

Sign up to help here


Escape the crowds on Black Friday and help make St. Paul's merry and bright! Youth, adults and families are all invited for our Christmas Decorating Day, with a light dinner. Catch the Christmas spirit as we put up the church Christmas trees, lights, wreaths and our special "Chrismon" ornaments.


Please sign up early so we'll know we have enough helping hands. For more information contact Pastor Thomson.

Blood Drive on Nov. 27

Date: Wednesday, November 27 from 2:30-6:30 p.m.

Location: school gym

Registration: click here


Help save a life before Thanksgiving!


Every two seconds, someone in the United States needs blood, and donors can make a difference in the lives of emergency victims, surgery patients, and hospital patients.  Please donate blood during our American Red Cross blood drive. 

Thanksgiving Eve Service

Wednesday, November 27

7:00 p.m. 


Thanksgiving Day Service

Thursday, November 28

10:00 a.m.


Both services will included Holy Communion, with music by our choir

Guest preacher: Rev. Dr. R. Lee Hagan, President of the LCMS Missouri District


Welcome guests! Please join us

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Collecting Christmas shoeboxes: due by Nov. 17

Let’s launch 500 Christmas shoeboxes around the globe!


Operation Christmas Child collects and distributes shoeboxes filled with Christmas gifts and supplies to children in need in more than 100 countries. Last year St. Paul's collected 421 shoeboxes; this year our theme is “The Drive for Five (Hundred)!”


Shoeboxes may be filled with toys, school supplies, and hygiene items. Some families and children enjoy including a letter or photo with prayers and greetings from America.


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, kaleidescope, or sunglasses.  Most importantly, pray for the child who will receive your gift. You can also include a personal note and photo.


Please fill and return to church by Sunday, November 17. Thank you.

American Kantorei Concert: Nov. 17

Date: Sunday, November 17 at 3:00 p.m.


Music at St. Paul's is pleased to host the American Kantorei, under the directorship of Dr. Maurice Boyer, as part of the 2019-2020 season.


The talented American Kantorei chorus specializes in the performance of Johann Sebastian Bach’s sacred choral works in the original German, accompanied by orchestra. The choir's concert at St. Paul's will feature Bach's Cantata 27, Cantata 37, Cantata 93, and Cantata 156.


"The walls of St. Paul’s ... were filled to the rafters with their glorious sounds," writes one reviewer, a professional composer and musician, who continues, "The Kantorei focuses almost exclusively on the works of J. S. Bach. They do so with an extraordinarily beautiful German sound from the choir, rich in color and tone. Notably, the detail in their phrasing was rather remarkable with so much poignancy and lilt I could hardly keep from tearing up..."


A reception follows the performance. The concert is complimentary, with a freewill offering. Free garage-to-door shuttle service is available from Edward Jones' covered garage, across the street; see below. 

Life Chain: Oct. 6 pro-life gathering

Date: Sunday, October 6 from 2:00-3:00 p.m.


Gather with other members of our faith family and other local congregations to stand for the protection of unborn children and their mothers. This is a visual statement that the church supports the sanctity of all life.


The Des Peres/Kirkwood Life Chain is organized for Sunday, October 6 from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m., at the intersection of Manchester and Ballas Roads.


Annually, on the first Sunday in October, Life Chain invites churches in each city and town across North America to stand for life. For more information, visit Lifechain.net.

Puppet Show: season debut on Oct. 6

Date: Sunday, October 6 at 10:45 a.m.

Location: Living Stone service in school gym


Don't miss the season debut puppet performance, "Fire for Him," by our very own St. Paul's H.I.S. Puppeteers troupe on October 6! The puppet show is high-energy, creative, music-filled and most of all ... Gospel-centered. All are invited to enjoy this special performance: children, parents, and congregation members of all ages.


A H.I.S. (Hands In Service) Puppeteers show often features over 60 different puppets, including several person-sized "walkabout" puppets that dance among the audience.


Under the direction of Mrs. Becky Hohenstein, our all-high school volunteer troupe visits area Lutheran churches and other venues throughout the fall and winter months.


Follow the puppeteers on Facebook here.

Serving our community, serving our church

Our St. Paul's high school youth are serving others in our community. Congregation members: join with us and let's serve together!


Serving Our Community: Clean Sweep

Date: Saturday, September 21

  • From the JoyFM 99.1 radio radio website: JOY FM invites you to join us for this summer’s Clean Sweep events. Team up with us and Better Family Life to revitalize neighborhoods around St. Louis. We’ll do simple repair and cleaning projects: no special skills needed! Just a few hours of your time on the day you pick. Your help can bring a sense of hope for a clean, vibrant and fully-functioning community!  www.joyfmonline.org/extras/project-clean-sweep/

Serving Our Community: Food Pantry

Date: Sunday, October 26

  • Watch for more details to follow.

16TH cONGREGATIONAL RETREAT sEPT. 27-29

Recharge, reconnect, and refresh yourself in God's Word at our congregational retreat at Trout Lodge.


Visit our retreat information page

We have a full page dedicated to the retreat with highlights, details and a registration link. 


Find our page entitled Congregational Retreat on the submenu that appears under this News | Events | Registrations menu listing.

September 22 Hymn Festival

Music at St. Paul's cordially invites you to the debut of our 28th musical concert season, beginning with a Hymn Festival on Sunday, September 22. Reception with light receptions following. All are welcome. Listen to a sampling of joyous music from past seasons here


Enjoy hymns sung by adult and youth choirs along with the assembled congregation, accompanied by strings, brass, woodwinds, percussion and pipe organ.


Our guest organist will be Mr. Jacob Weber, associate editor of worship and music at Concordia Publishing House in St. Louis.  Event is complimentary with a freewill offering.


Hymn Festival Parking & Free Shuttle: see map below. 

Living Way BIble Study Begins Sept. 11

For more information, visit our Bible Study page.


Living Way is a weekly in-depth Bible study where participants begin in a large group, break into small discussion groups, and gather together for a closing lecture led by our pastors.


The Gospel of John preserves and teaches the story of Jesus with tremendous clarity and force. Often using simple words, John conveys complex truths. 



Outdoor Movie Night

Date: Saturday, September 14

Shift Times: 6:30-8:30 p.m.and 8:30-10:30 p.m.

Sign up for a shift here


It’s that time of year to take part in the tradition of Outdoor Movie Night! This year the movie will be the live action Cinderella. We would love to see you there, but we also need your help! For the last 15+ years, the St. Paul’s senior high youth have been responsible for working the concession stand.


This year instead of hot dogs and brats, we will be selling ice cream sundaes and floats! This event is a great chance to get service hours for school, and to mingle with friends and members of the congregation. And as always, your friends are welcome to join us!


What is an Outdoor Movie?

This is when we project the movie onto the outside wall of the church building. The community and congregation are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs and blankets. 

170th ANNIVERSARY service & Luncheon: Sept. 8 at 10am

Date: Sunday, September 8, 2019

Time: 10:00 a.m. worship service

Luncheon: Immediately following the service; complimentary

Guest Preacher: Rev. Jeremy Schultz

Location: Greensfelder Recreation Complex in Queeny Park (map below)


​St. Paul's heritage is the story of God keeping His promises to His people. On September 8 we will celebrate 170 years together in God's grace! ⁣


On this special anniversary, we come together for a congregation-wide celebration worship service at Queeny Park. Pastor Jeremy Schultz, former associate pastor at St. Paul’s, will serve as preacher, and we will enjoy a fellowship lunch together following the service. 


Saturday Volunteer Sign-Up: please click here. Can you help volunteer to help with set-up and clean-up at Queeny Park, or with different aspects of this celebration? Event set-up will take place on Saturday, September 7.  Helping hands are appreciated.

Outdoor Movie Night: Sept. 14

Date: Saturday, September 14.  Arrive at 7:00 p.m.; movie starts at dusk

Location: church parking lot


We invite school and church families to enjoy a family movie night under the stars! Bring a friend.


This free event is an annual favorite at St. Paul’s, so come and enjoy a great evening out, and meet new friends. The movie Cinderella (Live Action) will be projected on the outside wall of church. 


Bring lawn chairs or picnic blankets to the church parking lot. Our youth group will offer ice cream sundaes, floats, popcorn, water and soda for sale at the concession stand. Sponsored by HIS KIDS Sunday School.

last dates for church photos: sign up or walk in

St. Paul's new pictorial directory booklet, and updated directory mobile app are coming out this fall ... and they won't be complete without YOU! 


If you weren't able to be photographed during the August sessions, we have one more weekend opportunity for you:

Saturday, September 14 (4:30-6:30 p.m.)

Sunday, September 15 (7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.)


Sign-up sheets are at the reception desk (park-side lobby) or you may call the church office to schedule your appointment. Walk-ins are always welcome.

Queeny park location of 170th service

Sunday's anniversary worship service and luncheon will be held at Queeny Park, just a few miles west of St. Paul's, off of Weidman Road. 


Greensfelder Recreation Complex

at Queeny Park

550 Weidman Road

Ballwin, MO 63011


No Saturday services 9/7/19 or Sunday School 9/8/19

Please note that there will be no church services, Sunday School, or Bible classes held on St. Paul’s campus at 12345 Manchester Road on Sunday, September 8, and there will be no Saturday service held on September 7. Join us instead for our special celebration at Queeny Park.


Map citation: (c) 2019 Google. Imagery (c) 2019 Landsat/Copernicus, Maxar Technologies, U.S. Geological Survey, USDA Farm Service Afency, Map data (c) Google

hIGHLIGHTED eVENTS AT sT. pAUL'S

Hang tight while we look up scheduled events...

Women's Summer Choir

Do you enjoy music and singing, but aren't able to fit full-year choir into your calendar? Would you appreciate including a musical pursuit in your summer experiences? Then the women's summer choir may be just right for you!


Dates:

•Sunday, June 2 (rehearse morning of Saturday, June 1)

•Sunday, July 14 (rehearse morning of Saturday, July 13)

•Sunday, August 11 (rehearse morning of Saturday, August 10)


The new women's summer choir is forming now. Contact Matt Gerhardt, Lisa McMiller, or Anne Thomas for more information.

Attention HighSchoolers: after-party

Date: Thursday, August 8, 7:00-10:00 p.m.

Location: gym


Join us for a few hours Thursday for a Mini Youth Gathering/After Party with food, friends, and fellowship! 


All friends are welcome to come. This is for highschoolers and recent graduates. 


Fellowship will include songs, Bible study and games. Food includes a meal and some snacks! We will meet in the gym!

Women's Summer BIble Study

WOMEN OF THE BIBLE

Dates:  Four Wednesdays, from June 19 through July 10

Time: 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.

Location: LL4

Register: online here or call the church office.


Join other women at St. Paul's for our women's summer Bible study. This four-week study, led by Lois Engelbart, will explore the lives of different women who appear in Scripture. 


Donate diapers in June

Help babies and moms with much-needed diapers and supplies.


St. Paul’s Life Team is collecting diapers (newborn to size 5) and baby products such as wipes, shampoo, body wash and lotions for local pregnancy centers. Drop off donations to the pack-n-play in the west lobby any time in June. Thank you for your support of mothers who have chosen life for their babies.

Vacation bible school at St. Paul's

Save the date! Vacation Bible School at St. Paul's Lutheran Church: “Miraculous Mission – Jesus Saves the World” on June 3-7, 2019! More details and registration available here.

work at the rummage sale

We need your help! Sign up here to work at the annual youth rummage sale. 


The first shift is Saturday, June 8, 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. and the last shift ends on Saturday, June 15. 


The sale is run completely by the Senior High Youth and their families, with over 900 hours of work throughout the week. We need all helping hands, so please sign up now.

Donation Drop-off for St. Paul's Rummage Sale

Spring cleaning and de-cluttering? Why not save it for June? We'll gladly accept household donations!


DONATION DAYS:

• Sun., June 9 | 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

• Mon., June 10 | 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.

• Tues., June 11 | 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.

• Wed., June 12 | 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.

• Thurs., June 13 | 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.

• Sorry, we are unable to store donated items prior to June 9

• Your donations to the rummage sale are tax deductible! Please ask for a receipt when you drop off your items.


WE CAN ACCEPT:

• Furniture, toys, bikes, clothing, yard equipment, etc. that are in good repair and can still be used.


WE CANNOT ACCEPT:

• Tube televisions or old tube computers (as we have to pay to recycle them if they do not sell), mattresses, large exercise equipment, car seats and strollers, weapons.

Church Rummage Sale at St. Paul's

Come and shop for bargains at our giant church-wide rummage sale!


SALE DAYS:

• Wednesday, June 12 | 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

    (*$3 Early bird entry fee Wednesday only, from 8:00 - 9:30 a.m.)

• Friday, June 14 | 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

• Saturday, June 15 | 8:00 a.m. - Noon


THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

Our rummage sale benefits St. Paul’s high school youth group's trip to the LCMS Youth Gathering in Minnesota with 20,000 other Lutheran youth and adults.

VBS DATE ANNOUNCED FOR ST. PAUL'S

Save the date! Vacation Bible School at St. Paul's Lutheran Church: “Miraculous Mission – Jesus Saves the World” on June 3-7, 2019! More details and registration links to follow in the months ahead.

Ascension service: May 30

• Festival Divine Service • Full Orchestra • Choir • Strawberry Social •


Celebrate Christ’s coronation, marking His return to the right hand of the throne of God at the Ascension Day Festival Divine Service. Powerful preaching, joyful singing by congregation and choir, festive orchestral music, and Christ Himself will be present with His gifts in Word and Sacrament.


Join us after the service for a Strawberry Social in the gym with fresh strawberries, ice cream and shortcake, hosted by our school moms. Free will offerings will be donated to the school playground fund.


Thursday’s Ascension service marks the final musical offering of the 2018-2019 "Music at St. Paul's" series of special services and musical events.

VBS DATE ANNOUNCED FOR ST. PAUL'S

Save the date! Vacation Bible School at St. Paul's Lutheran Church: “Miraculous Mission – Jesus Saves the World” on June 3-7, 2019! More details and registration links to follow in the months ahead.

Living Way BIble Study: weekly IN-depth study

DATES: September through April.

CURRENT SEMESTER'S STUDY: Great Miracles of the Old Testament (January to April, 2019) 

MEETS: 

  • Wednesday mornings at 9am in Sanctuary & various break-out rooms   or
  • Thursday evenings at 7pm in Fellowship Hall

The Living Way in-depth study format features a weekly lesson with assigned readings and worksheet questions to answer, break-out time in a small group to discuss the lesson in a casual setting, followed by a lecture on the lesson topic by our pastors or vicar. During the pastors' lecture time, Q&A are always welcomed. 


Join us on Wednesday mornings (beginning January 9) or Thursday evenings (beginning January 10) for this  semester's study, Great Miracles of the Old Testament. In this study, we will examine some of the tremendous moments of our Lord’s intervention in the natural course of history and human events. We will see how God’s interventions were important to His overall plan of demonstrating redemption and salvation through His Son, Jesus Christ. This study will give a greater appreciation of the Lord’s ongoing presence in our lives and communities, an appreciation for His constant providence and care in the midst of a fallen world suffering the consequences of sin and death.

 

Register for Living Way online by clicking here.


LESSON PDFs, AUDIO & CALENDAR: Click here to jump to our Media page, where you can find lessons to print, listen to the audio of a Living Way lecture, or review the calendar of lessons and breaks.

6th Annual GOlf Tournament

Date: Monday, April 29

Time: 12:00 Lunch, 1:00 Golf, 6:00 Dinner

Deadline: ​Accepting registrations through Thursday, April 25

Location: Tapawingo National Golf Club, 13001 Gary Player Dr, St. Louis, MO 63127

Registration link: click here


Join us at Tapawingo National Golf Club For our 6th Annual Golf Tournament. Register as an individual golfer or as a foursome. Lunch, dinner, and drinks on the golf course are included. 


Even if you're not a golfer and would like to help sponsor this event, we have $100 Hole Sponsorships, $250 Putting Contest Sponsorship, and $200 Lunch Sponsorships.  

“Breakthrough” Movie Day for St Paul’s: April 23

Released in Holy Week at theaters nationwide, the movie “Breakthrough” tells the extraordinary true story of a local teenager – and cousin to one of our St. Paul’s families – whose life-changing ordeal began when he and two friends fell through the ice on a St. Charles County lake. After being declared clinically-dead for an hour, he walked out of the hospital, completely healed by the Lord, sixteen days later.


Come out to the Marcus Des Peres Cinema on Tuesday, April 23 for either the 4pm or 7pm show, to watch the movie with fellow St. Paul’s family and friends. While not a private showing for St. Paul’s, the day and times have been chosen for those who would appreciate watching together in fellowship as a church family.


Tickets are only $5 on Tuesdays.


Due to the depiction of a traumatic accident, parental guidance is encouraged for those with children who may be sensitive to this topic. The movie is rated PG.


To purchase tickets for the 4:00pm show, click here.

To purchase tickets for the 7:00pm show, click here.

Official movie trailer here.

EASTER EGG HUNT - APRIL 20 at 10 a.m. - South Campus

DATE: Saturday, April 20 at 10:00 a.m.

LOCATION: St. Paul's South Campus - 823 North Ballas Road, Des Peres 63131


Egg hunt | Big puppet show | Cookies


EASTER EGG HUNT

Make family memories together at St. Paul’s Easter Egg Hunt! All children, from babies to second graders (0-8 years), are invited to this annual favorite, hosted by St. Paul’s and our Mothers of PreSchoolers group. Children will enjoy an outdoor hunt for filled eggs, a large-scale, Christ-focused puppet show by our own H.I.S. Puppeteers troupe, and delicious homemade, decorated Easter cookies. The egg hunt is complimentary with no advance registration required. 


COOKIE BAKERS & DECORATORS NEEDED

Are you interested in baking or decorating cookies? The Easter Egg Committee is looking for cookie bakers and decorators the week of April 15th. You will be provided with cookie dough to bake, or ingredients and directions to decorate. We just need you! If interested or need more information, contact Dana Meyer.


EGG HUNT VOLUNTEERS WELCOME!

Easter Egg Hunt - Help Needed. Can you hide Easter Eggs, Set up tables, or greet families? We are in need of people to help with our Annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 20 from 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. If you are interested in assisting with the Easter egg hunt in any way, please contact Dana Meyer.

"Saints Got SKills" talent Show

Date: Friday, April 12 from 6:30-8:30pm

Location: St. Paul's School Gym

Entry Deadline for acts: April 5


Showcase your skills! Support your school!  All St. Paul’s students, families, alumni and church members are welcome to enter acts and to attend this memorable night! ALL proceeds go directly to our school building campaign. 

Talent show admission is $5 at the door (only pay for a max of 5; under age 3 is free). Concession stand will be open.


Enter your act:

  • Solo acts, duos or groups are all encouraged!
  • Sing, dance, play an instrument, do comedy, do magic, read a poem ... whatever you can think of that will fit on our stage! Be creative!
  • $10 per act to enter
  • Audience will vote to decide winners!
  • Acts must not exceed 3.5 minutes and all music, costumes and content must be G rated.
  • Click here for an entry form if you are interested in participating.

For questions, contact Tavia Shively.

Visit with Alexey Shepelev, March Mission of the Month

Dinner sign-up here


You are invited to a dinner reception to meet Alexey an learn more about his work on Thursday, April 4 at Trattoria Toscana, 11686 Gravois Road, from 5:15-7:15pm with dinner served at 6:15pm. Menu: charbroiled chicken breast in lemon and wine sauce, pasta, and salad. There is no charge for this event (there is a charge for beverages other than wine). Seating is limited. Please sign up online or call the church office, 314-822-0447 by Monday, April 1. 


Alexey Shepelev has been our March Mission of the Month for the past eight years. His ministry is different than other St. Paul’s Mission of the Month recipients in that he is a Russian National ministering to people in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, and Israel rather than an American serving in these mission fields outside the U.S. He and his mission are in communion with the LCMS. His ministry includes a Russian catechism project with distribution of Luther’s Small Catechism that has been translated into the Russian language.


Alexey, born a Jew during the Communist Era, became Christian, then Lutheran, which is a Finish branch of the Lutheran Church. He attended the Lutheran seminary in St. Petersburg and was ordained a Lutheran pastor. For many years, he was pastor of a church in Moscow with a congregation consisting of converted Jews and Gentiles. Several years ago, he developed a health issue of a cerebral aneurysm that was oblated in Israel. Currently, he resides in Simferopol, Crimea, Russia. His ministry includes a Russian catechism project with distribution of Luther’s Small Catechism that has been translated into the Russian language. For the past eleven years, he has had an internet ministry with hundreds of thousands of “hits” annually taking the Word to people in extremely remote areas. Alexey also has a small congregation in the town where he lives and shares the Word to Russian Jews in Israel and travels there frequently.

EASTER FLOWERS

Order your Easter flowers by clicking here. There are Easter lilies, hyacinths and Boston ferns available. Order deadline: Mon, April 1.

PAST HIGHLIGHTs: january organ concert

On January 27, 2019, Music at St. Paul’s presented Dr. Tom Mueller in concert on the Martin Ott organ.  Dr. Mueller is Assistant Professor of Church Music and University Organist at Concordia University in Irvine, California.  He played a variety of works based on Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany hymns by composers including J.S. Bach, Nicolaus Bruhns, Hugo Distler, and others.


INstitute of Theology: A Brief History of St. Paul's

DATES: Tuesday evenings at 7pm on Feb. 5, 12, 26 and March 5

LOCATION: Fellowship Hall


This year we will celebrate the 170th anniversary of the founding of St. Paul's by German Lutheran immigrants. This course surveys the history of St. Paul's from its start in a log cabin to the present. We will look at the role of our congregation and school in the Lutheran Church in the St. Louis area and beyond. 


A variety of topics will be presented by Dr. Gerry Bode, including the founding of the congregation, the transition to English, and our involvement in Gospel outreach and human care ministries. Through the decades, God has richly blessed our congregation and school, and we are confident of His faithfulness in the future! Everyone is invited.

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