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We wish you the joy of the season and the warmest welcome to our Thanksgiving, Advent and Christmas services at St. Paul's

Thanksgiving Eve Service

Wednesday, November 27

7:00 p.m. 

Thanksgiving Day Service

Thursday, November 28

10:00 a.m.

Both services include Holy Communion

Advent begins December 1

Hanging of the Greens

Sunday, December 1

8:00, 9:30, 10:45 a.m. in the Sanctuary (main church)

10:45 Living Stone service (gym)

Holy Communion in Sanctuary only

Advent Midweek Services

Wednesday, December 4

11:00 a.m., 5:00 & 6:30 p.m.

Includes Holy Communion

Wednesday, December 11

11:00 a.m., 5:00 & 6:30 p.m.

Includes Holy Communion

Wednesday, December 18

5:00 p.m.

Includes Holy Communion

Christmas Eve

Tuesday, December 24

3:00 p.m. Children's Service

4:30 p.m. Children's Service

8:00 p.m. Service

10:30 p.m. Candlelight Service

All Christmas Eve services include Holy Communion

Christmas Day

Wednesday, December 25

10:00 a.m. Festival Worship

Christmas Day service includes Holy Communion

Sunday After Christmas

Sunday, December 29

Regular worship schedule at 8:00, 9:30 and 10:45 a.m.

No Sunday School or Bible classes held

  • Children's CHristmas Programs

    Sunday School Christmas Service

    Sunday, Dec. 8 during 10:45 a.m. church service, in the sanctuary

    Please note that the 10:45 a.m. time represents a scheduling change from what was published in the Messenger newsletter

    Early Childhood Center Christmas Program

    Tuesday, Dec. 10 at 6:30 p.m. in the church sanctuary

    St. Paul’s School Grades K-4 Christmas Service

    Sunday, Dec. 15 during 10:45 a.m. Living Stone service, in the gym

    St. Paul’s School Grades 5-8 Christmas Service

    Wednesday, Dec. 18 at 11:00 a.m. & 6:30 p.m., in the church sanctuary



    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.

  • A Service of Sacred Music

    for the Time of Christmas

    Saturday, December 7 at 5:00 p.m.

    Sunday, December 8 at 4:00 p.m. 

    Location: Church Sanctuary

    Handbell prelude begins 20 minutes before each service

    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. The congregation will have opportunities to sing familiar hymns and carols of the season. Our annual “Service of Sacred Music for the Time of Christmas” is offered by Music at St. Paul’s. Join us and invite your family and friends. Learn more about Music at St. Paul's here.

  • Breakfast in Bethlehem

    Christmas Event for Children and Families

    Saturday, December 14 from 8:30-11:00 a.m. 

    Register by November 17: click here

    Location: School and church

    Enjoy cherished memories with your little ones this Christmas season at Breakfast in Bethlehem. Relax and enjoy a delicious breakfast buffet. Pet live farm animals reminiscent of the nativity. Talk with shepherds and heralds speaking in character. Enjoy strolling carolers. Be inspired by the large-scale musical puppet show by our own H.I.S. Puppeteers. Have a photo of your family taken by the nativity scene.

    At Gabriel's Gift Shop, children can experience the joy of giving, and finish with their own shopping bag of gifts hand-wrapped and tagged with the recipients’ names. Shopping buddies (“angels”) assist kids as they hunt for treasures for parents and grandparents, and only spend $1 per item (because all of the presents are donated). 

    Early-bird registration is $7.50 per person (free under age three), and $10 after deadline.  

    Contacts: Tammy Kremer (email) or Kaari Smith (email).

  • st. Paul's piano students' christmas recital

    at MeramEc bluffs

    Saturday, December 14 at 3:00 p.m. Chapel service

    Location: Meramec Bluffs, 1 Meramec Bluffs Drive, Ballwin, MO 63021

    St. Paul's piano students in second through eighth grade will share the blessing of Christmas carols, in their Chapel service recital for residents and guests of Meramec Bluffs, a Lutheran Senior Services continuing care retirement community.

  • Prepare for Jesus

    wOmen's Candlelight Advent Celebration

    Sunday, December 15 at 6:30 p.m. (door open at 6:00 p.m.)

    Location: School Gym

    Register online by December 9: click here

    Come. Let your soul be warmed and your heart prepared for the celebration of Christ's birth and His second coming. In spite of the worldly demands that tug at each of us, this women's Advent by Candlelight celebration is an opportunity to quiet our minds and open our hearts to receive the timeless message of  the glorious coming of Christ.

    Join us on the evening of December 15 at 6:30 p.m. as the school gym is transformed by beautifully adorned tables and the glow of candlelight. Enjoy an inspirational message, special music, fellowship, and a dessert bar provided by local restaurants and chefs.

    Invite your family members, friends, neighbors, co-workers, and other sisters in Christ; this is a wonderful opportunity to welcome friends who may attend other churches or who do not attend a church at all. Women of all ages, and girls aged eight and older, look forward to this special evening that reflects on Christ, and the peace and joy that only He can bring.

    For more information, or if you'd like to assist with the evening, contact Sharon Shearman at 314-822-0447 or email.


    Christmas Shoeboxes due November 17, information here

    Surviving the Holidays After Divorce session on November 8, information here

New Year’s Eve

Tuesday, December 31

5:00 p.m.

Epiphany Weekend

Sunday, January 5

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

Holy Communion in Sanctuary only