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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