Worship Service

Sunday service begins at 9:00 a.m. and is also broadcast live each week on the local radio station, KRLL – 1420 AM.

For a portion of the year we offer Saturday service which begin at 6:00 p.m. This service is normally held during the summer months and is less formal with contemporary music selections.

During the seasons of Lent (leading up to Easter) and Advent (leading up to Christmas) we have special services each Wednesday beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Please check the calendar page of The Epistle located on the Bulletin Board page for specific dates and other upcoming special service times.

Holy Communion
We believe Scripture teaches that the Lord’s Supper is a precious gift of God in which Christ gives us His true body and blood (in a miraculous way), together with the bread and wine, for the forgiveness of our sins and the strengthening of our faith. Because the Bible teaches that this Sacrament may also be spiritually harmful if misused, and that participation in the Lord’s Supper is an act of confession of faith, we ordinarily commune only those who have been instructed in the teachings of our church and who have confessed their faith in these teachings.

Those desiring to commune at our altar for the first time are asked to consult with the pastor. All others may register by card, but are also encouraged to take advantage of the opportunity for private counsel through personal registration.

Note: Each individual cup tray contains several center cups with a drop of wine mixed with water. Gluten-free wafers are also available; please notify the pastor if you prefer this.

Sunday School
Sunday School classes for ages 3-Adult are held each Sunday from 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. in classrooms located on both levels of the church. Please see the Sunday School page for specific locations and descriptions of the various classes offered.

Weekday School of Religion
Our Weekday School of Religion classes for grades 1-6 are held from 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. each Wednesday from September through May. Please see the Weekday School page for further information.

Confirmation Classes
Confirmation Classes for grades 7-8 are held from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. each Wednesday from September through May. Please see the Confirmation page for further information.

Children’s Choir
Children’s Choir meets each Wednesday from 6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. from September through May and includes young people from 1st-8th grade who want to have fun and make a joyful noise unto the Lord. Please see the Children’s Choir page for further information.

Adult Choir
Adult Choir meets each Wednesday from 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. from September through May. This group is open to anyone who would like to make a joyful noise unto the Lord while enjoying the fellowship of time spent with other believers. Please see the Adult Choir page for further information.

Adult Instruction Classes
Adult Instruction Classes are offered to any who desire to become a communicant member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. Meeting times can be arranged by speaking with the Pastor directly or contacting our Church Secretary at office@stpaulslutheran1860.com. For more information, please see our Adult Instruction page.

Dial-A-Meditation
Please call (573) 796-4754 to hear a brief inspirational message from the pastor. A new message is recorded at least five times per week so call often to receive words of love, comfort and instruction on a regular basis!

The Lutheran Hour
The Lutheran Hour is broadcast on local radio station KRLL – 1420 AM at 7:30 a.m. each Sunday morning. The Lutheran Hour features speakers who share God’s changeless Word and offer comfort and hope to millions. The program was first broadcast Oct. 2, 1930 and continues on the air today, making it the world’s oldest continually broadcast Christ-centered radio program. For further resources, please explore www.lutheranhour.org

The Lutheran Witness
The flagship magazine of the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, The Lutheran Witness is a monthly publication (11 issues per year) that offers Synod news, features, columns, Q&A’s, reports from Lutherans around the world and more. The publication is offered in either print or digital form. Please visit www.cph.org/witness/ for more information or to order a subscription.

Portals of Prayer
Portals of Prayer,  is a quarterly publication which consists of one-page daily devotions based upon a verse of Scripture along with suggestions for further reading of a Scripture and of a Psalm. A separate section features prayers for the days of the week and occasional prayers covering liturgical and civic calendar events as well as for various situations. Portals of Prayer is available in pocket size, digest size or large-print and is also available in digital form.

Portales de oración follows the same familiar format as the English version—each devotion has a Bible reading, a meditation, and a short prayer, in this quarterly publication. As it is written in Spanish rather than simply translated from the English version, the devotions make use of the cultural and linguistic nuances that English speakers may not notice. This makes sure that nothing gets lost in translation—especially not the Gospel!

Pocket-size Portals of Prayer are provided to each member family at no charge. Please visit www.cph.org/portals/ for more information or to order additional subscriptions.

My Devotions
Real life. Real stories. Real faith. In these relatable, can’t-put-down daily devotionals, kids ages 8-12 know that God is there for them every minute of every day. Great for person, family or classroom use, My Devotions includes prayers, journal ideas and fun activities while building a daily habit of Bible reading. Published quarterly.

My Devotions is provided to the children of member families at no charge. Please visit www.cph.org/my-devotions/ for more information or to order additional subscriptions.

Happy Times
Bursting with tell-me-more-about-Jesus moments for preschoolers and parents, Happy Times provides stories, hands-on crafts, songs, and kid-friendly recipes for faith-filled family fun. Published 6 times a year.

Happy Times is provided to the children of member families at no charge. Please visit www.cph.org/happy-times/ for more information or to order additional subscriptions.