Christian Education for Adults and Youth!
We offer a full range of experiences year round! Our teams teach the Bible and work with the youth - using crafts, games and music. Classes range from pre-K through high school as well as 3 current adult classes. Please join us.
Saints or Sinners Class - Learning, loving and laughing through a variety of discussion centered studies, friendship and service. Format is media assisted lecture and class discussion. Meets each Sunday morning from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm using Zoom.
Join us each Sunday until Lent for a study based on a book by Brennan Manning about the essence of Christianity called "The Ragamuffin Gospel". Manning argues that Jesus' gospel was one of grace, and that efforts to earn salvation are impossibly misguided. He states that the true meaning of God's grace has been lost in society amidst a constant search to merely please God, as though the Almighty is only a "small minded book keeper," who tallies sins and uses them against humanity. Citing numerous biblical references and utilizing colleagues' stories, Manning illustrates the simple need for humanity to accept the freedom of God's grace, and its power to change lives.
Please consider reading the book (The Ragamuffin Gospel: Good News for the Bedraggled, Beat-Up, and Burnt Out) as we go through this study.
The Jean Simpson Sunday School Class can be described as classic Bible Study. We use the resource of the Augsburg Adult Bible Studies published by Augsburg Fortress. The class is lecture with participant discussion. “We will be studying “Call in the New Testament” from December through February.
Serendipity Sunday School Class
The Serendipity Sunday School Class is an informal, discussion-oriented Bible study class. The strength of this class is the active participation of its members. The class mostly uses material published by Serendipity House. Currently this class is doing a topical study entitled "Discovering Contentment in Stressful Times." on Sundays at 12:15 pm.
Pre-K through 5th grade and 6th - 12th grade Sunday School
Youth Sunday school meetings are being hosted by the Christian Education Committee twice a week via Zoom video conferencing. Each Sunday morning at 11 a.m. we meet for about 30 minutes with the Pre-K through 5th grade students and for about 40 minutes with the 6th grade through 12th grade students. Lessons for both groups cover the gospel for the day or other scripture readings for the day.
Sunday School - Fun and Fellowship
Youth Sunday school also meets via Zoom as a group of all ages every Thursday evening at 7 p.m. for an hour of fun and fellowship, where we have some time to catch up with one another and play a host of engaging games together.
Monday Bible Study
Join us studying the Bible! We are studying the book of Genesis on Monday evenings at 7pm. Right now the meeting is via Zoom and anyone is welcome to ”zoom in” with the group.
Come to the Table
At 10:00 a.m. on Tuesdays of each week via Zoom you will find one of our Rostered Leaders seated at a “virtual table” with other St. Paul members. Whether you are new to St. Paul, a long-time member or a friend from the community, you are invited to join the group for conversation and prayer. Come To The Table is an outreach ministry of St. Paul that traditionally was held at a local restaurant. It allows newcomers and community members to share prayer requests as well as any thoughts or questions they might have about the Christian faith, St. Paul or Lutheranism. And, it provides a great opportunity for our ministry staff to share time with parishioners, their family and friends as well as community members and new attendees. Consider dropping in some time to enjoy conversation and a cup of “virtual” coffee. Or why not be on the lookout for someone you would like to get to know better and invite them to join you?
God On Tap meets at 7 p.m. on Tuesday evenings for fellowship and lively discussion via zoom. A different topic is addresses each week.