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.
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 “Love for One Another” from September through November.
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 studying the book of James 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 Wednesday 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.
Wednesday Discipleship Support Study
Join Pastor Jeff and Pastor Adam each week as they lead study & discussion around the topic “Coping as Christians.” All are welcome!
Monday Bible Study
Join us studying the Bible! We finish Colossians on June 8. Then we will start the book of Genesis on the same evening. For a while, we will be meeting on Monday evenings at 7pm (previously met on Saturdays at 9:30am). Right now the meeting is via Zoom and anyone is welcome to ”zoom in” with the group.
The Space Between Us
Each Thursday at 7 p.m. you will find a group of members and non-members, believers and non-believers “holding space” for one another with “compassionate curiosity.” The group assumes that love is at the core of every person, that connection is vital to the survival of humanity and that authenticity is key to knowing your unique path in life. The goal is to foster all three of these things, love, connection, and authenticity knowing that just because we are different from one another does not mean that we need to let those differences divide us and keep us apart from one another.
If you have a young adult child or grandchild who has “given up on church” this would be a great group to tell them about. Group participants seek to be considerate and respectful of all beliefs and perspectives, approach conversations with a contemplative, non-dual spirit and a willingness to have their hearts and minds opened to new ways of thinking. Agreeing to disagree where necessary within the group there is absolutely no tolerance for racism, sexism, homophobia, profanity, or any form of hate speech. Given the polarization of society these days you will find this to be a refreshing approach to faith and life.
Come to the Table
At 9:00 a.m. on Thursdays 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?