We worship every Sunday at 10 AM
Lent and Easter Schedule:
- Ashes to Go: Wednesday, February 22, 7 AM-4 PM on our parking lot
- Ash Wednesday Soup and Worship: Wednesday, February 22. Soup at 6 PM, Worship at 7PM
- Lenten Midweek Soup Suppers: Wednesdays in Lent, 6 PM
- Lenten Evening Prayer: Wednesdays in Lent, 7 PM in the Sanctuary
- Lenten Children and Youth Bible Study: Encanto! Following soup supper in Room 101
- Maundy Thursday Worship: 7 PM
- Good Friday Worship: 7 PM
- Easter “Son+Rise” Service: 7 AM OUTDOORS on Cross+Paths, weather permitting. DRESS ACCORDINGLY
- Easter Festival Worship: 10 AM in the Sanctuary
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We extend Christ’s welcome to you to come worship with us at St. Thomas/Holy Spirit Lutheran Church
“Therefore welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God” (Romans 15:7)
As our Lord has committed his love for all of his creation so we too are directed to love all of Gods’ creation with no limits or boundaries. We therefore welcome to worship and membership all, whatever your age, sex, race, ethnicity, political perspective, religious background, economic situation, citizenship, mental or physical ability, marital status, sexual orientation or gender identity. Not only do we welcome you, but we encourage you to join in full mission partnership and have the expectation that together we can be Christ’s church in the world.
Our worship service is Sunday at 10 a.m.
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This wonderful article by Pastor Stephanie Lape, Perspective: A pastor’s “rules” for worship, published in Living Lutheran Magazine, sums up our attitude about “church etiquette”: “Rules and requirements won’t save you, me or anyone. Salvation was—and is—a gift from the cross.”
“Share God’s grace with acceptance, love and justice”
With grace at the center of who we are in faith, and a desire to reach out to others, to share God’s grace is a natural call for our mission. Because we have built a community of acceptance, we want to reflect that acceptance when we interact with others. Because we have felt the comfort and love of God, we want to share that love with others. Because we believe that things are bigger than our congregation, our mission actions will always bend toward God’s justice for the world.
What We Believe
St. Thomas/Holy Spirit is part of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), the largest Lutheran body in the United States. We are a Christian denomination, meaning that we are Trinitarian (believing in one God in three persons, the Father, Son and Holy Spirit) and Christological (we believe that Jesus is the Messiah, fully human and fully divine, who died and rose for our salvation). With roots that grow down to the start of the Reformation in 1517, ELCA Lutherans stand firm with the basic tenets of Martin Luther’s teachings: grace alone, faith alone, Scripture alone. We believe that there is nothing that we can do to achieve salvation, for salvation is accomplished by the grace of God alone. We believe that salvation is realized (not achieved) through our confident trust in God, who in Jesus the Christ promises us forgiveness, life and salvation. We believe that the Bible is the norm for faith and life, a standard by which teachings and doctrine should be judged. We hold to the three major creeds of the church, Apostles’, Nicene, and Athanasian. We also accept the confessional writings of the Book of Concord.
We celebrate two sacraments: Baptism and Eucharist. Baptism can be celebrated at any age; however, we believe that because baptism is an act of God, there is need for only one Christian baptism in a lifetime. When infants are baptized, the promises of baptism are made by parents, sponsors, and the congregation. As the child grows and is instructed in faith they are given the opportunity to affirm the promises made in Baptism for themselves, a rite of passage which we call Confirmation. If Baptism is done for an adult, the adult affirms his/her/their promises of faith at that time. Eucharist is also called Holy Communion. In the Eucharist, we believe that Jesus is truly present in, with and under the bread and wine. Christ’s table is open to all who believe and are gathered for worship.
We are an ecumenical body, meaning that we can share and join in worship with other denominations. All are welcome to fully participate in the life and service of the church.
For more information on what ELCA Lutherans believe, go to https://elca.org/Faith/ELCA-Teaching
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St. Thomas/Holy Spirit Lutheran Church
3980 South Lindbergh Blvd.
Saint Louis, MO 63127
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