Men's breakfast tomorrow at 8am!

All males of all ages are invited and encouraged to come!  


We'll continue our look into the real world evidence for the truth and reliability of the Scriptures as we continue to go through The Case for Christ.  

Please join us!

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Bethlehem Lutheran (St. Louis) Pastor and Members Attend the Church Interpreter Training Institute (CITI)

Pictured are students of the Church Interpreter Training Institute (CITI), a joint partnership of Lutheran Friends of the Deaf in Mill Neck, New York, and Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

The program was held June 25 to July 3, 2017 on the campus of Concordia Theological Seminary with the goal to help students learn and improve their church interpreting skills so that they may go back to their home churches to proclaim God's Word to the Deaf in sign language.

Three of the students this year were from Bethlehem Lutheran Church in St. Louis, Missouri, including Pastor Gerard Bolling. The students interpreted at daily chapel at the seminary and attended classes on interpreting Scripture, sermons, hymns, and liturgy. CITI, which began more than 30 years ago, is a program led by co-directors, Rev. Thomas Dunseth of Michigan and Deaconess Heidi Sias of Missouri, who both work remotely for Lutheran Friends of the Deaf in New York.

Announcements/Other News
Plus One Participation Forms
Many congregations are turning their attention to our community outreach effort, the Plus One Initiative. Congregations are encouraged to complete a Plus One participation form and either mail it to the district office or email it to If you want additional information about Plus One or a copy of the Plus One participation form, go to
St. Louis Area Winkel
The second St. Louis Area Winkel will be held on Monday, August 14th at Concordia Seminary.

All Pastors who attend St. Louis and St. Charles Winkels are invited.

Click here for more information and to register.

Missouri District Fall Junior High Retreat
October 20-22

Psalm 103:12 NIV …as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us.

The Missouri District Lutheran Jr High Retreat is returning this fall on October 20-22 around the theme, "Forgiven". Our focus this year is on Confession, and the Office of the Keys. The cost is $120.00. Please visit for additional information and to register!

Professional Church Workers' Conference
"What Does This Mean?" The 500th Anniversary of the Reformation
Tan-Tar-A Resort – Osage Beach
November 14-17

Pastors: Nov. 14-16
Educators and Other Commissioned: Nov. 15-17
Registration Opens in August.
Check back for more information on the above upcoming events!

Senior High District Youth Gathering

Eph. 4:24 "put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true righteousness and holiness."

New Date & New Location!

November 17 - November 19
Cross Pointe Retreat Center, 31434 Main Street
Rocky Mount, MO 65072
$165.00 per person

Registration Opens in August.

Campers are "Moving to Mars" for CUW Summer
STEAM Camp at River Roads

Concordia University Wisconsin
will host "Moving to Mars",its first-ever summer STEAM Camp for young scientists in St. Louis, July 31 - Aug. 4, 2017, at River Roads Lutheran School, 8623 Church Rd. The week-long camp, which runs from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. each day, is open to students in grades 3-8 from all over St. Louis.

Cost for each camper is $90 for the week. Scholarships may be available for students who qualify for free or reduced lunch. Class size is limited. To register your student, visit

"Moving to Mars" will take place inside River Roads Lutheran's new, state-of-the-art STEAM Lab, which was constructed last year by Friends of River Roads and members of Immanuel Lutheran Church and School in St Charles.

Throughout the week the camp's young astronauts will plan their impending space launch by figuring out the distance to Mars and how to navigate their spacecraft. Campers will also devise plans for landing on Mars and exploring its environment. Once they arrive, they'll design and create a community in which to live, considering food, shelter, and weather. Finally, students will decide whether to stay on Mars or find a way back to Earth.

St. John's Lutheran to Host Global Leadership Summit World-Class Training Event

For the fourth consecutive year, St. John's Lutheran is pleased to announce they are a premier host site for the Global Leadership Summit, a two-day leadership training conference that will be held on August 10, 2017 from 8:30 am-4:30 pm and August 11, 2017 from 8:30 am-3:30 pm.

This two-day, live-streamed training conference is designed to motivate and inspire participants to apply practical skills to leverage the influence they have in their lives.

For additional information and to register for this year's conference, please visit

2017 Educator's Retreat

Grace Place Wellness is pleased to announce a get-away weekend designed just for Lutheran teachers and their spouses, August 11 - 13, 2017 at scenic Innsbrook Resort, an hour west of St. Louis, MO. Refresh, renew and prepare for another school year by learning the secrets to a healthy, vibrant, and joy-filled ministry. It's your turn to experience the Grace Place Wellness Retreat enjoyed by over 8,000 LCMS rostered workers and spouses.

A registration fee of $100 covers the cost of all lodging, meals and the wellness retreat program. Saturday afternoon is entirely free time to enjoy the amenities at Innsbrook.

We have 16 spots available for this retreat. First come, first serve. Registration is now open at For more information, please call Beth McAnallen at 314-842-3077 or email

Calling All Brewers

The Lutheran Elementary School Association (LESA) would like to invite you to join them for the People's Choice Home Brew Competition at the 5th annual "Brew in the Lou and Fine Wine Too" festival, Saturday, October 14, 2017 from 1-5 p.m. at Francis Park.

They anticipate 2,500 people, 100+ vendors and fun to be had by all. All home brewers will be issued one wristband and a commemorative sampling glass to sample the fine wares of all brewers, food booths, vendors etc. There is a pre-sale on wristbands through August 1, they are only $25, thereafter they increase to $40.

Last year they had 18 participants, 35 different styles and 185 gallons of home brew were consumed. The home brewer sampling form can be downloaded. Please complete and return at your soonest convenience.

On behalf of the 35 member schools serving 9,000 students in the Greater St. Louis area, thank you again for your participation.

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