A GROWING FAMILY OF BELIEVERS
St. Paul’s is a church rooted in history and growing into the future. Located in the heart of New Melle Missouri, St. Paul’s has been spreading the Gospel since 1844. We faithfully seek to receive and share the gifts, grace, and love of our Father, found in the death and life of our savior Jesus. With both new and familiar faces, St. Paul’s is seeking ways to intentionally love, serve, and share the good news of the risen Jesus to our community. We welcome you to join us as we continue our historic mission of sharing Jesus with the World.
St. Paul’s exists by the grace of God to fill all people with the forgiveness, hope, and love freely given by Jesus Christ.
We believe that God’s Word must be proclaimed to all nations, peoples and generations.
We strive to bring the Gospel of Jesus Christ to bare into the context of the present lives of the people we seek to serve. Though cultures and languages may change, Jesus is the same now and forever. St. Paul’s takes on the Church’s historic mission of proclaiming Christ to people in the present.
St. Paul’s is a church founded on Jesus Christ and His Word. We are rooted in the Bible as God’s Word, because it points us to the saving life, death, and resurrection of Jesus.
We believe the words of the Apostles Creed as a true and good summary of the faith of the Christian Church:
“I believe in God, the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth.”
“I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried. He descended into hell. The third day he rose again from the dead. He ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty. From thence He will come to judge the living and the dead.”
“I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Christian church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting.”
We also believe and adhere to the teachings of the Lutheran Church as they are found in the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod as faithful and consistent expressions of God’s Word as it has been passed down from the Church’s beginning.
St. Paul’s was founded in 1844 by immigrants from Melle Germany. The church would become one of the original founding members of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod. In 1858, St. Paul’s would build the current sanctuary where we still worship to this very day. Adorning the sanctuary is an original John G. Pfeffer organ contracted to be built in 1869. The organ is still played every Sunday during worship. St. Paul’s Lutheran Church is currently on the National Register of Historic Places. The church has been a testimony to the relevance of the Good News of Jesus by its centuries of dedicated work, sharing this Gospel with New Melle, Missouri, and the world. If you would like more information, please request a Historical Information Booklet.
Pastor Maxx Fisher is from Seymour, IN. He became a Pastor in July 2020 and joined St. Paul’s in August. He is recently married to his wife Janie Fisher, who is studying to be a deaconess in the Church and works in youth ministry at Immanuel Lutheran Church. Pastor Maxx enjoys sports, reading and a good hike! He is currently the assistant coach for Lutheran High School Tennis (Go Cougars!). While most of his sports interests are back in Indiana, he is slowly becoming a St. Louis Cardinals convert.