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.
1869 Original John G. Pfeffer organ still played every Sunday during worship