Quick Information

9:00 a.m. - Sunday School and Adult Bible Study

10:30 a.m. - Sunday Divine Service
(Holy Communion is celebrated weekly).

We are located on Jefferson Ave., just south of I-44 in St. Louis, MO.

Map of 2241 S Jefferson Ave, Saint Louis, MO 63104-2237

Parking lot is accessible behind the church from Armand or Shenandoah.

(314) 776-1274



Sermon: The King Shall Ride a Donkey

Posted: April 14th, 2014, by hellwegej

Texts: Zechariah 9:9-12, John 12:12-19

Why would Zechariah prophesy that the Savior would come in such a lowly manner?

Sermon: Hear the Words of God

Posted: April 7th, 2014, by hellwegej

Text: John 8:46-59

Why is it that even when we listen to Jesus, so often people don’t really hear him?

Holy Week

Posted: April 5th, 2014, by hellwegej

While so much of our culture emphasizes Christmas, for Christians, the most important holiday is in fact Easter.  However, even here there is more to it than that.  While theologians sometimes discuss Jesus death on Good Friday and His resurrection on Easter as separate events, really they all go together.  Jesus’ death would be just another death if He did not rise from the dead, and His resurrection would have been impossible without His death.  When Jesus died, He earned our redemption by suffering for us, when He rose, He sealed His victory and gave eternal life to all who believe.

Added to this, it the celebration of Holy or Maundy Thursday.  This celebration is vital, because here Jesus provided us with the means of receiving the fruits of His immanent death and resurrection, through His body and blood.  In fact, if you look at the historic liturgies for these days, they all fit together.  Technically, the Holy/Maundy Thursday service does not have a benediction, so it really doesn’t end.  The Good Friday service neither starts with an invocation nor ends with a benediction, therefore it is without beginning or end.  The purpose of this is so that we can see the celebrations of Holy/Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter as they should be – just one prolonged commemoration of Jesus’ passion and victory over sin, death, and the devil.

In light of this, please remember these events.  Here at Emmaus, we will hold our Holy/Maundy Thursday and Good Friday services at 6 PM on April 17 and 18.  Then we will celebrate our Lord’s resurrection on Sunday, April 20 at 10:30.  Please join us in this most important time of the year.

Sermon: Give us this day our daily bread

Posted: March 31st, 2014, by hellwegej

Text: Exodus 16:2-21

Emmaus Awarded Grant to Prepare for Evangelism and Mercy Outreach

Posted: March 31st, 2014, by bmayes

Since Emmaus Lutheran School closed in 1974, the school building has been used for many purposes, such as the Lutheran Community Center, the LC-MS Stamps for Missions organization, Holy Comforter Lutheran Church, Rivers of Life Christian School, and Emmaus Classical Academy homeschool support group. Over time the cost of maintaining the school building has sometimes proven difficult for the congregation, yet maintaining and updating the school building is important, because it is an excellent location for future evangelism (local mission and proclamation of God’s Work) and mercy (human care) efforts.

People at EmmausIn January of 2014, Emmaus was awarded a grant from the Office of National Mission of the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS). The grant funds are available due to the generosity of our Lutheran brothers and sisters throughout the world. In the words of Barbara K. Hoffmann, the grant administrator for the LCMS, “It is our privilege to be in partnership with you in ministry.”

So what is this grant for? The grant is for use in making repairs and funding upkeep of Emmaus Lutheran Church’s school building. This will allow the building to be used for future evangelism and human care efforts. In the short term, we will maintain and repair the school building with these funds so that it is suitable for a volunteer organization to use. In the longer term, we will  have a fully-developed mission plan and execution of the plan, which could include having a pro-life agency use the building, or partnering with the LCMS Office of National Mission for evangelism and human care in our urban setting.

“The timing of the grant couldn’t have been better,” said the Rev. Dr. John Hellwege.  “Emmaus is growing and increasing in both energy and ability to reach out with the Gospel and loving service to our neighbors.  For years we have believed that the Emmaus school building would be an excellent home for these mission efforts, and with this help it is now even more true.  We thank God for the partnership with the LCMS!”Pastor and people