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

10:30 a.m. — Divine Service with Holy Communion

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

Our parking lot is accessible behind the church from Armand or Shenandoah.

(314) 776-1274



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In-between Time: Eagle/Compass Reflections

Posted: July 20th, 2016, by Alicia Rolland

Regional Eagle Prep Director Matt Hoehner and Compass Fox Park Site Director Hannah Brown look back on year one with gratitude and forward to year two with hope. Here’s what they each had to say about the transition into a new school year . . .

Rev. Matt Hoehner:

As I see some of the children from our Compass Program this summer, it is amazing to see how much they’ve grown over the short time since school let out. This summer, EAGLE and Compass Educational Programs continue to grow as well, serving over 500 children at three sites this year. I want to thank Emmaus Lutheran Church for choosing to be a part of our community. Your love and support has had a growing impact on our children and their faith.  One of our children remarked after a devotion, “I use to hate God, but now I love Him because I know Him, and I know He loves me.” Thanks for working with us at Compass to share the life-changing love of Christ. We look forward to continuing to partner with you in the Gospel.

Hannah Brown:

Looking back on last year

  • Sixty children heard the Gospel.
  • We started building a relationship with the community.
  • We learned more about the needs of these children.

Marching ahead, please join us in praying for

  • Quality, reliable, and dedicated staff who want to serve the children
  • The children’s receptivity to hearing the Gospel
  • Our wisdom to know how to best serve the children and their families.

Alicia Rolland (far right) with the Compass
mentors, Hannah, and a few kids.


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Cultivating a Community Garden

Posted: June 29th, 2016, by Alicia Rolland

Emmaus member Chad Rolland (below, top) recently put his green thumb into action by turning a small patch of land next to the church into a garden. He envisions the space as educational for our nearby students and outreach-oriented as the garden produces each year.


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Join Us for Holy Week

Posted: March 16th, 2016, by Alicia Rolland

Looking for a place in St. Louis to call home for Holy Week worship services next week? Come join us at Emmaus!

Maundy Thursday: 6:00 p.m.
Good Friday: 6:00 p.m.
Easter Sunday: 10:30 a.m.

May the Lord prepare your heart and mind to reflect on the passion and death of Christ and His glorious resurrection.

Holy Week services at Emmaus, St. Louis, focus on Christ's passion.

Emmaus member leads 4-week Gardening Club at Compass

Posted: March 13th, 2016, by Alicia Rolland

A reflection from Chad Rolland:

I have had the privilege of leading a Gardening and Botany Club with the scholars at Compass. We have gone over basic plant biology and soil ecology, as well as the importance of nutrients and solar energy. The scholars also had fun making Oreo Cookie “soil cups” with gummy worms and chocolate pudding, coloring plant worksheets, planting their own pumpkin seeds to watch them germinate, and seeing how white pompom flowers absorb water with food coloring.

My interest in leading a Gardening Club stemmed from my love of growing different vegetables, fruits, and flowers—a love that developed from spending a lot of time in our own garden growing up. The other reason that I wanted to create this club was because of the many examples and references to horticulture that are found in the Bible. Gardening can be full of theology!

One Bible story lesson that we looked at in conjunction with seed anatomy and the process of germination was the Parable of the Sower and His Seed. It was neat to bring the story home with tangible objects and visual aids such as beans and pumpkin seeds. Another week we looked at the differences between fruits and vegetables and then read an Arch Book based on the parable of The Tree and Its Fruit. We read how it is only through Christ that we are able to produce fruit for His kingdom.

As a way of continuing to explore God’s Word through the lens of working the soil, I have set aside a small portion of the lawn on the south side of the church to be used for a vegetable  and flower garden. When the weather is warmer, the scholars and I will get to work outside. This will be a great way to put into practice what we’ve learned about both gardening and God’s Word. May God continue to nurture the seed of the Word that falls on the soil of the scholars’ hearts!


Marvelous is the Moment!

Posted: March 10th, 2016, by Alicia Rolland

Rev. Randy Golter

“But how then should the Scriptures be fulfilled, that it must be so?” (Matthew 26:54).

Jesus saw all of His life as a culmination and the ending of all the events which came before. Deliverance by God through the Red Sea in the past is seen in the light of “His steadfast love endures forever,” (Psalm 136). This steadfast love is revealed concretely in Jesus, His death and resurrection and, for the believer now, through baptismal splashing. David’s building of the temple ultimately finds its completion in Jesus as the final temple (Matthew 12:6; 27:40). In Jesus, all believers are included (Eph. 2:18-22).

Seen as well is God’s judgment upon sinners, culminating in His crucifixion. His prophesying about Judgment Day not only foretells the Day’s events, but the verdict for sinners is preached in His own crucifixion. Believers in His death will spend eternity with the Father, while unbelievers will receive “eternal punishment,” (Matthew 25:46).

For Jesus—as for you—His death and resurrection is the pinnacle and completion of time and history, even as time and history unfolds until Judgment Day. What is the point? You don’t have to scramble to find some scheme to be saved or to gain a friendly hearing of the King. Jesus did it all, fulfilled the Scripture’s story. Scripture’s story is the Father’s story of how He was going to redeem sinners by and through the life, death and resurrection of His Son. And, He did it. No surprise.

Emmaus—as the whole Christian Church—basks in this marvelous unending moment of salvation in Christ. This freedom and absolute stability emboldens Emmaus to work, plan, tell, and serve with Christ as His voice and hands to tell the nations, near and far. It’s a marvelous moment.