"They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship... They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God ... and the Lord added to their numbers daily those who were being saved." Acts 2:42, 46d-47. The early church of Acts had it right! Church is not simply a place you go on Sundays. It’s who you are. Part of being the church means building relationships with each other through fellowship, prayer, study, and hospitality. Therefore, you’re invited to be the church at our Breaking Bread Dinners.
Here’s how it works:
For approximately an hour and a half, we’ll do two of our favorite things--eating and talking--to get better acquainted. We pray you’ll take this opportunity to connect with your church family and build new, lasting relationships. Each group governs itself on meeting dates, host homes and menu. It’s all about fellowship!
Get better acquainted with your fellow treasures in earthly vessels by contacting Dotty Collins at 830-629-5129, , or call the church office.
The New Braunfels Foster Closet is a nonprofit ministry that provides clothing in all sizes, shoes, strollers, car seats, pack-n-plays, cribs and various other baby equipment to New Braunfels area children placed into a foster home with little or no personal items, in many cases with only the clothes on their back. Foster parents can call and make an appointment to come by the store and select items they may need for their foster children. In emergency situations the foster family may call and arrange for a group of foster closet volunteers to deliver necessary items. They serve children from birth to 18 years of age. If you are interested in volunteering, contact Sue Schwab at
Men's group that meets for breakfast and fellowship on the
1st Wednesday of every month at 7:30am in the Fellowship hall.
Men’s Bible Study (Room 212):
This men’s group is studying the book of Mark. Mark begins by describing Jesus’s adult life with the words, “The beginning of the good news of Jesus Christ, the Son of God”. They read, discuss, and study one chapter at a time on Sundays at 9:15am. The Class leader is Tex Brown.
We encourage our Men's Ministry to attend the monthly gatherings of New Braunfels men at Krause's Cafe. There is always food, drinks, and guest speakers with interesting stories to tell. Information is regularly posted on the church calendar as well as our Facebook page regarding the events. Visit https://mensroundup.org/ for more information.
ANA - Women’s Bible Study (Room 216):
The Women's Bible Study class is beginning a study of the Minor Profits on Sundays at 9:15 am. The class leader is Vicki Hollmig.
The Women of the Word have begun crafting on Tuesday mornings at 9:30. We meet upstairs in the lobby and work primarily in Room 206. Each week or two, we will have a new craft. We will also have a devotion each week. Our hope is to bring other ladies (who don't have a church home) to Christ. So, bring a neighbor or a friend or whoever!
The Women's Retreat is an annual trip taken by the women of St. Paul to the hills of Stonewall, Texas. The weekend is focused on building Christ-centered relationships through fellowship and fun.
The Librarians (Library):
The Librarians are studying Paul’s First letter to the Corinthians. 1st Corinthians challenges believers in Corinth and us today to examine divisions, food, sex, worship gatherings, the resurrection, and other areas important to Christians. The class leader is Brian Taylor.
Lectionary Study (Room 104):
This class reads and studies the Gospel and other readings from Sunday’s service. No preparation necessary and the material is new each week so if you can only attend once or twice a month, you won’t be lost. The class leader is Teeta Bahr.
Partners in Faith (Chapel):
PIF is studying the weekly scriptures from the Sunday morning texts. These are stand-alone lessons and the class may be joined at any time. Liz and David Doss lead this class.
Small Group (Chapel Study):
This group meets to discuss the blessings and difficulties in their lives as well as study the Bible and apply it to their lives. They are led by James and Jordan Walker.
Mary and Martha Class (Room 205):
The M&M class will be using a video by Max Lucado on Finding Calm in a Chaotic World. Sharon Schroeder is the class leader.
The Study of God’s Word (Room 207):
This is a multi-generational small group on a journey from Genesis to Revelation helping participants better understand the Word and the relationship between God and His chosen people. The class leader is Lanelle Rudolph.
Small Group (Room 206):
This group meets to discuss the blessings and difficulties in their lives as well as study the Bible and apply it to their lives. The class leaders are Stephen and Melissa Parker.
Financial Peace University (Room 204):
A Dave Ramsey 9-week class that presents Biblical, practical steps on how to get rid of debt, manage your money, and spend and save wisely. Sign-up is on our website (www.nbstpaul.org). Class facilitator is Lisa Schmidt.
TNT (Room 203):
Tuesdays at 6:30. Emily Harborth leads: “Blessed are the Misfits”, by Brant Hansen. This is going to generate discussion, and lots of it, and is also humorous.
Financial Peace University (Room 204):
Click HERE for more information.
Becoming a Contagious Christian (Room 216):
Study the book by Mittleberg, Hybels, and Stroebel Wednesdays beginning January 9. Ola Fischer is the class leader.
SPICE (Room 205):
This group is studying The Twelve Sons of Jacob. They will meet on the fourth Thursday at 10:00am. Led by Lanelle Rudolph and Kathy Quade.
This group meets Fridays at 6:00am at 2Rivers Coffee on Loop 337. It is led by Brian Taylor.
Meet the 1st & 3rd Thursdays at 1:00 p.m. Contact Karen Krieg.
Meet the 4th Saturday at 6:00 p.m. Contact Janice & Larry Phillips.
Meets every Tuesday 9:00 a.m. in Rm. 212 to sew quilts for Lutheran World Relief. Contact Betty Pankau.
Meet as needed to crochet prayer blankets for the sick. Contact Carol Schorn.
Meet as needed to provide receptions for funeral/memorial services. Contact Carol Schorn & Emily Harborth.
Gives communion to shut-ins monthly. Contact Kathy Quade.
Hospital Visitors Ministry:
Visits members in the hospital. Contact Nancy Becker.
Contact Jo Schomberg ( )
Friday Morning Prayer Ministry:
Contact Roylene Haggard or Gloria Jung.
Provide meals as needed for those coming home from the hospital. Contact Roxy Duelm.
Prepare coffee and donuts on Sunday mornings - Cindy Orsak.