Adult Ministry

Saturdays: 6 p.m. | Sundays: 8:25 a.m., 10:35 a.m.

We want each person to learn and grow in faith. Discover some of the options available for you.

Adult Ministry at First St. Paul’s

At First St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, we want each person to connect and grow in faith. Discover some of the options available for you to grow in faith. Studies offered changes frequently. If you’d like to start a new study or small group, we are happy to help you develop and establish a group!


Women’s Bible Study

Wednesdays (6:00 – 7:15 p.m.)  –  1st & 2nd Kings Room

(Led by Becky Mohling)      Text: Living a Purposeful Life by Sheila Walsh

“Teach me to do Your will, for You are my God, May Your gracious Spirit lead me forward on a firm footing.”

Psalm 143:10 – All women are welcome!


Exercise & Healthy Living

Wednesdays (6:00 – 6:45 p.m.)  –  Founder’s Hall

(Led by Anjanette Bonham)      Text: Health, Fitness, Exercise, & Wellness for the Body & Soul


Bible Study

Wednesdays (6:00 – 7:00 p.m.)  –  Heritage Room

(Led by Dr. Nancy Krueger)      Text: A Study of Ephesians Study Guide by Andrew T & Phyllis J LePeau

Learn how Paul can help us renew our hope in a fractured world.  See God’s plan to unite everyone and everything in Christ.  All welcome!


Cross Makers

Wednesdays (6:30 – 9:00 p.m.)  –  Steve Mohling’s Woodshop

(Led by Steve Mohling)

Put your hearts and hands to work carving crosses that fit into the palm of your hand.  A great way to enjoy fellowship and be a blessing to others.  *We meet at the church after supper and carpool to the woodshop.


Bible Study

Wednesdays (6:00 – 7:00 p.m.)  –  1st & 2nd Samuel Room

(Led by Ann Auten)      Text: Take My Hand Again

The journey of taking care of a parent or grandparent can feel like you’ve been dropped off in a foreign country without knowing the language or having a GPS.  The twists and turns are scary.  Take My Hand Again is a faith-based guide for caregivers and will be used as the focal point for this weekly support group.  Don’t try to do it alone…join us!


Bible Study

Wednesdays (6:00 – 7:00 p.m.)  –  Ruth Room

(Led by Jon Martin)      Text: Sermon Notes

Discussing last Sunday’s sermon and preparing for the next Sunday sermon.



Thursdays (7:00 – 9:00 p.m.)  –  Youth & Family Ministry Center

(Led by Belva Junker)      Text: GriefShare Workbook

GriefShare is a friendly, caring group of people who will walk alongside you through one of life’s most difficult experiences. You don’t have to go through the grieving process alone.


Lutheran Church Women (LCW)

Tuesdays/Wednesdays (Monthly) – Youth & Family Ministry Center

(Led by Sandie Buhr)

Being the Hastings, NE First St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Women created in the image of God, we are called to be disciples for Jesus Christ empowered in the Holy Spirit. We commit ourselves to grow in faith, affirm our gifts, support one another, engage in ministry and action, and promote healing and wholeness to the church, community, and the world.

Group 1: Meets the third Tuesday of each month at 9:00 a.m.

Group 2: Meets the third Wednesday of each month at 1:30 p.m.

Group 3: Meets the third Wednesday of each month at 7:30 p.m.


Compassionate Friends

Fourth Tuesday of Each Month – Youth & Family Ministry Center

(Led by Michelle & Penny)

When a child dies, at any age, the family suffers intense pain and may feel hopeless and isolated. The Compassionate Friends provides highly personal comfort, hope, and support to every family experiencing the death of a son or daughter, brother or a sister, or a grandchild, and helps others better assist the grieving family.  For more information, please contact Michelle at (402-773-5669) or Penny at (402-756-3432).


Prayer Shawl Ministry

(Led by Mary Wood)

A prayer shawl is a simple wrap knitted or crocheted with love and prayer to be given to someone in need. It is meant to bring comfort to the wearer and serve as a reminder of God’s constant presence. Many blessings are knitted into every shawl. The creator begins with prayers for the recipient. When the shawl is completed, it is offered a final blessing before being sent along its way.


Middle Mixers

Second Sunday of Each Month – Youth & Family Ministry Center

(Led by Helen Karloff)

Middle mixers is a time for middle aged adults to get connected with those around them. Members will focus on devotions, prayer, and intellectual and spiritual growth.


Stephen’s Ministry

Fourth Tuesday of Each Month – Youth & Family Ministry Center

(Led by Becky Mohling)

Stephen Ministry is the one-to-one lay caring ministry that takes place in congregations that use the Stephen Series system. Stephen Ministry congregations equip and empower lay caregivers—called Stephen Ministers—to provide high-quality, confidential, Christ-centered care to people who are hurting.