About Us

Worship Services:
We worship every Sunday at 9:15 am in-person and live on Facebook.  We celebrate communion each week and welcome all to receive.  By Jesus’ invitation there is a place for everyone.

Each week, there are opportunities for education and faith formation.  Adult Forum at 10:30 am on Sundays and Bible study at 10:00 am on Tuesdays are led by Pastor Matt.  Bible study is recessed for the summer and will resume in the fall.

Other services you can expect throughout the year:

  • Midweek Advent and Lent
  • Christmas Eve
  • Holy Week and Easter
  • Special Ecumenical Opportunities
  • Blessing of the Backpacks (August/September)

Our Approach

We gather together in community each week to be reminded of God’s love for each of us and for the world. We are fed through the reading of scripture, communion, music, and preaching. We are then sent out by Jesus and equipped by the Holy Spirit to do God’s work of love and justice in the world. Join us!

Our Mission and Purpose

Our Mission at Lutheran Church of the Living Christ:
A caring family of God,
Nourished by the Word,
Led by the Spirit,
Sent out in service.

The Purpose of Lutheran Church of the Living Christ, through our journey of faith, is to welcome God’s future by creating a sense of belonging, demonstrating compassion for all people, caring for creation and being open to change. We do this by:

  • Practicing advocacy and justice by following the witness of the prophets, the actions of Jesus, and the calling of the Holy Spirit. Our faith is active in works of love.
    • Pursuing justice by caring for the well being of all people, communities and the environment. 
    • Using our hands and voices to join God’s work of restoration, especially for those most vulnerable. 
  • Building on a foundation of care and connection within our congregation, we also form partnerships with groups within our community and beyond.
    • Listening and supporting each other as we worship and pray together, caring for each other’s needs.  
    • Engaging with local organizations to help identify the needs of those around us.
    • Increasing diversity of thought and multi-cultural fellowship by joining in ecumenical and interfaith opportunities with other groups, including shared worship services, educational classes, and social events.
  • Sharing what we have with others, we feed those who are hungry.
    • Recognizing there is enough to meet everyone’s needs, we continuously search for local and global opportunities where we can provide and share resources. 
  • Inspiring passion and commitment for growth, we encourage vision, creativity, and renewed perspective to sustain core ministries and engage in new endeavors to implement positive change.
    • Sharing our time and talents with each other and our neighbors. 
    • Embracing and trusting God’s plans for our future through worship, scripture, and prayer.

We are part of the Great Rivers Collaborative.

The Great Rivers Collaborative is a group of ELCA congregations called to God’s mission and ministry in the Greater St. Louis area through mutual collaboration. We are committed to living into a model for ministry that meets the needs of our neighbors in a new era of the church. Together we commit to:
– Regularly gathering council leadership together for communication, sharing ideas, and
– Hold periodic joint worship services and share worship resources such as “pulpit swaps” and musical talent,
– Combine resources and efforts for mission work, service events, and Bible study,
– Gather for inter-congregational fellowship.

Meet the Leadership Team

Our Pastor and Church Administrator assure smooth operations.

Pastor Matt Helfrich

Cynthia Swan

Church Administrator

Our Council President and Church Council provide guidance and long term planning with monthly meetings. Council members coordinate with Committees and Teams.


  • President: Randy Henning
  • Vice-President: Laurie Brown
  • Council Secretary: Marilyn Wiley
  • Treasurer: Dave Endorf

Council Members

  • Maureen Buchek
  • Jeanne Calderwood
  • Karen Haynes
  • Joyce Meyer
  • Glenn Mueller
  • Gary Schultz
  • Sheila Smart
  • Rod Wallace

To Learn more about us or get answers to your questions, please contact us. Pastor Matt or Cynthia will respond within the week.

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