We hope that you will worship with us. If you are looking for a meaningful worship experience or a group to which to belong or a place to raise your family, our hope is that you will find St. Paul’s to be your spiritual home. As a visitor, you probably have a few questions about what you should expect on a Sunday at St. Paul’s. You’re in the right place. You can check out the important points right here. We also encourage you to take a look at the Visitor’s Guide below. This guide provides a more detailed explanation of what you can look forward to on a Sunday, along with maps and a photo of the church. Print this out and bring it with you when you come for a visit!
- Worship is held at 8:15 and 10:45 am on Sunday mornings. Plan to arrive 10 minutes early to allow time for parking and finding your seat. A few minutes of quiet reflection and prayer is a great way to start the service. There is ample parking near the church.
- Once in the building, you will be greeted at the door and given a bulletin. The bulletin contains the order of the service. Take a seat in the church wherever you would like!
- The service will start out with confession and forgiveness, followed by an entrance hymn and prayer.
- Next, we will hear the bible readings of the day, followed by the pastor’s sermon.
- After the sermon, we will sing a hymn and say the Apostle’s Creed. The offering will follow. There is absolutely no obligation to give, but we will always accept money to support the church’s mission.
- If Communion is being offered on the Sunday you visit, all who are baptized and believe that Christ is present in the sacrament are welcome to commune. On your way down the aisle, you will pick up a glass (filled with grape juice if you prefer). The pastor will give you bread, which you may eat. We have gluten-free wafers for those with special dietary considerations. Just ask the pastor when she gets to you. Next, an assistant will pour you wine. After you drink this, you may return your glass on your way back to your seat.
- A benediction concludes the service. You are welcome to stay and enjoy the organ postlude, as we’re very proud of our music program!