Connect W/ St. Paul's
Through the waters of Baptism, we become the children of God. The Apostle Paul reminds us that nothing, “in all creation will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord,” and that includes COVID 19!
The Centers for Disease Control announced new rules regarding gatherings of over 50 people. It is our responsibility to follow these guidelines for the health of our nation. As a result, and in consultation with Washington County Health Officials, we have decided to suspend public in person Lent and Sunday Worship through the end of March. We will however, continue to live-stream worship during Lent at 6:00 pm and Sunday at 10:30 am and provide a service on the radio at 8:00 am on Sunday on KWHI 1280 am. Unfortunately, should the need arise during this time, we will also need to limit funerals and baptisms to immediate families of less than 50 attendees.
We recommend that everyone follow the guidance and directions of public health officials and stay home and minimize contact with others as much as possible. As a result, we will also be suspending all in-person youth events and large group meetings at St. Paul’s. We are planning to provide Confirmation instruction and Connections for High School Youth on-line (confirmands and youth will be contacted with specific information once details are finalized).
For the time being, the church office will remain open during our normal office hours, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Monday through Thursday and for adult groups of less than 10 participants will be allowed to meet or work on projects. We will however encourage on-line meetings whenever possible to minimize contact between individuals. With that being said, if anyone does not feel well, or has a fever they should remain home and follow the guidance and directions of their health care provider.
Moving forward we will continue to provide updates through email, Facebook and our website. This is a challenging event and we pray that God will guide us and fill us with wisdom to keep our congregation safe and that we may continue to faithfully serve the needs of this community. Our hope remains in the Lord who made the heavens and the earth!
God’s peace be with you,
The best way to experience St. Paul’s is to come for worship. Some things you might like to know about our worship together: there are always ushers to help you find your way, we join in communal Confession and share Communion each Sunday, we have a wonderful music ministry to help us worship, and people stop to check-in or get to know each other right after worship at the church entrance.
If you have kids, be sure to bring them to Sunday School, 9:15-10:15am every Sunday, except during summer break. They gather in the little chapel right off the main entrance before dividing by age. You are welcome to join them in class if that makes them more comfortable.
St. Paul’s offers two worship Services each Sunday, 8:00am and 10:30am. These are blended worship services, except for the last Sunday of each month, at 10:30 a.m., where we worship in a relaxed, casual style, led by a Praise Team and a variety of instruments. Our blended services have something for everyone, varying music styles, liturgical styles reflective of the calendar, and open communion. We do sit, kneel, and stand during the service, but this is indicated in the bulletin and verbally directed by our pastors. St. Paul’s offers communion every Sunday, and all are welcome to partake.