When You Visit…
When You Enter the Church
Greeters will welcome you and Ushers will provide you with a bulletin that will assist you in following along with the service.
You Will Feel Welcomed
It can be intimidating to walk into a church for the first time. We extend a warm and unconditional invitation to you to worship with us, whether you are just visiting in town, or searching for a community that will embrace you as you are.
Children Are Welcome
Your entire family is welcome at Saint Paul’s. All members of your family, regardless of age, may participate in the liturgy. For the convenience of parents, a professionally staffed nursery is available during the service, but all children are also welcome to stay in church with their parents.
We would love to greet you after worship. Please join us in the living room (and, in fair weather, on the terrace) for coffee and conversation following the service.
The first part of the service is called, The Liturgy of the Word in which God’s acts in history are recalled through scripture and applied to our lives in a reflection given by the priest (sermon).
The second part is called The Liturgy of the Eucharist, in which we repeat the words and actions of Jesus’ last meal with his disciples and make that story our own.
All are welcome to receive communion. Ushers will assist you in approaching the altar, where the bread and wine will be offered to you. If you wish to receive a blessing, instead of bread and wine, simply cross your hands over your heart as a signal for the priest.
You Will Not Feel Embarrassed
When you visit Saint Paul’s, you will be our respected and welcome guest. You will not be singled out in any way, nor asked to stand before the congregation and introduce yourself. You will worship God with us.
Should you wish to know more about Saint Paul’s, our clergy, staff, greeters, and members will gladly answer your questions.