Worship is a central part of the Christian experience. Corporate worship is a powerful connector to God, energizing and equipping us for life's journey.
Come join us, as we experience God's grace together in worship. We offer Traditional Worship each Sunday at 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m., in our beautiful Sanctuary; as well as contemporary worship with praise music in The Gate Contemporary Worship Service at 9:45 a.m. in Sanders Hall (our fellowship hall).
We hope to see you in worship at Saint Paul's!
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Our Traditional Worship services feature special music from our Choir, covering a variety of styles and genres, but all intended to bring praise to God. The congregation joins their voices to sing traditional hymns, accompanied by our pipe organ. Our pastor presents a meaningful message inspired by God's Word. A special time with a message for children is a part of the service; most weeks, this is followed by our Children's Church program, where kids experience a service tailored to them. Holy Communion is celebrated on the first Sunday of each month.
The Gate Contemporary Worship Service presents the Good News of Christ in a more casual, informal setting. Our Gate Band leads the worshipers into the presence of God through contemporary praise music. Our pastor applies God's Word in a down-to-earth message, often illustrated by contemporary media. People of all ages are welcome to come and participate in the Gate Service. The Gate Service includes the sacrament of Holy Communion each week.
What to Expect
We would love to have you visit Saint Paul's for Sunday worship! As you drive onto our property, look for the visitor parking spaces -- they are there for you!
Expect a warm welcome! We are glad to have you join us, and will do whatever we can to help you feel at home.
All of our services are "come as you are" -- whether you are most comfortable in "dressy" clothes or old jeans, you are welcome to worship with us!
We have a well-staffed Nursery for your little ones, infant through age 5, open from 8:00 a.m. until 12:20 p.m. on Sunday. The Nursery is located below the Sanctuary. No reservations are required for Sunday morning. (Child care is also available for other meetings and events at the church, but advance reservations are generally required. For any questions about our Nursery, contact Nursery Coordinator, Beth Wilde, at 656-4443.)
If you are with us at 9:45 a.m., please join us for Sunday school. You will find a Sunday school greeter just inside Sanders Hall, and they will be glad to direct you to a class that is consistent with your interests. We have classes for all ages, starting with our 2 & 3 year old class!
Between the end of Sunday school and the start of our 11:00 a.m. worship services, you can usually find donuts or other treats, and a cup of coffee, at the back of Sanders Hall.
Serving Through Worship
There are various opportunities to serve in or in support of our worship services. If you sing or play an instrument, our Music Ministry provides an outlet for your talents. Perhaps you love to meet people? If so, perhaps you would like to be an Usher or Greeter. For those who are comfortable with public speaking, you might want to serve as a Liturgist for our traditional service, or as a Scripture reader in our contemporary service. Children can serve as Acolytes. Behind the scenes, our Altar Guild and Gate Team prepare the worship environment, and our Technical Crew handles sound and visuals in the services. If any of these areas is of interest to you, please contact the church office (850-385-5146) for more information.