Common Questions

Looking for a church may be both a rewarding and a stressful process. We would like to help out by offering some answers to many commonly asked questions.

 

Is child care available?

Yes.  Our nursery is available to provide care for your infants and children up to 4 years of age.  Child care is available during both worship services.

The nursery is located up the stairs and to the left from the parking lot (North) entrance.  Directional signage is available to direct you to the nursery.

 

What type of worship is available?

We offer our Traditional Worship Service at 9:00 AM.  This worship service features traditional liturgy and the singing of hymns led by an organ.

We offer our Discovery Worship Service at 11:00 AM.  This worship service is contemporary in nature, and it features the singing of popular Christian songs led by song leaders and the St. Paul’s Praise Band.  A time for the children is included.

There may be times throughout the year when we only have one worship service on a particular Sunday.  If that happens, the service will usually start at 10:00 AM, and it will be a blend of both worship styles.

 

How long do the worship services last?

Both worship services typically last about one hour.

 

How will I know what to do?

We will provide you with a bulletin.  It will list the complete order of worship.

For the Traditional Worship Service, the lyrics to most of the hymns will be shown on the projection screen.  Hymnals are also available.  The lyrics to some shorter songs and all of the liturgy will be in the bulletin.

For the Discovery Worship Service, all of the song lyrics will be shown on the projection screen.

 

If I am offered Communion, what should I do?

The United Church of Christ practices Open Communion.  This means the LORD’S Table is open to all people wishing to know the presence of Jesus Christ.  You are welcome to take part in Communion.  If you choose not to take Communion, that’s okay.  Do what makes you feel comfortable.

 

Are children welcome at St. Paul’s?

Yes!  Every week during our Discovery Worship Service at 11:00 AM, we have a time especially for the children.  The children’s message is associated with the scripture lesson for the week.

Our wonderful Children Worship & Wonder program is also offered during the Discovery Worship Service.   Children Worship & Wonder is for children age 4 up to and including the 2nd grade.  Visit our Children Worship & Wonder page for more information.

Activity packs are available during all worship services to help keep children occupied during worship time.

 

What should I wear?

First and foremost, be comfortable.  At St. Paul’s, you will see men wearing suits, polo shirts, T-shirts, jeans, and shorts.  You will see women wearing dresses, slacks, T-shirts, jeans, and shorts.  We will welcome you no matter how you are dressed.

 

Where do I park?

Our main parking lot is actually behind the church building on the north side.  That parking lot is at the intersection of Virginia Street and Twelfth Avenue.  We have a smaller parking lot across the street from the sanctuary at the intersection of West Michigan Street and Twelfth Avenue.   There is also plenty of on-street parking available.

We have parking for the physically challenged behind our building.  The parking is angled, next to the building, and is clearly marked.

 

Where do I enter the building?

Although the St. Paul’s building faces the south, our most frequently used entrance is located off of our main parking lot on the north side of the building.   If you use this entrance, there is directional signage to help you navigate the St. Paul’s building.  During the week, this is the primary entrance in use.

On Sunday mornings, you may also enter the building through either of the sanctuary entrances on the front or south side of the building.

 

Is the building accessible for the physically challenged?

Yes!  Our accessible entrance is also the gymnasium entrance.  It is located behind the building and next to the parking for the physically challenged.

Once inside the building, there are ramps and an elevator to help you get where you would like to go.  Directional signage is available to show the way.

We have large-print bulletins for people with compromised eyesight.  For the hearing impaired, our sound system is equipped with hearing assist devices.

 

 

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