What to Expect
The first time coming to a new Church can be a little intimidating. Here is what you can expect when you come to St. Paul’s.
If you have young children with you, and don't want to put them in the nursery or Sunday school, there are activity packages at both entrances for them. Just ask one of those nice greeters.
All of the pews have hymn books and service books. However, the bulletin will provide you with everything you need to know throughout the service.
Also in the pews are envelopes for you to use if you want to make a contribution during the offering. If you fill out your name and address, a charitable receipt will be mailed to you. Along with the envelope is a form you can fill out if you want Dean Kevin to contact you. You can put it on the plate as well. If you are not in a position to contribute at this time, just smile, we're glad that you are here.
Just before the offering is ‘the peace.’ People around you will turn to you, shake your hand, and say something like ‘God's Peace,’ or ‘Peace be with you.’ Please don’t feel intimidated by this; this is our way of sharing peace, grace and joy with one another.
Every Sunday morning service includes Holy Communion. At St. Paul's, all who have been called to the table, (regardless of denomination, or no denomination at all) are welcome to receive both the bread and the wine. Depending on the Sunday, Communion is served at both the High Altar and side Altars. The choice is yours.
Either before or after the service, Dean Kevin or Archdeacon Grant will probably notice you, or will come to welcome you. They are members of the clergy team at St. Paul’s and really enjoy meeting and getting to know new people in the church. There is a coffee hour after both the 8:00am and 10:00am services. Please plan to stay for a visit and a cup of coffee.
We feel truly blessed if you have chosen to be with us this Sunday, or one in the future. If you are seeking a church just for the one Sunday, we thank you for joining us, and pray that God be with you as you travel on your journey. But if you wish to become a regular parishioner in our community, we eagerly anticipate getting to know you better, and sharing in each others gifts that God has given us.
See you in the coming weeks!