Walking into a new church can be overwhelming. To help ease the anxiety we have put together a bunch of FAQs for you to read through. Additionally, if you would like to meet with any of our church leaders prior to coming on a Sunday to learn more about the church, we are more than happy to do so. Please contact Meaghan Keegan, Deacon Vicar, to arrange an in person or phone conversation.
What do you believe?
Please refer to our About Us section for information on our beliefs.
About the Worship Service
What is your service like?
The Book of Common Prayer is our guide for our Sunday morning worship service and that leads us in scripture reading, prayers, singing, and a sermon. We have a children’s message as well. While the service is traditional in nature there is much room for the guiding of the Holy Spirit and the congregation is given an opportunity to lift others in prayer and share, “God sightings”, or personal testimonies about how God is working.
What kind of music is played?
We have mixture of traditional hymns and contemporary praise music.
Are kids welcome?
We love having kids at St. Paul’s! There are some toys and books located in the back of the sanctuary for children to use. Also, during the readings and sermon children may participate in Sunday School in the parish hall where they have the opportunity to learn about God in fun, active ways. The children return for communion.
Do I have to kneel and cross myself?
While kneeling and crossing oneself are common it is not required. You may participate based on your level of comfort.
About the Eucharist
Who may I receive communion?
All baptized Christians are invited to receive regardless of denomination.
May my children receive communion?
Yes, as long as they are baptized.
How is Communion administered?
The ushers will direct you to the center aisle. The consecrated Bread is received with both hands & carried to the mouth. The consecrated Wine is received by grasping the base of the chalice to help the minister guide it to your lips.
What if I don’t wish to drink from the communion cup?
You may dip the Bread in the Wine yourself, or leave the Bread in the palms of your hand. The chalice bearer will take the Bread, dip it into the Wine and place it on your tongue.
Must I receive the consecrated Wine?
No, Christ is validly present in both Bread & Wine
What if I choose not to receive communion?
You may choose to stay in your seat, and that is ok. However, we invite you to still come forward with those receiving communion for a blessing. Simply, cross your arms over your chest to receive a blessing.