What to Expect

ACCESSIBILITY

We offer transportation for all of our worship services (just call the church office in advance for a ride).  Our building is fully handicap accessible (power entry door, elevator, restrooms, etc.).  Hearing enhancement devices and large-print bulletins are available on request from the ushers.

WHAT'S THE CHURCH SERVICE LIKE?
Each of our services offers something different!

  • Saturday Service (5:00p)
    Our Saturday service is a quiet contemplative service.  It follows the traditional Lutheran liturgy found in the Evangelical Lutheran Worship.  Communion is served every week and the service runs about 45 minutes.
  • Sunday Festive Service (9:30a)
    This service is intended to be a bit more contemporary than the other services.  The music accompaniment is usually done by electronic piano with the occasional guest instrumentalist.  Once a month, the children's choir from Sunday School participates in the service.  On other Sundays, the Senior Choir joins in leading the service.  Communion is served on the 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month.  Sunday school is offered during this church service for children in grades PreK - 5th Grade.  This service runs about 1 hour.

COMMUNION

All baptized Christians who believe that Jesus Christ is truly present through the bread and wine are invited to share in Holy Communion.  Holy Communion is served either by intinction or at the altar rail.  

For intinction, you will be ushered down the center aisle.  When you reach the front, you will first be offered a wafer and then the option of dipping it into the first cup (red wine) or the second cup (white grape juice).  You can then eat the bread and wine, together: Christ's body and blood given and shed for you.  

When being served at the altar rail, follow the direction of the ushers as you come forward.  The option of grape juice is offered during communion.  The center ring of each tray is filled with white grape juice.

If you would like the elements brought to you, where you are seated, please notify an usher or pastor before the service.  Gluten-free wafers available upon request at the Pastor's station.

IS THERE A DRESS CODE?

As a welcoming congregation, we want you to feel comfortable in this space.  We do not have a formal dress code - people come in everything from jeans to your Sunday best!

WHAT'S THE MUSIC LIKE?

During the church service, both liturgical and hymn music will be played by either an electronic piano or pipe organ.  The Senior Choir performs a variety of music - from traditional church music to swinging gospels.  We've even experienced a full cantata or two in place of a regular service.  When the Children's Choir performs, they are typically accompanied by a piano or CD recording.  Don't be surprised to see a few actions with their songs!  Our musicians are incredibly talented and enjoy sharing their gifts with the congregation.

DO YOU HAVE A NURSERY?

We have a nursery located on the main level of the church.  It is staffed during services on Sunday mornings from September through May.  During the summer months, there are no staff - but the room is available for families to use.  There are also soft toys available for children in the church service - ask anyone at the usher stand.

PARKING

We have a large parking lot available on the west side of the building.  Please enter from 4th Street.

CHURCH MEMBERSHIP

If you're interested in joining St. Paul's, stop by the Welcome Desk on Sunday mornings or talk to the Pastor for more information.    Typically there are a few gatherings involved in the new member process and you are welcomed during the second service on a Sunday.  You can also call the church at 651-388-7106 or email us at stpaullc@stpaulsredwing.org.

 

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