In-Person Outdoor Worship

August 23, 2020

Join us on Sunday, August 23 for our In-Person Outdoor Worship, 9:30 a.m. in Reinhardt Park (across from St. Paul's front doors). 

Re-Entering Well

The Re-Entering Well Team is comprised of staff & lay leaders committed to helping St. Paul's community re-enter our physical space and re-engage in activities using defined safety practices. The goal is to minimize the risk of exposing our community to covid-19. Members of the Re-Entering Well Team are: Rev. Dr. Pat Allen, Nathan Bazawada, Dr. Hal Frazier, Tracey Furman, Marge Higgins, Steve Lillie, Rev. Kate Mackereth Fulton, Phil Rush, Erin Steele, and Laura Tribble.


A Message from Pastor Pat

Updated July 9, 2020


The Re-Entering Well Team has now contacted the leaders & coordinators of ministries of the church as well as those outside groups regularly using the facilities of St. Paul’s, and invited them to submit their plans for how they are prepared to adhere to the guidelines and restrictions established. If you didn't receive a copy of the letter or have questions, please contact the Re-Entering Well Team by emailing Erin Steele at the church office at stpaulsunited@stpaulsk.org. 


A minimum number of staff have re-entered the building to only complete those functions which cannot be completed remotely. The building, however, remains closed to others, because there are distancing restrictions and sanitation practices which are more extensive than what may be required in your individual homes. 


This is more of a marathon, than a sprint. The good news is that we are on our way! Questions about our re-entering may be directed to the Re-Entering Well Team via stpaulsunited@stpaulsk.org.

Resources

Here are some of the ways you can stay connected to the St. Paul's community, make a space for worship, and receive updates during the public health crisis caused by COVID-19 novel corona virus.

  • Worship Services on Demand

    Click HERE to go to the Worship at Home page where you can find a fresh worship service each Sunday at 11:00 and view previous services. Our pastors will offer a sermon message. We also feature musical selections, scripture readings, announcements, and special features. Each service will have a slightly different format. 

  • Prayer Requests

    Click HERE to go to the Prayer Requests page. From here, please use our secure form to submit your request. You may choose to share it confidentially with the pastors or share broadly with the Prayer Lift team, just as you would if you picked up a yellow pew card or Lenten Prayer Request paper. 

  • Making Offerings SEcurely

    If you usually mail your checks to St. Paul's, you can continue to do so since we process the mail regularly. To donate online, click here to go to the Giving page. Online giving allows you to make a secure financial gift as a one-time donation or a recurring offering. From our Giving page, you can choose to donate to the General Fund, the Hunger Ministry fund, the Improvement Fund, the Capital Campaign, or the Easter Special Offering.

  • Christian Education

    ADULTS: There are THREE different adult studies underway, meeting at different times via Zoom on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays. Visit the Adult Education page to learn more about each, and to find out how to join!


    CHILDREN: Sunday School materials for kids age 2 through grade 5 are sent by email to every family on our Sunday School list - contact Dr. Meg Baker to be added! Additional opportunities for children include a weekly Kid's Connection and the other activities - click to go to the Children's page for updates. 

  • Daily Breath

    Live on Facebook on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, Pastor Kate and other church leaders offer a short meditation and reading connecting biblical passages with our current moment and reminding us all to pause to reflect and take a breath. Once the live session closes, the recording remains available for later viewing. No Facebook account required - simply go to https://www.facebook.com/stpaulskensington/

  • Prayerwaves

    Pray over the airwaves (get it?) on Tuesday at 9:45 a.m. We'll temporarily transform our Prayer Lift into a weekly call-in time of prayer over the phone. Click HERE for instructions on how to join the conference call from any phone.

  • Still WEdnesday, Still Meeting

    Still Wednesday provides a time of meditative worship and quiet prayer. For July and August, Still Wednesday will meet once a month before resuming weekly Wednesday night sessions in September. Email Kenzie Raulin or stpaulsunited@stpaulsk.org and you'll receive an email invitation from the organizers with the link to join the next meeting.

  • Weekly News Email & Epistle Newsletter

    Click here for the Weekly News. To sign up and receive these emails, you'll simply enter your name and email address, click a box, and you're done! Once a week, you'll get an email with the Sunday scripture, a message from the senior pastor, and announcements. Once a month, you'll get a note that the Epistle newsletter is available. (You can read it online through our Epistle & Weekly News page - click here.) This email list is also one of our methods for communicating breaking news, such as schedule changes due to inclement weather.

  • Pastoral Care

    Pastoral care is available to all, for any reason, via phone, video messaging, email, or text. To get started, reach out to Pastor Pat at pallen [at] stpaulsk.org or Pastor Kate at kfulton [at] stpaulsk.org.

  • Pastor Pat's Guide to Worship outside the walls of St. Paul's

    Click HERE to download "Worship from Home" a 2-page document that will take you step by step through the process of preparing and worshiping at home, or wherever you may be.

  • Contact Us

    Clergy and staff are working remotely until further notice. While the office voicemail still works, email is really the BEST way to reach us and get a timely response! Please go to stpaulsk.org/community/meet-the-staff for contact information.