Outdoor in-person worship at St. Paul's

Please join us for in-person outdoor worship service on

Sunday, October 25 at 11:00 a.m. (NEW TIME) 

in Reinhardt Park (directly across from St. Paul's front doors), weather permitting. 

Here is what you should know:

  • If weather conditions threaten a cancellation, we will do our best to make a decision on Friday evening based on the forecast. Any cancellation will be announced on stpaulsk.org, Facebook, and sent by email to the weekly news group. (Click here to sign up for the Weekly News emails.) That being said, if you wake up on Sunday and despite our best guess, there is rain - just stay home and enjoy a live-stream of the service using Facebook live (https://www.facebook.com/stpaulskensington)
  • Four young people from the 2020 Confirmation Class will be welcomed into full membership.
  • This worship service will include Holy Communion. You are invited to bring your own bread and juice to be consecrated during the service. This month, we also offer the option of providing each person with an "all in one" sealed package with a wafer and juice.
  • All those present should save their communion elements instead of consuming them during the service. Prayerfully consume them at home or in your vehicle, after washing or sanitizing your hands. This way, you will not remove your mask or touch your face in a way that could risk exposing yourself - or your neighbors here - to illness.
  • Bring picnic blankets or folding chairs to the park. Arrange physically-distanced seating with your family or group, keeping at least 6 feet between groups. 
  • Please avoid making physical contact with others. (We know it's hard to resist giving elbow-bumps, high-fives, or even hugs! But we can do hard things to keep our friends as safe as possible.)
  • All those attending in the park must wear masks the entire time, covering the nose and mouth.
  • Parking on Armory Avenue should be reserved for those who wish to participate "drive-in" style from the safety of a vehicle. All others may park in the church lot, town hall lot, or at the baker's union.
  • Drive-in viewers should tune your radio to 101.7 FM while on site.
  • On Saturday night, you can find the bulletin text on this page, along with a downloadable file. Our bulletin has been reformatted so you can view it on a smartphone or tablet or print it on a standard home printer.
  • There will be no congregational singing in the park.
  • If you wish to drop off your offering, ushers will be available to direct you to the drop-off location.
  • Please do NOT bring snacks, meals, drinking water, or other drinks to the park, since people would have to remove a mask to consume these things.
  • Worship will be available online in real time through Facebook Live - no Facebook account required (https://www.facebook.com/stpaulskensington/) and a higher-quality video will be available later in the week on our Worship At Home page.

Worship on November 1 will be in-person, indoors in the Sanctuary; reservations are required! Please read more below. On Sundays when we cannot join together in person, please click here to visit the Worship-at-Home page for worship services, posted each Sunday at 11:00 a.m.

In-Person Worship in the Sanctuary

November 1, 2020

9:00 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.

Reservations Required!

All Saints Sunday and will mark our first time welcoming worshipers into the Sanctuary since March. Reservations are REQUIRED! Seats are limited and covid-related precautions will be in place. Worship services will be held at 9:00 and 10:30 a.m. The 10:30 worship service will also be live-streamed for viewing from the safety and comfort of your home.

Click HERE to register if you wish to attend IN PERSON in the Sanctuary on November 1.

You can read the full invitation in Pastor Kate's letter on page 2 of the October Epistle (click HERE). Here are some details:

As you may already imagine, returning to worship will look a little different than it has in the past. Every other pew, and some spaces within pews, will be taped off to allow for social distancing. Families will need to register ahead of time so we can ensure adherence to county and state regulations and to enable contact tracing efforts, if needed. The emergency doors on the left-hand side of the Sanctuary will remain open throughout the service, and designated entry points will be staffed by volunteers taking temperatures. Hand sanitizer will be available to all, and each family has the option to either bring their own Communion elements, or receive an all-in-one packet to partake once they return home. And of course, masks will be required the entire time, covering nose and mouth, to ensure ALL God’s people stay healthy and well! 

During All Saints Sunday worship on November 1, we will also honor the names of members who have died. We welcome you to share the names of family members who have died since November 1, 2019. Please click to go to stpaulsk.org/worship/memorials to share that information non later than October 21. If you have questions, please contact Erin Steele at stpaulsunited@stpaulsk.org

Worship Survey

"Covid-19 has changed everything." While we are continually adapting, the pastors would like to learn more about how YOU are engaging with worship at St. Paul's as we consider what's working, what needs to change, and where we go next. 

The BEST way to do this is using our new online survey! It should take 5-10 minutes to complete. The survey is open October 1-15. All members and friends of St. Paul's are invited to share their thoughts and experiences.

Click HERE to take the St. Paul's Worship Survey. 

If you prefer to offer your input by mail, please look for the questionnaire in the October edition of the Epistle, mark your responses, and send it to the office so we receive it no later than October 15.

More info about

worshiping with us

The church building is currently closed due to COVID-19.

Click here to find out more about our worship services during a typical time in the life of the church.

Click here to learn more about music ministries at St. Paul's.

Click here to find Worship-at-Home videos available during the COVID-19 period.

Click here to listen to audio of older sermons or find the bulletin archive.