Coming Back to Church
God be praised that Jesus instituted, for us, the Holy and Sacred Meal of His body and blood!
Sunday, September 13, 2020, we will begin providing opportunities for members to come for in-person worship services with the Lord’s Supper. Please note the new times.
- We have two services on Sundays at 8:00 am and 11:00 am.
- The number of participants will not be limited.
We want our sanctuary to be as safe as possible for all in attendance.
- Please sign-up to attend. Signing up is easy through our church website. Register below. Click here for sign-up instructions: www.stpaulaustin.org/back-to-church.
- If you have any trouble with the sign-up, please call the church office at 512-472-8301, and Elsa can help register you.
Click on the Sunday to Register:
What to Expect
Here is what to expect and what is expected of you when you come for the Lord’s Supper.
- Regarding Masks:
- Masks are required for entering and leaving the building, and for moving around inside.
- Masks are encouraged while seated.
- (We are following recommended policy for Travis County restaurants.)
- We will practice social distancing.
- You will find a service folder on a podium in the narthex.
- Please find a pew marked for use.
- The liturgy will be spoken (with limited singing).
- The Lord’s Supper will be brought to communicants in the pews.
- Outdoor hymn fest will follow these services.
- Restrooms will be available.
Questions and Answers
How will everything be cleaned and prepared?
Pastor and the Elders have been planning to make sure the sanctuary and service are as safe as possible.
- All surfaces will be sanitized before and after the service.
- All “touchable” things will be removed, like hymnals, etc.
- No service folders or communion wear will be reused.
- Everyone involved in preparing and disposing of the Lord’s Supper will wear gloves and masks.
- The Lord’s Supper will be provided in such a way that there is no human contact.
What about masks?
Masks are required for entering and leaving, and while moving around inside. Masks are otherwise encouraged. (We are adopting the Travis County restaurant policy.)
Will the restrooms be open?
Can the children come to church?
Children are very welcome and encouraged. Please take extra care to ensure that the children are socially distanced from the other attendees.
Will the on-line services continue?
Yes. We will still premiere our video service of the word on Sunday mornings, and will still have our zoom Bible Class at 9:30am. Wednesday Evening Prayer and Bible Class will also continue as “normal” at 6:30pm.
What if all the services are full?
There is currently no limit on attendance, but we’ll be keeping an eye on this, and making more space available as needed.
What if I’m uncomfortable coming to Sunday morning, or coming to anytime?
Beginning Tuesday, August 25, Pastor will hold mini-communion services in the chapel. He will also have times available for individuals or families to come for communion.
If you are uncomfortable leaving home, please contact the church office and Elsa will help schedule a home visit from Pastor Wolfmueller.