Worshipping at Pilgrim - April Update

Needs around the Coronavirus pandemic have shifted in recent weeks. The Pilgrim community will remain vigilant but will also continue to modify precautions which began in March.


Health guidelines:

  • For all worship services, we continue to encourage worshipers to wear masks out of abundant concern for unvaccinated children and vulnerable adults. This includes during singing.

  • Pastors and other worship leaders may remove masks when playing, singing, or speaking from the chancel.


You can expect that these patterns and guidelines will continue to change as Pilgrim’s SMART Team and government authorities provides additional guidance.


The basic pattern for Sunday mornings:

  • 9:30 a.m. Worship with live streaming on Facebook Live

  • 10:30 Community Time immediately follows worship

  • 10:40 Forum & CYF Faith Formation*


*See page 13 for information on faith formation activities for children, youth, and families.


Worship each Sunday morning includes Point for Pilgrims, an opportunity for children, families, and the whole worshiping assembly to experience the Bible reading in engaging ways.


Sunday Morning Forums follow worship on many Sunday mornings at 10:40. Forum topics are included in the information for each Sunday.


Information about Holy Communion

For the time being we will practice Holy Communion in a socially distanced manner. This means:

  • For the distribution of Holy Communion, ushers release the worshiping assembly row by row. Communicants come forward to receive a communion kit at one of two stations and return to their seat to receive the sacrament. Gluten-free wafers are always available.

  • Worshipers who do not wish to come forward during the distribution of Holy Communion may request a communion kit before worship begins or may bring their own elements.

  • All are welcome to receive Holy Communion.


Using Facebook Live for Pilgrim Worship Broadcasts

The Pilgrim are able to tune in to indoor worship services on Facebook Live. Using Facebook Live for broadcasting is convenient and reliable. Pilgrim’s Facebook page can be reached at: https://www.facebook.com/PilgrimStPaul/. Navigate to the church’s Facebook page at the time of the worship service and click on the video link. You do not have to join Facebook to access Pilgrim worship services.


Details about Holy Week 2022


Palm Sunday, April 10, 9:30 am in person and streaming online

Come experience and explore the last week of Jesus’ life, including waving palms and Holy Communion in the context of Jesus' last supper with interactive elements for all ages!


NOTE:

  • There is no Wednesday Evening Worship, April 13

  • There is no worship on Maundy Thursday, April 14


Good Friday, April 15, 6:51 pm in person and streaming online

Come experience the depths of the narrative of Jesus' last supper with contemplative Holy Communion as well as poetic word weaving around the theme of Jesus' journey to death on Good Friday. Contemplative darkness, candlelight, and silence will guide you as you connect with God through open and honest reflection on the suffering of Christ and the world.


Easter Sunday, April 17, 8:30 am (in person and streaming online) and 10:30 am (in person only)

Come celebrate the power of life embodied and shared by the risen Jesus! Considering the last couple of years, we need this. Children's and adult choirs, brass, Holy Communion, beauty, delight, and playfulness will be part of this celebratory Sunday!