January Worship Overview
The Coronavirus pandemic remains prevalent in Minnesota, which means that Pilgrim will continue to take appropriate precautions as we hold in-person worship services.
The basic pattern for Sunday mornings:
Worship at 9:30 a.m. with live streaming on Facebook Live
Community Time immediately follows worship.
Forums & Other Faith Formation* at 10:40 a.m. (forums live streamed on Facebook Live)
(*See the January newsletter for updated info on faith formation for children, youth, and families.)
Worship each Sunday morning includes “Point for Pilgrims” — an opportunity for children and their families to experience the Bible story in an engaging way.
Sunday Morning Forums follow worship most Sunday mornings at 10:40. Forum topics are included in the information for each Sunday.
For all worship services, we ask worshipers to wear masks out of abundant concern for unvaccinated children and vulnerable adults.
All worship services will include singing (with masks on). Pastors and other worship leaders will remove masks when playing, singing, or speaking from the chancel.
You can expect that these patterns and guidelines may change as we move forward based on the advice of government health officials and of Pilgrim’s SMART Team.
Important Information on 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.
As always, you may refrain from receiving Holy Communion for any reason.
Using Facebook Live for Pilgrim Worship Broadcasts
Pilgrim broadcasts most indoor worship services on Facebook Live. Using Facebook Live for broadcasting is convenient, inexpensive, and reliable. Note that you do not have to join Facebook to access Pilgrim worship services. 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.