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.
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.
Pastor and other worship leaders may remove masks when leading in 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
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.