Worshipping at Pilgrim - September Update

September Worship Overview

The continuing prevalence of the Delta variant of the COVID-19 virus has complicated Pilgrim’s re-opening process. We will continue to hold in-person worship services, but Holy Communion will be practiced in a socially distanced manner.

  • The basic pattern for Sunday mornings:

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

  • Coffee Time immediately after worship (BYO beverage/snacks).

  • Forums & Other Faith Formation at 10:40 a.m.

Health guidelines:

  • 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:

  • You may bring your own bread or crackers and wine or juice to worship services.

  • Pre-packaged communion cups with wafer are also available at worship services.

  • Worshipers will remain in their seats when receiving Holy Communion.

  • As always, you may refrain from receiving Holy Communion for any reason.

Sunday Morning Worship and Faith Formation in September

9:30 am — Worship – Indoor worship broadcast on Facebook Live

10:30 am — In-person Coffee Time (BYO snacks/drinks)

10:40 am – Forum (including All Ages Faith Formation Fair on September 26)


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 each Sunday morning at 10:40. Forum topics are included in the information for each Sunday.


Using Facebook Live for Pilgrim Worship Broadcasts

Pilgrim will broadcast 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.