St. Paul's Upcoming Events
& Stewardship Message
St. Paul’s Worship Services
Please note that Saturday outdoor services will be indoors in the event of inclement weather.
As the state of Illinois moved to Phase 4 at the end of June, St. Paul’s began public worship again. In the month of September, worship services will be held both outdoors on the south lawn in front of the parking lot and indoors in our sanctuary. Services will be outdoors (unless there is inclement weather-then it will be indoors) for our Saturday 5:00 p.m. service and indoors for our Sunday at 9:00 a.m. service. Following the guidelines and recommendations of the Center for Disease Control, Illinois Department of Health and Church Mutual Insurance, this is how worship will be for now:
· Limit of 50 people at any one worship service. You will need to make an RSVP request to reserve a space at worship by calling the Church office at 815-672-2435 by 12:00 noon on the Thursday prior to the weekend services.
· For our outdoor services you can bring your own lawn chair and sit in the lawn (ushers will direct you so that individuals and family units keep a 6-foot distance between each other.)
· You can remain in your vehicle for the service. (Ushers will direct you to your parking place.)
· You should wear a mask to whichever service you plan to attend.
· Communion will be offered at every service in September.
· Volunteers will be needed at each service to usher, act as worship assistant/reader and do some cleaning and disinfecting after each service. There will be training. Let us know if you can help out.
Please fill out St. Paul's service survey found here on our website
or you can also find it on St. Paul's Facebook page.
For additional St. Paul's information regarding the to Covid-19 Corona virus, please see the Covid-19 News page of our Website.
Stewardship for September
Dear Friends in Christ,
Do you consider yourself a disciple of Jesus? Do you consider yourself a steward? Being a disciple and steward are two very important facets of our journey of faith as God’s people in Christ. These two elements of our faith journey help us connect the dots of everyday life and what it means to be followers of Christ as we live daily in the midst of God’s grace in Christ.
Over the next three months, we will be involved with a ministry initiative entitled. We will explore together the faith/discipleship practices of invite, serve, give. With this initiative, we will celebrate our ministry together as disciples of Jesus and explore ways we can, as individuals, grow in our understanding and practice as disciples and stewards.
Our Kick-Off Weekend for is September 19-20, 2020. We begin our three month emphasis with the faith/discipleship practice of. Through sermons, Bible Studies, and activities, we will explore what it means to be growing disciples and stewards, connecting the dots between faith, daily life, and our ministry as a congregation.
For the months of September, October and November there will be one weekend each month dedicated to a specific faith/discipleship practice. During the worship service there will be a Bible study and faith talk that revolves around this same faith/discipleship practice.
The stewardship weekend schedule is a follows:
Weekend of September 19-20
Weekend of October 17-18
Weekend of November 14-15
Plan to be on hand in worship as we learn more about through worship, Bible studies and faith talks. How exciting it will be, as together, we grow as disciples of Jesus and stewards of God’s rich gift of grace in our Lord Christ.
Growing in faith and discipleship together,
St. Paul’s Stewardship Committee