Worship and Music
St. Paul offers a wide array of worship options and many ways for you to either express yourself through music or enjoy the music performed by others. From our unique medieval Boar's Head Festival through Christian rock music by our teen members, and from contemplative time through contemporary worship, we have a way for you to connect to God through music and worship.
Whether the style of worship is traditional or contemporary or contemplative, we desire to offer our best to God.
St. Paul UMC offers three Sunday morning worship services: two traditional and one contemporary. We conduct our traditional services in our beautiful "citizens' Gothic" sanctuary at 8:30 AM and 11 AM The spirited contemporary service takes place on the second floor of our Family Life Center at 9 AM.
We also offer a contemplative service on Wednesday evenings at 5:45PM in the chapel (second floor across from the sanctuary). This service, led by lay members, has time for music, reflection, and centering.
We provide hearing aids in the sanctuary for the hearing impaired in our traditional services. All services are wheelchair accessible. Childcare is available during all services.
Our 11 AM traditional Sunday service includes congregational hymns accompanied by pipe organ and choir, readings from the Old and New Testaments, liturgical responses, a sermon, a children’s moment, and (on the first Sunday of each month) Holy Communion. The 8:30 AM service is similar but slightly abbreviated.
Our traditional service incorporates hymns, readings and ceremonies based on centuries of church worship, woven into a rich tapestry of worship and praise. From the congregational reading of church creeds to the singing of hymns from the 16th century to the present, traditional worship at St. Paul is dedicated to glorifying God and sharing the good news of the gospel. Please join us in word, sermon, and song.
We celebrate worship with a Contemporary Service in the Family Life Center each Sunday morning at 9:00. The rich heritage and quality of worship leadership that has marked the history of St. Paul is enlivened with a new language of music, prayer, drama, and visual arts. Our pastors lead us in Scripture and its relevance for our lives, preaching the same sermon heard at our traditional services but in a more relaxed setting. Our experienced Worship Team comprises singers, instrumentalists, and audio and visual technicians, all dedicated to making worship vibrant and life-changing. Come celebrate with us! (And yes, you can bring your coffee and donuts into the service from the Coffee Shop.)
If you are yearning for time for quiet reflection, meditative music, and prayer, this lay-led service may be just what you are seeking. Come draw close to God and find the peace, rest, and renewal that come with silence.
Join us for this time of worship on Wednesday evenings from 5:45-6:30pm in the Chapel.
“For thus says the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel:
In returning and rest you shall be saved;
In quietness and in trust shall be your strength.”
~ Isaiah 30:15
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