covid19

St. Paul United Church Of Christ COVID-19 Update

St. Paul continues its move toward a more normal church life as COVID begins to wind down. We continue with our 10:00 a.m. in-person Sunday Worship Services in the Sanctuary. Masks are now optional for people attending our Sunday Service although we do continue to encourage social distancing while in the building. Church members and friends are welcome to mask for sanctuary worship, also making use, if preferred, of several roped pews at our sanctuary’s center.  Masks and hand-sanitizer are available at the entrances to the church. See any Deacon or Usher for assistance. We continue to stream our worship services utilizing Facebook Live every Sunday and post to our website (stpaulucctaylor.org) the next day.

This year we are planning for a Maundy Thursday Service / Communion at 7:30 pm, a Good Friday Service at 12:00 pm (noon) and of course our Easter Sunday Service / Communion at 10:00 followed by a special Easter Brunch. All Lenten services will be in-person in the sanctuary as well as being streamed on Facebook Live.

Sunday School continues as in-person at 10:00 am upstairs in our Sunday School area. Masks are now optional for all Sunday School children, teachers, and helpers. The decision for students is left up to the parents. Coffee Hour continues after our worship service every Sunday, with donuts, coffee and fellowship enjoyed by all who attend.

Exercise Classes continue to meet every Wednesday in the West Room. Bible Study continues in-person meetings every Tuesday at 10:30 am in the West Room. Girl Scout meetings are once again occurring live in the building on Monday evenings. Rental of the facility for weddings and events is available however, the St. Paul Council must approve each request. Contact the Office at (313) 291-1221 for more information. The safety of our members and staff is key in our decision regarding in-person worship services, meetings, and events.

The office continues to be open for normal business,  members may come to the office on Monday thru Friday between the hours of 10:00 am and 1:30 pm. Special arrangements can be made by calling the office at (313) 291-1221. Office staff is now on a regular schedule to address the needs of the Church.

Day-by-day our pastoral staff (Pastor Drutchas, Pastor Schalm, and Parish Nurse Kathy Williams) remain in touch with church members through Facebook, the church website, visitations, and individual telephone calls. Please let your pastoral staff know by telephone (313) 291-1221) or email (stpaulucctaylor@stpaulucctaylor.org) about any specials needs that have arisen for yourself or your family where your church family can be helpful.  Pastor Geoff continues at his church office every day and can be reached there on the church telephone line (313) 291-1221. If no one answers the phone when you call, please leave a message and someone will return your call promptly.

Senior Pastor, Rev. Drutchas and Parish Nurse, Kathy Williams continue with home and hospital visits. Please contact Rev. Drutchas or Kathy if you are interested.

Let us all continue to pray for a quick recovery to the COVID-19 pandemic and a more normal church life. We will continue to update you as to the status of activities at St. Paul United Church of Christ.