Scripture Readings for the Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost
Ezekiel 18:1-4, 25-32; Psalm 25:1-9; Philippians 2:1-13; Matthew 21:23-32
In-Person Worship Guidelines
Worship is now being held both in-person and live online, with significant modifications to our services, including the following:
* Masks or other face coverings are strongly encouraged for all, and should remain on throughout your time in the building.
* Congregants will be seated in family groups, spaced at least 6 feet apart. Ushers will direct you to your seats upon entering the worship space; pew cushions have been removed from the pews that will be used to make cleaning and disinfecting easier.
* No hymnals will be used, and hymns may be sung by congregants who are wearing masks. On Communion Sundays, you will receive Holy Communion in your pew.
* You will be dismissed from your pew by ushers following worship. There will be no fellowship time before or after the service.
* Those who are at higher risk for illness and those who are not feeling well are encouraged to remain home. Please do not feel obligated to attend in person in any way if you are not comfortable; worshiping at church is no more holy than worshiping with us at home.
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We plan to offer devotions, reflections, and worship opportunities through digital means. Please look for those opportunities on this website and on our Facebook page – http://www.fb.com/fcstpauls – and know that even if we are physically absent from one another, we are still the church, Christ is still present with us, and there is much for us to do in service to God and neighbor. Peace be with you all in this uncertain and trying time.
Time after Pentecost (Monday, June 1, 2020 – Saturday, November 28, 2020)
The time after Pentecost is not a season per se, but a period of reflection on the church’s life in light of the good news of God’s victory over sin, death, and hell at Easter and Pentecost. Stretching throughout much of the calendar year, the Time after Pentecost calls us to growth in faith and maturity in discipleship, and often focuses on the practical implications of the gospel for daily living. The color for the time after Pentecost is green.
We are Church, joined in mission for the sake of the world!
St. Paul’s partners with 245 congregations and over 100,000 Lutheran Christians as a member congregation of the Nebraska Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Click below to learn more about the ministry we share!
The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) is around 4,000,000 members strong, working through nearly 10,000 congregations across the United States and the Caribbean to proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ for the sake of the world God made and loves. Click below to explore how the ELCA is doing “God’s Work” with “our hands” every day.