Come & worship
All are welcome to attend any service
▶ Saturday | 5:00 p.m. (traditional) mask optional for those fully vaccinated
▶ Sunday | 8:00 a.m. (traditional) mask-required service for everybody who attends with spaced-out seating
▶ Sunday | 9:00 a.m. (traditional) mask optional for those fully vaccinated
▶ Sunday | 11:15 a.m. (contemporary) mask optional for those fully vaccinated
Weekly pandemic update at St. Paul
Updated November 18, 2021
Who knows where this pandemic curve is going next? Reported COVID cases and hospitalization rates are up in the last week. But not dramatically. Everybody is watching what colder weather and more indoor living will prompt. Sixty-four percent of Scott County people over age 12 are now vaccinated. At St. Paul, we continue to emphasize care for vulnerable others and encouragement for vaccination among the unvaccinated. Happily, 5 to12-year-olds in the congregation are beginning to get their vaccination appointments. St. Paul’s official policy remains: Face masks expected for all who are unvaccinated, have compromised health concerns, or desire to be extra safe on top of their vaccine. All programming for kids, including kids choirs, still has a mask requirement. The 8:00 worship service also has a mask requirement for all. Be safe and gracious in the way you care for others. Thank you.
Learning for kids and youth (10:15-11 a.m.): The classroom journey begins at age 3. Registration and weekly check-in will take place in Lower Commons for K-5th grade, in classrooms for PreK, and 6th-8th grade will meet in the youth room on the Lower Level. Masks will be expected for unvaccinated children and all classroom teachers and aides will be masked and vaccinated. Contact: Peter Pettit, email@example.com.
Learning for adults (10:15-11 a.m.): Because of pandemic planning challenges, there will be one Sunday adult learning forum offered each week during September and October, in the Chapel. November plans will be shared in the months ahead as the pandemic evolves and more is known about our possibilities for gathering together.
Pandemic update at St. Paul: Because of the Delta variant doing its aggressive and indiscriminate thing, we at St. Paul are encouraging each other to wear masks when indoors, even if vaccinated. Unvaccinated kids and vulnerable adults are our special concern. St. Paul’s official policy remains as it has been: Face masks expected for all who are unvaccinated, have compromised health concerns, or wish to be extra safe on top of their vaccine. All programming for kids, including kids choirs, has a mask requirement. The 8:00 worship service also has a mask requirement for all. Be wise. Be safe. Be gracious to others. Thank you. Updated September 23, 2021
Volunteers needed: From hosts, donut servers, and communion helpers to ushers, greeters, and office volunteers, there is a spot for you to share hospitality and serve others. Go to stpaulqc.org/signups and explore where you can step forward and assist.
St. Paul podcast: St. Paul will be launching a new audio podcast, featuring elements of our Sunday worship. Our long-standing local radio broadcast (1420 AM Sunday mornings at 8:30 a.m.) continues as well. Watch for special video segments that will be posted on social media each month, highlighting fun facets of our ministry.
Social worker/counselor available: In light of the current Coronavirus pandemic St Paul’s counselor/social worker, Angie Vaaler, LMSW, has placed in-person counseling sessions on hold and is now offering telehealth counseling services (over both audio and video means). If you are interested in exploring these options and determining if this is an appropriate fit for you, please contact Angie at her office: 563-326-3547, ext 312.
Note to St. Paul people: Thank you for continuing to support the church and its ministries through your regular financial giving. Your generosity is important for continuing the congregation’s many commitments and sustaining St. Paul operations. Options for making offerings and pledge commitments include:
- Personal checks to St. Paul Lutheran Church, 2136 Brady Street, Davenport, IA 52803.
- Visit stpaulqc.org/give-online
where one-time gifts can be made by credit or debit card, and recurring gifts can be established.