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What to Expect

It can be intimidating visiting a new church for the first time!

St. Paul Lutheran Church welcomes and cares for people at all stages of life, including children, youth, couples, singles, parents, and seniors. It doesn’t matter how much you know about the Bible or the Lutheran church, whether you have ever attended church, or have questions concerning the role of the church in your life, we invite you to join us and learn more!

We welcome children in worship! Will they get rambunctious and noisy? Maybe–but that’s OK! We’re just glad you’re here. But, if you feel you need to take them out, we do have a staffed nursery open during our worship and Education Hour. There is also a cry room/area where you can take child and still enjoy worship.

From the moment you pull into the parking lot, you will see friendly faces and well-marked signs pointing you in the right direction.

In the church lobby (narthex) you will find greeters and ushers glad to answer any of your questions.

Is there anything to do after worship?

Our pastor is available to greet you as you exit the sanctuary following services. You’ll find lots of people sharing in fellowship in the lobby and fellowship hall.

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What do you offer on Sunday morning for children?

Nursery

We provide a fully staffed nursery for children two months old through Pre-K. The Kids Korner Nursery  is located on the east side of the building off of the small fellowship hall where the refreshments are served. A nursery child caregiver will take your information to enter in our check-in system and provide you with a pager that will alert you should you be needed.

Sunday School

Parents are encouraged to take their Sunday School aged children 3 years old through high school to the Education Hour at 9:45am. At the Education Hour we offer age appropriate Sunday School classes for three year old children through High School age youth. We also offer adult bible studies.

Kids’ Connection

At the 11:00 a.m. worship service we offer a program called Kids’ Connection for children three year old through second grade. After the children’s message, the children are dismissed to go to Kids’ Connection. They are returned to the sanctuary during the offering.

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Do you collect an offering, and are guests expected to give?

There is an offering time when members have the opportunity to offer their contributions to the church and its missions.

Guests are not expected to contribute to our offering.

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Do you have a policy regarding who can receive Holy Communion?

Communion (also known as the Eucharist or the Lord’s Supper) is God’s gift through which He acts to impart His forgiveness and strength to communicants.

Lutherans believe that Christ’s true body and blood are present in, with, and under the external elements of bread and wine.

For this reason, if you have not been confirmed in a LCMS church, we ask that you speak with a pastor prior to receiving the Lord’s Supper.

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How often do you offer Holy Communion?

We celebrate communion during all of our Sunday services.

Communion (also known as the Eucharist or the Lord’s Supper) is God’s gift through which He acts to impart His forgiveness and strength to communicants.

Lutherans believe that Christ’s true body and blood are present in, with, and under the external elements of bread and wine.

If you have not been confirmed in a LCMS church, we ask that you speak with a pastor prior to receiving the Lord’s Supper.

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Are children welcome in worship?

Absolutely! Children learn so much from attending worship with their parents.

We provide children’s bulletins which are located on tables just before you enter the sanctuary.

Children age 3 and under are welcome both in worship and in the Kids Korner Nursery.

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What styles of worship do you offer?

All worship at St. Paul is designed for the people of God to receive the gifts of God, and to offer back a sacrifice of thanksgiving and praise.

Both of our Sunday services offer traditional liturgy with Holy Communion.

At our 8:30 service, we sing hymns and are typically accompanied by our organ.

At our 11:00 service, we sing both hymns and contemporary songs, and are accompanied primarily by our praise band.

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How will I know what to do in worship?

We help both members and guests with bulletins that contain the outline of our service. The service and song lyrics are also shown on screens at the front of the sanctuary.

Both of our Sunday services offer traditional liturgy with Holy Communion.

At our 8:30 service, we sing hymns and are typically accompanied by our organ.

At our 11:00 service, we sing both hymns and contemporary songs, and are accompanied primarily by our praise band.

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Is there any food on Sunday morning?

Absolutely there is food on Sunday morning! You’re welcome to enjoy our coffee and treats in the small fellowship hall.

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What should I wear to services?

We welcome you as you are- there is no dress code. You will see some of our members wearing casual clothing and others wearing more formal clothing.

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Is your facility handicap accessible?

Yes! We have plenty of parking for those with special needs, and all of our entrances are handicap accessible

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Where do I park?

St. Paul is located at 7701 E. M-36 in Hamburg.

We have plenty of guest parking spaces near our entrance, as well as parking spaces for those with special needs.

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7701 E M-36, Whitmore Lake, MI 48189
Mn-Fri: 9.00am - 4.00pm Sun: 8.30am, 11.30am