Since we love having children in worship and believe they listen and learn more than we think during the service, we do not have a separate children’s church. We do have a cry room if the need arises. We also have a special children’s sermon as part of each Sunday’s gathering, provide activity sheets for children, and, when it is again appropriate and safe, will provide activity bags for the children. Additionally, on Sundays at 10:45 we offer PB+J (Parents, Babies, and Jesus) for those under 3 so that the rest of the family is free to attend other faith development activities.
STL has no “worship dress code”. We suggest that you dress comfortably and request that your dress be in good taste. Some men wear ties, and some women wear skirts, but most do not. We also prefer that men not wear a hat during worship.
If it is your first time worshipping with us, please speak about this before worship with the pastor or someone you know from STL. In Communion believers receive the true body and blood of Jesus in, with, and under the form of bread and wine for the forgiveness of sins and the nurturing of our faith, however the Bible is also very clear that improper reception of the sacrament can be hazardous.
Printed worship folders serve as the guides for all worshipers. Everything you need (words to hymns, scripture readings, liturgy, etc.) is printed in the folder, and the worship leaders provide verbal assistance along the way. Those with more experience are always encouraged to assist anyone who appears to be struggling.
Our “front door” is in the back! The easiest way is to use the south driveway to get to the rear parking lot, and then drive to the north end of the lot. The canopied entrance will take you directly into the worship area (rest rooms will be down the hall to your right). If you park in front, enter at the north end (Entrance A) and follow the hallway to your right.
Visitors are never asked to stand and introduce themselves, and no one is ever forced to speak. STL is committed to helping people feel welcomed and comfortable – and our efforts focus upon one-on-one conversations with visitors.
STL has no stairways, providing easy access for all. While the majority of the congregation stands during certain parts of the service, those with difficulty do not. Communion is brought to the pew of those who so request, and large print worship folders are also available upon request. Please let us know if you have any additional concerns.
The church is a hospital for sinners, not a haven for saints. We are here to serve the Good News of Jesus to our community, and welcome all come to receive his grace.