In-Person Worship Returns to the St. Paul's Sanctuary
Click the button below to access sign ups for Sunday, May 23rd:
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I sign up for a service?
Each Monday you will be able to sign up for Sunday worship in the sanctuary at 8:00 a.m. or10:00 a.m. Please remember the Virtual Ministry of the Word will continue to be recorded and distributed in the usual manner. We HIGHLY recommend the virtual service to anyone who is especially vulnerable, with a family member who is vulnerable, or simply anyone who does not feel comfortable attending in person. We will continue to monitor COVID cases in the city of Alexandria, if, for any reason, service details need to change we will notify you as soon as possible.
What is a "Worship Circle"?Seating in the church is limited and you must sign up to attend the service on Sunday. When signing up please let us know how many people will be coming in your group - this is your worship circle. Please note: worship circles can accommodate up to 6 people. If you have more than 6 people you will need to make an additional reservation. Ushers will seat worship circles throughout the sanctuary in order to maintain safe social distancing.
What if my plans change after I sign up?
If your plans change before the sign-up close on Friday, please modify your reservation so that we can accommodate other parishioners. For example, you register for you, your spouse and 3 children to attend the service, your plans change and only 1 child will attend with you.
I need special seating accommodations - who do I contact?If you need special seating accommodations ie. wheelchair accessibility, unable to use stairs, etc. or have additional questions, please contact Laura Rose at 703-549-3312 x 65 or [email protected].
What do I do on Sunday morning?
Before leaving for the service: bring your mask! While all are welcome, all are required to wear masks, even those who are vaccinated. Please plan to arrive 15 minutes before the service begins and enter the church through the main doors on Pitt St. After checking in with the ushers you will be guided to your pew. Please be patient as we all adjust to this new seating system. You, most likely, will not be sitting in your normal pew. While in the sanctuary and in your pew please mind all posted signs and tape. Norton Hall bathrooms will be available for use if necessary.
What will the services be like?
Both services will follow the Holy Eucharist Rite II. Communion bread only will be distributed.The 8:00 service will not have any music. The 10:00 service will feature musicians but no congregational singing.
There will be no physical passing of the peace outside of family members. You may pass the peace through gesture to others.There will be no passed collection plate. A collection basket will be available by the exits, but we highly encourage online giving.Finally, after the service, please move swiftly towards the exits keeping safe distance between yourself and other worship circles. We are asking that everyone try their best to save all conversations for outside on the sidewalk.
If all Worship Circles are taken, please email Laura Rose to be added to the waitlist [email protected]. If you need further assistance, please call the church office at 703-549-3312 x65. Leave a message with your phone number and Laura Rose will return your call. You can also reach Laura by email at [email protected].