Info for in-person weekend services:
In light of the orders by the Lake County Health Department and the Governor of Indiana we do ask everyone to wear a mask when social distance is hard to maintain - entering and exiting the building and when otherwise moving around. We are also setting aside the far south section (far left when you’re facing the altar) for those who agree to wear masks throughout the service, so that those who feel they cannot risk being near unmasked people can still attend if they choose. That section will be ushered out first, and will have the side door directly to the outside available so that they do not need to go through the narthex.
On Sunday, September 13 we added the 11:00 am service and it will be a service without singing. But it will not be a service without praise. This service will also have everyone wearing masks for the whole service. As we’re all aware, people have a wide range of susceptibility and “acceptable risk” regarding Covid-19, so the 11:00 will seek to serve those willing to congregate for worship but who prefer no singing and everyone to be masked. As always, we recommend (not insist, but encourage) those who are elderly or particularly susceptible to continue using the livestreaming and receive the Sacrament privately by appointment either in the home or at church.
Interested in becoming a Lutheran?
A class for adults interested in membership in the Lutheran church will begin Sunday, September 27. The class will meet on Sunday mornings at 9:15 am in the Adult Ed room. We will provide all of the material, and there is no obligation to join. For more information contact Caroline Weller by email or 219-836-6270 x106.
The church and school offices will have limited availability Mon-Fri 8 am - 3:30 pm. If you are in need of pastoral care, please check your latest email or church directory for Pastors’ cell numbers.
Helpful remote resources
The Worship Anew program can be viewed online anytime at worshipanew.org, or on Direct TV channel 377 on Sunday morning at 10:30 am, or Comcast channel 8 - WPWR (the CW) on Sunday at 5 am & 8 am. Worship Anew is a 30 minute worship service with various LCMS pastors and choirs.
KFUO Radio at KFUO.org
Issues Etc. at Issuesetc.org
The Word of the Lord Endures: various podcasts to watch at thewordendures.org Facebook: like our page at St. Paul's Lutheran Church Munster
YouTube: to see past sermons subscribe to St. Paul's Lutheran Church Munster Indiana
Weekday Bible Studies
In-person Bible studies in the Fellowship Area (use the main church entrance):
Wednesday Men's* at 6:45 am will be looking at Philippians
Wednesday Morning at 10 am will be looking at Isaiah
Thursday Morning* at 10 am will be looking at 2 Peter
*Zoom Bible studies (see announcements for links):
Wednesday Evening at 7 pm will be looking at Revelation
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We welcome you to discover all that St. Paul's has to offer: worship, Bible studies and small groups, events to share with each other, ways to serve, and tools to grow in Christ, for you and the whole family.
To inquire about membership, baptism, confirmation, weddings, funerals, etc., please contact the church office.
Looking for Hope? Do you need help with an extraordinary pain? Please contact Stephen Ministry. For private pastoral counseling, please contact a pastor.
Many Hands Make Light Work
There are lots of ways to get involved in serving and helping, many of which take less of a time commitment than you may think! Check it out or sign-up online. Forgot when your child acolytes? We have many serving schedules posted online, too.
What Does "Koinonia" mean?
from the Greek, meaning:
Join us for coffee & doughnuts
Sept-May Sundays 9:00 am: Between services — all are welcome in the gym
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Divine Service times
(Streaming at 9:30 am)
Saturday ..... 5:30 pm
Sunday .........8:00, 9:30, and 11* am
In-person Bible Study & Sunday School in recess
* 11 am - no singing, masks for all throughout the service. (The other services have one seating section that is masked throughout the service.)
Weekly 30-minute chapel services are held each Wednesday morning at 8:30 am during the school year. Currently they are socially distanced for students and faculty only, and live streamed for others to watch.
Online Directory (current members)
Boards & Ministries
More information about our many Boards, Ministries, and Groups, from our Guidebook.
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