Pastor Rod Houppert
General Information about St. Paul
For those that are looking to find an LCMS church that primarily offers Traditional Lutheran Services you have found a home! We have recently moved to the Lutheran Service Book for our liturgy and hymns. St. Paul was founded in 1900 and primarily serves the Wallis, East Bernard, Simonton, Weston Lakes, and Fulshear Texas area. Several families travel from distant parts of the Houston area as well. We have a fellowship time after each service where the congregation and visitors can meet over a cup of coffee and a treat to talk. We are a small congregation but behave like a welcoming family. We hope this sounds like a place where you would like to come worship Christ and get to know us.
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The following Guidelines were developed to allow for In-Person Church Worship Services to begin:
- Someone will hold open the Narthex door to greet and admit you. Don’t congregate in the Narthex. Maintain Social distancing throughout. No handshakes or hugs.
- Note that the Fellowship Hall will be closed to general access. Everyone should enter through the Narthex doors to be seated.
- Please deposit your offerings in the offering plate located on a table in front of the organ as you enter the church.
- For those at greater risk, i.e. having some underlying health condition you should stay home – but if you choose to come to church you should wear face masks.
- Ushers are to seat everyone, so distancing is maintained. Couples/families can sit together, but each family unit or person will be seated to provide about 6 foot spacing between each other.
- If where you normally sit isolates you from others by 6 foot, then ask the usher if you can sit where you normally do. Ushers will assist you in determining spacing. Please be patient as we figure this all out.
- No one should be sitting directly behind or in front of any other person/couple.
- You might consider sitting in the same place each week while these rules are in effect for your safety as well as that of others.
- An usher will seat any visitors that may arrive.
- Communion will be administered by the Pastor and an Elder.
- We will commune as a left and right side of the church – one side at a time.
- An usher will guide people to stand in a single line spaced 6 foot between each communicant or couple in the center aisle.
- Communion elements will be dispensed at the front of the church and not at the rail or on the chancel.
- The communicants will exit to the left or right to return to their seating.
- We will not have a fellowship time and there will not be any coffee or treats.
- Adult Bible Class will be held in the sanctuary after a short break. Those wishing to attend should keep the same seating positions that they had during the church service.
- One person in the restroom at a time – knock on the door and clean up after yourself as you leave. Sanitizing cloths will be provided.
The Number 1 Rule for everyone:
If you have any symptoms or don’t feel good don’t come to church.
- If you are coughing or sneezing don’t come to church.
- If you have been around someone you know (or have reason to believe) has the Covid-19 virus stay home. Protect yourself and fellow members of St. Paul
- If someone has coughed or sneezed on or near you stay home.