Frequently Asked Questions
Does Saints Peter and Paul like having visitors?
Yes! We love to meet new people. If you are new to the area and looking for a church to join, or travelling through the area and looking for a place to worship, we welcome you to join us in praising our risen Lord and Savior. We have greeters and ushers by the Sanctuary doors who will be happy to answer any questions you may have. Pastor is also available after services and will be glad to meet you.
Do visitors have to stand up and introduce themeselves to the rest of the worshipers?
No! We understand that many first time visitors do not want to be the center of attention. However, worshipers at Saints Peter and Paul "Share the Peace" with one another after the morning announcements and before Sunday worship begins. Many worshipers move about the Sanctuary, shake one another's hands, and wish each other "God's Peace" during this time. Regular worshipers often introduce themselves to visitors when "Sharing the Peace". If you are visiting, we hope you will take this opportunity to introduce yourself to others.
Is there an opportunity for Sunday school and Bible study on Sunday morning?
Yes! An adult Bible study meets every Sunday at 9 am (before the worship service) in the Fellowship Hall downstairs. Our Sunday school (Children Learning In Christ’s Kingdom, or C.L.I.C.K.) meets during worship services on the second and fourth Sunday of each month.
Can I bring my child/children to worship?
Yes! We encourage children to hear God’s Word and sing His praises with adult members of their families. There are changing tables available in both the men’s and women’s restrooms as well.
What do most people wear to worship?
We do not have a specific “dress code” for worship services at Saints Peter and Paul. Some members dress in casual attire, while others opt to wear their “Sunday best”. However, men are discouraged from wearing jackets and ties during the hot summer months. Members attending the Wednesday evening services typically dress more casually.
Are non-Lutherans welcome at Saints Peter and Paul?
Yes! All are welcome to worship and hear God’s Word regardless of religious background.
Can non-Lutherans receive communion at Saints Peter and Paul?
We take Holy Communion seriously. Worshipers who have been confirmed by an LCMS church, and who are members of other LCMS congregations, are welcome to commune with us. All visitors wishing to receive communion should talk with an elder or the pastor before the service. For more information, please see our communion policy.
Where do I park?
Visitors can park in the back lot accessed from McClure Avenue, on either side of Clover Street, or on the southbound (far) side of Stambaugh Avenue.
Which door should I enter through?
Worshipers have several options for entering the church. Some enter the building through the doors on Stambaugh Avenue. Others park in the back lot and enter through either the Clover Street entrance or the parking lot entrance at the top of the steps.
Can people with limited mobility attend worship services?
Yes! Saints Peter and Paul is a fully handicap accessible facility. People with limited mobility should park in the handicap spaces on Clover Street or in the back parking lot. A ramp leads to the Clover Street entrance, and an elevator is located to the left inside the entrance. People with limited mobility who wish to receive communion should sit in the front right (pulpit side) of the Sanctuary, and communion will be brought to them.