Worship with us online

To help prevent the spread of COVID, we're not meeting in person as a community at this time. But we are offering livestreamed services on Sunday mornings at 10:30. Join us at that time by clicking here. You can also find recent services by clicking here.


Holy Week services

Palm Sunday  |  March 28
Remembering Jesus’ march into Jerusalem for Passover, days before his arrest and death.
Palm Sunday worship will remain online this year, but will be filled with special music and joyful HOSANNAs! Click here for the service and here for the bulletin. After worship from Noon-2:00 pm, we'll “Pack the Palms” for our annual effort to donate food, personal care, and household items to MN FoodShare. Stop by with your items, or bring them during the days before and after and leave them in the marked bin in the entryway off the parking lot. 
 

Maundy Thursday  |  April 1
Remembering the Last Supper, and Jesus’ betrayal and arrest that followed it. Jesus washed the disciples’ feet and broke the bread and poured the wine. Maundy comes for the Latin word for command, because at the Last Supper Jesus said, “I give you a new commandment: that you love one another.”
Join us for a family-friendly Maundy Thursday service at 6:30 pm via Zoom. Here's the Zoom link. The bulletin link will be posted here soon. As you join us online, have handy some bread and juice/wine for Communion and a bowl of water and washcloth for handwashing.
 

Good Friday  |  April 2
On Good Friday, or “Holy Friday,” we remember Jesus’ death on the cross. The Tenebrae Service is a series of readings, coupled with candles being extinguished, that take worshipers through the last words of Christ. 
A recording of our Good Friday service is available here. You can also click here for the bulletin. Our service is going to be rich and haunting with music, drama, and liturgy.

We're also hosting a German-language Good Friday service again this year. That service is posted here.


Easter Sunday  |  April 4
Easter is the day we remember Jesus’ resurrection from the dead. Christ is risen! Christ is risen, indeed! 
Please join us online for our livestreamed Easter Sunday worship. Click this link for the service at 10:30 on April 4, and here for the bulletin.

 


German-language Good Friday service

This year we'll offer our annual German-language Good Friday service again. The service will be posted at this link.


Evensong services are suspended for the time being

Because of the surge in COVID cases, we are not holding our monthly Evensong services at this time. Please check back later for updates on when we will resume.

Looking forward to when we can come together for these services again, we invite you to click here to see a short video about Evensong at St. Paul's UCC.


Special services and experiences

Palm Sunday

Our Palm Sunday service ushers in Holy Week with songs and the waving of palms--reminiscent of Jesus' entry into Jerusalem, beginning the days leading through the Last Supper, his arrest, crucifixion, and death, and resurrection on Easter morning. We'll livestream our service this year as we're not worshiping together in person yet.


Tenebrae service on Good Friday

We traditionally hold a service of Tenebrae (shadows) on Good Friday. It features a dramatic reading of the Passion story as recounted in the Gospels, as well as moving music and the enveloping darkness as Jesus Christ moves through death and departs from us. Many find that this service is an essential step on their journeys to more fully appreciating the powerful message of Easter. Check back soon for the link to this year's service.


German language services 

Every year, to honor the heritage of the founders of this now-diverse community, we offer two German language services--a Good Friday service and a Christmas service (3:00 pm, usually on the third Sunday of Advent). See the flyer above for information on this year's Good Friday service.


Totenfest  |  All Saints Sunday

Throughout Christian history, the church has celebrated the lives of faithful people who have died. Totenfest is the distinctive practice that grows out of the Evangelical liturgical tradition of the United Church of Christ. Because of our congregation's German heritage, Totenfest has always been an important remembrance for us, celebrated near the end of the church calendar year and closely associated with All Saints Day. We celebrate Totenfest every year on All Saints Sunday, the first Sunday in November.


A Light in the Darkness

This annual Christmas Solstice service offers an exceptional time of reflection in a busy time of year. A Light in the Darkness also provides a special opportunity for travelers who will be unable to attend Christmas services with other members of their communities. 

 
 
 
 

Worship Times

Sunday Morning

To help prevent the spread
of the coronavirus,
we're worshiping online
for the time being.
We invite you to join
our live-streamed service.

We look forward
to returning to
our normal schedule,
and we're saving
a place for you!

Our regular schedule
10:30 am
Nursery and toddler care provided
Sunday School for children
11:30 Fair Trade Coffee Hour

Evensong Service 
with Folk Ensemble

To help prevent
the spread of COVID,
Evensong is canceled
for the time being.

We look forward
to returning to
our normal schedule,
and we're saving
a place for you!

Our regular schedule
3rd Sundays @ 5:15 pm,
September through May.

Where to find us

900 Summit Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55105

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