Please click on the frequently asked questions below for answers and a better idea of what to expect when you join us at Saint Paul!
We meet in our newly remodeled church sanctuary located at 100 S. School Street in Mount Prospect, Illinois. See our Contact and Directions page for details.
The church has a small parking lot on the south side of the building. Look for the “Guest Parking” area reserved just for you. There is also plenty of street parking available.
Just follow the crowd. Feel free to mingle around once inside. There will be greeters and ushers to direct you to the main sanctuary, restrooms or children’s nursery.
Please come by and check out one of our worship celebrations. You will not be expected to say or do anything that makes you feel uncomfortable. Come to see what we’re all about and participate in as much or as little of the service as you feel comfortable. Just be sure to read about our Communion Notes in the service folder before participating in communion.
That’s what we’re here for! Church and Bible Study are opportunities to grow in our knowledge of the Bible and faith in Jesus. You don’t have to know anything about the Bible or even any religion to attend worship.
We have a variety of service styles ranging from traditional to contemporary. Typical services include time for hymns or worship songs, bible readings and a main message or sermon (Check out our online Sermon Archive). Music during our traditional services usually features a choir or handbells and hymns are usually accompanied by the pipe organ. Contemporary services are led by a two to ten-person worship team, keyboard, guitar, and drums. The entire service usually lasts a little more than an hour.
We have a friendly and casual atmosphere, but dress the way you feel most comfortable, from jeans to business casual to suit and tie. But don’t worry about what you are wearing. We’re more concerned with meeting your real life needs than with what you wear.
No, but feel free to bring a Bible or a pen and note pad to take notes. Be sure to pick up a worship folder from one of the ushers when you arrive. Beyond that, all words to music and scripture are projected on the screens at the front of the sanctuary at every worship service so following along is very easy.
Newcomers and visitors do not have to introduce themselves during the worship services. However, you will have a chance to meet the people around you at some point in the service and we would love to talk to you following any of the services, but only if you wish to do so.
We hope that our web site will ease your mind but if you have a question, please ask someone for help. Don’t hesitate to say, “I am new. What is this about?” Our congregation is very friendly and happy to have the chance to welcome guests. Many who worship regularly remember the “being new” feeling. There are always other guests at each worship celebration so don’t feel alone.
We pass an offering plate during the service so that our worship may include bringing gifts to God. This is completely voluntary and is intended for family members of Saint Paul. Guests should not feel obligated to participate unless God leads you to do so.