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  • CHURCH 602 Morgan Blvd |
  • Harlingen, TX |
  • 956. 423. 3924

What to Expect

What should I wear to church?
While we welcome you to come as you are, and to be comfortable with whatever you wear, some people may prefer to know ahead of time what everyone else will be wearing, so they won’t stick out. People here wear a variety of clothes to our worship services, from suits and ties to jeans and cowboy boots. Many of the guys though wear polo or button up shirts and khaki pants or jeans. Many of the ladies wear dresses, skirts, blouses, pants and shorts. See our picture galleries to get a better feel.

Where should I park?
St. Paul has two main parking lots as well as street parking available. The sanctuary is located closest to Morgan Blvd., and the most convenient parking lot is the parking lot on the corner of Morgan and Washington, however this parking lot tends to fill up quickly. An additional, much larger parking lot is located on Washington and Citrus Terrace and may be accessed from either road. To access the sanctuary from this parking lot, follow the signs marked church/sanctuary.

Will you make visitors stand up and introduce themselves?

No, we will not make you stand out. On a normal weekend, we are blessed to have a number of guests in our worship services, so you may even be sitting by someone who is also visiting. At the beginning and end of the services, our pastor greets people at the doors, so if you are visiting with us, please introduce yourselves to him. Feel free to ask the ushers for directions to bathrooms and to our children’s area as well, as they can be kind of hard to find. We would ask that if you would like us to follow up on your visit, please give us your contact information on the friendship register located in each pew. Don’t worry, we’ll remind you about it during the service.

What do my young kids do during worship?
We love children in our worship services! For all of our worship services we have special children’s bags filled with things for little hands to do as they are in worship, and that serve as teaching opportunities for children. During our 10:30 worship, child care is provided for young children in our Great Beginnings Center, staffed by our teachers. Also during the 10:30 service each week, a special children’s message geared just for them is included as a part of the worship. For kids who are having a tough week or just needing to let off some energy, there is also a cry-room/nursery available in the rear of the sanctuary to allow parents to still listen to the worship service, while allowing their children to play with toys and burn off some energy.

What about Communion?

Communion is a very important part of our worship life as a congregation because in this meal we believe according to the words of Jesus himself, that we receive not only bread and wine but also the very body and blood of Jesus for the forgiveness of our sins. We receive this meal in faith trusting in the promise of Christ that he is present. Below is our brief statement about communion here at St. Paul. We encourage you to speak with Pastor before communing for the first time at St. Paul so that he may answer any question you may have. Please know you do not have to communion when you worship at St. Paul and that we will not judge you for choosing not to participate.

You are welcome to join us in the celebration of the Lord’s Supper when you believe:

Yes, I am a sinner in need of Jesus’ forgiveness. Romans 3:23

Yes, I am baptized in His Name. Acts 2:38

Yes, I recognize Jesus’ real presence of body and blood in the bread and wine. 1 Corinthians 10:16

Yes, I trust Jesus’ promise to forgive my sins as I receive His Supper. Matthew 26:26-28

Yes, I receive His power to renew my life. John 8:11

Let a person examine himself, then, and so eat of the bread and drink of the cup. For anyone who eats and drinks without discerning the body eats and drinks judgment on himself.        1 Corinthians 11:28-29