Resuming Worship Gatherings

Reserving seats

Seating for our worship service is currently reserved as "General Admission," according to the seating chart below, which follows state and local social distancing guidelines using an "every-other-row" format. Ushers will be present to help you find a seat as needed.

Due to limited capacity, we have set up the following system for attendees to reserve general admission seats. Attendees with a last name beginning with M-Z will be able to reserve seats from Monday to Thursday for the first week. Beginning on Friday each week, remaining seats may be reserved by anyone. The following week, attendees with a last name beginning with A-L will be able to reserve tickets from Monday to Thursday. See schedule below:

For December 6: A-L may reserve November 30-December 3

For December 13: M-Z may reserve November December 7-10

For December 20: A-L may reserve December 14-17

For December 27: M-Z may reserve December 21-24

Click the Link below to reserve your general admission seating. Please contact one of our pastors if you have any questions.

Phased plan

AUGUST UPDATE: Beginning August 23, we will resume our phased approach to regathering at the Dallas Children's Theater. Information about logistics for these gatherings can be found on this page. We will continue to live stream the service for those unable to join us. Visit our home page to access the live stream. If you would like to visit our worship gathering and/or have questions, please contact Alex Dean.

Please know that our Session desires to take every precaution to protect the health and well-being of you all and our community. We have developed a phased approach to returning, which corresponds with Dallas County Health Guidelines. As such, it is a color-coded approach, which allows us to safely resume various capacities and aspects of worship in accordance with local health notices. Click the link below to see some of the details.

New St. Peter's Phased Plan for Worship

Please understand that returning to any sense of "normal" will require charity from all because there will not be uniformity. Every church will do this differently because of its own circumstances, and every NSP member will do this differently as well. May we love one another as we seek to meet together to worship our glorious God. 

Logistics for "Red" and "Orange" Phases

  • Our return date to the Dallas Children's Theater is August 23.
  • Please enter and exit ONLY through the West entrance, which faces Skillman St. (labeled "Rosewood Center").
  • Face coverings/masks are required per Dallas Children's Theater policy for tenants.
  • While in the facility, we will restrict our use to the main lobby, the Baker theater (main worship gathering room) and the main lobby restrooms. Please maintain proper social distancing in all areas and outdoors.
  • After the worship service, feel free to enjoy socially distant fellowship outside of the main lobby, under the Rosewood Center awning. 
  • We will not be able to offer nursery or worship training at this time, but we will endeavor to engage children in worship by keeping the service shorter, providing worship aids, and more (see below). 
  • For those not in attendance, we will livestream each service. 

Social distancing guidelines and other info

While at the facility, please maintain social distancing guidelines as laid out by the CDC, and state and local authorities. Due to such guidelines, the following changes will take place for the present time:

  • Children: During the red and orange phases, we will not be able to offer nursery or worship training. Parents are encouraged to use their best judgment in bringing children, and we will have "Work for Young Worshippers" material available for all ages. In addition, we will have a family area set up in the lobby, with coloring materials and the service stream available if parents feel a need to step out with little ones.
  • Singing: During the red, orange, and yellow phases, we will reduce the number of songs in the service. The theater administration has also required masks at all times in the facility. 
  • Sacraments: We believe the sacraments are crucial means of grace for the gathered body, and so we will seek to carefully administer them according to the various phases of our plan. For full details, see the document at the top of this page. 
  • Sharing the Peace: During the red and orange phases, we will continue sharing the peace digitally with those who are not in attendance. We encourage you to text or call some one who is not present to share the Lord's peace. At the theater, please maintain a safe social distance when sharing the peace.
  • Fellowship before and after worship: While in the theater before worship, please maintain a safe social distance. After the service, please proceed outside through the main lobby and enjoy fellowship under the Rosewood Center awning.
  • Giving: An offering bowl - and Alms bowl on 4th Sundays - will be available in the center of the Theater. We will not use the offering box to avoid another common contact surface. On-line giving also continues as an option.