Resuming Worship Gatherings

JULY UPDATE: Beginning July 5, we will return to online only worship for the present.  When we began re-gathering on June 14, key data points were trending in a positive direction, but now they are not. While we are still seeking to understand the data, we will adhere to the plan we presented to you. For now, please visit our home page to access the online worship service. 


When we are able to resume in-person worship gatherings, 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 TBD.
  • Please enter and exit ONLY through the West entrance, which faces Skillman St. (labeled "Rosewood Center").
  • 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 (see below).
  • 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.
  • Face coverings/masks are required per Dallas Children's Theater policy for tenants.
  • For those not in attendance, we will livestream each service. 



seating

Seating will be "General Admission" according to the seating chart above (first draft), 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 A-L 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 M-Z will be able to reserve tickets from Monday to Thursday. See schedule below:


Reservation Schedule TBD when we return to in-person worship.


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

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.
  • Singing: During the red, orange, and yellow phases, we will reduce the number of songs in the service, and we will ask those who sing to wear masks while singing. 
  • 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.