Category Archives: Worship

Fourth Sunday in Advent

Come celebrate of the birth of Christ with the children of our congregation on Sunday, December, 19, 2021, during morning worship.

Carols and Conversation help two young girls understand the mystery and joy of the birth of the newborn king in “Baby Jesus We Love you” “

We will be receiving the Christmas Joy Offering on December 19, as well. Envelopes are in the back of the sanctuary. “The Christmas Joy Offering opens doors of opportunity which lead to hopeful futures for young people at Presbyterian -related schools and colleges equipping communities of color and providing assistance to current and retired church workers in their time of need.

The Third Sunday in Advent

Join us Sunday, December 12, 2021 for our Christmas Cantata presented by members of our choir and congregation. So many folks with the gift of music, directed by our Minister of Music, Ms. Susan Brown.

Plan on joining us for Neighborhood Christmas Caroling for the St. Louis Christmas Carol Association from 2:00 – 3:30 PM on Sunday, as well. Hats and costumes encouraged and experience and actual singing ability is not required. Special thanks to Josh Smith and the Membership and Evangelism Committee for organizing this event!

We continue to social distance and wear masks while at church. Thank you for protecting our community.

Second Sunday in advent

Join us for worship this Second Sunday in Advent. The Rev. Dr. Alan Meyers will be leading us in worship which begins at 10:30 AM, in-person and on-line. In-person folks, while all of the red cushions are back in the pews, remember to social distance and to wear a mask. Masks are available in the back of the sanctuary and near the side entrance.

Plan now to attend the Christmas Cantata during worship on December 12th. Our children’s program will be December 19th. Both services begin at 10:30 AM.

First Sunday in Advent

Join us on Sunday, November 28, 2021.

The Rev. Dr. Alan Meyers will lead us in worship. We will be serving communion in a Covid safe manner with our tiny individual communion elements. Feel free to bring your own larger sized, easy to open communion elements. Folks at home are encouraged to join us with your own at home elements, which will be blessed virtually. The “Hanging of the Greens” will be happening. Don’t miss out!

We continue to offer a Zoom option to those who would prefer to worship remotely. If you’d like to join us remotely. Meeting ID: 768 992 383. (You can also call in, by phone, at 312-626-6799, then enter the same meeting ID.) 

Pastor Erin’s Last Sunday

Join us for worship this Sunday, Nov. 14th, and help us say farewell to Pastor Erin. After 7 wonderful years together, we will send Pastor Erin off to her family and her new congregation in Washington, D.C. with love and faith. We give thanks to God who gave us this wonderful season together. There will be music, maybe a few tears, and certainly so very much silliness and love!

Worship will be at 10:30 a.m. in the sanctuary (with masks and distancing) and online (click here for the Zoom info and online bulletin).

We hope to see you there!

Blessing of the Backpacks

When you show up or log in for worship this Sunday (8/22/2021), don’t forget to bring your school bag, or your work bag, or your diaper bag, or your gym bag, or whatever bag you wanna bring for the Blessing of the Backpacks. We will pray over our learning and our laboring and ask God to be present with us throughout the year.

Worship changes coming soon!

Update February 2022

We hope to return to in-person worship in the coming weeks, watch this space. Zoom worship will continue, as well.

Update January 2022

After careful consideration we are retiring to on-line worship only in the month of January and February 2022. Due to rapidly rising covid infections in the community we will not be hosting in-person worship until further notice. Our session will be meeting in February to evaluate next steps regarding worship.

Below is the history of our recent actions concerning worship.

After months of socially distancing, worshiping online, gathering outside in small groups with masks, and as these vaccines are starting to get out to the people, the Session of Oak Hill Presbyterian Church has voted to slowly and safely start resuming in-person gatherings as of June 2021.

  1. Limited re-opening of the building began in June. Small groups of 15 or less can meet inside the building with masks and distancing recommended. Virtual options are still available to groups who would prefer to meet online.  
  2. We will resume indoor in-person worship in July. Knowing that not everyone has access to the vaccine (including young children) and that our community vaccination rate is still low, we will ask all in-person worship participants to wear masks. The Worship and Christian Ed Committee will work out details and logistics to ensure we have space for social distancing, safety for liturgists and worship leaders, and whatever is necessary to continue offering an online option for those who will choose to continue worshiping online. We will not have congregational singing inside the building at this time, but Pastor Erin and Music Minister Susan will continue to research this issue. We will not have a time of fellowship after worship inside the building, but will encourage the congregation to visit and chat outside after worship. Our first worship service back inside the sanctuary will be on Sunday, July 4, and it will include communion and quite a lot of joy. 

WE WILL CONTINUE OFFERING ZOOM WORSHIP for all who would like to participate in worship remotely. You can find the information on how to join us here.

If you have questions or suggestions about our return to in-person worship, please reach out to one of the members of Session or Pastor Erin.

August 2021 Update
We are paying close attention to the data following the uptick in cases in Missouri over the summer. For now, we are continuing to meet in-person with masks and distancing in the sanctuary. We have not returned to fellowship inside the building. The Session will continue to monitor the situation and will make changes if and when necessary.

Outdoor Worship- Again!

Join us for worship in-person, outside this Sunday, June 13th at 10:30 a.m.!

Bring your own camp chair, and bring a mask, too. We’ll gather on the front steps and front lawn of the church. We’ll have worship with some fun music, cold waters, and we’ll see about providing a little more shade this week.

Feel free to bring your own lunch and stay after to visit and snack outside.

Of course, if you’d prefer to join us online, we will be sharing the service via Zoom, so you can participate that way, too. You can find the Zoom log-in info and a bulletin to download (posted on Friday 6/11) by clicking here.

*In case of rain, we’ll all be on Zoom.

There will be no Sunday School this week.

Outdoor Worship for Pentecost

We will gather, masked and distanced, outside for worship on Pentecost Sunday, which is May 23rd. Bring a chair and meet us on the front lawn of the church for an in-person, outdoor service. We will bring the technology with us, so if you’re not comfortable, ready, or able to join in person, you can still connect and participate in the service on Zoom.

*In case of rain, we will have worship on Zoom only.

You can access the worship bulletin and the Zoom details by clicking here.

Holy Humor Sunday 4/11

Join us for HOLY HUMOR SUNDAY! Wear a silly hat, prepare a goofy joke, download a hilarious zoom background, and join us for a joyful good time!
The worship bulletin will be available here on Saturday morning.

We’ve made some funny zoom backgrounds you can use:

Come to worship with all these wild friends!

You can be riding with the Clydesdales!
Wear this hat and hop into the pew for worship!