The Book of Common Prayer states that we are all ministers of the church, lay and ordained. There are many ways that you can get involved in the Worship of St. Paul’s. If you feel called to help us lead worship, look at all the different ways that you could potentially do that, and then contact one of our priests.
Our Acolytes are a key part of our worship services at St. Paul's. They help to lead and guide the service alongside the priests of the parish. There is something incredibly special about serving at God's altar and being an acolyte allows children and adults to live into their calling as ministers of the church. At our 8 am service, we typically have adults serve as acolytes, but…Read More »
Altar Guild is a ministry of St. Paul's and works behind the scenes. We care for the vestments, linens and vessels by washing, ironing and polishing. Altar Guild switches out the hangings to the liturgical color for the season.Read More »
Eucharistic Ministers share in the distribution of communion by administering the chalice prayerfully with dignity and grace. It is a ministry of presence not one of personality or particular skill. Eucharistic Ministers are invited by the Rector to share in this ministry
Lectors proclaim in public worship the good news of God in Christ. They voice the words of Holy Scripture . They are also able to lead the Daily Offices of Morning, Noonday, and Evening Prayer as well as the service of Compline. Familiarity with, and a love for the story of salvation as told through the Bible is a prerequisite for this ministry.
Ushering is an act of love and service just like singing in the choir, volunteering with the Altar Guild, serving on the Fellowship Committee, or working with our Youth. To me, ushering is loving God by serving God's people as they come to God's house to worship. Ushering invariably leaves me with a good feeling after each service. It leaves me feeling I have tried to serve God, …Read More »