Ministry is reaching out to our parishioners
to help them on their journey to Christ.
led by Louise Smith
Susan Sherwin, VGEC
Opportunities for Involvement in our Ministries:
Adult Choir: Serving the church through song is a powerful ministry. Those who would like to participate are welcome to join our choir. Choir practice is on Thursday evenings at 7:00 p.m. in the Choir Room.
Altar Guild: This guild is a group of parishioners who desire to be responsible for dressing the altar for services and keeping the linens clean, pressed and in good condition.
Bell Choir: The handbell choir performs in church throughout the year. Bell Choir practice is on Thursday evenings at 6:00 p.m. in the Main Church. No experience is necessary.
Eucharistic Visitors: Eucharistic Visitors are trained and licensed by the Bishop. Representing the Body of Christ, Eucharist Visitors serve Holy Eucharist, pray, visit, and listen to our ill and/or infirm parishioners in their homes, hospitals, and nursing homes.
EYC Leaders: Are you interested in helping today's teenagers grow in adult Christians? If so, this might be the ministry for you. Anyone interested must go through training and be prepared to undergo a background check. The rewards are great and the opportunity to affect the future leadership of the church is the ultimate ministry.
Flower Delivery Committee: This important committee delivers the flowers after Sunday services to those who are house bound or are in the hospital. These ministers deliver not only flowers but the joy of the Lord to those they meet.
Funeral Ushers: They are a group of dedicated men and women who volunteer to assist in funeral services conducted at St. Paul's. Funeral Ushers also comfort family members at their time of grief, record the number in the attendance, and assist the Altar Guild and funeral directors of the city in preparation and completion of the service. After the service concludes, the ushers deliver flowers to nursing homes or other recepients as designated by the family.
Guild of Acolytes: This dedicated group of young Episcopalians, grade five through twelve, serve each Sunday at the 10:30 a.m. service and at other services, as necessary, during the liturgical year. They carry torches, flags, crosses, and banners. Additionally, they assist our priests in preparation for the Holy Eucharist.
Guild of Worship Leaders: The Worship Leaders assist the Rector in conducting the worship at St. Paul's. Duties include reading the appointed scripture lessons, leading the Prayers of the People, officiating at Evening Prayer, and assisting the Rector in administering Holy Communion. Worship Leaders may also serve in weddings and funerals. They meet every third Sunday of the month for Corporate Communion at the 8:00 a.m. service followed by a breakfast meeting in the Parish Hall.
Home Visitors: This ministry's purpose is to visit and liaison with the Church the needs and desires of those who cannot regularly attend the Church. You will be trained to go into the homes of members of The Family of St. Paul's to listen, talk, and learn about them and their needs.
Prayer Partners: This caring ministry, part of the Order of St. Luke, comprise of men and women who deem it a privilege to pray for and with others during the main service of Sunday at both of the side Chapels.
Reception Committee: The Reception Committee is called upon occasionally to host a reception after funerals or for special events in the life of the Family of St. Paul's.
Shepherds: This is a fun ministry where a member of the Shepherds is assigned to a new member or new family and assists him or her for several months in his or her walk at the Family of St. Paul's!
Sound: Adults who assist with the sound system and recording of the sermons for each service.
Stewardship Committee: Stewardship involves the planned, purposeful, and proportionate gift of our time, talent, and finances in recognition that these gifts come from God. The stewardship committee creates tangible opportunities for the family of St. Paul's to be good stewards.
Transportation Ministry: This ministry's mission is to find out who cannot attend church due to lack of transportation and offer him/her a ride. Whether this is done weekly or occasionally, we have an opportunity to bring more of our Family together on Sunday.
Ushers: The Ushers represent our church in a very visable way and help set the tone for the worship service as well as assist with the smooth operation within the service. Five teams rotate serving the Sunday Service at 10:30 a.m. and at special Services. A dedicated group serves the Sunday Service at 8:00 a.m. with teams of two rotating each month.
Vergers: The Verger works under the direction of the parish priest to assist with the organization and operation of religious services in the Episcopal Church.
Young Voices Choir: Children singing in the Young Voices Choir are in kindergarten through sixth grade. They sing during the 10:30 a.m. service about six or seven times a year and during the Christmas Eve 5:00 p.m. service. They rehearse on Wednesday evenings from 5:30 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. in the Choir Room. Louise Smith leads the Children's Choir.
If you are interested in any of these ministry opportunities, please contact the Ministry Office at (318) 865-8469.