Worship Ministries


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Come & Join Us For Worship!


Everything you need to follow along with the service is printed in an easy-to-follow service bulletin.


All baptized Christians are welcome to receive communion.


Anglican Tradition:

Worship in the Anglican Tradition is unashamedly "religious drama".  We have a script (our Prayer Book), costumes (our white vestments refer back to the early church) and choreography.  What this Anglican form of worship offers is an understanding of the majesty of God, the opportunity to praise Him for His grace and mercy and the opportunity to hear and learn God's Word through the Bible readings and the sermon. 


Worship Services:

Rite I:  Elizabethan English  

Rite II:  Modern English


   Sunday:  
  8:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist (Rite I)  (Main Church)

10:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist (Rite II) (Main Church)

6:00 p.m. Contemporary Service (Parlor) (2nd Sunday only)
 

 Monday:
8:30 a.m. Morning Prayer (Chapel)


                                              Wednesday:
                                      8:30 a.m.  Morning Prayer (Chapel)

                                     10:00 a.m. Holy Eucharist (Rite I) (Chapel)

                          5:30 p.m.  Evening Prayer & Holy Eucharist Rite II (Chapel)


      Thursday:    
8:30 a.m.  Morning Prayer (Chapel)


                                                  Friday: 

8:30 a.m.  Morning Prayer (Chapel)

 

                    

Opportunities for Involvement in our Worship Services:


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 group of parishioners desires 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.


Centering Prayer:  St. Paul's Centering Prayer is an ecumenical group open to the Christian community in Shreveport, and includes members of St. Paul's as well as other Christian denominations.  They are dedicated to renewing the contemplative dimension of the Gospel through the practice of Centering Prayer, a form of Christian contemplative prayer. Centering Prayer is a period of silent, wordless communion with God, and is based on Jesus' teaching in Matthew 6:6.  Centering Prayer gathers at 7:00 p.m. each Tuesday in the Wardens' Room, listens to a short devotional reading, sits in silence for about half an hour, and departs in silence.


Children's Choir:  Children singing in the Children's 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.  Becky Swofford and Louise Smith direct the Children's Choir.


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.


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, grades 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.


Prayer Partners:  This caring ministry, part of the Order of St. Luke, comprises 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.


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 at 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.

 

If you are interested in any of these ministry opportunities, please contact the Ministry Office at 318-865-8469.

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