Sunday Ministries

Worship Ministries

Let everything that has breath praise the Lord!

Worship is central to our life at St. Paul's, and on Sunday and during the week, laypeople serve with our clergy through shared ministry, to plan, prepare and participate in our worship.

  • Acolytes
    Contact Patty Finkbiner

    Acolytes assist in carrying the cross and torches, and in serving with the priest at the altar. Open to anyone from 9 years of age on up.

  • Altar Guild
    Contact Tami Lewis

    The Altar Guild serves the congregation’s worship by preparing the Altar and Sanctuary for all services. The Guild also is responsible for the care and repair of Eucharistic vessls, altar linens and hangings, etc. They are always looking to add new members and appreciate the extra hands that will be available to help with the housekeeping of our beautiful sanctuary. Even though the work of setting up the altar and taking down after each service is routine, it can be a very spiritual and rewarding time.

  • Chalice Bearers
    Contact Mother Susan

    Chalice bearers are members of the congregation who have been trained and licenced by the Bishop to administer the chalice at Communion.

  • Intercessors
    Contact Jon Adamson

    An intercessor is ‘one who prays on behalf of another or others.' Intercessors lead the congregation in the Prayers of the People from a printed sheet obtained from the ushers.

  • Oblationers
    Contact Mother Susan

    Oblation is "an offering of ourselves, our lives and labors, in union with Christ, for the purposes of God" (BCP p 857). Oblation bearers are members of the congregation who bring the people's offerings of bread, wine and water to the altar for consecration at the Eucharist. This is a wonderful ministry for families to become involved in.

  • Readers (Lectors)
    Contact Jon Adamson

    Lecctors read one of the lessons in worship. Open to anyone from older teens on up.

  • Ushers
    Contact Jon Adamson

    The ushers “host” the congregation at each Service, greeting the individuals and families as they arrive, providing them with a bulliten and offering any assistance they may require. They also collect the Offering, direct communicants during the Eucharist, record attendance, and tidy up following the service.