Lay Liturgical Ministries: Serving During Worship
Services at St. Paul's involve preparation and leadership by many people, both clergy and lay. Lay members are invited to participate in any of the following liturgical ministries. You may contact the leaders of each Ministry by clicking on indivdual Ministry pages below or by calling the church office at 723-4391.
Five teams of high-school age acolytes serve as crucifers, servers, and torch-bearers for Sunday services on a rotating basis. Each team has an adult Team Leader. Adult acolytes are available for weddings and funerals and other special services. Contact: Norman Butler (youth) or Stephanie Lovett (adults)
This ministry prepares all the things necessary for services, including flowers, hangings, candles, vestments, linens, the sacred vessels and bread and wine. Both men and women serve on Communion, Flower, Linen and Brass Polishing committees.
Contact: Carolyn Stokes
About twenty parishioners are trained and then licensed by the Bishop to assist the clergy at Eucharist by serving the wine. They are scheduled once or twice a month. Contact: Malcom Brown.
Members of St. Paul’s assist the clergy during worship by offering healing prayer while the clergy administer the Sacramental Rite of Unction (anointing the sick with oil blessed by the Bishop). Contact: Janice Lewis
Lay Eucharistic Visitors
Lay Eucharistic Visitors are trained and then licensed by the bishop to take the consecrated elements to those unable to come to church.Contact: The Rev. Tom Murray
Lectors read the Old Testament and Epistle lessons and Prayers of the People during our services. Training is provided and readers are scheduled about once every six weeks. Contact: Catherine Jourdan or Sally Wells
Ushers are needed at all services to welcome members and visitors, distribute bulletins, and take up the offering. Seventh-grade students serve as youth ushers at the 9:00 a.m. service during the school year. Contact: Edwin Bland (youth) or Jonathan Blanco (adults).