We worship to thank God for our blessings, to acknowledge our failings and ask for forgiveness and to gain strength to carry out God’s plans for us and for the world. At St. Paul’s we worship formally every week on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings, and at special times such as Lent, Advent, Christmas and Easter. Informally we worship in small groups, with our interfaith neighbors, and with those who cannot come to our church buildings because of illness, age or disability. We strive to make our worship services “user friendly” - our facilities are accessible and we provide nursery care on Sunday mornings.
Altar Guild volunteers work behind the scenes, caring for all the ceremonial objects used in worship. Liturgy begins and ends with the behind-the-scenes work of the altar guild. They prepare the church and the chapel for worship for all regular services as well as funerals, baptisms and marriages. These volunteers care for and polish the sacred vessels, provide the bread and…Read More »
Altar ministers show us that how we worship God as a Church expresses both who we understand ourselves to be and what we are called to do. They show us how to be "doers" of the word (James 1:22) in service to God and others. Youth and adult altar ministers participate in Sunday worship services, memorial services, evensongs, weddings and special services, as well as holy days su…Read More »
Flower Guild is a ministry designed to enhance the worship experience by bringing the beauty of God's creation into the church and chapel. Members arrange the flowers and other greens to enhance the worship service and glorify God with thanksgiving by sharing His bounty of beautiful flowers. In addition to arranging flowers for the church and chapel for Sunday worship services, g…Read More »
[God] has filled them with skill to do every kind of work done by an artisan or by a designer or by an embroiderer in blue, purple, and crimson yarns, and in fine linen, or by a weaver-by any sort of artisan or skilled designer. - Exodus 35:35
Our Liturgical Arts Guild works to create seasonal art installations that inspire wonder and direct the focus to worship, as well as wor…Read More »
St. Paul's streams our 10:30 a.m. service live on our website, and a dedicated team of folks works to make that happen.
Ushers are often the first people whom worshippers meet when they arrive at the church. Working in teams, the ushers assist in the ministry of hospitality by welcoming people, especially guests or strangers, at services in both the chapel and church. Ushers hand out the worship bulletins. Their other functions are to help everyone find seating in the more crowded liturgies; be pr…Read More »
Wedding Guild volunteers assist the engaged couple during wedding planning through the rehearsal and the wedding. The guild member acting as coordinator meets with the bride and/or groom to discuss the plans for the wedding and to ensure that they understand St. Paul's wedding guidelines. This information is then exchanged among all involved, including altar and flower guil…Read More »
Welcome Team members work to create an inclusive environment among St. Paul's parishioners so that all guests and newcomers feel warmly welcomed at all St. Paul's events and worship services. Team members wear red nametags at worship and other events; each member shares duties of greeting, meeting and recording information about guests of St. Paul's each Sunday and follows up wit…Read More »