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Ministries

Welcome to our ministries page.  At St. Paul's, we organize our work of worship and ministry, as well as our care for each other, through a variety of Commissions.  If you would like more information about serving on any of these Commissions, please contact the person indicated or let Fr. Marc know.

 

Commissions                                                              Vestry Liaison 

Building and Grounds                                                Mike Bell

Communications                                                        Teresa Woods

Formation (adult, children, youth)                              Cristi Adams

Finance                                                                       Mike Bell

Outreach/Mission                                                        Andrew Goldsmide

Parish Life                                                                   Rachel Foyst

Worship                                                                       Cheryl Paranavitana and Rich Hill

 

Buildings and Grounds 

Oversees and evaluates all church facilities to ensure regular maintenance of property within a long range and fiscal mindset.

 

Archives

Maintains all parish archives pertaining to the origin and history of the parish, mandates and pastorals of the bishop, registers for an accurate record of baptisms, confirmations, marriages and deaths, and of the spiritual condition of souls visited in the parish as well as the books pertaining to the administration of the finances of the parish, with detailed inventory of all church property.

Gardens: open

Parishioners volunteer to tend and care for St. Paul’s gardens which provide a welcoming beauty and quiet meditative sanctuary. 

Columbarium

Develops policy and maintains the columbarium.

Communications

Oversees and coordinates the design and production of all printed materials, public relations and advertising to ensure a consistent and proper image;  administers the purchase, installation and maintenance of staff computers, software and systems; coordinates with website designer to ensure proper image and timely information.

 

Finance Committee

Aids the Vestry by providing ongoing oversight regarding the congregation’s operating budget as determined by annual giving, as well as aids in the education of the congregation in relation to financial stewardship.

Vestry: David DeBolt

Stewardship:

Working in conjunction with the Finance Committee, designs, plans and implements the annual giving program.

 

Formation

Plans, creates, and implements regular opportunities for adult and children’s education, including the Sunday Adult Forum, the Wednesday evening Lenten series, Sunday School, and other special events as they arise.

Bible study: Fr. Marc

Small group that studies various biblical books or themes; Tuesdays at 7:00 PM (Lowney); Wednesdays at 10:00 AM (Vance).

Confirmation: Fr. Marc

Offered to adults and teenagers in consultation with parents to determine readiness to make the mature public affirmation of their faith and commitment to the responsibilities of Baptism (includes Reaffirmation and Reception).

instruction (Baptism, marriage): Fr. Marc

Instruction by appointment and/or via group instructional offerings as need arises.

 

Outreach and Mission

Provides education, guidance, planning and implementation of efforts to foster and promote our Christian ministry presence in our local community, diocese, national and international church, and the world.

 

Book Buddies (Schmitt Elementary)

Bor (companion diocese of Sudan): water project, Malek School

Brasillia (companion diocese of Brazil): SAME (after school program)

Episcopal Fund for Human Need

Episcopal Relief and Development

FISH

Love Chapel

St. Andre’s, Mithone, Haiti (school lunches and supplies)

Turning Point

United Thank Offering

 

Pastoral Care

Provides oversight to the meeting of pastoral needs.

contact: Fr. Marc

 

Parish Life

Provides opportunities for members to become incorporated into the life of St. Paul’s.

Meets the needs of parishioners during times of illness or other family stress which include offering rides to church or grocery, light shopping (food or medications), loneliness, etc.  Provides home-prepared meals to parishioners with acute needs.

Fellowship

Provides opportunities for the congregation to gather for fellowship, celebration and fostering relationships.

Welcoming/Newcomers

Oversees ministries of the greeters, tracks those who return to St. Paul’s after visiting or who become members, takes gift bags of information and jelly to first-time visitors, and offers quarterly seminars and dinners.

Worship

Provides oversight of the implementation of services; evaluates present and future worship programs; offers training for worship leaders; and ensures the availability of necessary worship resources; assists rector in planning and implementing details of worship (seasonal, special days e.g. graduates’ Sunday, etc.)

 

Youth and adults who assist the clergy in worship services.

Altar Guild

Provides the necessary preparation and closing activities for all worship services, including weddings, funeral and the normal service schedule.

Daughters of the King

Encourages and enables all to be reflections of God’s love, reaching out through prayer, service and evangelism to spread His kingdom.

Lay Eucharistic Visitors

Offers pastoral visits with the administration of Holy Communion to home-bound or hospitalized parishioners.

lectors

Reads the lessons from Holy Scripture during worship services.

music/choir/Organist

Provides music leadership for the worship services of the church.

tellers: (office)

Consists of two people who record the pledge and plate offering into the financial records following the Sunday services.

ushers

Offers hospitality to guests and members by welcoming all, helping to orient newcomers, collect the offering, indicate to clergy those parishioners who are unable to receive Communion at the altar rail, and meet other needs to make the service worshipful.