St. Paul’s Ministries: What We Do
If you wish to volunteer, please call the office at 302.856.2894 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss how you can offer your time and talents to help grow the ministries or create new ministries at St. Paul’s!
Girls and boys are invited to grow spiritually while assisting in the services to proclaim the glory of God.
The ministry of the Altar Guild is the preparation of the Lord’s Table for all worship and celebration services, creating a beautiful space in which to worship God.
Commitment -- not talent-- is the requisite for membership.
Chalicists, Lectors & Intercessors
Those devoted to praising God through devotional leadership are invited to partake in training for an effective role in the services.
The Psalmist's words, "O come let us sing unto the Lord," are the invitation to join the choir. There are no tryouts or auditions and everyone is welcome! Just show up Sunday morning at 9AM.
Dinners For Six
Each group sets its own rules and decides when to get together for the dinner, whose turn it will be to host the dinner, what type of dinner it is (potluck, formal, informal, barbeque, etc.). Some folks prepare the entire meal; other groups ask that the members bring something for the dinner; or the group can agree to eat out. Couples and singles are invited to join in the fun! If you are single, please choose a partner and sign up as a couple, or sign up as an individual and we will pair you up. A great way to get to know our fellow parishioners in an informal setting!
Distant Neighbors Committee
This committee plans our annual Distant Neighbors Fair Trade Festival in November in which we sell "fair trade" items. These gift items are created by developing-world craftspeople who are paid a fair price for them, enabling a climb out of poverty. See the Projects page for further information.
Evangelism & Stewardship Committee
Evangelism and Stewardship travel hand-in-hand because they are so closely related. How do we live our beliefs? How do we spend our time, talents and treasures?
This group reviews the parish's expenses, income, investments and future plans, and submits a budget to vestry for review, revision and approval. All are welcome to join.
Helping Hands Ministry
If you need help with something around the house, call Bill or Lit. They are ready to help or arrange for someone with the right skill to help out. There is no fee; any gratuity goes to the Youth Group (see below).
Welcoming, arranging programs and organizing the feeding of the flock motivates this committee to give of themselves and share with our family and visitors. (See the Worship page for how you can host a coffee hour after Sunday's 10:30 worship.)
Maintenance & Grounds
The physical appearance of our church and grounds signifies the spirit and pride of a community in Christ. This work demands the help of many. It is important that our buildings say, “Welcome! Please come in!”
Meals on Wheels
Experience the joy of being the sunshine of the day in another's life by bringing an appetizing meal to one who cannot get out! St. Paul’s serves one week out of every four -- and volunteers are very welcome.
The Men's Group meets every Saturday morning at 8AM for coffee, conversation and laughter. All men are welcome!
This group facilitates the praise and glory of God by preparing music for services and for special events -- and they have fun doing it!
Everyone can offer a helping hand in the office!
By reaching out to help those less fortunate, we attain a greater sense of partnership with the community. If you know of a need in our community-at-large, please bring it to our attention.
Pastoral Care Committee
Care and concern for the sick and those in need guide the ministry of this dedicated committee. See how spending a few minutes of your time can brighten the day of another.
St. Paul's Epistle
You too can be a contributor to St. Paul's Epistle, our monthly parish newsletter. See the News page for further details and an online edition of St. Paul's Epistle.
A smile and a welcoming handshake are the qualifications to become a certified member of this important group. Please join us in welcoming our family, friends, neighbors and guests.
This committee plans the worship for the different liturgical seasons. Anyone interested in this area is invited to join and help.
The Youth Group plans and implements programs and activities for our youth and their friends. See the Youth page.