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There is much to experience at St. Paul's. Our worship  is both traditional and contemporary, and is rich with inspiring words, rich with music, and rich with fellowship - with God and with one another.

There are many ways to get involved in worship - both as a member of the congregation partaking in the sacraments, to singing in the choir or playing an instrument, serving as lector, usher, or acolyte, and many more.

Acolytes
Altar Guild
Eucharistic Visitors and Ministers
Lectors
Ushers

 

Click here for a Liturgical Calendar for upcoming weeks with links to the readings for each day.  The Episcopal Church uses the readings in the Revised Common Lectionary (RCL).


 

Weekend Worship Schedule

 

  4:30 PM on Saturday: The Simple Saturday Service is offered specifically for those who are unable to attend worship on Sunday, although everyone is welcome.  It is a Rite II Eucharist with a sermon, but no music.

8:00 AM on Sunday: This early morning celebration of the Holy Eucharist is a quiet and reflective service. It is usually a spoken service although there is organ music and congregational singing on the first Sunday of the month. During the seasons of Advent and Lent, Rite I liturgy (traditional language) is used at this service.

10:00 AM on Sunday: This is the main service of Holy Eucharist at St. Paul’s, with organ music and a full choir.  The music includes traditional and contemporary hymns and choir anthems, and musicians are often featured, playing a range of instruments.

On the first Sunday of the month, we offer ‘Ageless Worship’ at 10:00, with our children and youth taking part in the service and the Children’s Choir singing.

 

Mid-Week Worship

 

Tuesday 12:10 PM Holy Eucharist in the chapel.
Thursday 12:10 PM Holy Eucharist in the chapel.

These are spoken services and last about a half-hour – you can even come and worship with us during your lunch break!  St. Paul’s beautiful small chapel provides a lovely setting for this service, which includes a short sermon and healing prayers for people in need.

 

 

 


 

 

Acolytes

The acolyte ministry involves young people both physically and spiritually in the celebration of the Eucharist.  Through activities such as leading processions, bearing the torches (candles) and cross, receiving the offerings and assisting with the distribution of the elements, the acolytes continue some traditions that are unique to St. Paul’s and those that have been part of Christianity for centuries.

 

 

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Altar Guild

St. Paul's Altar Guild prepares the altar for all worship services and maintains the vessels and linens which are used on the altar. The group is also responsible for decorating the church for major holidays. The Altar Guild's main purpose is to contribute to the excellence of the worship of the people of St. Paul’s.

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Eucharistic Visitors and Ministers

Eucharistic Ministors are lay people licensed by the Bishop to administer the consecrated elements -- the bread and wine -- of the Eucharist.

Eucharistic Visitors have an additional license to go from a celebration of the Eucharist to share the sacrament with members of the congregation who were unable to be present at the celebration.

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Lectors

At St. Paul's, many Eucharistic Ministers are also lectors, but this can also be a self-contained ministry.  Lectors are responsible for reading the Old and New Testament lessons, leading the Prayers of the People, and sometimes leading the congregation in reading the psalm.  It is enriching to our worship to hear many different voices, and training is provided to assist in pronunciation and delivery.

Click here for a Liturgical Calendar for upcoming weeks with links to the readings for each day.  The Episcopal Church uses the readings in the Revised Common Lectionary (RCL).

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Ushers

Saint Paul's ushers welcome people to our worship services on Sundays and other holy days.  They distribute the service bulletins and other materials, they take up the offering, and they"direct traffic" at the time in the service when the congregation approaches the altar rail to receive Communion.  Ushers provide directions and assistance to visitors, and are always available during the services to assist with any questions or concerns.

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