Serving @ Worship
When the faithful of our community gather for worship, we become a visible sign of the Body of Christ. Many of the important liturgical functions of our services are entrusted to the laity, calling upon many gifts from many different people acting together.
The mission of the Acolyte Guild is to lead the youth of St. Paul’s on a path of Christian faith and spiritual growth as they assist the clergy of St. Paul’s in worship. Adult acolyte masters provide training and leadership to acolyte youth before and during services. Youth can receive introductory training and begin serving after their 8th birthday. In addition to serving at…Read More »
A crucial group that prepares the altar by providing support for all worship services. Guild members set up for Eucharist and then clean and restore afterwards. Members provide and care for everything required for Eucharist; vessels, linen, candles and liturgical furnishings. The guild is made up of four teams that are on duty for a week every four weeks. Training is provided by…Read More »
The Audio Guild provides audio visual support for the worship services, forums and other programs. Guild members also record worship services for on-line use.For more information contact Larry Joplin.
St. Paul’s Cathedral Hosts and Greeters faithfully welcome guests as well as regular members attending the 5:00 service on Saturdays, and the 9:00 and 11:00 services on Sunday mornings. This ministry helps St. Paul’s present a friendly face and warm welcome to all who enter our doors. We welcome individuals during the announcement portion of the service an…
St. Paul’s Cathedral Lector and Lay Eucharistic Ministry serves at regularly scheduled Holy Eucharist at 5 pm on Saturdays, the 8, 9 and 11 am services on Sundays, and at 12:10 pm on Thursdays and all special services. Lay ministers also assist with monthly Taizé services, Feast of Lights, Tenebrae, Holy Week services, Easter Vigil, and Christmas Eve servi…
Webster’s Dictionary defines an oblationer as “one who makes an offering as an act of worship or reverence”.
The purpose of the Oblationer ministry is to bring the offerings of bread and wine (Eucharist) symbolically to the altar. Prior to the offering, the wine carafe and bread container are carried by lay persons to the altar steps and given …
The Taizé service is based on the method of prayer utilized in the Taizé community of Taizé, France. It is a time of listening, a time to leave things before God, a time to be before God, to have one’s soul open for God. The Taizé Choir, under the leadership of Mary Reynolds, provides instrumental and choral music for the Taizé Service on the first Sunday of the month. For…Read More »
Guild members greet members of the cathedral at the door on Sundays, provide members with the worship guide. They collect the offering and present it to the clergy during the service. They also assist in guiding parishioners to the communion rail to receive the Eucharist. For more information contact David Bridges.
In ancient times the verger was the Protector of the Procession. The verger was the first person in the procession that “cleared” the way as the procession made its way to the altar. Today’s vergers are laypersons who serve the church in a welcoming ministry. n addition to organizing and leading the procession vergers are especially helpful assisting visiting clergy or wit…Read More »