The Choir of St Paul in the Desert

Contact: Canon Philip Smith

Eucharistic Visitors (EVs)

EVs share in the pastoral and sacramental ministry of the church, by taking Holy Communion to persons unable to attend church. EVs are commissioned by the congregation at the end of a worship service to do this ministry. They must be confirmed members of the church, nominated by the Rector, and licensed by the Bishop after completing training.

Contact: Br. John Westaway

The Altar Ministers and Altar Guild

This group of devout parishioners come together with the primary task of serving God at God’s altar, and in so doing praise God with hands and hearts. They are committed to diligent and reverent work. In general terms, the duty of the Altar Guild is to prepare everything necessary for the celebration of Holy Communion and the observance of the other Sacraments and Offices of the Church.

The Altar Ministers are the Acolytes, Chalice Bearers and Worship Coordinators who assist at the altar during worship, weddings, and funerals.

Contact: Kathy Kilmer

Sunday School

The Family and Children’s Ministry offers Sunday School from 10:30 -11:45 AM on Sundays, September through June. The ministry aims to teach and provide bible knowledge and assist in the children’s spiritual growth through a basic study of the scriptures at a level appropriate for the children attending. All volunteers in this ministry must complete Safeguarding God’s People and be compassionate and caring towards children.

Stewards: Ken & Deana Huff

Lector Ministry

Lectors proclaim Scripture readings to the assembly in the liturgical celebrations of the parish. An understanding of Scripture is essential for a Parish Lector.  A brief orientation and training session is required prior to one’s assignment as a Lector.

Contact: Kathy Kilmer

Stewardship

The Ministry of Stewardship is witnessed through our many ministries and programs. The congregation is offered opportunities to celebrate and share these gifts, which include financial support for the ongoing ministries of St. Paul’s and the celebration and offering of our time and talents in these various ministries.  The Stewardship Committee holds an annual pledge program which seeks to provide for the financial well-being of the parish and provides long range planned giving opportunities.

Contact: Kathy Kilmer

The Daughters of the King (DOK)

Members of The Order of the Daughters of the King® are women who desire a closer walk with the Lord. We are Christian women, both lay and ordained, who are strengthened through the discipline of a Rule of Life, and supported through the companionship of our sisters. All women of St. Paul’s who seek deeper spiritual life and inspiration in prayer and Christian fellowship are invited to learn more about becoming a member. Our chapter meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month. Requests for additions to the confidential prayer list may be emailed to .

Contact: Patty Kiker

Parish Life Committee

This Committee seeks to engage parishioners in social activities that enhance parish community life. Activities include Potlucks, rotating dinner groups, book club, camping, and hiking group. Events are posted in the bulletin, church lobby and hall, as well as website for participants to sign-up.

Steward: Nancy Antonius, interim

Finance

The Finance Ministry encompasses the ongoing, collaborative work of the Rector, the Treasurer and the Finance Committee in their oversight of the financial health of the organization.  The Treasurer and the committee members are volunteers.

Contact: Rafael Alberto

Ushers/Greeters

Ushers and Greeters are front line hospitality ambassadors. They welcome parishioners, distribute service bulletins, assist with seating, offertory procession, collect and present plate and donation food offerings at the altar, Ushers direct worshipers to the altar at Communion and escort priests to parishioners in the pews who need communion brought to them.

Contact: Kathy Kilmer

Parades/Special Events Committee

This Committee coordinates and engages our congregation in the various parades and special events in the community.  Currently, we have a Parish presence at the PRIDE Parade, the Veteran’s Day Parade, the Black History Parade, and the PSOne Community Picnic.

Steward: George Holliday