Parish Council is an advisory board for the
Corporation team at St. Paul's in the matter of
church business and activities. Each ministry is represented including clergy, wardens, treasurer,
and all groups and committees. Council meets each month for approximately one hour.
Each Sunday there are two lessons from scripture which members of the parish read aloud during the service. If you like to read aloud and wish to serve in our Sunday worship, this is an excellent opportunity! The readings are chosen well in advance, so there is lots of time to practise.
Ministry in Christian Education - a group of dedicated members who work with youth at Sunday School, Moms and Tots Storytime and Messy Church events.
Each Sunday someone leads the Prayers of the People. These prayers are an integral part of our worship. We pray for members of the congregation, as well as the needs of our community, our country and the world.
Our Greeters welcome parishioners, visitors and new comers as they enter the church. They hand out the weekly order of service and assist with seating. It is their responsibility to ensure that all feel welcome and comfortable at St. Paul's.
During the celebration of the Eucharist, usually two members of the congregation assist the priest by offering the chalice of wine to the people. It is a ministry of service and sharing open to all. Training is available to those wishing to serve in this ministry.
"As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace." 1 Peter 4: 10
Our servers assist the priest during the service in a variety of ways including carrying the cross or Gospel book and setting the table for communion.
Sidespeople collect the offering and carry it to the altar during the Offertory.
They may also assist the Greeters.
Pastoral Care Team
A dedicated group who keep in touch with members of the congregation who may be ill, hospitalized or unable to attend services on a regular basis.
Each Sunday, coffee, tea and juice along with some "special" treats are prepared and served during the hour of fellowship following the service by our hospitality team.
The Altar Guild
This group of dedicated women prepare the sanctuary and church for all services. They decorate the church for worship, especially at Christmas, Easter and Harvest. The Guild is also responsible for maintaining the sacramental vessels and all linens. Anyone wishing to join this important ministry will be provided with training.
These men and women lead the congregation in a variety of hymns (both contemporary and old favourites) and present seasonal anthems throughout the year. New voices are always welcome.