- About Us
- Parish Life
- Service & Outreach
- Stewardship & Giving
Photo: Janet Wamsley
Acolytes serve at Masses, Solemn Evensong and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament, and seasonal liturgies. Girls, boys, women, and men are trained in a variety of liturgical roles to complement the worship of God. Immediate openings exist for Low Masses on Sundays at 7:45 a.m., Monday evenings, and Tuesday mornings. Acolytes and/or lectors are also needed to officiate on Saturday evenings at Shrine Prayers and Evening Prayer. If these ministries are calling you, please contact acolytes [at] stpauls-kst.com (Allen Payne).
The Altar Guild is the ministry of preparing the sanctuary for worship and is done largely "behind the scenes" by members who are faithfully on duty at the altar year round. The duties of the Guild involve the preparation of the sanctuary and chapels for Mass on weekdays and Sundays, holy days, festival days, and special occasions, including weddings, funerals, and baptisms. Altar Guild members provide setup and cleanup for services throughout the week and are assigned to a mutually agreeable duty schedule. The Altar Guild also cares for the linens and vessels used in the Eucharist, as well as brass furnishings, altar frontals, vestments, and other liturgical garments. For more information, contact kdirks49 [at] hotmail.com (Kathy Dirks).
The Flower Guild uses floral and decorative material as an integral part of liturgy to enhance the worship experience for our Parish. This ministry offers a wonderful opportunity to channel creative artistry into a spiritual service. We welcome volunteers with any level of arranging-skill or availability. For more information, contact bahsharoon [at] yahoo.com (Billy Glass).
The Grounds Committee is responsible for maintaining the church grounds, replanting shrubbery, overseeing general cleanup, watering plants, painting wrought iron, and weeding. If you would like to volunteer your time or donate to the landscaping funds, please contact ljwilkinson2 [at] gmail.com (Linda Wilkinson).
Lay Eucharistic Visitors are commissioned to carry the Blessed Sacrament to the homebound of our parish following the 9:00 a.m. and/or 11:15 a.m. Masses. This means that our homebound parishioners receive not only the monthly visit from the clergy to bring them communion, but also a visit from a lay Eucharistic visitor as well as one other visit of a more pastoral or social nature from our visitation team.
The Lectors’ Guild is composed of persons who have been selected and trained to read the lessons at services. Lectors are assigned to read the lessons on a rotating basis. Recruitment and qualification sessions for persons seeking to become lectors are held annually, and refresher training sessions for those already serving as lectors are held as needed. For more information, contact marcia.stanford [at] leonard.com (Marcy Stanford).
The Pastoral Care Team believes in putting theology into practice and that provision of this care is the responsibility of the Church—the body of Christ. The Pastoral Care Team at St. Paul’s consists of two groups: volunteers who act as weekly coordinators, fielding written and phone requests for care, and volunteers who pledge to respond to care requests when they are able to help. Help consists of lay Eucharistic visits, lay visits, meals, and rides to church. For more information, contact pastoralcare [at] stpauls-kst.com (Owen Smith). Please use the Pastoral Care Request Form to make your needs, or someone else’s, known to the Team.