Lay Ministers

  • Lectors

    They serve the Body of Christ by making the scriptures and prayers of the people heard in our community.   Eucharistic Ministers assist with the preparation of the altar during communion and assist the priests with the distribution of the Eucharistic elements. 

  • Acolytes

    Acolytes assist the priests in leading people to worship our Lord.  The word “acolyte” comes from the Greek word “akolouthos” which means assistant or attendant.  Like any other ministry in the Church, being an acolyte is a lifetime ministry and at St. Paul’s, it is a special way to involve our youth ages eight years and up.  

  • Ushers

    Ushers are present at most of our services. Ushers are divided into five teams and serve an average of once a month. They greet worshipers, hand out bulletins, pass the alms plates, and present the offering just before Communion.

  • Lay Eucharistic Ministers

    They are specially trained to take communion to shut-ins.  On a rotating basis, these ministers visit with parishioners who are unable to come to a regular service thus helping them maintain the vital link to St. Paul’s.

  • Greeters

    Greeters are volunteer members who welcome both parishioners and visitors prior to  the 10:30 service.  We always want people to feel welcome at St. Paul's Episcopal Church.