St. Paul’s offers two Sunday morning worship liturgies. Both are Holy Eucharist. The first
begins at 8:30 a.m and is held in our Chapel. This particular liturgy is spoken without
music. The atmosphere is more quiet and prayerful. The second liturgy begins at 10:30 a.m.
in the main Sanctuary. This liturgy includes music: hymns sung by the congregation and
music presented by the choir. All are encouraged to “Sing to the Lord”. We use several
resources for hymns but primarily our 1982 Episcopal Hymnal. The Book of Common Prayer is the common resource for all Episcopal liturgies. You’ll find copies of this red book in each pew. It is also available to read online at www.BCPOnline.org.
St. Paul’s offers a Wednesday morning liturgy with the laying on of hands for healing at
9:15 a.m. in the Chapel. It is a spoken liturgy with homilies based on the appointed saints
for the day. The ministries listed below enable and support our worship experiences at St. Paul’s.
Acolytes – This corps of youth and young adults assist in worship through ceremonial or
practical tasks associated with the liturgy. This includes carrying the cross, torches or
Gospel book, lighting altar candles, assisting with set-up and clean up of communion, and
other service tasks as needed. To get involved, contact Acolyte Master Randy Young at
firstname.lastname@example.org or Assistant Acolyte Master Shea Sampson at
Altar Guild – The Altar Guild prepares the Sanctuary for services, decorates the church for
holy days, and assists with weddings and funerals. Contact Leigh:
Child Care – Child care is a priority at St. Paul’s. We provide paid staff on Sunday mornings to assist families during education hour and worship. Kerry Laake takes care of our youngest church-goers in the Activity Room on the lower level of the building. She
accompanies them to Children’s Chapel at the appointed hour and then back to the play
space until the end of the service. Email Jean Berry at email@example.com
Healing Ministry – Anointing with Oil and Laying on of Hands for Healing of mind, body
and spirit is offered by a team of lay ministers at the 10:30 a.m. service on the first and
third Sundays of each month during the reception of Holy Communion. For more details,
contact Carol McCarthy: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lectors – These individuals read the Scriptures appointed for the day and lead prayers for
the parish community and the world during our liturgies. To get involved, contact Lin
Lay Eucharistic Ministers – These individuals are licensed by the Diocese to administer
the chalice during the distribution of Holy Communion. Contact Lin Jenkins:
Lay Eucharistic Visitors – This ministry is under the direct supervision of the Rector.
These trained and licensed lay people take Reserved Sacrament to the homebound or those
in care facilities. The purpose is to keep people connected with the Church and the spiritual
nourishment we receive in the Blessed Sacrament. It also provides an opportunity to
pastoral care. Contact Father John for more information: email@example.com
Music – The music program at St. Paul’s is designed to enhance our worship experiences.
Hymns are accompanied by the refurbished Austin Organ. Guest musicians are frequently
welcomed in collaboration. The Chancel Choir leads hymns, service music, and offers an
anthem before reception of Holy Communion. As a warm and reverent call to order, the
Carillon is played before each Sunday 10:30 am liturgy. Our Hand Bell Choir plays on
several occasions through the year. Contact Dr. Loretta Graner at firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved.
Ushers – Volunteers serve at the Sunday and other liturgies by greeting parishioners and
assisting details within the liturgy. These folks are key in welcoming parishioners and
newcomers, and strengthening relationships within the parish. For more information,
contact Morg Bruck: email@example.com
Videography – Every Sunday 10:30 Eucharist is videotaped and aired via the Miami Valley Communications Council TV Studio. Our liturgy is broadcast at 10 a.m. on Sundays and 12 Noon on Tuesdays on Time Warner Hi Definition channel – 991 and also on standard channel – 5.304. It is also on AT&T on the Oakwood Community Channel 91. To get involved, contact Morg Bruck: firstname.lastname@example.org