St. Paul’s offers two Sunday morning worship services. Both are Holy Eucharist. The first begins at 8:30 a.m and is held in our Chapel. This particular service is spoken without music. The atmosphere is quiet and prayerful.
The second service begins at 10:30 a.m. in the main Sanctuary. This service includes music: hymns sung by the congregation and music presented by the choir. Look for the blue hymnals in each pew.
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. BCP Online
Worship during the week includes a Wednesday morning service at 9:15 a.m. in the Chapel. It is a spoken service with homilies based on the appointed saints for the day.
The programs listed below are those that support the worship experience 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 email@example.com or Assistant Acolyte Master, Shea Sampson firstname.lastname@example.org
Altar Guild – The Altar Guild prepares the Sanctuary for services, decorates the church for holy days, and assists with weddings and funerals. Contact Leigh: email@example.com
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. More information? Email Jean Berry at firstname.lastname@example.org
Healing Ministry – The Sacrament of Healing is offered by a team of lay ministers at the 10:30 a.m. service on the first and third Sundays of the month during
Communion. This new offering has been warmly received by the congregation. For more details, contact Carol McCarthy email@example.com
Lectors – These individuals read the Scriptures appointed for the day and lead prayers for the parish community and the world. To get involved, contact Lin Jenkins at firstname.lastname@example.org
Lay Eucharistic Ministers – These individuals are licensed by the Diocese to administer the chalice during communion. Contact Lin Jenkins: email@example.com
Music – The music program at St. Paul’s is designed to enhance the worship experience. Hymns are accompanied by the newly refurbished Austin organ. Guest musicians are frequently welcomed in collaboration. The Chancel Choir leads hymns, service music, and offers an anthem before communion. The carillon is played before each service, a warm and reverent call to order. The newly reestablished Hand Bell Choir is preparing a new year of music for special services. Contact Loretta at firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved.
Ushers – Volunteers serve at the Sunday services by greeting parishioners and assisting with the service. These folks are key in welcoming visitors and strengthening relationships within the parish. For more information, contact Morg Bruck email@example.com
Videography – Every Sunday service is videotaped and aired via the Miami Valley Communications Council TV Studio. Our service is broadcast at 10 a.m. on Sunday and 12 noon on Tuesday 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 Ed Rodabaugh at firstname.lastname@example.org