St. Paul’s has long promoted the ministry of the baptized and it’s this ministry that keeps our church home functioning. Whether out in front as part of a worship team, or behind the scenes washing the altar linens, taking Eucharist to the homebound, or crunching the numbers, St. Paul’s members are vital to every aspect of running the church and enriching our lives together. All members of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church are ministers, many of whose gifts and interests are represented in the list on this page. If you are drawn to participate in one of these areas, any among the parish leadership would be delighted to speak with you.
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Lay Eucharistic Ministers and Acolytes
All who feel called to serve at the altar are encouraged to do
so, regardless of gender or age. We have Eucharistic Ministers who are in their eighties and others who are still teenagers. We believe in a shared ministry, and, following the Rector’s lead, raise our chalices up in offering the elements to our church family. We also have acolytes, crucifers, and torchbearers whose ages bridge several generations, with our newest acolyte just eight years old.
Those called to read the lessons and lead us in the prayers of the people are gifted with the ability to impart the Word
clearly and audibly. We have many dedicated lectors who are faithful in their conscientious reading of the day’s lessons. A new sound system, which also incorporates individual hearing devices for the hearing-impaired, has made a tremendous difference in our ability to “hear what the Spirit is saying to God’s people.”
Our ushers perform the important task of guiding parishioners to the altar during communion, as well as collecting and presenting the offering. They offer their assistance with hearing devices, prayer books, seating, and any other need that may arise.
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BREMERTON, WA 98310
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