On any given Sunday morning, we need about 15 volunteers to make St. Paul’s worship experience rewarding. The clergy rely on a core of volunteers to perform these ministries each week. If you are interested in serving in any capacity, contact the Church Office or call 202-726-2080.
“Be joyful in the Lord all you lands. Serve the Lord with gladness and come before His presence with a song.”
Youth and adults—age 9 and up—assist the clergy as ministers around the altar during the service. If you would like to be a member of the acolyte team, contact the office for training sessions and fellowship activities.
“Never be lazy in your work, but serve the Lord enthusiastically.” Romans 12:11
The Altar Guild is the service group for the altar and sanctuary. They prepare the altar for all services held in the church. Members clean and store the vessels, maintain altar linens and vestments, polish silver and brass items, and do general cleaning around the altar in teams of three. Each team serves once a month.
“Blessed is the one who reads the words . . . and blessed are those who hear it and take to heart what is written in it.” Revelation 1:3
The lectors are lay readers who volunteer to read the scripture lessons during the service. Training sessions are offered each year.
“For a day in thy courts is better than a thousand. I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God.” Psalm 84:10
The ushers perform many critical functions on Sunday morning. With the greeters, they welcome parishioners and newcomers, pass out bulletins, and direct traffic during communion.
“First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for everyone.” 1 Timothy 2:1
Intercessors lead the congregation in the prayers of the people from the center aisle, offering our prayers, thanksgivings, and intercessions as part of our worship service each Sunday.
“God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.” John 4:24
The worship committee works with the rector to plan and implement all music, worship, and fellowship events in the parish. The worship committee provides input to the rector about worship-related matters as well as feedback from the congregation.