Serving at St. Paul's
There are many opportunities to be involved in the daily and weekly life of St. Paul's.
BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS
The Buildings and Grounds team is responsible for the maintenance and care of the physical property at St. Paul's - ranging from light bulb replacement and gardening to shoveling snow, to trimming and mowing each weekend during the summer. Parish volunteers handle almost all of St. Paul’s maintenance and care needs. We compost 100% of our lawn clippings and organic waste. The Building and Grounds group is also responsible for the care of our columbarium and the labyrinth located on the church’s property. Contact Gray Currier firstname.lastname@example.org
CARING AND PRAYER
Daughters of the King (DOK) - DOK is order for women who are communicants of the Episcopal Church, as well as communicants of the Roman Catholic, Lutheran, and Anglican churches. We have made promises of prayer and service and welcome any woman interested in our mission. Our chapter meets the third Saturday of the month from September through May at 9:30 am. We start each meeting with Eucharist, followed by a short business meeting and a discussion or program.
One of our member’s fathers, The Right Rev. Hiram Kano, an Episcopalian priest, was recently made a saint by the National Episcopal Church. Father Kano served many families in the Diocese of Nebraska, ministered to fellow prisoners when he was interned in a Japanese camp during WWII, and wrote a book of those stories, “Nikkei Farmer on the Nebraska Plains.” Contact Mary Jean Currier at email@example.com or Sara Frazier at 970 484 9611. Learn More >
Hospitality - The hospitality team at St. Paul’s is an integral part of our welcoming mission. They manage the serving of food, coffee, tea and juices for coffee hour after each Sunday service. Parishioners volunteer to prepare, bring the food, and clean up. Contact A-Young Woody at firstname.lastname@example.org and Jody Werner at email@example.com.
Parish Companions - Parish Companions are available to anyone in the parish who is in special need of prayers and support during a hard time. They are trained in listening skills and in being a compassionate presence. Companions visit anyone who has asked the Rector for their help. Contact The Rev. Lyn Burns at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prayer Chain - The Prayer Chain, for anyone in need recommended by anyone in the parish, is managed by the Daughters of the King. Contact Mary Jean Currier at email@example.com.
The Communications Team gathers and shares information within the St. Paul’s community and beyond. It is responsible for the St. Paul’s website, Facebook presence, weekly on-line newsletter and bulletin announcements. Contact The Rev. Lyn Burns at firstname.lastname@example.org, or John Williams at email@example.com.
The Finance Team ensures that the funds available to the pish are used in the best manner possible to further God’s work.The Team provides an overall system of financial controls through the use of best practices and Episcopal Church guidelines. It conducts an annual audit of Parish finances, prepares an annual budget for review and approval by the Vestry, monitors the financial health of the Parish and recommends corrective actions as needed. The Finance Team also oversees Parish investments and supervises the weekly counting procedures and timely bank deposits. Membership includes the Parish Treasurer as an ex-officio member, as well as other Parish volunteers trained in accounting.fluctuating between 5 and 8 members. Contact the Church Office, firstname.lastname@example.org.
MISSION AND MINISTRY
The Mission and Ministry working group meets regularly to discuss and discern how St. Paul’s can be “church” in the twenty-first century. It also carries out ongoing dialogue about how to enrich and strengthen St. Paul’s hospitality, as well as our ministry in Fort Collins and around the world. Contact Laurie Gudim at email@example.com
Altar Guild - The Altar Guild prepares and sets up the altar and Eucharistic vessels prior to the service. Contact Nancy Earls at firstname.lastname@example.org
Altar Flowers - A team of people, rotating each month, purchases and arranges the altar flowers for Sunday services and special occasions. They also distribute the altar flowers after the service to people who have birthdays or anniversaries during the coming week. Contact A-Young Woody at email@example.com or Mary Jean Currier at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eucharistic Bread Bakers – A team of people rotating throughout the year bake the unleavened bread for the Eucharist. We also have gluten-free wafers available at each service.Contact Jody Werner at email@example.com.
Acolytes - Acolytes participateduring the service by carrying the torches, the Gospel and the cross during the procession, helping the priest set the table, and ringing the sanctus bell during the blessing of the Eucharist. All ages are welcome. ContactGordon and Cora Emslie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chalice Ministers - Chalice Ministers assist the priest in distributing communion. They also double as lectors, reading the first selection from scripture for the day and leading the psalm, or leading the prayers of the people. Contact Laurie Gudim at email@example.com.
Lectors – Lectors read the first and second lessons and lead the congregation in saying the psalm. Contact Laurie Gudim at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ushers/Greeters – Ushers provide hospitality and welcome to everyone who comes to St. Paul’s. They pass out the bulletins and oversee the offering collection, and are on the lookout for those who are new to insure they are welcomed and at home. Contact Vella Sullivan at 970-484-6026.
Eucharistic Ministers - Eucharistic ministers are trained lay people who take the Holy Eucharist to those who are unable to attend Sunday worship. They are licensed by the diocese for a period of three years. Contact Deacon Jim Visger at email@example.com or Charlotte Leighton at firstname.lastname@example.org.