Opportunities to serve within St. Paul’s

Acolytes and Candlebearers

Acolytes and Candlebearers add grace and joy to our processions and serve various important functions during the service.

Altar Guild

The Altar Guild serves the St. Paul’s parish each Sunday and on special occasions by dressing the altar and preparing the elements for the service. 

Choirs and Music Program

Our Parish, Junior, and Primary choirs are comprised of parishioners dedicated to enhancing the liturgy with gifts of great music

Coffee Ministry

The Coffee Ministry provides a time for parish-wide fellowship.

Communion Bread Bakers Guild

Our Holy Communion features bread home-baked by parishioners.

Eucharistic Ministers 

Eucharistic Ministers are lay ministers who assist the clergy in the administration of the bread and wine of Holy Communion during services of Holy Eucharist in the church. 

Eucharistic Visitors 

Eucharistic Visitors are lay ministers who bring Holy Communion to sick and infirm parishioners.

Flower Guild

The Flower Guild uses flowers to celebrate creation, joy and God's presence in our church on Sundays and other special occasions.  


Lectors read the lessons and the Prayers of the People at the 10 a.m. service.

Prayer Shawl Ministry

Members of the Prayer Shawl Ministry knit shawls with prayerful intention for anyone needing comfort and healing.

Stephen Ministers

Stephen Ministers, extensively trained as compassionate listeners, serve as confidants and spiritual resources for people in distress because of bereavement, illness, divorce, or other traumatic events.


Ushers welcome parishioners and visitors to the 10 a.m. and holiday services and provide information and guidance about the services and church activities as needed.

For more information, or if you’re interested in getting involved in any of these ministries, please contact the church office at 434-295-2156 or office@spmcuva.org.