9:30 am – Our family-friendly, contemporary Holy Communion service is geared toward children, those new to faith, or those wanting to support new ways of “doing church.”
The Book of Alternative Services Holy Communion service is We use multimedia presentations to help convey the message contained in the sermon and to provide Christian rock music and updated versions of classic and contemporary hymns. This service has the Sunday School program.
11:00 am – The Book of Alternative Services Choral Eucharist is a formal service with traditional hymns, organ music and a teaching sermon.
After each service, we have some food and drinks. It’s a time to reconnect, share a few laughs and come together as a community.
Anglicans believe worship to be the work of the people. At St. Paul’s, we celebrate Holy Communion on Sundays. There are many choices if you would like to be involved in our worship life. You might usher, read, lead the prayers, or join the coffee hour team.
Ordinary parishioners—lay people who are trained and supervised—assist in conducting the church services. Along with the privilege of leadership comes the responsibility to deliver our best by way of preparation and dedication.
Rev. Debbie is responsible for the worship services at both 9:30 am and 11:00 am.
Ms. Mimi Price trains and coordinates the Lay Worship Assistants at the 11:00 am BAS Sung Eucharist.
Rev. Debbie is hands on at our 9:30 am service, including co-ordinating our Junior Servers—older children who assist with many tasks during the Family Holy Communion. Lay Worship Assistant Ann Copeland also assists Rev. Debbie.
The multi-media team operates the audio/visual equipment which supports our 9:30 am Contemporary Holy Communion service. This ministry helps enliven our informal, child-friendly family service. We use contemporary Christian rock music throughout the iWorship DVD series. Frances Oakley-Marshall is the Multi-media Coordinator.
During upbeat worship moments, our children, and even those “young at heart,” use instruments to actively enjoy our praise songs. We have a children’s room with soft puzzles, books and toys to help youngsters learn how to behave during the reflective times in worship.
Even our youngest members return from their Sunday School classes ready to participate in the weekly Holy Communion, each with a fun, new theme.
This ministry involves the behind-the-scenes tasks of beautifying the sanctuary and preparing the altar for our worship services. CATHY TURGEON is the Chancel Guild Convenor