Ongoing Activities/Ministries at St. Paul's
Acolytes/Servers assist the priest in worship services by lighting and extinguishing the altar candles, carrying the cross and torches during the procession, collecting the offering and assisting the priest. Chalicists assist the priest in serving communion. If you would like to become an acolyte or chalicist, contact Fr. Thomas Houghton (410-410-271-0177) or Dennis Ryan (410-969-2544).
Our adult choir leads our congregation in song at our 11:00 a.m. service and on special occasions. Under the able direction of Andrea Linnell, our choir is a source of pride for our congregation. Practices are held at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays. Anyone with a desire to serve the Lord with their voice is welcome. For more information, contact Andrea Linnell (410-760-2092).
The Altar Guild is a service ministry responsible for insuring that the altar is decorated in accordance with the appropriate church season and setup for the Holy Communion or Morning Prayer services. They make our altar beautiful and fulfill an important role in providing us with a meaningful religious experience and a way to celebrate our Anglican heritage through support of the clergy and liturgy. For more information concerning this rewarding ministry, please contact Sharon Beard (410-255-0258).
One Bible Study Group meets in the Parish Hall on Thursday evenings at 7:30 pm and the other in the Parish Hall at 10:00 am on Friday mornings. For further information contact Father Tom Burr (443-386-0115).
Every Sunday after each service we enjoy a coffee hour and fellowship in our parish hall provided by different members each week. Lucile Seborg (410-721-2108) organizes the schedule and keeps our kitchen stocked with the necessary supplies. Please join us for fellowship and/or as a volunteer.
Collumbaria & Cemetary
Ask about the availability of space in our collumbaria which is located in Anne's Garden adjacent to our chapel. A single one time fee includes interment and perpetual care of the collumbaria and the surrounding area. Contact Sharon Beard (410-255-0258).
Our fellowship committee provides us with many activities through the church year such as The Welcome Back Brunch, Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper, potluck dinners, bread and soup on Fridays in Lent and other special occasions. For further information, contact Lucile Seborg at 410-721-2108.
International Order of St. Vincent - (Anglican Brotherhood Chapter at St. Paul's)
The International Order of St. Vincent is a worldwide fellowship of lay ministers associated with liturgy and sanctuary service in the western branches of the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. It is open to men, women, boys and girls who are called, trained and authorized, according to church canons, to perform one (or several) lay ministries (acolytes, altar guild, bell ringers, chalicists, lay eucharistic ministers, lay readers, lectors, vergers, ushers and greeters) associated with the liturgies of the church. Click here for the OSV website. For additional information or to join the OSV at St. Paul's, please contact Jack Wyatt, OSV (310-318-1028).
The Kitchen Angels are pairs of volunteers who clean look after our kitchen each month. If you are interested in helping, contact Lucile Seborg (410-721-2108).
Ladies Guild of St. Paul's
The Ladies Guild of St. Paul's is a service, spiritual and fellowship group for women of all ages in the church. They sponsor and participate in outings and events throughout the year. The Ladies Guild has an ongoing project to collect toiletries for Hope House, send cards to parishioners on various occasions and support the church in current projects. The Ladies Guild is the prime sponsor of the Prayer Shawl Ministry at St. Paul's. If you are interested in the Ladies Guild please contact Angela Mollette (301-262-1253).
Lectors (Lay Readers)
Lectors perform an important service for our congregation by reading the Bible lessons appointed for each of the Sunday's services. We are always looking for additional lectors. If you are interested in becoming a lector at any service contact Jim Lins at 410-768-2807.
A free lending library of spiritual material is available in our parish hall. Instructions on how to check out materials are posted on the bookcase. The library is maintained by Susan Green (410-266-1163).
Men's Prayer Breakfast - Wednesday Mornings
"Bishop Bob's Breakfast Bunch" (named in honor of our Rector Emeritus) meets at Reno's Restaurant in Crofton every Wednesday at 9:00 am. Gentlemen, please join us for prayer, great fellowship and breakfast. For information, contact Jack Wyatt, OSV at 301-318-1028.
St. Paul’s strives to serve the physical and spiritual needs of our community. We support our close neighbor Hope House with their attendance at our 9:15 service, Bibles and other needs. We also support two other alcohol and drug rehabilitation centers—Serenity Sistas’ for women and South Villa House for men. Our monthly shopping trips to Sam’s Club help keep their houses stocked with nutritious food and necessary paper supplies. We also assist Salvation Army helping to keep their emergency food pantry stocked. In the summer, school supplies are collected for Raynaldo Brown’s “Annual Oxford Landing Back-to-School Give Away. In 2018 we helped over 700 children prepare for the school year. Every Christmas, our parishioners enjoy filling Christmas Stockings and dressing Christmas Bears for the Salvation Army to give to children in our community.
The quarterly newsletter “The St. Paul’s Communicator” is published with all the coming events, prayer list, news at St. Paul's and St. Aidan’s, news from the vestry, other groups, and Father Tom's message. You may receive the newsletter by e-mail or USPS. Contact Jerry Beard at 410-255-0258. The latest newsletter is on this website. Click here if you would like to be added to our mailing list
We have a nursery for the little ones available every Sunday during the services. Our nursery is open each Sunday from 9:00am to 12:30pm. Contact Jan Wyatt at 410-923-0293.
St. Paul’s strives to serve the spiritual and physical needs of our community. We support Hope House with their attendance at our 9:15 service, Bibles and other needs. They are a rehabilitation center for people with drug and alcohol addiction. Our church also participates every year with Alpha Phi Alpha in an Angel Tree project for children at Christmas and providing hams and turkeys and pies for Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter dinners. The committee sponsors “peanut butter” drives to collect jars of this nutritious food for several local organizations. In the summer, school supplies are collected for Raynaldo’s “Annual Oxford Landing Back to School Give Away.” Last year we helped over 700 children prepare for the school year. Contact Betty Royer at 410-626-0156.
SP Youth Group
Our youth group open to all youth. Any middle or high schooler interested in the Youth Group can attend a meeting. Watch the weekly bulletin for details of upcoming events. For information, contact Andrea Linnell at (410-760-2092).
Sunday school is held each Sunday in conjunction with the 9:15 am service and lasts until 10:30 a.m. All children are welcome and encouraged to attend as we grow in our love for the Lord. Our children are our future. For more information please contact Father Tom or our Director of the Sunday School, Catherine Smith at 443-923-6031.
Supper Club is an opportunity to get together with fellow parishioners for good food, good fun and good fellowship. Functions are held bi-monthly. If you would like to join, contact Rose Houghton at 410-647-1671.
Our ushers are the first persons to greet new and old members as they enter the church. They assist the congregation in finding a seat for services, collect the offering, assist parishioners to the communion rail during Holy Communion, and provide visitors and new parishioners with information concerning the service and the church. For more information concerning this important ministry please contact Henry Riser (443-254-1400) for the 9:15 am service and Jack Wyatt, OSV (301-262-1253) for the 11:00 am service. New ushers are always welcome.
Weddings and Marriage Counseling
We have two beautiful churches for weddings. If you would like to consider a wedding at St. Paul's, contact Jan Wyatt at the church office (410-923-0293). For pre-marriage and marriage counseling, please set up an appointment with Father Burr through the church office (410-923-0293).
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