• Ministries

The Choir is a multi-generational group that leads the singing of hymns and other service music and presents an offertory anthem at the 10:30 service. They present a variety of music, from traditional to contemporary. The choir’s season is from September through June, with rehearsals on Thursday evenings from 7:00-8:30. All are welcome. The only requirement is a willingness to share your talents.

St. Paul’s Ringing Ensemble is an ecumenical handbell choir that rings at the 10:30 service on the third Sunday of the month from September through June. Rehearsals are on Tuesday evenings from 7:00-8:00. The ability to read music is helpful, but not required. There is room for more ringers!

Summer Music Ministry: During July and August, vocal and instrumental soloists and small groups are encouraged to provide the offertory anthem. If you are interested in participating in the music ministry at St. Paul’s, please contact Al Reese and he will gladly answer any questions you might have.

St. Paul’s Children’s Choir meets at 9:30 on Sunday mornings under the joyful direction of Sarah Blake.

Laying-on-of-Hands is offered at the 10:30 service most Sundays. It is offered at the kneeling bench at the right front side of the Nave during Communion. Everyone is welcome to use this healing rite as an opportunity to allow someone to pray for/with you or for someone else on your behalf. Nothing is too small or too large to be prayed about and may include requests for physical, emotional, mental or spiritual healing; prayers of praise and thanksgiving; and requests for blessings from God.

Acolytes: St. Paul’s youth are invited to serve the church by serving as Acolytes. Under the direction of Wanda Rector, our acolytes grow in confidence and ability as they discover within themselves the joy of serving in the leadership of a worship service.

Altar Guild: The Altar Guild is organized into six teams under the leadership of Marty Wilson and Bunny Lewis and tasked with preparing the church for worship and tending to our sacred objects after the service is completed.

Loaves and Fishes Ministry: Volunteers stand ready to make a meal for a person or family who may need a little extra help for a short period of time. Most often this happens during or after a hospital stay.

Food Pantry: St. Paul’s Food Pantry is open every Monday evening (except holidays) from 5:00-6:00. We open the doors to the Parish Hall at 4:30 for a Coffee House. At least a dozen volunteers help us to serve approximately 75 clients each week.

Hosting Groups: Alcoholics Anonymous meets in our Parish Hall every Friday evening. Narcotics Anonymous meets in our Guild Room Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:30-1:30. A Quilters Guild meets in the Parish Hall the third Saturday of the month. Approximately a dozen other groups and organizations use our building over the course of the year.

Contact Info

Phone: (757) 539-2478
Email: office@saintpauls-suffolk.org
Facebook: facebook.com/stpauls.suffolk

Address

St Paul's Episcopal Church
213 North Main St
Suffolk, VA 23434