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St. Paul’s offers many opportunities for people of all ages to worship.

  • Monday, Tuesday, Friday Morning Prayer 9:15 AM
  • Wednesday Eucharist 9:15 AM
  • Sunday Holy Eucharist 9:00 AM
  • Sunday Holy Eucharist w/ choir 10:30 AM

Check out our calendar of events at St. Paul's.

Our members' attention to detail and liturgy makes services not only lovely to behold but smoothly executed.

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Liturgical

Our membership prepares the altar for worship; flowers, lectors, acolytes, greeters, ushers, and readers. Their attention to detail and liturgy makes services not only lovely to behold but smoothly executed.

Vital to the life of St Paul’s Anglican Church, our members prepare the altar for worship, flowers, volunteer as intercessors, lectors, acolytes, greeters, ushers, and readers. Their attention to detail and liturgy makes services not only lovely to behold but smoothly executed. The Liturgical Ministries teams do not meet on a regular basis. They welcome you to join them, whether you are a full-time or part-time member of St. Paul’s or if you are visiting and want to share some insights into how you do things in your parish.

Altar Guild – This dedicated group maintains and prepares all the altar linen, vessels, and clergy vestments before each service. New members (women and men) are always welcomed. The Altar Guild sets the Eucharist table on Sundays, Wednesdays and other feast days. They keep the altar linens clean and in good repair.
To volunteer contact Christine Eyre: galfrida@hotmail.com

Flower Guild – The Flower Guild is responsible for the displays of flowers on the Altar and in the Chapel for all liturgies.  Members share the duties of purchasing, arranging and delivering flowers. After the liturgies, the flowers are taken to a hospital, one of San Miguel’s residential homes for the elderly, or to a person in need of a joyous bouquet.
To volunteer contact Isobella Kreizel: 152-2278 Email: ikreizel@aol.com

Coffee Hour – After each liturgy on Sunday, all are invited to gather for coffee, snacks, and conversation on the lawn. The coffee hour is a time to meet new friends and socialize with the community. Coffee and cookies are offered after the 9:00 am liturgy and after the 10:30 Eucharist. Parishioners can sign up to furnish refreshments; to celebrate, in remembrance or to honor a loved one
Our sign up sheet is located on parish hall bulletin board outside the parish office door or contact: Sara Tylosky: candstylosky2@gmail.com

Liturgical Art – Members of the liturgical art committee combine their talents with needle and thread, paint, and fabric to create art for the church; altar cloths, banners, vestments, frontals and icons are simply some of our resources. Members of this ministry determine when and how often to meet. Our community has plenty of creative talent called into being, especially for Christmas, Easter, any holiday or unique happening.
To join contact Adrian Ross: adrianrossdesigns@hotmail.com

Lectors – read the lessons.
To volunteer contact: Patti Daniel: pattijain@gmail.com

Morning Prayer – is lead by lay persons on weekday mornings.
To volunteer contact our Parish Administrator: stpaulsofficesma@gmail.com

Prayers of the People – Lay persons lead during Sunday service in Spanish an English. If you are not Spanish speaking, you will be paired with a person who can lead the sections of prayers in Spanish.
To volunteer contact Christine Eyre: galfrida@hotmail.com

Servers Contact – Acolytes, Gospel bearers, crucifers, chalice bearers, torch bearers, all contribute to worship services.
To volunteer contact our Parish Administrator: stpaulsofficesma@gmail.com

Ushers/Greeters – welcome parishioners as they arrive at the Sunday 10:30 service, assist with the collection, and guide people to the altar rail at Eucharist.
To volunteer contact: Isobella Kreizel: ikreizel@aol.com

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Liturgy

We are blessed to have a great theologian and author as our rector, The Reverend Canon George F. Woodward III. Our small parish has a rare opportunity to have Fr George beside us as our spiritual selves unfold. He leads a team of dedicated Assistant Priests who deliver insightful sermons week after week - bringing the old story of Christ into the new light of today, bridging our faith with the real world.

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Weekly we offer two Sunday Eucharist Services, in addition to our Wednesday morning Eucharist. There are also daily Morning Prayer Services which are led by laity.

Our choir participates in worship services and events at the Church, advancing musical development during its time together.

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Music

The choir in any congregation is a special gift and offering to God. Music is an integral part of worship at St Paul’s. Music reinforces and enhances the meaning of Scripture and the spoken word, to transcend the ordinary and bring us into the presence of God. We welcome participants of all ages and levels of experience to join our choir, play the handbells, or serve as an instrumentalist.

Our Director of Music since 2004, Xavier Hernandez, was born and raised in San Miguel and educated in Mexico City. He not only directs our choir, but also regularly performs with a musical group he established called Ensamble San Miguel.

Our Choir practice is on Tuesdays at 1:30pm and Sunday at 10am. To learn more contact Xavier Herandez:

 

Events and services

Life Events, Weddings, Baptisms & Memorial Services

The staff and Clergy of St. Paul’s will work with you to make unforgettable events meaningful and memorable.

The Memorial Garden/Columbarium at St. Paul’s

A 50-niche columbarium, a quiet garden and meditation space located at the west wall of St. Paul’s. Members of St. Paul’s and the San Miguel community are commemorated in a beautiful permanent resting place having chosen cremation at their death. Each niche holds four urns. It was created by Norma Robinson and is a lovely spot for peaceful reflection for all who visit.

We offer guidance to help families and friends with end-of-life planning, memorial services, and inclusion in our Columbarium. The death of a loved one is a life changing event, and our memorial planning packet can guide you through the process. You may wish to give a copy of your wishes to church staff for safe keeping. For more information contact our Parish Administrator: stpaulsofficesma@gmail.com or our Rector Fr. George Woodward: StPaulsRectorSMA@gmail.com

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We would be delighted to offer guidance for Liturgies for Baptisms, Marriages, Funerals/Memorial Services, or other occasions. Anniversaries and birthdays are noted and celebrated within the congregation each week.