These are ministries contributing to worship and life at St. Paul's.
The primary purpose of the Altar Guild is to prepare the altar for Sunday morning by assisting the Rector in preparing for worship. All men and women who have been confirmed in the Episcopal Church are eligible for membership.
Altar Guild members are assigned to one of four teams and instructed in procedures and terminology, the church seasons and colors, vestments, linens, sacred vessels, and parish procedures in preparing the church for worship.
To participate, or for more information, please contact the church office at at 903-455-5030 or .
Altar Service (Lay Reader, LEM (Lay Eucharistic Minister), Acolyte & Verger)
Members of the congregation are encouraged to take an active role in the worship at St. Paul's by reading the Old and New Testament Lessons, the Psalm, and the Prayers of the People; carrying the candles in the procession; assisting at the altar; and coordinating the service as lay readers, acolytes, and vergers.
To participate, or for more information, please contact the church office at 903-455-5030 or .
Bible Study (Wednesday Night)
We meet in Clardy Parish Hall immediately following the evening service for pizza, followed by 30-45 minutes of Bible Study. Led by David and Lisa Gish, well known public educators from Greenville, this group is relaxed and friendly. Study focuses on specific chapters of Scripture in its entirety. Ongoing since 2001. Check events calendar for dates and times.
To participate, or for more information, please contact David Gish at
Cursillo Weekend is an opportunity to grow in faith and a time for renewal, refreshment, and recommitment to living for Christ. Talks are given by both lay and clergy with emphasis on the doctrine of Grace, the Sacraments, and the Cursillo Foundations of Piety, Study and Action followed by lively table groups discussing and responding to these talks. The Eucharist is celebrated daily, and the Daily Offices are used. Some time is provided for prayer, confession, and spiritual direction. There is also fellowship, singing, good food, time for privacy, meditation and prayer. Participants come away with new friends and the tools to help them lead a more Christ-centered life.
To learn more contact the church office at 903-455-5030 or , or visit http://www.dfwcursillo.org/
Daughters of the King (Prayer service)
The Order of the Daughters of the King is an order for women of the Episcopal Church and churches in communion with it, with a focus on prayer and service. St. Paul’s Chapter currently has 17 members and meets the third Saturday of each month in the Parish Hall at 9:00 AM. Visitors are welcome.
Joyful Noise (choir and musicians)
Description and contact info here.
To participate, or for more information, please contact David Gish at
The church nursery, located in Clardy Hall, is open for infants and children during the 10:30 Service. 10 am - 12 pm.
For more information, please contact Rita Woods at 903-521-3533.
Home Eucharist – If you would like communion and have been unable to attend church, or if you would like someone to pray with you before surgery, please contact Diana Richards at 469-525-8132 or . She would be glad to visit you in your home or in the hospital (in-state only). If you cannot reach her, please call the church office at 903-455-5030.
Circle of Hope - The Circle of Hope is a lay pastoral care ministry. This is a new area of outreach for St. Paul's; the members are currently in training but are already actively involved in pastoral care. If you want someone to visit, need a meal or two during sickness or recovery, want someone to call you for emotional support, or if you need help with an errand, please contact Diana Richards at 469-525-8132 or .
Church Bulletin Prayer List & Sunday Morning Prayers - To receive prayer for yourself or someone else during the Sunday morning service, please contact the church office at 903-455-5030 or , Diana Richards at 469-525-8132 or , or sign the sheet on the podium in the narthex. Names remain in the prayer list in the bulletin for one month unless otherwise notified or renewed.
Prayer Warriors - One of the strengths of the Church is the multitudes of dedicated women and men of prayer, lifting each other's needs before the Lord. At St. Paul's, we have organized these efforts into our Prayer Warriors ministry, providing a way to share urgent requests for immediate situational prayer when it is most needed. Prayers are emailed or texted throughout the group whenever a request is made.
To participate, or to receive prayer for yourself or someone else through the Prayer Warriors ministry, please contact Diana Richards at 469-525-8132 or . When possible, we would like updates to the prayer requests. It is such a blessing to hear about answered prayers.
St. Joseph's Guild (Men's Fellowship and Church Maintenance)
St. Joseph’s Guild is a group for men that meets once a month for spiritual and social growth as well as performing some maintenance tasks around the church. St. Joseph’s Guild is open to all the men of the parish and their friends. The Guild meets on the 3rd Saturday of the month at 8:00AM for breakfast followed by a reading of the Gospel and a discussion of its lesson and meaning. The group adjourns after the Gospel discussion to accomplish repairs and/or improvements to the church facilities/grounds as identified by the Jr. Warden. Women who wish to have breakfast, discuss the Gospel, and get their hands dirty working around the church are most welcome.
To participate, please contact Frank McKee at 903-454-4618
St. Paul's episcopal School
St. Paul's Episcopal School is a valuable community asset that has helped prepare a whole generation of children to be responsible and contributing leaders in their communities. We educate students from 6 weeks to 5 years old. We accept school age students for our extended care program during the Fall and Spring, and during the summer months for our Summer Camp Program.
The school employs elementary/early childhood certified teachers to teach our older preschool classes. We provide a Montessori-based curriculum along with the integration of creative art, dramatic play, and language. We also offer French, as well as Chapel once a week.
For more information, please visit stpaulsepiscopalschool.org, or call 903-455-8775.
For all ages. Meets in the Parish Hall seasonally. Check events calendar for dates and times.
These are charitable or theological organizations supported by the efforts, prayers, and contributions of St. Paul's as a church.
Hunt County Shared Ministries (more commonly known as FISH) was organized to help meet basic emergency needs of families residing within Hunt County. Organized in 1980 the ministry has grown from a small pantry to providing services ranging from food to prescription medicines. FISH brings hope to victims of neglect, abuse, those with serious illness, those with loss of jobs and other crisis situations.
For more information, please call 903-455-0545, contact or visit hcsfish.org
United Thank Offering (UTO)
The United Thank Offering (UTO) is a ministry of The Episcopal Church for the mission of the whole church. Through UTO, men, women, and children nurture the habit of giving daily thanks to God. These prayers of thanksgiving start when we recognize and name our many daily blessings. Those who participate in UTO discover that thankfulness leads to generosity. UTO is entrusted to promote thank offerings, to receive the offerings, and to distribute the monies to support mission and ministry throughout The Episcopal Church and Provinces of the Anglican Communion.
For more information, please visit episcopalchurch.org/united-thank-offering