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Women’s Ministry

The mission of Women’s Ministries is to help the women of St. Paul’s know and grow closer to the Lord Jesus Christ, while building authentic, Christ-centered relationships with one another.

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“My son, pay attention to what I say; listen closely to my words.  Do not let them within your heart; for they are life to those who find them and health to a man’s whole body” Proverbs 4:20-22

Do you have something within your heart for Women’s Ministry?  Do you want to organize a fellowship event?  Facilitate a Bible Study or small group?  Organize an outreach mission? Pray together about where the Lord wants to take us? Please contact Joan Ilagan, jkilagan@hotmail.com, who is the Coordinator of Women’s Ministries, for more information about this vibrant ministry!

Upcoming Events:

Fall 2022 Friday Morning Bible Study – Begins September 9 – December 2, “The Authentic Christian,” is a 12-week study based on 2 Peter 1. Meets at 9:15am Friday mornings in the Atrium.

Women’s Fellowship Event – Light Along the Path, Oct. 4 at 6:30pm in the Atrium.

Baby Shower for Life for The Lowcountry Pregnancy Center. An organizational meeting will be held Sunday, Aug. 21 at 11:30 in Ambler Hall. All are invited to help organize this important event. Contact Vicki Harlan vwharlan53@gmail.com or Ranai Kennedy ranaikennedy@gmail.com

Praise and Glory Project to support Camp St. Christopher contact Bu Huge libussa1@mac.com

Titus 2 Discipleship Groups – “He leads me in paths of righteousness” (Psalm 23:2) pictures a shepherd leading a flock down a well-worn sheep trail toward the pasture where they will stop on their journey. This is the right path, a trusted path, a good path, known by the shepherd and perhaps even by the sheep. If you believe you don’t have to figure out the “paths of righteousness” on your own, why not pray and consider joining a small women’s discipleship group this fall. These inter-generational groups are comprised of 4 women who meet at least twice a month to learn more about their Shepherd through Bible Study. They are intentionally kept small so there is more likelihood of growing closer to the Lord and one another. If interested, please contact Patricia Smith at patriciasmith500@gmail.com
The Anglican Women’s Retreat
Join the women of the Anglican Diocese of SC for our annual retreat, October 21-23, 2022 at St. Christopher Camp and Conference Center. If you have questions, contact the Anglican Women’s President, Sunny Walker. Click Here for more information.

Men’s Ministry

Men’s Ministry offers several branches within the ministry.

Fellowship: Alex Arntz, alex.arntz@gmail.com
Service: Skip Williams, swilliams@allcarelivingservice.com
Prayer: Eddie Crosby, eddiecrosby@ymail.com

Discipleship: St. Paul’s is offering a discipleship program called “Radical Mentoring.” The vision of this program is as follows: “Radical Mentoring equips men to develop authentic relationships and overcome issues holding them back from living ‘life to the full.'” The meetings are once a month over the course of a year. Significant Christian books are read each month, Scripture is memorized, and homework is given to deepen one’s walk with the Lord. If you would like to learn more, please contact Tripp Jeffords, frtripp@stpaulssummerville.org, or Russ Grant, grgantt@gmail.com for more information.

Bible Study: Rick Martier rwmartier64@gmail.com

Three opportunities for fellowship and growth in Christ:
Tuesdays at 7:30 AM –  Bucky Jones leads this study
Tuesdays at 7:00 PM – Jay Lombardo leads this study
Fridays at 6:30 AM – Rick Martier leads this study.

Diocesan Men’s Ministry: Russ Gantt grgantt@gmail.com

Men’s Summit  – Men mark your calendars for the upcoming Men’s Summit of the Anglican Diocese of South Carolina to be held Saturday, October 15, 2022 at St. Paul’s Anglican Church in Summerville, SC. Our speaker will be Bishop Chip Edgar of the ADOSC who will be speaking on ” Faith in the Home”. It will be an exciting time of prayer, praise, worship, small group discussion, and personal testimony from  Diocesan men. It will be an event to rejuvenate one’s spiritual walk with Christ and share fellowship with other christian brothers. Click here to learn more or to register for this event. 

Christian Men’s Conference, February 24-26, 2023.

Men’s Breakfast: This is held monthly, on the third Saturday of each month. All men are invited to attend and are encouraged to bring a friend, son, grandson, neighbor, etc. The food is excellent, the company is terrific and the Spirit is present. They are at 8 A.M. in the Atrium.

Cursillo

Cursillo is a movement of the church, with the purpose of helping Christians understand their calling to be Christian leaders. It begins with a weekend away. For more information contact Becky Ford, call the church office, or visit SCCursillo.com

Cursillo Small Group –  After attending Cursillo, participants (called Curillistians), are encouraged to join or form Reunion Groups. These groups meet regularly to allow members to support one another in Christian work.

Please contact Michelle Barnum, michellekidd50@gmail.com, for more information!

Stephen Ministry

Stephen Ministry is the one-to-one lay caring ministry that takes place in congregations that use the Stephen Series system. Stephen Ministry congregations equip and empower lay caregivers—called Stephen Ministers—to provide high-quality, confidential, Christ-centered care to people who are hurting.

For more information about Stephen Ministry Training, contact Jerry Merritt (jm29483@icloud.com).

Divorce Care

Divorce Care is a safe place where caring people come alongside you as you find healing from the pain of separation or divorce. At the 13-week video-based support group program, you’ll find helpful counsel to manage the emotional turmoil and practical tools for decision making.

The next class starts Sept. 12 at Seacoast Church, 301 E 5th N St, Summerville, 6:30-8:30pm. Child care is provided. Anyone who wishes to attend can register online at DivorceCare.org. Questions, contact ToddBarnum5@gmail.com.

Daughters of the King

Daughters of the King (DOK) are women and girls between the ages of seven, and one hundred and seven, who desire a closer walk with the Lord. We are Christian women, both lay and ordained, who are strengthened through the discipline of a Rule of Life, and supported through the companionship of our sisters. We are all at different stages of our Christian journey – some have just begun, and some have been on this path for a long time. But no matter where we are on our sacred journeys, our primary goal is the same – to know Jesus Christ and to make Him known to others.

Our vision is to know Jesus Christ, to make him known to others, and to reflect God’s love throughout the world. All Daughters focus on prayer, service, and evangelism. The recent inductees are excited to have their crosses and start this new journey. The Order of the Daughters of the King at St. Paul’s is led by Dawn Schaeperkoetter, President and Michelle Barnum, Vice President.

Altar Guild

Serving as a member of the Altar Guild has provided a means through the ages to sacramentally offer ministry to the Lord Jesus, and His body, the Church. All the  tasks performed by the Altar Guild are symbolic enactments of washing our Lord’s feet. It is our response of heartfelt gratitude for the compassion and mercy of Jesus shown to us.

Ministry Duties under the Altar Guild include:

  • Communion Preparation
  • Thursday Unction
  • Making Communion Bread
  • Caring for linens, brass, and candles
  • Flower Guild
  • Baptisms
  • Weddings
  • Funerals

If you feel called to serve in this way, it would be our privilege and delight to welcome you to a uniquely special sacramental ministry to the Lord Jesus and for His people. Contact Church@StPaulsSummerville.org to learn more.

Flower Guild

We need you! Some people may never notice the flowers in our worship spaces weekly, but most would notice if they were NOT there to adorn our altars! And at this time, we need your help! No prior experience is necessary and there is no right or wrong way to participate in this vibrant ministry. We work in teams of 2 or 3 members. If there are enough participants, a team may only arrange once every two months or less. Please consider being a part of the Flower Guild, to the glory of God and St. Paul’s Summerville! If interested, please contact Beth Szostak at bethfszostak@gmail.com.

If you would like to request that flowers on either altar be specially arranged in memory or honor of someone or a special event, please contact the church office or Beth Szostak at bethfszostak@gmail.com

Ushers

Are you looking for an important ministry to serve in but only have limited time to give? Please consider ushering at our Doar Hall service. The time commitment is only eight Sunday mornings a year, and all that is needed is a smiling face and helping heart. We welcome families with children to serve together! To learn more, Email Becky Ford.