Adult Ministries

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We recently celebrated Vision Sunday at St. Paul’s.

We looked back at how our ministries overcame the challenges that 2020 presented, and what their vision is for 2021!

Women

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.

Women’s Ministry Planning
“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 me, so we can talk about what God has put within your heart for Women’s Ministries. Cathy McGrew –  cathym@stpaulssummerville.com, phone 843.873.1991.

Men

Men’s Ministry offers several branches within the ministry.

Fellowship: Ben Cheatham, cheathamb@att.net , and 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, and Fridays at 6:30 AM – Rick Martier leads this study.

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

Behold the Man pilgrimage to Israel – October 23 – Nov 4, 2021

The next men only pilgrimage to the Holy Land is tentatively scheduled for Oct 23 to Nov 4 and will take place if international flights are open and the countries do not restrict foreign visitors.

It is organized by Jay Crouse and they use a local tour company for all transportation from arrival in Tel Aviv through departure. It is typically hosted by Christian Palestinians. Jay, Mike Lumpkin, and Dr. Peter Walker mapped out the trip and sites. Jay has coordinated approximately 10-12 such trips and they are well organized. Dr. Peter Walker, a noted historian on Jesus/historic Israel, is the key teacher of Jesus’ ministry and the places Jesus visited and His work. There is no downtime as you immediately go to a Bedoin camp in the Judean desert for 2 days for introduction, lessons, and time with God.  Some places visited include the Dead Sea, Masada, caves where the most recent scrolls were found, and then north to Jericho, and on to Galilee, and swim and sail on that and hike Mt Arbel which overlooks the sea of Galilee (what a view!). You go to Nazareth and then down through Samaria to Jerusalem and the Old City and surrounding area. Many things to experience around Jerusalem as you might imagine.  You also go to Bethlehem as well. Great time of learning about Jesus, walking in His footsteps, praying, communing with God, and fellowship with Christian brothers. Other than the Judean desert, you will stay in good hotels or modern convents.

Call Jay at 941-320-0271 with any questions.

Wild at Heart Basic-based on the book by John Eldredge  

A quest into the recovery of a man’s masculine soul, the release of a man’s heart—his passions and his true nature—all given him by God. A man longs for a battle to fight, an adventure to live, and a beauty to rescue.

Date: Feb 25 – 28, 2021

Place: Camp St Christopher, Seabrook Island, SC

Leaders: Rev. Rags Coxe, St Matthews Church, Darlington, SC

Dr. Lee Jones, Georgetown, SC

Group size: 10 men

Contact: Rev Rags Coxe – coxe.rags@gmail.com

Dr. Lee Jones – ljones14@sc.rr.com

The group will practice social distancing guidelines.  Dr. Jones as a physician has reviewed camp procedures in view of recommended safe practices by the CDC. Single and double occupancy rooms are available.

Men’s Breakfasts: held monthly on the second Saturday of each month (usually!) 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.

Men’s Hikes: This fall- November 7th – 10th, led by Parish leaders, both lay, and clergy.  

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.

Cursillo Monthly Gathering: Potluck dinner is at 5:00 pm in the Atrium on the second Sunday of every month. Come and enjoy music, food, fun, information, and fellowship, Bring a friend.

Cursillo Monthly Gatherings are currently suspended, due to  COVID-19. “Be a Friend, Make a Friend, Bring a Friend to Christ.” As Christians, this is what we are called to do.

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. Our meetings are on the 3rd Sunday, of the month, at 9 am in Skardon Hall, if you would like to join us.

 

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 Rebecca Westfall (rebecca.s.westfall@gmail.com) and 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.

St. Paul’s is excited to partner with Seacoast Church in Summerville for Divorce Care. This course will begin on February 1, 2021, at 6:30 pm.

Please contact Todd Barnum at todd.barnum@gofilta.com for more information. The course is $20, which covers the cost of the workbook.

St. Paul’s OWLS – Older, Wiser, Lively Servants

OWLS purpose is to provide St. Paul’s members, 55 years of age and older, an opportunity to serve the church and each other. Our mission is to promote the wellbeing of senior member, ensuring no one is lost or forgotten through fellowship, discipleship and outreach.

Fellowship – is a high priority for OWLS. A schedule of weekly and monthly activities allow members to connect to one another through book clubs, exercise classes, game days, speaker programs and classes  

Discipleship – encouragement in God’s word through classes and bible studies

 Outreach – carrying out the Great Commission; allowing others to see Christ in action through us as we form strategic partnerships with other ministries within St. Paul’s and with organizations within the Summerville community.

To view the O.W.L.S April Newsletter, please click here!

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.

Flower Guild

Our Flower Guild lovingly adorns our church buildings with beautiful greenery and flowers throughout the year. Please consider being a party of the Flower Guild, to the glory of God and St. Paul’s Anglican!

Beth Szostak: bethfszostak@gmail.com
Meredith Buddin: mabuddin@gmail.com