Ministries That Support Our Worship
The ministry of music is directed to our 10:30 AM service in the form or organ music and choir and, on occasion, flute and guitar. The number of members in our Choir fluctuates depending on the season. Xavier Hernandez, our Director of Music, has been with us since 2004. He 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, Ensamble San Miguel. In addition he leads a thirty voice community choir, Voces Unidads.
* Liturgical Ministries
Although small in number but dedicated to serve, the members of our Altar Guild maintain and prepare all the altar linen, vessels and the clergy’s vestments before each service. Our Priest Assistants tend to the needs of those who are unable to attend services by taking Communion to them on a regular basis.
Ministries to Foster Fellowship and Service
* Mattress Ministry
* Our Medical Loan Program is a much needed program here in San Miguel with its cobblestone streets and has been in existence for many years. A quantity of sickroom equipment—wheelchairs, walkers, crutches, etc.—are available for loan to anyone in need both within the congregation and the community at large free of charge.
* Prayer Shawl Ministry—A group of knitters meet weekly to make Prayer Shawls. After being blessed at a Sunday service the shawls are then given to those who are ill, in the hospital, or suffering from grief.
* Twice a month, a group of parishioners car-pool from Saint Paul’s to Cielito Lindo, an assisted living facility located approximately twenty minutes from San Miguel. They share a service and Eucharist with the residents and staff of this facility.
Ministries for Children
We strive to make Saint Paul’s a welcoming place for families with children of all ages.
Our Sunday school is presently small but growing as new families with children move into San Miguel. Our teachers aspire to develop strong Christians through a program that motivates our children:
* To be enthused about coming to Sunday school
* To learn how to worship and understand Anglican traditions
* To do God’s work in the world
* To feel the presence of God in their lives
* To develop lifelong relationships with people of all ages in our parish