Becoming Involved

New Member’s Class

During the season of Lent Pastor Reep leads a class for those seeking to unite with our family of faith at St. Paul’s. If you are interested in becoming a member of St. Paul’s, please call the church office – 717-843-8155 or email us at st.paulsyork@comcast.net.  All are welcome

Something is always going on at St. Paul’s!

Come to a Sunday Service and experience for yourself the sense of family in the congregation, the shared enthusiasm for Christ’s work, the beautiful music program, and the joy of worshiping God together.

There are myriad opportunities to join in Christian fellowship and community service at St. Paul’s.  We welcome you to join in any of the worship and/or secular activities which may be of interest to you.  You don’t have to be an official member of St. Paul’s to be involved in our worship services, fellowship, and serving.

Current volunteer opportunities are:

  1.  Food Pantry Volunteers are needed! Thankfully, the St. Paul’s Food Pantry has been able to remain open, with modifications, throughout the pandemic.  We are serving approximately 60 families per week.  You can sign up to help deliver to our clients on Tuesday mornings or you can help between Sunday services at 9:00 a.m. to stock the shelves twice a month.   Simply contact Patty Snyder or call the church office if you can help 717-843-8155!
  2.  Central Penn Food Bank delivers food products to us on select Thursday mornings each month.  Do you have a Thursday morning once a month to help unload and place food products in the pantry area that have been delivered by Central Penn Food Bank?
  3.  Be on the Altar Care Team – We have resumed our historic patterns in worship.  With this return we are in need of persons willing to prepare and clean up the altar each week.  Historically, this ministry team served a month at a time.  Please contact Pastor Reep for additional information.
  4.  We need individuals to prepare the chancel, mark the Bible readings, and set the altar for Holy Communion.  Pastor Reep has written a guide for setting up for the Sunday liturgy.  Contact the office and get on the schedule if you can help!  Easy to follow instructions!
  5. The AV Team is looking for help in Live-streaming the 10:30 a.m. worship service.
  6. During the  summer worship season (June, July and August), we are planning fellowship after each service.  If you would like to help by contributing baked goods or fruits or veggies, simply notify the church office and we can add you to the schedule.  There have been a number of new members join us since the beginning of 2022.  This time of fellowship will be a great time for us to introduce ourselves to that face who is unfamiliar to us.
  7. Donations for Jackson Elementary SchoolInspire creativity this summer! Expand a child’s mind by supplying them with the tools they need to grow! Last year with your generous support, we provided over 300 new and gently used books to the children of Jackson Elementary School. This year, in addition to collecting books for grades PreK through 8th grade, we are collecting items for outdoor and educational activities such as bubbles, dry erase storybooks or boards, sidewalk chalk, jump ropes, coloring books, colored pencils & crayons, flashcards, etc. Please place all donations in the two collection boxes in the Good Shepherd Room by May 15th. Thank you

We are in need of ushers.  What follows is a list of duties needing to be performed by the usher. If you are willing to serve as an usher please notify the church office so that you will be included in the scheduled rotation. We need experienced ushers, especially those who have the combination for the safe.

Before Worship

Please arrive 20 minutes before the service at which you are scheduled to serve.

Please wear a mask. Masks are recommended but not required at this time.  Worshipers who do not have a mask and would like a mask may utilize a mask provided by the congregation. They are at each entrance/usher station (lower shelf of the credence table holding the offering basin).

Indoor worship or outdoor worship services require a minimum of three ushers.

Assist visiting worshipers with information regarding seating, distribution of worship bulletins, and that offerings may be placed in the basins provided at the entrances indoors and by the usher stations outdoors.

During Worship

Be attentive to the worshipers and what they may need.

Guests may be provided an envelope containing a guest card and offering envelope.

Be seated near the door where you are scheduled to serve or at the usher station for the outside service.

Mind the offering basin. Worshipers may place a gift upon arrival or when they take their leave.

Once the liturgy has begun please stow the bulletin baskets so that used bulletins are not discarded into them when the service concludes.

At the distribution of Holy Communion two ushers are needed by the credence tables to disperse wine glasses and one to direct congregation to go for communion.

At the distribution of Holy Communion outside, Pastor will be walking around and delivering communion to those wishing to take communion.   The usher makes sure that the offering basins are secure.  The ushers may wish to place the three basins together and take turns communing and keeping watch over the financial gifts.

Following Worship

Offering basins must be collected and secured in the safe.

Secure plastic gloves from the Sexton. Collect all items, service bulletins, lost and found items from the pews. Dispose of the bulletins and debris. Place lost and found items on the server to the right of the Good Shepherd stained glass window.

Thank you for your willingness to serve during these challenging times. Your assistance is of great importance and is most appreciated. Please contact the Church Office if you can serve as usher.

 

 

 

“As the grains of wheat once scattered on the hill were gathered in to one to become our bread; so may all your people from all the ends of earth be gathered into one in You.”                   As the Grains of Wheat, Marty Haugen