St. Patrick's Episcopal Church
Pagosa Springs, Colorado
Ministries 2013 Celebrating Our Ministries Brochure"Lord our God, You guide Your people by the ministry of all those in your church. Keep them faithful in obedient service to You that by their life and ministry they may bring You glory in Christ. We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, Who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen."
See the calendar page for dates and times of current activities. For more information on any of these ministries please contact the church office by phone or email.
Acolytes and Chalice Bearers - The acolytes lead the procession
each Sunday with the cross and torch candles. The chalice bearers
administer the chalice at the Eucharist.
Church Maintenance - Volunteers help improve and maintain the Church, Parish Hall, landscaping, and memorial garden. A landscape committee assists in the planning for the grounds.
Daughters of the King - A group of women pledged to prayer, service, and
evangelism who are dedicated to the spread of Christ's Kingdom among women.
This group meets the second Wednesday of each month.
Greeters - Are the
first point of contact and help to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere for
all of our guests and members alike. The
goal is to make every person who comes through the church doors feel like a
part of our parish family.
Home Eucharistic Ministers - They are trained and licensed by the diocese to take communion to those who are sick or shut in.
Hospice - Monetary donations and supplies are
given to St. Patrick’s Church and Centura Hospice of
Loaves & Fishes - A weekly lunch program sponsored
by the community each Thursday of the month.
St. Patrick’s coordinates most fourth Thursdays, providing food, cooks,
waiters, servers, and cleanup. An
average of 250-300 people are served each week.
Missions - Financial support and volunteer workers are provided
to the Navajoland Area Mission in
Nursery - Nursery care is offered during the Sunday morning worship service and is available for children ages birth to six years. The goal of the nursery is to provide our children with quality care while enabling parents to enjoy a more relaxed time of worship.
Outreach - Outreach programs include the
stocking and distribution of a food bank and a clothing give-away in
October. The church is a founding
member of the Pagosa Outreach Connection which provides help for many visitors and
residents of Pagosa Springs and
Quilt Ministry -
Meets every Thursday at in the Parish Hall to create Prayer
Quilts requested by members of the parish for persons with health issues or
other difficulties in their lives. The quilts are blessed at the Sunday
morning service and after the service the congregation ties the knots while
offering a special prayer for the quilt recipient.
Social Events - Church volunteers coordinate a
coffee hour after Sunday services and hold monthly potlucks or simple suppers.
Sunday Night Unplugged - The second Sunday of each month an
evening service is held that uses different music and liturgical
expressions. This service is at and uses readers, ushers, and
Tuesday Eucharist & Healing Service - Held on Tuesdays at as we come together for a brief
communion and healing prayer service. All are welcome..
Tuesday Bible Study - Meets each week in the parish hall following the healing service and Eucharist. The Gospel lesson appointed in the lectionary for the following Sunday is studied. Bring a sack lunch.
Ushers - Ushers distribute church bulletins as people arrive, carry the bread and wine to the altar, pass the offering plates, and help guide the communicants to the altar during Communion. Ushers count and record the attendance in the church record book.
Youth Group - Open to all Junior High and Senior High youth. The youth program is designed to help young adults grow in faith through community service, fellowship, study, and worship.
Updated August 2, 2013