Altar Guild

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The purpose of the Altar Guild is to reverently care for the Altar and sanctuary and prepare for Eucharist. Members work with clergy on all services during the church year including weddings and funerals. It is our goal that that our service will enhance the worship experience for all who come to St. Paul's.

Altar Guild duties include caring for Altar linens, vessels, candles, flowers, banners and clergy vestments. We seek to ensure that communion preparations are in place so that Eucharist can be celebrated without distraction.

Altar Guild members are divided into teams and serve approximately four hours per month. We meet three to four times a year for fellowship and to share information. Altar Guild members bring a love of the Church and the desire to serve quietly behind the scenes, as well as working as a team and gaining new friendships.

There are currently 21 members of the Altar Guild.

Contacts: Sue MillerMindy Barton

St. Anne's Guild
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St. Anne’s Guild has been active in St. Paul’s since 1937, where it was founded as a women’s service group. Their mission statement is “Enriching Lives through Service, Learning and Fellowship.” St. Anne’s ministry includes providing receptions following memorial services as requested by families of the deceased. Guild members work together to raise funds for causes important to the St. Paul’s community and meaningful to its members. Proceeds from these events are donated to support helping agencies at St. Paul’s and in the greater Salem community. 

St. Anne’s members are multi-talented, multi-taskers, excellent bakers, expert organizers of events, professional women and homemakers. All of these combined talents make for a truly exceptional group of women whose ministry is to serve St. Paul’s church by knowing Christ and making Him known.
 
Fifty-four women are registered as active members of the St. Anne’s Guild. An additional eight members are registered as inactive members who participate in Guild activities, as able. St. Anne’s meets on the 3rd Monday of most months at 1:00 pm in Room 116. All women of the church are welcome.
 
Contact: Toni Phipps
St. Clare's Guild
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St. Clare’s Guild is a fellowship of women who follow Christ by supporting each other and St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, with emphasis on the needs of children, and the wellbeing of our community.

In 2015, St. Clare’s Guild was comprised of 31 amazing women with a wide range of experience and talent. We come together unified to be of service to St. Paul’s, our community and to each other. Our primary activity in 2015 was organizing two rummage sales. Parishioner and community-wide participation numbers in the hundreds. A separate report recounts the activities and financial outcome of this activity for our parish and community.

We have monthly meetings that include a social time with refreshments and a program. 

Contact: Kay Rosevear

St. Joseph's Guild (Woodcutters)
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St. Joseph's Guild (Woodcutters) gathers every Wednesday morning to chop firewood as well as to enjoy the fresh air and each other’s company. The woodcutters receive donated wood that they cut, split, and dry. Our wood is stored at two wood lots, the space is donated. We sell some of our wood and give away some as well.
 
Contact: Gary Brandt