Altar Chapter

The Altar Chapter of St. Paul’s is a ministry of prayer and service. The Altar Chapter prepares the altar for all services and occasions (weddings, funerals, and baptisms), including polishing and maintaining the brass and silver, cleansing and ironing the linens and vestments, setting out the wine and the bread, preparing the candles and special decorations. Members of the Altar Chapter perform a silent or “behind the scenes” ministry to our Parish so that we may worship and glorify Christ. The Altar Chapter is composed of faithful women, men, and young people who work closely with the Rector and serve with reverence, devotion, and attention to detail and often possess qualities of tact, composure, tolerance and adaptability. There are extra duties during the Christmas season, Lent/Easter season, and for special occasions. Membership in the Altar Chapter is open to anyone in the church who is willing to be trained and wishes to serve the Lord in this quiet, but meaningful way. Contact: Polly Pierce ( or Liesl Gilman (