Senior Warden Notes
St. Paul's is blessed with groups of "unsung heroes" who volunteer for quiet, but essential, roles out of the limelight. Now, while we are on pause from being on the church campus, I'd like to acknowledge some of the wonderful people who toil quietly in ways we don't always see.
Each week (in regular times when we're not closed down) certain things have to be made ready for two Sunday services and one Wednesday service. The "altar guild" is a group of parishioners who do that. They prepare the wafers, wine and vessels for all three Eucharistic services. They also fill the candles (which are really oil torches) in the church and polish the brass items like candlesticks and crosses. (Polishing is hard work!)
Kudos to Greta Schneider, Lisa Laskow, Phyllis Pita and Jane Burchett, for that invisible, but necessary, work. And, special thanks to Kim Grizzle-Malgrat who is often the only one left in the summer when she fills candles in the un-air-conditioned church (it can be stifling in August and September) and sets up the service items alone.
For years Sandy Highsmith faithfully laundered and ironed the linens used on Sunday, for which we should all be grateful. Now the
of the altar guild, Wendy Niven, (who I have it on good authority is not a fan of ironing) has stepped in to fill that role - in a addition to a plethora of other volunteer activities.
Quiet work. Not flashy. But very important.
(If I missed an altar guild person, let me
so I can fix that next week when we mention other unsung heroes)