|December 18, 2023
Connecticut (Tim Hodapp)
|We adhere to the ECCT guidelines. Found in the Commons Companion on the ECCT website.
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Liturgical style and practice
• Holy Communion Rite Two. Typically Eucharistic Prayer A
• Both traditional and blended (traditional and contemporary) music
• At the blended service, the choir process and recess (during the school year)
• Collect is read with the congregation
• The gospel reading processes to the center of the congregation
• We offer a chalice and intinction cup. Vested lay readers assist.
• Food donations are presented with the offering
• We hold a month Healing Sunday where parishioners offer testimonies of healing
and God's hand in their lives. Holy Communion is distributed in the center aisle,
and healing teams pray for parishioners at the altar rail.
• Birthdays and Anniversaries are recognized the first Sunday of the month.
• All introductions and announcements are made after the sharing of the peace.
• We use amplification and a sound mixing board
• All services are transmitted via youtube livestream and recorded
• We offer no incense
• We do not chime bells
• We do not sing the liturgy
• We have a talented, trained, and highly effective lay leadership. This includes
bible teachers, counselors, event coordinators, and facility maintainers
• Numerous well established ministries that are led and guided by strong lay
• Established standing committees, including missions, policy and procedures,
property, and safety
• An extensive bench of trained musicians ready to serve
• We are financially healthy
• We have on aging population, with new younger families entering that ore
seeking to be rooted and established in the parish
• We need to bring 8AM and 10:30AM services into closer fellowship and
• We want to continue to develop children and youth ministries.
• We want to expand our lay led pastoral ministry to serve our parishioners
• We would like to create small home groups to provide fellowship, pastoral
care and Bible application to life.
• We are seeking to communicate and promote parish ministries and
committees, and highlight opportunities for service more effectively
• St. Paul's is a biblically conservative and orthodox parish
• We believe that the scriptures are the infallible and authoritative word of God.
• We believe that God fully and finally revealed himself to man in the person of
• We seek to create a place where lives can be healed and transformed through
the power of Jesus Christ
• We are seeking to equip our parishioners to become effective messengers of the
gospel serving as kings and priests unto our God
The Rev. Cn. Timothy Hodapp
Canon for Congregations & Transitions