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Fort Myers, FL 33901

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MINISTRY AT SAINT HILARY’S

Ministry at Saint Hilary’s is both Biblical and fun! The ministry of this church can be described in several important ways.

Firstly, the ministry we seek to fulfill of the Great Commandment of our Lord: “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind” and “You shall love your neighbour as yourself” (Matt. 22:37, 39).

Secondly, our ministry seeks to model the Great Commission of our Lord: “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you” (Matt. 28:19-20).

Thirdly, we seek to emulate the apostle Paul’s description of “the equipping of the saints for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ, till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect person, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ, that we...may grow up in all things into Him who is the head, that is, Christ” (Eph. 4:12-15).

Fourthly, we look to the history of the early church by teaching the apostles’ doctrine, engaging in fellowship, commemorating the breaking bread, praying together, caring for one another, worshiping God, and actively evangelizing the community (Acts 2:42-47).

This continues to be the basis of biblical, balanced ministry here at Saint Hilary’s. Each of us is part of the body of Christ at Saint Hilary’s and called to ministry to attain these goals. Everyone has a gift that can help us, as a congregation, to follow our Lord as we change ourselves and the world.

Take a look at the many ways you can use your gifts to participate in ministry. Then let the Holy Spirit guide you into fruitful service to Christ on earth. We can help you do this, just ask.

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MINISTRY UPDATE APRIL 18, 2017

(4/18/2017 5:30pm; next meeting scheduled 8/18/17 @ 5:30p.m.)


Groups that are active and represented:


Altar Guild – Janet Mutzenbaugh – (19 volunteers in 2 teams) provide behind scenes assistance with liturgical events including: setting up, cleaning up, planning for funerals, weddings and special services, maintaining the sacred vessels and linens -  


Choir – Lester Erich – (30/15) directs the choir on Sunday and prepares them for their role as music leaders of the congregation.


Communications – Al Angell – (new this year) – seeking to take the initiative to review all parish literature, find common themes, create a bold new marketing package and plan that includes: print media, website, advertisement, mission and vision statements  all intended to provide uniform message about who and what Saint Hilary’s represents.


Community Groups – Fred and Carrol Henry (12 members)  of a fellowship, prayer & Bible study group that meets on Tuesday evenings.


Cursillo – Kristina Hodge(25) provides spiritual and ministry development opportunities for all adult parishioners that is geared to developing ministry leadership skills through participation in ongoing training, Ultreyas and meetings.


Daughters of the King – Sybil Edgar – (7 members) Religious Order within the ECUSA – particularly praying for the church, clergy and congregation.


Episcopal Church Women – ECW – Nancy Turrell (5 active members ALTHOUGH open to all women of the church) – meets weekly with educational and fund-raising components – sales to include: mini-bazaar, cheese balls, pickles and onions; high tea; reverse bake sale.


Eucharistic Visitors – Deacon Cynthia Montooth (14) trained and licensed lay persons who make regular visits to members of the congregation who are sick and shut-in.

 

Greeters / Acolytes / Lectors – Dorothy Marshall assist in various activities during worship on Saturday and Sunday


Men’s Action Guild – Gerry Mungan – (7 regular members): support the non-budgetary needs of the parish with fundraisers 2017: $1200 to Troop 117 for tents, $3000 to endowment.  Future plans: Trash and Treasure, Shrimp Boil Feb 9th 2018 – maybe 2 boils; carry out night.


Parish Nurse – Lori Uhrig – (1 volunteer RN) provides nursing needs to parish via education, hands on assistance, guest speakers.


Prayer Shawl Ministry – Nancy Terrell – (20 members) – 3 year old ministry of making soft shawls for the sick, shut-in and dying to remind them of the presence of continual prayer during their times of need.


Stephen Ministers – Marti & Ron Danielson, Penny & Nick Ranson(18 / 4) highly trained pastoral care volunteers who meet with parishioners in “trouble, sorrow, need, sickness or any other adversity.” Meet monthly during season for group processing and for continuing education.


Wed@6 - Adult Education and Formation – Father Charles Cannon (25) an intentional weekly gathering of seekers (within the community and visitors) for prayer, fellowship and discussion of various topics.  The topics are advertised ahead of the meeting, usually centered around the Episcopal understanding of the Christian faith.


Youth and Families – Karin Winter and Betsey Lunsford “Involve kids in greater church and greater church with kids (19 volunteers) – multiple ministries:


 Acolytes,

 Cub and Boy Scouts Troop 117;

 Diocesan Youth Committees,

 Mission Trips [July 9-15th];

 Nursery (3);

 Parish Breakfast,

 VBS (3);

 We Belong Kids (12-16);  

 Weekend Movies

 Youth Activities,

 Youth SS (12)