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Meals Ministry

 The mission: Through a team of wonderful volunteers, we provide meals to church members in times of need. Who we serve: Parish families and individuals in times of need, such as:

  • after the birth of a baby

  • after surgery or hospitalization

  • during times of crisis

How it works: The meals ministry coordinator is made aware of a need, either through the rector, a direct request for help, or a referral by someone within the church. The coordinator will contact the recipient and set up a meal schedule through a web-based program. Volunteers will be emailed the link to sign up to deliver meals. For more information:  Contact: Frieda Hawkins (931) 598-5926 or



Lay Eucharistic Visitor


This is a very rewarding and blessed ministry because you are entrusted to take the sacrament of Christ’s body and blood and administer it with prayers and thanksgiving. You 

also represent the body of Christ as a member of the church as you come to the receiver in the name of Christ. The liturgy for Communion under Special Circumstances begins on page 397 in the Book of Common Prayer. Anyone who is a communicant of the Episcopal Parish of St. Mark & St. Paul can become a Lay Eucharistic Visitor.

There is training involved with explanation of prayers and responses and of the responsibilities of the ministry. We have two meetings a year; one in January and the other in the early autumn for purposes of fellowship and renewing our gifts as ministers. For more information contact the parish administrator at 931-598-5926. 

Stephen Ministries

Stephen Ministries is an independent, not-for-profit Christian educational organization. Its main activity is the training of Stephen Leaders who then train others in their parish to be Stephen Ministers. capable of accompanying those who are facing some crisis in life, for instance, illness, death of a loved one, divorce, relocation, or financial setback. Contact

the parish office to inquire.

Personal Care Needs

Although we are physical distancing due to Covid-19, we are available by phone and email. In-person care can also be arranged. Please contact the appropriate person on staff.

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