The goal of this ministry is to provide an organized plan and supporting resources and activities for learning and spiritual enrichment.
Current offerings include a book group, a Lenten series, Bible study, and labyrinth walks. This ministry also supports special worship services by assuring good communication, preparing any unique supplies needed for the service, and planning meals or refreshments to accompany the service. Members of this ministry team are both lay persons and clergy.
Spiritual Pathways also sponsors joy-filled events such as All Saints Celebration, Shrove Tuesday Mardi Gras and Pancake Supper, St. Patrick’s Corned Beast Feast, a New Year’s Eve labyrinth walk we call “Step Into the New Year”, a Pentecost Potluck and outdoor summer services.
Members of Prayer Works! ministry meet weekly to pray for members of our community and the wider world. They maintain contact with the sick and homebound through cards, phone calls and visits. They distribute hand crafted prayer shawls that have been blessed during Sunday services, manage a loan closet of wheelchairs and walkers, and at Easter and Christmas distribute seasonal plants and flowers to homebound parishioners. They also send birthday cards to every parishioner.
Lay Eucharistic Visitors
We have a small but dedicated group of trained and licensed Lay Eucharistic Visitors who take communion to our homebound and hospitalized members. They also conduct a monthly Episcopal service at a neighboring long term care facility.
Our Lay Eucharistic Ministers, Acolytes, Lectors, Altar Guild, Choir, Greeters and Ushers are a special group of parishioners who care passionately that all who attend a service at St. Michael’s have a meaningful worship experience.