Liturgical (Worship) Ministries
Conducing our worship services involves a number of ministries in addition to our ordained clergy. Members of the church community are invited to participate in these ministries.
Altar Guild: The Altar Guild prepares the Altar and all the vessels used in the Sunday services. They place the flowers on the altar and care for and maintain the vessels and special linens used in our worship services. The altar guild also is in charge of special decorations for high feasts and Holy Days. Members of the Altar Guild serve about once every 2 months in teams of 2 or 3. Contact: Nora Bray
Communion Ministers: Communion ministers assist the priest in the distribution of Holy Communion. Communion ministers serve about once every two months. Special training is required. Contact: Russ Gilroy
Choir: The choir leads the congregation in singing hymn during the service. And usually on special occasions or feast days like Christmas and Easter, the choir sings specially rehearsed anthems during the service. Currently, the choir rehearses at 9 a.m. on Sunday mornings. Good new voices (of any age) are welcome to join. Contact: Darcy VanHelden
Intercessors: The Intercessors offer the prayers of the people at our Sunday services. They serve on a rotating basis. Preparing the prayers of the people each week is demanding undertaking. Special training is required. Contact Pat Gilroy.
Lay Readers: The lay readers assist the priest in the conduct of the liturgy and in various other ways in the life of the parish. They take communion to the homebound and work with servers and other parish ministries. Lay Readers require special training and licensed by the Diocese. Contact The Rev. Bob Mummery, Deacon
Oblationers or Gift Bearers: The oblationers bring the gifts of bread and wine to the Altar at the Offertory. Currently, Sunday school children fill this role at the 10 a.m. Sunday service.
Scripture Readers: Scripture Readers read the lessons at our Sunday services. They serve on a rotating basis. Contact Pat Hopkinson.
Servers: Servers assist the priest and the people in the conduct of the liturgy (worship service) in a variety of ways. They assist the priest in the preparation of the Eucharistic elements (bread and wine), in distribution of communion, and in clearing the altar after communion. They lead the entrance, exit, and Gospel processions, holding high the cross. They serve on a rotating schedule at the 10 a.m. Sunday service. Special training is required.
Sidespersons: Sidespersons welcome people to church, hand out bulletins and books as necessary, receive the money offering, assist with the flow of people to communion, and count the congregation. They work on a rotating basis about one Sunday in every six. Contact: Don Hudson