Here is a listing of our ministries related to worship. If you are interested in any of these ministries, please contact email@example.com
Acolytes serve at the Altar during the 10:00 Sunday Eucharist and all other special Eucharist services as deemed by the Rector. Children are instructed in their duties, by the Rector. They serve on a rotating schedule. Please speak to the Rector if you are interested in this important ministry.
Small in numbers, but enthusiastic with beautiful voices, our adult choir sings at the 10:00 Eucharist. Practice is held on Wednesday evenings. Male and female voices harmonize so well, so think about joining this important part of worship. Contact any choir member or our organist.
An integral part of the worship service is the beauty of the flowers on our Altar. Flower arrangements are provided weekly by parishioners usually in memory of or in thanksgiving of loved ones. Seasonal arrangements depend on the creativity of our parishioners. Distribution of the flowers after the services, are at the discretion of the donor. Call the Parish Office for an open date if you are interested.
The purpose of the Altar Guild is to make certain that all linens, vestments, necessary vessels, supplies and the table are ready for each service. The Guild operates on a rotating schedule of teams throughout the year. These faithful people are under the guidance of the Altar Guild director who reports to the Rector. If you are interested in the ministry, please contact the director of the Altar Guild.
As the Eucharistic table is being set, two representatives of the congregation are asked to offer the wine and bread at the altar. The elements are brought down the aisle from the back of the church to the altar and given to the acolyte who, in turn, presents them to the Celebrant. The two people are chosen from those in attendance.
Eucharistic Ministers assist the Priest during all Eucharist services as they lead readings and administer the chalice during Holy Communion. These individuals are confirmed communicants in good standing and are trained by the rector and licensed by the Bishop. They serve on a rotating schedule. If interested in this ministry, contact the rector at the Parish Office.
Eucharistic Visitors take the reserved Sacrament to those who are sick or homebound. These persons are confirmed communicants in good standing; they receive training by our Rector and must complete a Diocesan workshop. In this ministry, the Eucharistic Visitor gives Communion to shut-ins and, if time permits, share news of the parish. Dedication, sensitivity, and a grounded spirituality all help so that shut-ins can continue to be connected to the Parish family in the sacrament of Holy Communion.
Parishioners volunteer to read the Old Testament lesson, one of three readings, during the 10 a.m. Eucharist.
39 years ago, Clara and Roy Lafontaine put a rose on the altar in thanksgiving for the birth of their first grandchild, Melissa. Since then whenever a baby is born to a member of our Parish, this couple places a rose on the altar, using the original vase, in thanksgiving for the new baby. If you would like to have a rose placed on the altar, contact the Parish office.
Ushers are an integral part of our 10:00 Eucharist and other special services. This ministry is important for the flow of the service. They greet people as they enter the building, hand out bulletins, help find seats, and give guidance to anyone not familiar with our church or service. During the service they manage its flow, especially during the offertory and communion. They also call the Sunday school during the peace to join the worship. Following the service, ushers straighten up the sanctuary. Ushers are placed on a rotating schedule.