Worship Ministries

Worship is at the heart of all we do. It is when we gather to encounter God in Word and Sacrament and to pray with and for one another and the world.  It takes teams of talented people who help in various ways to make our worship services possible.

Altar Guild

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Greeters

Greeters are members of our congregation who sign up to do this important ministry of hospitality. They welcome people as they enter the church on Sunday morning, offer them a service bulletin, and say good morning. If you let them know that you are a first-time visitor, they can introduce you to one of our members who would be happy to sit with you and  help you through the service. The greeters also participate in the worship service by carrying the elements of bread and wine and then our own offerings to the altar before the start of the Eucharistic Prayer.

Layreaders & Chalice Bearers

Laity in the Episcopal Church are invited to share in the Eucharistic ministry by assuming the roles of Lay Readers or Chalice Bearers. Lay Readers read the lessons, lead the Psalm and offer the prayers of the people. Chalice Bearers, licensed by the Bishop, administer the chalice during communion. Lectors are not required to be licensed, and a short training session will prepare one for this office.

 

Lay Readers and Chalice Bearers serve at both services on Sundays and at other special services. Persons interested in serving in either of these capacities should speak with the Rector.

Acolytes & Crucifers

Anyone over 8 years of age is invited to join in the ministry of Crucifers and Acolytes. These people carry the cross and torches in procession. Other responsibilities include leading the Gospel procession, receiving the alms, bread and wine from the ushers, and assisting during communion. On Sundays and other events they assist the priest in various ways. Persons interested in serving should speak with the Rector; a short training is provided.

Choir

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