Although worship services are normally led by ordained clergy, we believe that worship is the work of the whole assembly. There are many opportunities to serve in worship.
Youth, grade 6 and older, and adults may serve as acolytes, carrying torches, banners, crosses, and the Holy Scripture during worship. More experienced acolytes of any age are also trained to assist the priest at the altar during the Eucharist. Regular practices are scheduled throughout the year.
The altar is prepared for all services by members of the Altar Guild. This ministry is open to men and women and training is provided on an on-going basis.
Choir and Musicians
The hymns and anthems sung during worship at the 10:30 service are led by our choir. It is open to all persons interested in singing, regardless of their ability to “read” music. Rehearsals are on Wednesday nights from 7:00-8:30 p.m.
There are also numerous opportunities to serve for those who play instruments, including but not limited to guitar, flute, and handbells, to support our music program. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact our music director.
Consecrated elements are carried from the Sunday morning worship service to sick or homebound members by Eucharistic Visitors. This is licensed ministry that requires special training and Safe Church certification.
Members of the Flower Guild secure, prepare and arrange flowers for the altar for all services. Training is provided on an on-going basis to both men and women who are interested in this ministry.
Lectors serve in Sunday worship services by reading the lessons appointed for that day and reading intercessory prayers. They also read lessons for special services. Being a lector requires skill and confidence in reading in public. Training is held throughout the year.
A nursery for children three years of age and younger is available during the 10:30 worship service. Children may be dropped off at any time during the service. In order that they may participate in the Holy Eucharist, they are returned to their parents at the Peace.
The storytellers are a talented group of folks who learn one of the Sunday lessons so that they can retell it "by heart" during the 10:30 service. In many cases, this opens up whole new ways of understanding the Scriptures.
Ushers are responsible for distributing bulletins, seating worshippers, passing the collection plates, and directing people to the altar rail at communion.