Serve in Worship
This laid back congregation encourages all to find their place of comfort in the traditional worship of The Episcopal Church. For many this includes taking an active role of service. Whether behind the scenes in preparation or in a more visible role on Sunday morning, we believe all persons are ministers in the Church. We are all to “represent Christ and his Church; to bear witness to him wherever we may be and, according to the gifts give us, to carry on Christ’s work of reconciliation in the world; and to take our place in the life, worship, and governance of the Church.” (Catechism, Book of Common Prayer, 855). Contact [email protected]
Acolytes stand alongside and assist the clergy during services. From carrying candles, the cross, and the Gospel Book during the processional to assisting with the preparation of the table, this role is vital to every service in The Episcopal Church. Anyone may serve as an acolyte beginning in the third grade. Training is provided each year. Contact Stephanie Rieman.
This ministry welcomes all ages. The Altar Guild maintains and prepares the Altar and worship space for each service. Each person is assigned to a team and each team serves one weekend per month. Saturday morning the team gathers to prepare the church for Sunday, this may include polishing silver, changing the linens, setting the table, distributing the bulletins, and other prepa…Read More »
Eucharistic Ministers (EMs), lay persons licensed by the bishop and serving at the pleasure of the clergy, assist in administering the sacrament of Holy Communion. EMs serve the chalice (cup) of wine. A schedule is distributed to EMs indicating date and time of service. Additional occasions to serve occur frequently, for example, during Easter Week, Christmas, and for weddings an…Read More »
Our worship space is enhanced by beautiful flowers given in memory and honor of loved ones. During Easter and Christmas our space is enhanced by plants and flowers and feels like a garden! Volunteers serve on the Flower Guild to help twice a year with designing and decorating the church. Contact Barbara Burdett.
Following the Sunday services the flowers are disassembled and take…Read More »
These persons ensure members and visitors feel welcome to worship and answer any questions they may have. Greeters stand at the main entrances to say "good morning!" to everyone entering the church. Ushers continue the welcome, offer a bulletin, and help churchgoers find a seat. Ushers also help with "traffic flow" during the service, and are there to assist in any needs in the…Read More »
Healing Ministers serve during the 9 & 11 am services during communion. The essence of the healing ministry is to listen, love and pray. A person can receive healing prayer without being touched or they may choose to have the laying on of hands. It is our hope people will open ourselves to the power of God's Holy Spirit working within us through the process of prayer. It is God …Read More »
Lay Readers are trained in the ancient practice to read our lessons from the Bible during our worship services. There is no age requirement for this ministry. We encourage people to serve who are committed to practicing enough to be able to read loud and clear for the whole church to hear. Contact Mary Thomson.