Acolytes

 Our Acolyte guild has five teams; each acolyte is scheduled for duty two Sundays a month. An acolyte parent leader assists the team with vesting and duty prompts during the service. Acolytes serve as crucifers, servers, and torch-bearers for Sunday services. 

Contact: Steve Jackson 

Altar Guild

 This ministry prepares all the things necessary for services, hangings, candles, vestments, linens, the sacred vessels and bread and wine. This includes the maintenance and polishing vessels and the setting up for worship in the chapel and sanctuary. 

Contact: Sharon Greene 

Bread Bakers

The 10:30am service uses homemade bread for communion. A number of persons are involved with baking bread for this service. 

Contact: Sharon Lyall 

Flower Ministry

Flowers are used for every worship service, except during Lent. The Flower ministry places standing orders from local florist for most Sundays – however, there are also special services and occasions calling for special orders and arrangements. Signup sheets and envelopes for checks are available in the Commons for persons wishing to dedicate flowers. Accommodations can be made for using parishioner’s flowers if coordination with the Flower Committee is made prior to the desired date. 

Contact: Kathie Smith

Lay Eucharistic Visitors

Lay Eucharistic Visitors are trained and then licensed by the bishop to take the consecrated elements to those unable to come to church. 

Contact: The Rev. Dn. Susan Whittington 

Worship Committee

This group meets with the rector to assist in planning the worship schedule and particulars of each event. The committee is comprised of representatives of the various groups involved with worship: Ushers, Lectors, Lay Eucharistic ministers, Acolytes, Altar Guild, Flower Committee, Organist and Choir Director, Christian Education and others as needed. 

Contact: Mary Anne Caplinger 

Lectors

Lectors read the Old Testament and Epistle lessons and Prayers of the People during our services. At the 10:30am service one person reads the lessons and another reads the prayers of the people. At 8:30am the Lay Eucharistic Minister reads lessons and the prayers. 

Contact: Steve Jackson 

Ushers

Ushers are needed at all services to welcome members and visitors, distribute bulletins, and take up the offering. The 10:30am service usually requires three to four ushers – these folks will serve approximately once every six weeks; Ushers at 8:30am serve individually every five to six weeks. 

Contact: Bob Skees   

Chalice Bearers

At number of parishioners are trained and then licensed by the Bishop to assist the clergy at Eucharist by serving the wine. They are scheduled once or twice a month.

Contact: Steve Jackson