Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another–and all the more as you see the Day approaching.
– Hebrews 10:25, NIV
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8:30 am–Service of Holy Communion
10:45 am–Service of Holy Communion
Members of the Altar Guild prepare the sanctuary for worship before the service begins. The tasks include putting in place the correct paraments on the altar and pulpit, filling altar candles and the Sanctuary lamp, setting out flowers as appropriate and preparing the Communion elements and glasses if they will be used. Cleaning of the Communion ware and washing the linens after the service is also their responsibility. Altar Guild members serve in teams on a monthly rotating basis. Contact the church office if you wish to participate.
Greeters welcome fellow worshipers at the front door. They need to arrive early enough before the service to make sure that the coffee machine is fully supplied and operational and to put out any refreshments that will be provided.
Ushers ensure that worshipers are provided a bulletin as they enter and are seated comfortably, especially if there are any special needs. They normally collect the offering, distribute Communion cups, make sure the sanctuary is neat after the close of a service and may occasionally have additional special duties. Contact the church office with questions.
Acolytes light the altar candles before the service and extinguish them afterwards. They present the offering plates to the ushers and retrieve them after the offering has been taken. The crucifer carries the cross in the procession and recession during festival services. All confirmed high school youth are invited to participate in this manner; consultation with the pastor and training is required.
Lectors read the Old Testament and Epistle lessons and may lead the chanting or responsive reading of the Psalm. This post is open to anyone who can read smoothly, clearly and confidently before a group.
These are non-ordained members of the congregation who serve at the altar, leading parts of the liturgy and offering prayers. They also assist in distribution of the communion elements. Any adult member may be an assisting minister; the ability to chant is appreciated but not required. Contact the pastor for more information.
During Communion, it is usual to employ two additional people besides the pastor and the Assisting Minister for the distribution of the elements. Any adult member of the congregation may serve in this capacity. Contact the pastor or the office staff if you are interested in participating in this way.