The Altar Guild’s purpose is to serve the priest and congregation by preparing the altar and sanctuary. This is a very behind-the-scene ministry responsible for the set up and take down of all services at the church. They are in charge of cleaning and polishing chalices and cruets, filling candles, setting up the altar, and cleaning linens. The Altar Guild works in teams of two for two consecutive weeks.
The Acolytes assist the priest at the altar during the Eucharist and at other times as requested. Acolytes may begin serving at 12 years old throughout adulthood, both male and female.
Prayers of the People
The person reading The Prayers of the People is a Vestry member. This person opens the church, takes an attendance count, brings the bread and wine to the alter, and closes the church.
This group of ministers is comprised of teams of two who are gifted in the ministry of hospitality and greeting. Greeters meet people as they arrive, paying special attention to make guests feel welcome, assist anyone not familiar with the Episcopal service, hand out bulletins, direct seating, administer the collection plates, direct the congregation to the altar for communion, straighten/clean the pews and adjust the air conditioning and heating after the services have concluded.
Lay Eucharist Ministers
The Lay Eucharist Ministers administer the chalice at Communion, are trained by the priest and licensed by the Bishop.
Lectors are a group of people trained to read aloud during worship services. Typically they read an Old Testament lesson, the Psalm, and the New Testament lesson on Sunday mornings.
The music team includes a group of individuals who take turns operating FRED for Sunday services. They also control the volume on the microphones.