Liturgical Ministries

"Celebrating the love of God through prayer, praise, song, scripture and preaching."

 

Liturgy and Worship Group
This group meets every 4-6 weeks to spark creativity in our worship, and evaluate our worship life seasonally. The group includes musicians, clergy, liturgy leader and those who have a passion for organizing and planning liturgy.

 

Family Service Ministries - 9 a.m. Sundays

Host Family
Each week a family greets other worshippers, prays the prayers, collects the offering, lights and extinguishes the candles, and serves the chalice. They also provide a snack for the fellowship time which follows the liturgy. All family members of every age are encouraged to participate in these responsibilities.

Musicians
The musicians lead in singing fun, easy-to-sing praise songs, worshipful choruses, and contemporary versions of traditional hymns. This group is open to anyone of middle school age or above.

Table Setters
Older children and teens assist the deacon in setting the table by bringing the elements to the table; and then placing the bread on the paten and the wine and water in the chalice. 

 

Traditional Service Ministries - 10:45 a.m. Sundays

Acolytes
Both youth and adults serve as acolytes and assist ministers in our liturgies. They carry the cross and torches in processions, assist the priest with Holy Communion and add dignity to our liturgies.

Altar Guild
Guild members prepare the sanctuary for services, maintain altar linens, silver, brass and accoutrements, and ensure the church is a beautiful place for worship.

Flower Guild
This very creative guild arranges teh flowers for Sunday services and provides floral decorations for the holiday's.

Eucharistic Ministers, Lectors, and Prayer Leaders
These ministers serve during worship as readers of scripture, chalice-bearers and leaders of prayers. Ministers are prepared in the parish and licensed by the bishop for a three-year term.

Trail Guides
Members serve each week to welcome all arriving for worship, assist newcomers by giving them information and introducing them to other parishioners.  They also find worshippers to the elements and offering to the altar and guide and assist those coming forward for communion.   

Choir
This liturgy is supported in music by an adult choir and a handbell choir.  The adult choir is open to singers of high school age and above and no prior choral experience or music reading skills are required to join. The adult choir rehearses on Thursdays evenings 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. The handbell choir is open to adults, youth and children, and rehearses at 5:15 p.m. on Thursdays. Both of groups are open to new members.

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