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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 the liturgy.

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 - 10:00 a.m. Sundays

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 accouterments, and ensure the church is a beautiful place for worship.

Flower Guild
This very creative guild arranges the flowers for Sunday services and provides floral decorations for the holidays.

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.   


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