Service Opportunities - Worship
Selected youth serve as torch bearers and Crucifer-Servers for our Sunday morning worship services. Torch Bearers light and extinguish the torches, and process them in and out of the worship. Crucifer-Servers carry the processional cross, leading the procession, and serve at the Altar-Table with the priest.
Leader: Rev. Frederic Ndaruhutse
The Altar Guild are confirmed members of the church who prepare the Altar-Table for Sunday Worship. They maintain and care for the sacred vessels, altar linens, vestments, and seasonal hangings of the church and serve the clergy of the parish.
Leader: Jennifer Bostick
At the beginning of the 10:30 service, children (ages 3-10) are led into the Children's Worship area to pray and praise God in a child friendly service. The Children learn to praise God with songs and prayers. We use a child friendly prayer service with a Bible story presented in a fun way. Our goal is to help families guide their children to know, worship, and praise God, and to know Jesus as Lord and Savior. Adults and teens help lead music, games, prayers, and Bible stories. We always need a second person just to help the children and sit with them.
Leader: Mary Hand
The Flower Guild members have or acquire experience in flower arranging and serve periodically. Each person buys flowers and arranges them on Saturday afternoon and places them in front of the Altar-Table.
Leader: Mary Forsdick
Lay Eucharistic Ministry
Lay Eucharistic Ministers take Holy Communion those who are homebound and spend time visiting and praying with them. This ministry is an extension of Sunday worship and connects the homebound to the church through the sacrament of Holy Communion. The elements of the Eucharist are consecrated at the Altar-Table on Sunday and taken to those who have requested Communion in the home, hospital, rehab facility, or other venue.
Leader: Fred Ellrich
The members of the Prayer Ministry pray with people for healing and other needs during the 10:30 service. To serve on the prayer team, a period of training and discernment is required.
Leader: Rita Barnett
Projection & Sound
The Project and Sound person projects the service and song lyrics for the 10:30 service and occasionally special services, and makes sure PA system is properly set. After receiving the order of service from the secretary, the material is prepared for projection. The sermon is recorded in both video and audio formats for posting on the website.
Leader: Peter Claverie
Litanists lead the prayers of the people during the Sunday service in such a way that the people will engage in prayer. Litanists are required to attend annual training.
Leader: Sudy Fisher
Readers read Holy Scripture during the Sunday service in such a way that the people understand what is read. Readers are required to attend annual training.
Leader: Sudy Fisher
The Ushers hand out bulletins, seat guests, direct people to receive Holy Communion, and serve at the discretion of the priest. The ushers also count the people, collect the offering, distribute bulletins, cleanup the sanctuary and narthex after the service, including clearing the coffee bar, and washing the coffee cups and utensils. Ushers are scheduled monthly at each 8:10 and 10:30 service.
Leader: Bill Fisher
The Worship Team are those who help lead the congregation in singing and enjoy worship through music. Rehearsal is on Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday at 9:30 a.m. The Worship Team also serves in special services such as Christmas and Good Friday.
Leader: Matthew Brewer