Clergy provide very limited functions in Episcopal worship, so active lay leadership is essential in our worship: from speaking roles like proclaiming Holy Scripture, to silent but visible service as a Eucharistic minister or usher, to behind the scenes ministry as a soundboard volunteer or altar guild member. There is an opportunity for every personality to assist in creating beautiful worship that turns our hearts and minds to God, and we welcome you to join us.
Each month volunteers sign up for days and times that work best for them using this Worship Leader Sign Up. Please be sure to check with the ministry contact before signing up for the first time to schedule any necessary training.
Ushers insure a welcoming and reverent worship environment by guiding people through the service. Guests might be unsure of what to expect in their first visit, and ushers help provide a graceful, hospitable experience. Adults and youth in grades 6-12 are invited to be ushers, and children ages 5-11 are invited to usher alongside. Please contact Mother Kim to learn more.
Lectors read aloud the sacred words of Scripture to the congregation. The words they read have the power to transform lives, and have challenged, comforted and instructed the people of God for thousands of years. Adults and youth in grades 6-12 are welcome to be lectors. Please contact Mother Kim to learn more.
Acolytes assist in leading worship as servers, torchbearers, and cross bearers. Adults and youth in grades 5-12 are invited to serve as acolytes. Please contact Mother Kim to learn more.
Lay Eucharistic Ministers
These lay (not ordained) ministers are licensed by the Bishop to administer the consecrated elements of the Eucharist during worship. Adults and youth who have been confirmed in the Episcopal church are welcome to serve. Please contact Mother Kim to learn more.
Safety & Security Coordinators
Coordinators act as the extra set of eyes during services; and, are the point person, in the event of an emergency. This ministry upholds our open and welcoming culture, while responding to the need to keep all of God’s children safe. Training is provided. Please contact Bill Sprole for more information.
Sound Board Operators
Sound operators assure that all can hear and fully participate in the worship service. With a portable control pad, operators can serve from their seat in the pews, or from the choir loft. Adults and youth in grades 8-12 are invited to serve. Please contact Joel McIntire for more information.
The ministry of the Altar Guild is to care for the altar, vestments, vessels, and altar linens of the parish. They prepare the sanctuary for services and clean up afterwards. Adults, youth and children are all invited to serve together on teams. Please contact Debbie Mead to learn more.
The flower guild creates flower arrangements that add natural beauty to our worship space for services, and give you to those who receive the flowers afterwards. Adults, youth and accompanying children are all invited to serve. Please contact Em Gerritts for more information.