Arrives 30 minutes before weekend and holy day liturgies to prepare for the celebration of Eucharist, e.g. candles, hosts, wine, chalice, communion cups, lectionary, sacramentary, purificators, water cruet. Also coordinates servers and cleans up after each liturgy. Initial and ongoing training is provided. Serves 1-2 times a month.
Greeter and Usher
Welcomes those who come to pray, distributes prayer sheets, assists in finding seating as needed, gathers the collection and brings it to the altar, directs the communion procession, provides assistance as needed, distributes bulletins, and ensures the church is ready for the next service. Members can identify what tasks they are comfortable performing. Serves twice a month on average.
Fifth grade and older girls and boys serve at weekend and holy day liturgies. Serves once a month.
Prepares and proclaims scripture and the prayers of the faithful at weekend and holy day liturgies. Attends a yearly training session to develop skills to proclaim the Word of God and not just read. Serves every 5 weeks.
Distributes the Body or Blood of Christ at weekend and holy day liturgies. Initial and ongoing training is provided. Twice a month.
Orders of Worship
Prepares Orders of Worship for Sunday liturgies.
Art & Environment
Enhances our worship space for the various liturgical seasons, i.e. Advent, Christmas, Lent, Easter and Ordinary Time. Meets seasonally for planning and for several hours to set up a new environment and for several hours to take it down at the end of a season.
Cleans and prepares the worship space for weekend liturgies and/or washes and presses the liturgical linens used for worship. Serves 3-4 times a year.
Prays for those requesting prayer in our Parish Book of Prayer and for requests received at the parish. Invited to pray daily for those names written in our Parish Book of Prayer and for those who have written them.