Symbols are a significant in liturgical worship. Acolytes bear symbols such as the cross, candles, seasonal banners, and incense as they lead us in the various movements of worship. Youth and adults serve in various roles during processions and service at the altar.Interested in learning more or becoming an acolyte? Email Canon for Music Kyle Ritter at email@example.com.
Preparation for worship creates the environment through which we encounter the Sacred. The Altar Guild prepares our linens, candles, Eucharistic vessels, baptismal vessels and other elements of worship. Their preparation of and cleaning up of the altar area is a vital offering in the hospitality of worship.Interested in learning more or joining the Altar Guild? Email Dee Reger at firstname.lastname@example.org or Lewis Sorrells at email@example.com.
Lay Eucharistic Ministers
Readers, prayer intercessors, chalice bearers, principal servers: our lay Eucharistic ministry is as varied as it is deep and rich.
Receiving the elements of bread and wine, the sacramental elements of the Eucharist, unites us to and reminds us of God’s presence in and with us: chalicists (those who hold the chalice or cup of wine) assist in the congregation’s receiving of the wine in worship.
The readings of scripture in worship end with, “Hear what the Spirit is saying to God’s people.” In this we name that hearing texts in worship is more than simply listening; it is the spiritual exercise of a community to hear personally and communally the callings and invitations of God through these spoken words.
In prayer we offer our hopes, our concerns, our longings, beliefs and our bewilderments to God. It is a practice of speaking and listening, of offering and receiving. In worship we offer prayer both personal and communal. The offering of our prayers in worship is led by the Prayer Intercessors.All of those who serve during our worship services receive special training to assist them in their ministry. Interested in becoming a Lay Eucharistic Minister? Email Canon for Music Kyle Ritter at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hospitality is a fundamental virtue found in the stories of scripture. Ushers provide hospitality through helping persons find their way into worship including offering service bulletins, assistance in finding seats as well as assisting in any ways that make our entrance and participation as welcome and comfortable as possible.Interested in learning more or joining the Altar Guild? Email Bob Huber or Tim Fischer at email@example.com.