Acolytes serve and assist the clergy at the altar and perform a variety of ritual functions in our worship. They contribute to the beauty of our services by lighting and extinguishing candles and serving as crucifers and torch bearers for the processions at the beginning and end of the service and for the gospel procession. Young people often serve as acolytes and, in this way, create a foundation for a meaningful religious life in the future. Acolyte trainings are held as needed. Contact Diana Ardley.
The Altar Guild is a lay ministry for men and women who serve God by preparing the Altar and Sanctuary for Sunday worship and special services such as weddings and funerals, and by maintaining and caring for the sacred vessels, altar linens and vestments. The tasks of the Altar Guild include polishing, dusting, arranging flowers, and maintaining supplies used in worship. Contact Diana Ardley.
Eucharistic Ministers are licensed by the Bishop to help distribute the sacrament during worship. In the absence of acolytes, the Eucharistic Ministers also perform the acolyte duties, including lighting and extinguishing candles and serving as torch bearers for processions. Contact Diana Ardley to explore becoming licensed.
Lectors contribute to the beauty and dignity of our worship services by reading the appointed lessons for each Sunday and by leading the prayers of the people. Lectors are required to attend regular training/practice sessions, usually offered once each year. Contact Diana Ardley.