Serving at Worship
In keeping with our mission statement, “Worshiping God ~ Serving our Community”, everyone is welcome to play a role in our weekly celebration of the Eucharist. Age and gender are never barriers to taking on any one of the following ministries. If you would like to contribute your time and talent by participating in one of these meaningful ministries, please contact the church office for additional information.
Altar Guild members make all the preparations for the celebration of the Eucharist and any other sacrament of the church. New members are always welcome and will work with a veteran guild member to help them during training.
Acolytes have a role throughout the liturgy by carrying our processional cross, lighting candles, holding the Gospel book and assisting at the altar. Training is provided by our priest and experienced acolytes.
Greeters welcome parishioners and newcomers as they enter St. Andrew’s. They distribute the Sunday bulletin and may assist with seating.
Ushers present the gifts of wine and wafers for the Eucharist. They also take the collection and direct parishioners to the altar for communion.
Bulletin preparers compile and print the Sunday bulletin. The bulletin plays a major role in the liturgy by guiding parishioners and newcomers through the service and providing updates of parish events and opportunities to serve. This ministry may be largely done from home.
Readers take part in the liturgy by reading a portion of the Lessons and Psalms and later leading the congregation in the Prayers of the People.
Eucharistic Ministers or Chalice Bearers minister the chalice to communicants at the communion rail during Sunday services. Training is provided by our priest.
Choir members provide music that enriches and beautifies our worship at St. Andrew’s. The choir meets before and after the Sunday service to practice and prepare for the next week. Enthusiasm and commitment are the only prerequisites!
Pastoral Care team members visit parishioners who are unable to attend church on a regular basis keeping them connected with the faith community.