Did you know it takes on average over 100 people each month to serve in our Sunday morning ministries—and that doesn’t even include the choir or altar guild? We are blessed to have so many people eager to participate on Sundays as
Lay Eucharistic Ministers—helps to adminster Communion
Lectors—reads assigned lessons
Acolytes—assists the priest during service
Ushers—assists those coming to worship
Intercessors—prays for others during Communion
Sound Techs—oversees audio and video needs
Children’s Church Workers—ministers to children ages three to eleven
Nursery Workers—cares for infants and toddlers
Anglicans have always valued participation as essential to worship. In fact, the word liturgy actually means “the work of the people.” Clearly you don’t have to serve in one of these ministries to participate in worship, but serving in these ministries will only enhance your own personal worship experience while also assisting others in theirs.
We encourage all our people—both members and regular attendees—to consider serving regularly in one or more of these ministry areas. If you’ve served before, simply signup to serve in any upcoming Sunday service on the Opportunities to Serve board, which is always available in the foyer. If you’ve never served before but would like to learn more, there is a place on the Opportunities to Serve board to express your interest.
This guide is designed to introduce you to the different ways you can serve on Sundays. It should give you a general idea about what is involved, and it includes contact information for each area of ministry.