Statement of Purpose
To welcome and accept all of God's people in our worship together.
Our liturgical ministers are an integral part of our worship together. All who participate help set the tone of worship, attentiveness and welcome. The awareness of this is the single most important element of these ministries!
Greeters are often the first people that a newcomer meets. Their hospitality and welcome sets the tone for those entering church.
Acolytes help to lead worship. They carry in the important symbols of our worship together – the cross, the candles, the Gospel book. They assist at the altar.
Readers: Reading from the Bible is one of the most important things we do in our worship together. Our readers proclaim the word by reading from the Old Testament and New Testament in each service.
Intercessors: Our intercessors invite us into the prayers of the people at all of our services.
Lay Eucharistic Ministers: Our Lay Eucharistic Ministers offer the chalice and, sometimes, the bread, at communion. This is a crucial ministry of hospitality and nurture. LEMs need to be licensed by the diocese after being trained by the rector or other representative of the LEMs. Please speak with the rector if you are interested in this ministry.