Assist with preparation of the chapel and sanctuary for Sunday worship and special services, or consider serving as a liturgist, communion steward or acolyte during a Sunday service. In addition to weekly needs, occasional help with decorations for the Christmas and Lenten seasons is always welcomed. Volunteers are scheduled on a rotating basis, and guidance for all of these responsibilities is provided.
Communion Table Preparation
At the direction of the Worship Task Force, volunteers prepare the communion table with candles, vessels, linens, flowers, paraments and other appropriate furnishings according to the Christian Year and in keeping with the liturgy. This responsibility requires arriving before services and staying a little later after them and includes special services as well as those on Sunday morning.
The pastor selects and provides the readings and gives direction to the liturgist for Sunday morning worship.
Communion stewards assist the pastors in serving Holy Communion every Sunday at the 8:30 a.m. worship service and on the first Sunday of each month at the 10:30 a.m. service. During the communion service, stewards offer the elements at the altar rail or at the head of an aisle to parishioners who come to the front to receive them.
Acolytes assist in the worship service by carrying a lighted candlelighter, symbolic of the light of Christ, into the sanctuary and light candles as the service begins. The acolyte also carries a re-lighted candlelighter out of sanctuary, symbolically bearing Christ’s light into the world, as the service ends. A crucifer carries the processional cross into the sanctuary at the beginning of the service and carries it out as the service ends. Acolytes and crucifers may be young persons or adults.
To volunteer to assist in worship or for more information, contact the church office at firstname.lastname@example.org