Acolyte: A liturgical assistant, usually a young person, who serves in various roles such as crucifer, torchbearer, Bible bearer, candlelighter. Acolytes are scheduled to serve at the weeklyscheduled liturgies and at special liturgies as well.
Lector: Lay person scheduled to read the Scripture lessons, at weekly scheduled liturgies.
Greeter: The ministry of serving as a greeter at our Sunday liturgies is one of the most visible signs of hospitality to visitors. As an urban church, we have many visitors who come to worship. The role of a greeter is simply to stand at door and welcome parishioners and visitors alike, and to answer any question visitors may have.
Parish Choir: The Parish Choir serves the proclamation of God’s word by supporting our worship and enriching it with special anthems. The Choir rehearsals are mandatory part of this commitment.
Bel Canto (Italian, “beautiful sound”) is open to students, both boys and girls, in grades 6-12. The group presents choral music and handbell selections for liturgies. Rehearsals are mandatory part of this commitment.
Cantate Choir: The Cantate (Latin, “Let us Sing”) Choir includes children in the first through fifth grades. Rehearsals are mandatory part of this commitment.. The Cantate Choir sings for worship approximately every six weeks and presents a musical play, with the entire Sunday School, in the Spring.
Gloria Dei Ringers: The Gloria Dei ( Latin, “Glory to God”) Ringers, the handbell ensemble, is a group of adults and high school youth. The group rings a four-octave set of Malmark hand bells. Rehearsals are mandatory part of this commitment.
Instrumental musicians: Those who wish to offer their musical gifts by participating in special liturgies, preludes or anthems, are encouraged to speak to the Cantor.
Altar Guild: The Guild is entrusted with the care of furnishings, appointments, and ornaments used in worship. The Guild prepares the Altar for all Sunday liturgies and for other liturgies in festival seasons.
Presenter of Gifts: Lay members present the elements (the gifts) at the offertory during both Sunday morning liturgies. Families, couples, friends, young people, etc. are all welcome to bring up the gifts.
Usher: Sunday volunteers serve as members of a team, each scheduled for one month at a time, three times a year. Volunteers may be asked to assist other teams, as needed. Ushers are also needed on a one-time basis to serve at extra services during festival seasons and for special liturgies and music events throughout the year.