Many ways to assist in worship services are available:
Eucharistic Minister – a layperson who is trained and licensed by our bishop to administer the chalice during Holy Communion. A Eucharistic Minister can also be licensed to bring the reserved sacrament to people in hospital and nursing homes.
Lector – a layperson who is appointed to read the lessons that precede the gospel. This Biblical pronunciation guide and a pronunciation of Biblical names at Net Ministries will be helpful to lectors.
Acolyte – a layperson who carries the processional cross, lights and extinguishes candles, and assists the deacon or priest in preparing the altar for communion. Anyone 14 years of age or older is invited to be trained to serve as Acolyte.
Torch Bearer – a layperson who carries the torches during the procession and recession. Any youth 7 years of age or older is invited to be trained to serve as Torchbearer.
Oblationer – a layperson who is appointed to present the bread and wine for consecration at the Eucharist.
Usher – a layperson who is trained to help people find seating, distribute service bulletins, and to provide assistance to the priest as needed.
Greeter – a layperson who greets parishioners and visitors and provides assistance as needed.
If you are interested in being a service participant, please contact the church office.