Participation in Worship

Most important is your own prayerful participation as a member of the worshiping congregation.  In addition, there are other ways in which volunteers may assist during the service itself:

Lay Readers:
Lay readers occasionally preach and lead a service when the Rector is away. Lay Readers also act as Lay Assistants.

Lay Assistants:
The Lay Assistant assists the priest at the service by reading the lessons (at the 8:15 service only), reading the prayers, guiding the server, helping with the administration of the sacrament and the clean-up after the Eucharist.

Lay Administrators:
Lay Administrators are members of the congregation who assist with the chalice during communion.

Servers:
The server also acts as the Crucifer in processions as well as assisting at the altar.

Lectors:
Lectors read the Old Testament and New Testament lessons at both services.

Sidespeople:
Sidespeople hand out pew bulletins to parishioners and visitors when they enter the church, seat people when required, and take up the offering.

Choir:
Members of the choir lead in the music of worship to the glory of God.

If you wish to help with any of these ministries, please see Fr. Ross.

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