There are many opportunities to share the talents and gifts God has given us. All are called to use our gifts to serve God’s work in this world. We encourage everyone to use these gifts and get involved in the life of this church. The following are the many areas in which you can “Get Plugged In”.

 

For more information about any of these ministries contact the church office at office@stjohnsnb.com or (830) 625-2532.

 

Worship Ministries

 

Acolyte

Acolytes are age eight and older. They assist our priest with worship.

Altar Guild

The Altar Guild cares for the altar linens, candles, wine and wafers, and prepare the altar and sanctuary for every worship occasion and for special events.

Faithful Folders

Each and every Order of Worship is lovingly folded by a member of St. John’s. Folding is usually done in small groups on Friday each week in the church office.

Flower Guild

The Flower Guild strives to glorify God with the beauty of fresh flowers for Sunday services; this is an opportunity to enhance the worship experience for everyone.

Greeter

Our greeters welcome all who attend service and provide information about our church. Being a greeter is a wonderful way to get to know your church family.

Holy Celebration Team

The Holy Celebration Team works to make our special days special. We strive to create a sanctuary where all are aware of the transforming presence of God.

Lay Reader / Eucharistic Minister

LR/EM’s serve the chalice during Holy Communion; read the lessons, psalms, and prayers during services. Anyone can learn to do this. Training is provided.

Oblationer

During service Oblationers carry the gifts to the altar in preparation for Communion.

Prayer Team

Every Sunday morning we have people available during communion to pray with you for any concerns you may have.

Usher

Ushers offer the bulletin and assist with seating, the collection of the offering, as well as answer any questions regarding St. John’s.

   

Musical Opportunities

8:45 Worship Choir

Rehearsals on  Wednesdays, 6:30pm – 7:30pm

This choir provides special anthems and musical leadership for hymns and service music for the 8:45am service.  Special music with guest instrumentalists is offered at services as part of our Easter Celebration.  A special Christmas service, Lessons and Carols, is also presented at both services on the 3rd Sunday of December.

 

 

Handbell Choir

Rehearsals on Wednesdays, 5:15pm – 6:15pm

The Handbell Choir plays for worship at both the 8:45am and 11:00am services every six weeks as well as on Palm Sunday and Maundy Thursday with a Lenten Meditation. The Handbell Choir also rings in the community several times a year at nearby nursing homes.

 

Children & Youth

The Music Ministry encourages the children and youth of St. John’s to participate in our worship services; by singing and playing instruments as a part of special services. We also include musical activities at our summer camp, Camp Outreach, and our annual Christmas Pageant.  We are planning to add a children’s choir for children 3yrs. through the 5th grade in the near future. 

 

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