WORSHIP

Love God

Scroll down to learn more about our worship and music ministries. Interested in getting involved? Email the ministry leader listed or [email protected]

WORSHIP

Acolyte
Acolytes are any parishioners, age 8 and older, who assist the priest and lay ministers with our worship services. Their presence and ministry are key to our worship. Training is provided. This is an intergenerational opportunity of service.

Contact: David Drichta

 

Altar Guild
The Altar Guild is a gift of time and talent to serve God in His House at His Table. We are a group of cohesive, dedicated women and men who prepare The Lord’s Table each Sunday for the Eucharist and all other worship services. We have four teams that serve for one week in a four- week rotation and provide individual training, so no experience is needed.

Contact: John Kittle

 

Children’s Chapel
Leaders and helpers are needed during both services to present lessons, songs, and share worship experiences with little ones in the Children’s Chapel. During the pandemic, Children’s Chapel will be remote.

Contact: Cheryl Smith

 

Eucharistic Minister
St. John’s is blessed with a dedicated group of men and women called to serve the chalice during Holy Communion. Anyone can learn to do this, training is provided. Age 16 and older.

Contacts: Don Greer and Larry Shumway

 

Faithful Folders
Each and every Order of Worship—also known as the bulletin—is lovingly folded by a member of St. John’s on Thursdays. Folders occasionally assist in other simple office-related tasks. Volunteers are usually asked to fold or assist one or two days a month.

Contact: Pam Bennett

 

Flower Guild
The Flower Guild strives to glorify God with the beauty of fresh floral arrangements that are placed behind the altar for Sunday service. Volunteers create or coordinate an arrangement. Experienced guild members train new members. Flowers are shared in our community through Flower Power.

Contacts: Marjorie Nolan and Caitrin Alexander

 

Greeter
St. John’s Greeters warmly greet all worshipers as they come to services. Greeters try to make visitors feel welcome, encouraging them to fill out a name tag and an attendance card. Greeters also provide information about St. John’s. Being a greeter is a wonderful way to get to know your church family.

Contact: Bob Wells

 

Holy Celebrations Team
Using the senses of sight, smell, sound, taste, and touch, the Holy Celebrations Team hopes to immerse each worshiper in the beauty and uniqueness of special high holy days and “seasons” of the church year. The Holy Celebrations Team encourages and supports the creation of a sanctuary where all celebrate the transforming presence of God. Come help us prepare this holy ground!

Contacts: Stacey Griffin and Lynn Campaigne

 

Lay Reader / Lector
St. John’s is blessed with a dedicated group of men and women called to read the lessons, psalms, and prayers appointed for the day. Anyone can learn to do this. Training is provided.

Contacts: Don Greer and Larry Shumway

 

Noonday Prayer Leaders
We invite everyone to pause and take time for prayer together on Facebook Live each Monday-Saturday at noon. We are looking for leaders to help continue this ministry. Leaders follow the form on p. 138 of the Book of Common Prayer and offer a short reflection on the reading for the day.

Contact: Larry Shumway

 

Oblationers
Each Sunday, oblationers carry the cruets and the ciborium from the back of the church to the altar. This is a very easy contribution to the service and requires no time commitment outside of the actual service times.

Contact: Shelley Howard

 

Prayer Team
Every Sunday morning we have people available during communion to pray with individuals for any concerns they may have. All you need to do for this ministry is be willing to pray with others.

Contact: Val Felger

 

Usher
Ushers distribute the weekly Order of Worship—also known as the bulletin—when people enter the narthex. They also assist with seating for services, as needed. Ushers assist with counting and collecting the offering and in keeping order as the congregation moves toward the altar for communion. Ushers assist with dismissal of church services and answer any questions about St. John’s.

Contacts: Janet Moody and Maxine Nilsen

 

Verger
A verger is a layperson who serves the church in a ministry of organization, service, and welcome. Vergers work under the direction of their Rector, Vicar, or Priest-in-charge.

Contact: Larry Shumway

MUSIC

Children’s Choir
Adult volunteers are needed to help our St. John’s children to learn to worship and praise God through singing, dancing, and having fun! The Children’s Choir is open to Kindergarten through 5th grade. We will sing at special and/or seasonal Sunday services and various community events throughout the year. Rehearsals will be announced.

Contact: Tish Sutton

 

Handbell Choir
The St. John’s Handbell Choir rings English hand bells. If you can count, you can ring! The Handbell Choir participates in special services throughout the year and Sunday Worship. We meet Wednesday evenings at 5:00 in the music ministry room.

Contacts: Susan Morgan and Paula Warren

 

Technology for Sunday
This ministry offers an opportunity to add an element of quality to our Sunday worship service experience with the use of A/V equipment and the soundboard. Training will be provided.

Contact: Grace Symmons and Tish Sutton

 

Worship Choir

St. John’s Worship Choir welcomes new voices to join in “making a joyful noise unto the Lord.” You will find our ministry to be welcoming, the music challenging and exciting, and our fellowship fun, spirit-filled, and caring. We meet Wednesday evenings from 6:30-7:30 in the music ministry room.

Contact: Becky Luft