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.
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. No experience is needed.
Leaders and helpers are needed during both services to present lessons, songs, and share worship experiences during Children’s Chapel. Lessons and training provided to volunteers.
St. John’s is blessed with a dedicated group of men and women called to serve the chalice during Holy Communion. Training is provided for ages 16 and older.
Folders assist in folding the worship bulletin and other simple office-related tasks. Volunteers are asked to fold or assist as needed.
The Flower Guild strives to glorify God with the beauty of fresh floral arrangements that are placed on the shelf behind the altar for Sunday services. Volunteers create or coordinate an arrangement. Experienced guild members train new members.
St. John’s Greeters warmly greet all worshipers as they come to services. Greeters try to make visitors feel welcome, encouraging newcomers 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 current and future church family.
Holy Celebrations Team
Using all five senses, 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!
Lay Readers / Lectors
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. Training is provided.
Noonday Prayer Leaders
We invite everyone to pause and take time for prayer together on Facebook Live each Wednesday at noon. Leaders follow the form on p. 103 of the Book of Common Prayer.
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.
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 confidentially.
Ushers distribute the weekly bulletin when people enter the narthex. They also aid with seating for services, counting and collecting the offering and assist as the congregation moves toward the altar for communion. Ushers help with dismissal of church services and answer any questions about St. John’s.
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.
MUSIC & TECHNOLOGY
Adult volunteers are needed to help our St. John’s children to learn to worship and praise God through singing, dancing, playing instruments, 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.
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 will begin practicing in September after Labor Day. We meet on Wednesdays at 5:00 p.m. in the Music Ministry Room.
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.
St. John’s Worship Choir welcomes all 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.