Ushers, or greeters, serve an important position before each service as they welcome visitors and members alike into the worship space. They provide the service leaflet, answer questions, and give directions. They are present at a variety of services, from regular Sunday services to Evensongs to weddings and funerals.
Lectors are parishioners who read the lessons and lead the prayers at all of our public services. After a short training program, they are included in a rotation of assignments for reading at the 8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sunday services, as well as for services on high and holy days. The public reading of scripture is a great way to bear witness to the faith and to feel part of the life and worship of our community. For more information on becoming a lector, contact the Office, 982-5113.
Eucharistic Ministers and Eucharistic Visitors
Eucharistic Ministers (EMs) assist with the celebration of the Eucharist and particularly with serving the chalice at the altar rail. Serving at the altar gives parishioners an opportunity to be at the heart of our worship and is an excellent way to become involved in the spiritual life of our parish.
Eucharistic Visitors provide the celebration of the Eucharist to those who are home-bound, in hospitals or at a group living center.
If you feel that you are called to this ministry and would like to serve in this way, please sign up for our next training program. Upon completion of the training, EMs are licensed by the Bishop.
Do you know someone who is unable to attend church, but would like to receive Holy Communion at home? Please call the office with your request: 982-1133.
New Requirements for Eucharistic Ministers and Eucharistic Visitors
Eucharistic Ministers (previously called Chalice Bearers) and Eucharistic Visitors (previously called Lay Eucharistic Ministers or LEMs) are now required to have refresher training every three years.
The requirement for those just beginning in one of these ministries is the same:
initial training, and
refresher training every three years thereafter.
The requirement for training every three years applies to all.