It may seem like our liturgy—Sunday worship and special services—just happens. Not true. It is created through the art and work of many. Contact any of the clergy if you or your children are interested in serving with these ministries.
Lectors (St. Stephen’s Guild) read scripture in the liturgy on a rotating basis and participate in retreats to deepen understanding of sacred text. Trinity’s young people and St. Richard’s students read at services at least once per quarter during the school year.
Acolytes carry cross and candles in procession and serve as altar assistants during communion.
Chalice bearers enhance the worship experience of each person by offering the cup of wine to those coming forward for communion.
Child communion ministers in third through seventh grades assist with the distribution of Holy Communion at the 10:15 Sunday liturgy. Training opportunities are scheduled throughout the year.
The altar guild prepares the altar for various sacraments as the rector directs. This includes every service held in the church. Guild members see to it that linens are properly cleaned and prepared, silver is polished, flowers are in place and that everything necessary is there.
Ushers welcome worshippers and assist with the flow of the liturgy.
Lay eucharistic visitors (Guild of the Holy Cross) take Holy Communion to shut-ins of our parish, make hospital visits, deliver altar flowers and make “new baby” calls.
Healing ministers offer a gentle touch and prayer every Sunday at both services during communion in a side area of the sanctuary.