Our volunteers are a very important part of our Worship. The various opportunities we offer for the community to get involved in our services are listed below.
Our Altar Guild is staffed by volunteers who work in teams. These teams of women and men set up for services and clean up at their conclusion. Like all our ministries or parish committees, these teams find the work they share to be a special time of warm fellowship and pride in caring for this part of our parish life.
Lectors & Chalicists
Our Lectors and chalicists have two roles. First, they share in the proclamation of the Holy Scriptures and in leading the public Prayers of the People.. During the communion they also serve as chalicists, offering the consecrated wine to those wishing to receive.
Greeters & Ushers
For may, our greeters and ushers are the first to meet you when you arrive at St. John’s. They offer a warm welcome to all who come for worship. They assist with finding seats, distribute the service bulletin, process the offering and provide direction for the laying on of hands and the Holy Communion during the service.
Acolytes assist in the service by lighting the service candles, carrying the processional cross, and assisting the clergy at the altar at each service.
Intercessors & Anointing
Our Intercessors work with the clergy at each Eucharist as persons come forward for personal prayers and the oil of anointing, an ancient rite for healing and renewal.