WORSHIP - Getting involved
"Liturgy" means work of the people. Many parishioners at Christ Church work together in ministry teams to support our common life of worship. Some of the ways you can be involved in worship are:
Youth and children, third to twelfth grades, assist in the 10:30 worship services. Training is offered for new volunteers. Acolyte teams (Matthew, Mark, Luke and John) serve once a month. Adult volunteers periodically check the state of the acolyte albs and clean them when needed either by washing them at home or having them dry cleaned. For more information contact The Reverend Samanth K. McKean.
The Altar Guild prepares the church and its sacred communion vessels for services. Members install seasonal hangings, set the credence table for celebration of the Holy Eucharist at all services and order supplies for the altar and communion. Members sign up for the dates they prefer, and typically serve three times each quarter. For more information contact Holley Helfrich or Wanda Bohnstedt.
The flower guild is led by monthly coordinators. Under the guidance of a lead arranger, a team of volunteers prepares flowers for Sunday and special services. Typically volunteers meet on Saturday morning to prepare for the next day. Each Flower Guild member serves one or two times each quarter. Experience is not required. Training is provided. Contact Catherine Gussler for more information.
LAY EUCHARIST MINISTERS
These individuals assist the clergy by serving wine from chalices at Holy Eucharist. They serve approximately once per month. Training is required. Contact Karl Bohnstedt for more information.
Volunteers read the Scripture lessons at services on a rotating basis. Training is offered as needed. Contact Montie Acuff for more information.
Volunteers set out refreshments, keep platters and pitchers filled and move items to the kitchen after the Sunday morning receptions. The Sunday Sexton washes the service items and puts them away. Volunteers for set up prior to the service should contact Ann Miller; for assisting during the receptions, contact Marie Dent.
SUNDAY EVENING EUCHARIST
At the weekly 6 pm Sunday evening services, volunteers assist the priest before and during the service and makes sure the communion vessels are securely put away afterwards. A reception is held following the service on the third Sunday of the month. Assistance is needed refreshing the serving table during the reception, moving items to the kitchen and washing items afterwards. Also, contributions of food items are always welcome. Contact the office to volunteer.
Ushers greet and welcome our members and visitors, distribute service leaflets and assist with seating and special needs. Team captains assign duties each Sunday, and ushers typically serve three or four times each quarter. Contact Stephen Hooten for more information.
Please contact the parish office for more information.