Worship
Worship Assistants

More than just the Pastor! 

 

We believe that all of God’s people participate in worship so its important that we all take part in help making our worship is enlivening, sacred, and inviting.  Here’s just a few of the roles that help make worship happen:

 

Ushers – Those who hand us our bulletins (worship folders), assist us when we need it and  show us where to go in worship.  They are there for any questions we might have.

 

Greeters –Those who greet worshippers as they come into worship.

 

Acolytes – Usually one of the youth in the community, acolytes bring to our worship the light of Christ by lighting candles, assisting with the offering, and helping with communion.

 

Crucifers – Both young and old carry our processional cross in worship leading us ‘with the
Cross of Jesus’ going on before. Crucifers help out with both weekly worship as well as all funerals and some weddings.

 

Communion Assistants – Usually our Congregational Council Members, Communion Assistants
help with communion distribution in worship each week.

 

Lectors – Lectors or ‘readers’ read the appointed scripture lessons for the day, usually one lesson from the Old Testament and one lesson from the New Testament.

 

Assisting Ministers – Leads worship along with the presiding minister (the pastor), leading us in prayer, the reading or singing of the psalm for the day, helping serve communion, as well as leading the community in sung call and responses.

 

Prayer Ministers – Each week during communion, there are two trained prayer ministers available on the front sides of our worship space, available for prayers of thanksgiving, celebration, and/or concerns we might have.