Assisting in worship are more than fifty parishioners who volunteer their time to help make our worship at All Saints’ an experience of quality and substance.
Lay Eucharistic Ministers
This is a special ministry that requires extensive diocesan training and licensing by the Bishop. Lay Eucharistic Ministers take the consecrated Bread and Wine from the Altar each Sunday to the shut-in members of the parish.
This ministry requires special licensing by the Bishop. Lay Readers may conduct daily Morning and Evening Prayer and serve at the altar during the Eucharist. Some Lay Readers are also licensed to administer the Chalice at the Holy Eucharist.
It is not necessary to obtain a Lay Reader’s license to read the lessons at the Eucharist and with special training any member of the parish may be designated a Lector by the Rector.
The music ministry of All Saints’ Episcopal Church exists to provide meaningful music for our community in the worship of God. Music is a vital part of worship and celebration at All Saints’. Members participate in our choir and other special programs, which enhance weekly services and enrich life in our church community.
Young people age 9 and above, as well as adults, may serve at the altar as Acolytes. The guild meets for training and for fellowship events.
The Altar Guild
The Altar Guild serves the parish by caring for the sacred vessels, vestments, and appointments of the altar and is responsible for preparing the Church for all liturgical events.
Participating in the receiving of alms and oblations, greeting visitors, and assisting with the movement of people during Holy Communion are a few of the duties of the Ushers.
The first person a newcomer or visitor sees at All Saints’ will probably be a member of our corps of Greeters. These persons extend a cordial and friendly greeting to all worshipers as they enter the Church and later assist in the introduction of our guests to members of the parish during the Coffee Fellowship that follows each service. Greeters also participate in a program of visiting new and prospective members.