SERVING IN WORSHIP


Acolytes – Jess Beazer, Coordinator

Any baptized person, fourth grade through adults, is welcome to “suit up” in a special vestment and serve our worship by leading processions, carrying banners, serving at the altar and receiving alms and oblations. 

 

Altar Guild – Elizabeth Millington, Coordinator

Women and men work in teams, serving once a month to prepare the church for all worship services, including weddings and funerals. This quiet work is a critical ministry behind the scenes.

 

Lectors & Eucharistic Ministers – Elaine Primus, Coordinator

Lectors read the lessons and Prayers of the People on Sundays and assist in the administration of Holy Communion. 

 

Music

We are a singing congregation! Hymns are chosen which honor our faith and family backgrounds—traditional Episcopal, Spirituals, Protestant favorites, Caribbean songs and ancient chants. During the summer, we sing hymns requested by the congregation.  Our worship is fully Anglican yet rarely dull!

The Adult Choir

Open to adults and teens, our choir is full of people who love to make a joyful noise.  We sing at the 10:30 a.m. Sunday service and on a few other Holy Days. Rehearsals are Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 12:00 noon.  As a chorister you will deepen your understanding of God's gift of music.  Don’t fret if you are not a music reader; rehearsals are teaching sessions, too.  And of course we have great fun and warm fellowship. Come sing!

 

Instrumentalists

If you play a musical instrument, we’d love to hear you. Musicians offer their gifts at Sunday services or during the pre-service music at Christmas.  Let your sound be heard!

 

The Music Fund

Monetary gifts to the St. Michael's music program are matched dollar for dollar through the Laura Martens Trust. Gifts of any size are greatly appreciated. Checks may be made payable to St. Michael & All Angels with a notation for "Music Dept. matching gift."

 

Contact

To learn more, speak to a choir member after church or contact our Choir Director, Dawn-Marie James or our organist, Keith Nash.

 

Ushers – Jim Unger, Coordinator

Volunteers serve during Sunday morning services and on other special occasions to help worshipers by locating seats, passing out bulletins, collecting and presenting the contributions and directing or assisting those who wish to receive communion. 

 

WORSHIP

To serve within the church: Inreach.

To serve outside of the church: Outreach.