Church isn't something done for us.
It's something we create together.
Sunday mornings are a time of great creative possibility! Our liturgy is brought to life by all of the gathered people. Everyone present on Sundays contributes in a meaningful way to the thing that we call "church."
Whether you're quietly sitting in a pew, or carrying the Gospel to be read by our Deacon, or singing hymns as a part of our choir, you make Sunday mornings come to life.
If you would like to give of your time, talent, and presence, we have many opportunities for you. Here are just a few.
Perhaps you love to sing, or perhaps you'd love to start. Our choir would love to have you. We meet on Thursdays at 7:30 PM to practice the songs for the coming Sunday. Then, we gather at 9:30 on Sundays to go over them once more before singing at the 10:30 service.
It's a low-pressure opportunity for those who love music and would love to lift up their voices in song.
For more details send a message to our music minister, Steve Lewis.
Maybe you don't want to play an active role during the service, but you'd still like to contribute to our time of fellowship on Sunday mornings. Hospitality is a great opportunity for you to give back to the community.
We have a tradition of coffee and refreshments after service, and you can volunteer in a number of different ways. You can make the coffee, bring something tasty to snack on, or stay afterwards to help clean up. Or, you can do all of the above!
If you'd like to see how you can help with Sunday hospitality, send a message to Christy McMurtry, Senior Warden,.
In the Episcopal tradition, there are several opportunities to serve beside the clergy during Sunday services. Acolyting is one of these ways. Youth can be trained to become Acolytes, and so can adults. Acolytes can carry a cross into the sanctuary at the beginning of service, light or extinguish candles, or hold the Gospel book while the Deacon reads the Gospel.
Acolyting is a great opportunity for those who love liturgy and don't mind being in front of people.
For more details, contact Deacon Maureen.
"Lector" is an Episcopal way of saying "reader." Lectors play a very important part in the Liturgy of the Word – the first part of our Sunday services. Lectors read either the Old or New Testament reading, and in doing so they allow our community the opportunity to reflect on the most important stories of our tradition.
Becoming a Lector is a great opportunity for those who feel called to spend time during the week reflecting on the coming Sunday readings, and for those who like to speak in front of people.
For more details, send a message to Rev. Kevin Thew Forrester.