Acolytes have an important role in the worship of the Episcopal Church. They lead processions, light and carry candles, carry the Gospel Book and serve as assistants to the priest during the service. At St. Michael’s, there are no special requirements to become an acolyte, other than a desire to help worship God and have fun in a very important and special way.
Generally, children start participating when they are 10 years old (5th Grade). Adults are welcome.
Training is scheduled at regular times throughout the year. Contact Terri our Acolyte Coordinator for details.
Altar Guild: A volunteer group of the parish whose ministry is to care for the altar, vestments, vessels, and altar linens, and to prepare the sanctuary for services. Contact Linda DiVincenzo for more information.
Bread Bakers: A guild of volunteers who make communion bread for our 9 and 11am services. Contact Genevieve Schafer to become involved in this ministry.
Flowers: Altar flowers are offered to the honor and glory of God and (with a monetary donation) can also be given in celebration, commemoration and honor of a friend or loved one. Please contact the church office to arrange this.
Eucharistic Ministers: Trained lay members who assist the clergy in administering the sacraments of holy communion, the consecrated bread and wine. They may also take the sacraments to those who are ill, or otherwise unable to attend worship. Please contact Brin if you would like to become a eucharistic minister.
Greeters: Volunteers who welcome the congregation as they arrive at both the 9 and 11am services. Greeters also pass the offertory plates and guide worshipers to the alter rails for communion. Contact Brin for more details about this ministry.
Readers and Intercessors: Each Sunday volunteers are scheduled to read the scriptures and to lead the congregation in the ‘Prayers of the People”. Michael Oberle is the organizer of this ministry.
Projection Team: Volunteers who run the projection of our worship schedule at the 9am service. Contact Page Singletary for details.
Music: At St. Michael’s, we believe in the ability of music to draw us close to each other and infuse our worship with a sense of the holy. Congregational singing is a vital part of our corporate life, and we include a wide variety of hymns and other music in our services. Our hymns and anthems respond creatively to the Biblical readings of the day, amplifying their message through text and sound.
9am Music Team: The 9:00 service represents a “Blended” style of worship by providing a variety of musical styles (traditional hymnody, contemporary Praise & Worship and instrumental.
11am Chancel Choir: We are bound together by a rich tradition embodied in the Episcopal Hymnbook, and singing hymns, both old and new, is fundamental to our worship. At the 11am service the Chancel choir leads the congregational singing.