Acolytes assist the ministers of St. Andrew’s in the celebration of Sunday and special services. There is no minimum age for acolytes. Children may begin as torch bearers at an early age if they can carry out their required duties, but adult parishioners often serve as acolytes as well. An acolyte can assist in worship by carrying a processional cross, lighting candles, hold…Read More »
The members of the Altar Guild prepare all things necessary for the celebration of the Holy Eucharist and other services and assist with baptisms, confirmations/receptions, weddings, and funerals. This is a joyful, peace-filled ministry of dedication, requiring attention to details and a commitment that includes doing the "holy laundry." New members generally spend the first yea…Read More »
This ministry -- named for Dame Julian of Norwich (1342-c.1416) who wrote one of the great classics of spiritual life -- uses the gift of intercessory prayer to pray for anyone needing prayer for physical, mental, or emotional problems. The ministry participants meet on Tuesday morning at 10 a.m., go through a liturgy, and then pray for the people on a prayer list which comes fro…Read More »
At St. Andrew’s a Eucharistic Minister is a lay person authorized to administer the consecrated wine at a Celebration of Holy Eucharist. A Eucharistic Minister acts under the direction of the priest. In our parish, Eucharistic Ministers also read the lessons and lead the Prayers of the People.
A Eucharistic Visitor is a lay person authorized to take the consecrated elements, b…Read More »
The Flower Guild arranges flowers for all Sunday services and some special services. Guild members use florist’s flowers or home garden flowers for the arrangements. Members of the Guild share a love for the earth – for the beauty and fragility of each other and for God’s creation. Every year we invite all parishioners to join us in preparing the church for the Christmas …Read More »
These volunteers open the church doors for services, greet the incoming worshipers and invite them to worship. Their friendly faces are the first impression people have of our church. This invaluable ministry serves on a volunteer basis and rotates weekends to serve. Typical activities include handing out the service bulletins, getting a count of attendees, receiving the offeri…Read More »