How to help during worship!
Greeters are the folks who stand by the front doors and say “Hello” to the people that are coming into church. It’s an easy job, and makes visitors feel welcomed.
Two Greeters per service.
Acolytes lead the Pastor and Worship Assistant up to the altar. The acolytes carry the cross and the candlelighters to light the altar candles. During the service they take the offering plates and communion elements from the ushers, and help serve communion. At the end of the service, they extinguish the altar candles and take the flame back out of the sanctuary. After taking First Communion, our Grade 3 – 6 youngsters are eligible to serve as acolytes.
Three acolytes per service .
Ushers hand out bulletins, count attendance, take the offering, and direct the congregation to the altar for communion.
Two ushers per service.
Usher Training & Review
Worship Assistant is the term for the layperson that helps lead the service. They fill in for the reader, if one is not scheduled. They write prayer petitions, which are shared during the Prayers of the People, help serve communion, and assist during baptisms.
One Worship Assistant per service.
Reader is the person who reads the lessons for the service.
One reader per service.
Reader Training & Review
The Prayer Petitioner is the person who reads the prayers for the day.
One Prayer Petitioner per service.
Welcome at any time!
Communion Assistants are the folks who help serve the communion meal. They hold the cup trays, saying “The blood of Christ, shed for you.”
Three CA's per service.
Worship Coordinator makes sure the other scheduled helpers are at service, pulls last-minute substitutes for unfilled positions, and makes sure the worship volunteers perform their duties when needed.
One Worship Coordinator per service.
Worship Coordinator Training & Review
ABC (Altar, Baptism, and Communion) is the group that sets up for services. The altar is prepared according to the church year calendar; communion is set up by service. This group also sets out the special items (water, baptismal cloth, candle, and oil) for any baptisms at their service time.
One ABC group per service.
ABC Training & Review
Sound is the position for running the soundboard. The sound tech controls sound volume for all of the microphones used in worship.
One Sound tech per service.
Visual is the position for running the worship visuals for the sanctuary monitors. The visual tech starts/stops the announcement slides, controls lyric slides for the hymns, and records the service.
One Visual tech per service.
Counters record monetary offerings and prepare the offering for deposit after the services. Two to three people are scheduled to count after the last service on Sunday.
Two to three counters per weekend.