The Ushers serve on Sunday mornings by greeting parishioners, handing out service leaflets, passing the alms basins, directing parishioners to communion, restoring the pews to order following the liturgies, and counting the offering.
The Altar Guild is a ministry of dedication and service to God and His people. We care for the Sanctuary and its furnishings, in support of the sacramental and liturgical life of the parish and under the direction of the Rector. We welcome all parishioners to participate in this ministry.
Abby Castle, Director
Contact Abby Castle at 314.993.644, 314.406.0701 cell or at email@example.com
The Flower Guild orders and arranges flowers for the altars and nave for Sunday worship and meets with wedding parties. Flowers may be given to commemorate occasions such as birthdays, weddings and anniversaries, or can be used to accomodate memorials. The Flower Guild is responsible for ordering all altar arrangements and will endeavor to accommodate special requests whenever possible. Several donors may participate on any given Sunday and parishioners may give flowers on more than one Sunday of the year. With a contribution of $100 for a Sunday, you can give flowers at the High Altar or in St. George’s Chapel. A contribution of $60 on a Sunday allows you to give flowers in St. Mary’s Chapel.
Sam Manske, Coordinator
THE SAINT PAUL GUILD OF READERS AND CHALICE BEARERS
Members of the St. Paul Guild read the lessons, lead the prayers of the people and pass the chalice each Sunday and at special services throughout the church year, including weddings and funerals. Members also read the daily offices of Morning and Evening Prayer, a form of service which reaches back to the earliest days of the Anglican Church. Currently, more than 40 men and women have committed themselves to the discipline and dedication of this ministry.
Sam Sked, Coordinator
Members of the Lector’s Guild read the first lesson at the 9:15 am service, but do not serve as chalice bearers during communion or read Morning and Evening prayer.
LAY READERS RESOURCES
Access the Lectionary Page to see the readings for the upcoming weeks at www.lectionarypage.net/.
Access the New Revised Standard Bible at http://www.devotions.net/bible/00bible.htm.
THE SERVERS' GUILD (ACOLYTES)
The Servers’ Guild is composed of high-school aged men and women who serve as acolytes on all Sundays and Holy Days. Their service and commitment to this important ministry contributes greatly to the traditional liturgy at The Church of St. Michael & St. George.