The Altar Guild prepares the sanctuary for worship. They care for the vessels
and altar linens used during services, including baptisms, weddings, funerals
and other religious observances. The Altar Guild also arranges for altar
flowers throughout the year, as liturgically appropriate.
The acolytes assist with worship Sundays from early September to early
June, as altar servers, torchbearers, and as crucifers. Both young people and adults may be acolytes.
Lay Eucharistic Ministers (LEM)
The Eucharistic Ministry is central to the Holy Eucharist. Eucharistic
Ministers serve the chalice at communion. They also take communion to shut-ins. In order to serve as a EM you must be a member of All Saints’ in good standing, have a strong faith, and be licensed by the diocese.
Lay Readers read the lessons from the Old Testament and from the Epistle.
They also lead the congregation in the Prayers of the People. New readers are
welcome and participate in an instructional session with the Rector.
Ushers greet parishioners, distribute bulletins, help seat parishioners as needed,
receive the offering, guide the flow of people during communion, and meet any
special needs which may occur during the service. Training and support are
provided to new ushers.
Healing Prayer Ministers
The Healing Prayer Ministry follows Jesus’ instruction to be healers in the world. Following communion at the 10am Holy Eucharist service, trained parishioners pray with those seeking healing prayer for themselves or others.
The Welcome Committee is devoted to providing a friendly face for newcomers. Whether you have never visited a church before, you are on vacation in this area, or you are returning to church after time away, the welcome committee will ensure your questions are answered and that you feel warmly embraced and welcomed.