Serving in Worship (Lay Volunteers)

Serving in Worship (Lay Volunteers)

Each service is made possible through the art and work of many dedicated volunteers.

To those who attend our liturgical services - Sunday worship and other special services - it may seem that the services just happen. But each service is made possible through the art and work of many dedicated volunteers.

If you're interested in serving in a worship role, you'll find more information about how to do so on this page. Click on a position to find contact information for that ministry's leader.


Acolytes serve as worship leaders for Christ Church at Sunday services and special holidays. Students in grades 6-12 who would like to serve as an acolyte at Christ Church will be assigned to serve on one of our five acolyte teams. The team schedule rotates between the 9 & 11 a.m. Sunday services, as well as special services throughout the year. Acolyte leaders work with their teams to fill needs for assigned services and are present to help guide during the service.

New acolytes of any grade 6-12 are always invited to serve! Before serving in a worship service, any new acolyte must attend one of two trainings for Fall 2017: Sunday October 15 or Sunday November 19, both at 12:15pm in the church. After registering as an acolyte and attending a training, students will recieve their team assignment and be scheduled to serve for the first time in December 2017 or January 2018, depending on their team's needs. Click here to register! Questions? Email Liz Stroff, Director of Youth Ministry.

Altar Guild

The altar guild ensures that the church is set for liturgies, including preparing the eucharistic table, caring for the silver and linens, and setting the flowers on the altar for each service. Altar Guild members, assigned to one of five teams and serving on a rotating schedule, are present at each service, including weddings, funerals, and special services.

Candle Guild (5 p.m. Service)

The candle guild helps set out and put away the candles for the 5 p.m. Sunday Celtic Eucharist.

Chalice Bearer

Chalice bearers serve wine during communion and occasionally also act as lector for certain services.


Women and men in the Adult Choir provide choral accompaniment at the 11 a.m. Sunday services throughout the year, as well as various festival services. Rehearsals are Wednesday evenings. Children’s Choirs Cherub Choir (K-2nd grade) and the Choristers and Lay Clerks (6th-12th grades) offer opportunities for children to learn and enjoy singing.


Greeters make themselves available to give a warm welcome to visitors, answer questions, and point people in the right direction.

Lector / Prayer Leader

Lectors read scripture lessons at worship services, and Lay Readers read Morning Prayer in the Chapel on weekday mornings.


Usher teams welcome and seat worshipers at services and assist at the offertory and communion.