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.

Acolyte / Acolyte Leader

Youth in grades 6-12 serve as worship leaders in Sunday services and on special holidays. Acolyting includes roles such as lighting candles, carrying candles in procession, and helping clergy prepare for Eucharist and more. Students receive acolyte training as part of the sixth grade Sunday School curriculum, but all youth are invited to serve on an acolyte team. Acolyte leaders work with their teams on additional training to prepare for worship and feel confident in their roles.

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.
9 a.m. Ushers | 11 a.m. Ushers | 5 p.m. Ushers