Commission Chair: The Rev. Eric Cooter
Worship the Lord with gladness; come into his presence with singing. Psalm 100:2
HOW WE SERVE:
- We coordinate the ministries that support the many worship services of St. Monica’s Episcopal Church.
- We collaborate with the vestry on the financial resource requirements of each worship ministry.
- We coordinate with the office staff and schedule all ministry servers for each service.
- We coordinate with the Rector to facilitate training of all Lay Eucharistic Ministers, Acolytes, Lectors, Ushers, and Altar Guild.
Acolytes are young people (grade 5 and older) and adults who assist the clergy and congregation at principal worship services. The word acolyte comes from the Greek akolouthos meaning “one who helps” or “one who follows.” Training is required and usually takes place during Sunday School time after the 9:30 a.m. service. Rehearsals for special services, such as Christmas Eve, Easter, etc., are scheduled as needed.
The Altar Guild is a group of women and men who prepare the church for worship and maintain the vestments and liturgical appointments of the church. Their ministry of service is a scared trust and their behind-the-scenes work is a special gift to those who worship at St. Monica’s
Flower Team Jill Ducatman
Talented duos work together to create beautiful floral arrangements for our altar each week and at other special events . New designers are always welcome.
Healing Team Terri Tack
Parishioners called to the healing ministry participate in the Wednesday noon service as available, and at Saturday/Sunday services on the weekend of the second Sunday of each month. They are also available to pray with parishioners when needed. Training is required.
Lay Eucharist Ministers
These lay people lead the Prayers of the People and administer the chalice during celebrations of Holy Eucharist. Chalicers must be at least 16 years of age, and be confirmed or received in the Episcopal Church. This ministry requires training, as well as licensing by the Bishop.
Saturday 5:00 PM Terri Tack & Kathy Crevier
Sunday 7:45 AM George Freebern
Sunday 9:00 AM Betsy Smith
Lay Readers (Lectors)
These lay people read the Scripture lessons and lead the Psalm in worship services. Readers may be youth or adults, who have been trained for this very important ministry. Contact: The Rector
Saturday 5:00 PM Jeri Borchers & Frank Dowd
Sunday 7:45 PM Beth Moss & Sharon Sparrow
Sunday 9:00 AM Joy Patrick & Ruthann Turley
Music and Choir Program Dr. Ron Doiron
Ushers youth and adults who welcome people to worship, help guests feel at home at St. Monica’s, and help with the smooth flow of the liturgy. Training is required.
Saturday 5:00 PM Ray Lapiere & Dan Zeidman
Sunday 7:45 AM Marge & Bud Disbrow
Sunday 9:30PM Bill Richards