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. Contact: Lisa Dearborne (Acolyte Team Leader)

Altar Guild

altar-guild-snippedThe 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. Contact: Kathy Crevier, Linda Duffy, or Ruthann Turley (Altar Guild Team Leaders)

Lay Eucharistic Ministers (Chalice Bearers)

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. Contact: Team Leaders: 5pm Saturday – Terri Tack/Kathy Crevier and 9:30 am Sunday – Betty Gamel

Flower Ministry Team

Talented duos work together to create beautiful floral arrangements for our altar each week and at other special events . New designers are always welcome. Contact: Jill Ducatman

Healing Ministry Team

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. Contact: Terri Tack

Lay Eucharistic Visitors

These lay people are specially trained and licensed by the Bishop to assist the clergy in taking Holy Communion from the Reserved Sacrament to people who cannot come to church. Contact: The Rector


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: Team Leaders: 5pm Saturday – Jerri Borchers/Frank Dowd, 7:45 am Sunday – Sharon Sparrow, 9:30 am Sunday – Joy Patrick/Ruthann Turley

Ushers and Greeters

Ushers and greeters are 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. Contact: Team Leaders 5pm Saturday – Dan Ziedman, 9:30am Sunday – Bill Richards.