Worship & Ministries

Youth & Children Participating in Worship is our regular practice every Sunday

 

Regular Sunday Service Ministries:

  • Acolytes

    • Youth from 1st grade to 12th grade serve at the altar. Acolytes are presented service crosses to use that accumulate beads for the four levels of service. High School Graduates are presented their crosses to take with them.

      • 1st - 3rd Grades: Torch Bearers, 4th-6th Grades: Crucifers, 7th-9th Grades:  Assitant Servers, 10th-12th Grades: Servers

  • Chalice Bearers

    • Youth must be 16 years of age for this ministry in which "Bearers" pass the cup (chalice) to individuals at the altar rail during our service of Communion.

  • Readers of the Lessons & Prayers of the People

    • High School Youth who read one of the weekly lessons from the Hebrew texts or The New Testament

    • Interested youth are regularly scheduled during quarterly intervals

  • Children's Chapel

    • Children ages 3 yrs - 5th grade leave from the 10:30 Sunday service to participate in an age-appropriate service that includes age level songs, readings, and teaching. The congregation sings and welcomes them back just prior to the Passing of the Peace so that all participate in the Holy Communion portion of the service.

  • Worship Aids

    • Clipboards with seasonal formation art materials are provided at each entrance into the church for age appropriate participation & learning during the service

  • Partaking of Communion

    • Baptised persons: Infants and older are invited and welcome to receive Communion. Instruction for children about Communion is available, not required, upon request and through our Education program

  • Special Offerings During the Year

    • All at the 10:30 AM services

      • Commissioning of Acolytes annually

      • Advent Wreath Liturgy (Each Sunday of Advent)

      • Chrismon Tree Preparation

      • Christmas Pageant Liturgy

      • Epiphany Procession

      • Burning of Palms for Ash Wednesday

      • Leading Stations of the Cross (Lent)

      • Palm Sunday Procession

      • Easter Flower Cross

      • Easter Procession

      • Pentecost Liturgy

      • Graduates Celebration (May)


Additional Worship Opportunities

  • Blessing of the Pets in October

  • Outside Labyrinth - A Walking Meditation on parking lot behind Skinner Building