Join a ministry that supports worship at St. Thomas.
When we worship, we gather with others before God. We hear the Good News of Jesus Christ, give thanks, confess, and offer the brokenness of the world to God. As we break bread, our eyes are opened to the presence of Christ. By the power of the Holy Spirit, we are made one body, the body of Christ sent forth to live the Way of Love.
The Episcopal Church
Worship Support Ministry
Acolyte is a general term that covers servers, torchbearers, lighters of candles and crucifers, thurifers, and banner-bearers.
A team of lay ministers live streams the 10:30 am service on Sundays. No experience necessary! We will train you!
Readers & Chalice Bearers
Readers will share the scriptures. A chalice will participate in Holy Eucharist by holding the chalice.
The Altar Guild cares for the altar. That includes vestments, vessels, and linens. Members divide the work by preparing the chapel and sanctuary for services on Friday or Saturday, cleaning up after Sunday services, and/or washing a handful of linens each week. Some of our men parishioners help, too, by filling candles and decorating.
This ministry invites all young adults and up to participate.
Altar Guild can be a manageable time commitment. St. Thomas has Altar Guild teams that alternate weeks of duty. Altar Guild duties take about 20 minutes when you serve.
Ushers & Greeters
Ushers and greeters share roles in welcoming people to the church. They also are responsible for the collection plates and helping people to communion.