The Acolyte program is open to all youth 8 years old and older. High School students serve as Crucifers. Middle and Elementary age youth serve as Torch Bearers and Servers. Christ Church is blessed to have many children and youth involved in this vibrant ministry, but newcomers are always welcome. Brian Maruscsak
Everyone is welcome to become a part of this forum and volunteer in this important ministry. Altar Guild members prepare the Altar for all Sunday and Wednesday services and all additional services throughout the year.
They hold the vessels and adornments of God’s house in reverence and strive to be diligent in providing all that is necessary and appropriate to enhance our Worship service.
Eucharistic Ministers wear vestments, read the Old Testament lesson, read the Prayers of the People, and assist priests with communion by serving the chalice. They also serve at funerals and other services. Two Eucharistic Ministers serve at the 10:30am service and one serves at the early service. For more information about becoming a Eucharistic Minister, please contact Lori Landis.
The Flower Guild at Christ Church strives to glorify God with the beauty of flowers at the Altar and in the Narthex. We occasionally assist other groups to adorn the Parish Hall for special occasions.
With grateful hearts and thanks to wonderful parishioners who support our endeavors with contributions for flower dedications, we are able to adorn the church with flowers in accordance with the liturgical calendar. We gladly welcome new flower arrangers; the only qualifications needed are the love of flowers and the desire to glorify God with your efforts. Learn more about arranging flowers.
Lectors are non-ordained volunteers who participate in a ministry of service to the congregation. Lectors read the Epistle from the New Testament following the Psalm. We are always looking to expand our ranks and invite all who are interested to serve in this capacity. Jeff Wynia, Chair
Vergers facilitate worship on special days by planning for and leading worship processions and by coordinating lay altar party participation. Vergers also assist in final preparations for services and in training Thurifers. Thurifers follow the Verger with incense. For more information about Vergers and Thurifers, please contact John Haeger.
The Parish Ushers greet people as they enter the worship area (the Nave), distribute bulletins, and assist with the conduct of the worship service. They also help with the orientation of newcomers. Christ Church Episcopal always needs more ushers, so if you have a few extra minutes on a Sunday that fit your schedule and would be willing to serve the Church in this role, please contact Kristie Bernard for more information.
The Greeter Ministry welcomes all to Sunday services by greeting everyone as they enter the church. If you are willing to share your smile and would like to serve in this vital ministry, please contact the church office! Contact Amy Ross for more information.