ASSISTING AT WORSHIP
For over 75 years, young people have served as acolytes in worship through the Order of Saint John, providing leadership for our worship experience. Acolytes carry the processional cross, torches, banners, and gospel book in the processions, light candles, and assist the pastors at Baptisms and Holy Communion.
Trained leaders assist the pastors in the distribution of the sacrament at the Lord’s Supper. Communion Assistants schedule themselves by using SignUp Genius. Contact the church office at 402-341-7761 or email@example.com for an invitation and link to SignUp Genius.
Members care for the vestments, vessels, paraments, linens, and elements used in our worship services. They prepare for Holy Communion and Baptisms, clean the brass, silver, and gold altar ware, change the paraments to reflect the appropriate liturgical color and season, and launder altar linens and albs. To volunteer, call the church office at 402-341-7761 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Greet and welcome members, and visitors as they arrive for worship, provide them with bulletins, assist with seating if necessary, gather the gifts to bring forward at the offertory, guide worshippers to Holy Communion, and stand ready to assist in any way necessary. To volunteer, contact Jim Smejkal at 402-341-7761 or email@example.com.
Trained lectors read the Old Testament and New Testament lessons at the Eucharist, lead the responsive reading of the Psalm when it is not sung, and read select scripture lessons at special services. Lectors schedule themselves by using SignUp Genius. Contact the church office at 402-341-7761 or firstname.lastname@example.org for an invitation and link to SignUp Genius.
Homebound and hospitalized members and friends receive deliveries of altar flower bouquets following Sunday worship services. To volunteer, contact the church office at 402-341-7761 or email@example.com.
Volunteers stage and monitor our weekly live television broadcast and live-streaming, utilizing computers and audiovisual equipment, including cameras, sound systems, and lighting sources, and they assist with audiovisual needs throughout the church for special events and activities. To volunteer, contact the church office at 402-341-7761 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sound/Media volunteers, direct and monitors our weekly live television broadcast, online streaming, mics, sound, and lighting equipment, and assist with audio/visual needs throughout the church property for events and activities.