St. John's acolytes participate in the worship service by a carrying the crosses, candles, and other items in procession. They also help in a number of important ways throughout the service. Our Acolyte ministry is open to anyone in fourth grade or above.
For more information, please contact the ACOLYTE Coordinator.
St. John's Altar Guild Ministry is a volunteer group of the parish whose ministry is to care for the altar, vestments, vessels, and altar linens of the parish. Members prepare the sanctuary for services, and clean up after. Members are scheduled on a rotating basis.
Contact the ALTAR GUILD Coordinator for more information.
Eucharistic Ministers and Eucharistic Visitors are lay persons authorized to administer the consecrated elements at a Celebration of Holy Eucharist. The Eucharistic Visitors take the consecrated elements to members of the congregation who, by reason of illness or infirmity, are unable to attend service.
Lectors are scheduled at all services throughout the year to read the Old Testament lesson, New Testament lessons, and the Prayers of the People. Any mature youth or adult may become a lay reader following training. Readings are sent out by email the week they are scheduled to read.
For more information, contact the LECTOR Coordinator.
The ushers are typically the first and last people that visitors see at St. John's church services. They bring a friendly spirit and warmth and are responsible for handing out programs, assisting people in finding a seat, managing the offerings, and ushering parishioners to and from communion.
For more information or to be a part of this ministry, contact the USHER Coordinator.