Q. What is a Worship Servant?
A. A Worship Servant is a person like you who supports the worship service.
Q. How old do you have to be in order to serve as a Worship Servant?
A. Generally, Worship Servants start serving in the fourth grade, and carry on until they “retire.”
Q. Do I have to sing?
A. Only the vocal choirs have to sing.
Q. Can a family serve together as Worship Servants?
A. Yes. Greeters and Ushers are excellent roles for all members of a family to serve together on a Sunday.
Q. Do I have to wear a robe?
A. Only the choirs, Assisting Ministers, Crucifers and Acolytes wear robes. The robes signify our baptisms and being clothed in Christ.
Q. What is an Acolyte?
A. An Acolyte is a person like you who serves during the service by lighting the Altar Candles, serving communion, and accepting the offering.
Q. How can I serve if I can dedicate only a short time during the service?
A. Communion Servers and Readers are “on duty” for a short time during the service.
Q. I’m a behind-the-scenes person. What’s a good Worship Servant role for me?
A. Altar Guild does almost all of its work before and after the service. The Counters meet after the service.
Q. How often do Worship Servants serve?
A. Most Worship Servants serve once per month. Some less frequently. Counters serve all month, three times per year.
Q. I like to interact with people, how can I serve?
A. You might like to serve as an Usher or as a Greeter. Ushers welcome visitors and members alike, and guide the congregation through the service. Greeters greet visitors and members at the church door, and help visitors find the Welcome Desk.
Q. What’s the Welcome Desk?
A. Welcome Desk gives a special welcome to visitors, recording their visit, answering their questions about this church, and giving them a coffee mug as a gift.
Q. How many Worship Servants support any given service?
A. Nineteen. And that’s not counting the Choirs.
Q. I’m comfortable serving in front of a congregation. What’s a good Worship Servant role for me?
A. Crucifers, Acolytes and Assisting Ministers serve at the altar throughout the service.
Q. How can I serve? I like to speak publicly.
A. Assisting Ministers and Readers have speaking roles during the service.
Q. Do you have to be ordained to be an Assisting Minister?
A. No. An Assisting Minister is a Lay Person (non-clergy), who has the spiritual maturity and composure to help the Presiding Minister and to lead the congregation in prayer.
Q. Can I serve in several worship servant roles?
A. Yes. Many Worship Servants do. We ensure that you serve in all of your roles throughout the year.
Q. Is there training for Worship Servants?
A. Yes. There will be a Worship Servant Training Seminar at 9:30 am on October 16 in the church’s sanctuary. You can sign up in the Lobby, online at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c054da8aa2eabf85-worship, and through Sunday School, Confirmation and Youth Ministry. In addition, we can arrange one-on-one training.
Q. I want to serve!
A . We welcome you!
“An Assisting Minister Leads a Prayer”
“A crucifer leads the Procession of the Palms”
“Altar Guild setting up for Communion”