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Worship Leadership Training
Making worship services happen requires the participation and leadership of many people, not just the ordained clergy. Here at St. George's, as at many Episcopal churches, lay people prepare the altar for the eucharist, greet and assist people coming to church, carry the processional cross, read the Scripture lessons, lead the Prayers of the People, and serve communion. Many of you have participated in these ministries over your time at St. George's, and many more of you may feel called to! If you currently participate in worship leadership at St. George's in any way, or if you are interested in the possibility of doing so, please plan to attend a Worship Leadership Training after the 10:30 service on Sunday, August 27. After coffee, goodies, and fellowship in Kleberg Hall, we'll head back to the Church and learn about the many ways we can faithfully and lovingly lead God's people in worship. For more information, please contact Father Kevin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Members of the Altar Guild are responsible for behind-the-scenes preparation and clean-up for all worship services at St. George's, which include two services each Sunday, all special days during the liturgical year, weddings, and funerals. The Altar Guild also polishes the silver and brass used in worship and cares for the church linens, hangings, and vesments. Members generally serve one week per month in teams of two. If you are interested in serving, please contact Gayle Wall or the church office (email@example.com or 512-454-2523). New members are always welcome!
Lectors and Intercessors
Lectors read the scripture lessons, and Intercessors lead the congregation in the Prayers of the People, during Sunday morning and other services. If you are interested in serving as a Lector and/or Intercessor, please contact the church office (firstname.lastname@example.org or 512-454-2523).
Lay Eucharistic Ministers
Lay Eucharistic Ministers, along with the clergy, serve communion to the congregation. If you are interested in serving as a Lay Eucharistic Minister, please contact Jan Phillips or the church office (email@example.com or 512-454-2523).
Ushers greet parishioners to services, and help seat those who need assistance. They are also responsible for tidying the church after each service, and retrieving the children and youth who are participating in our Sunday School programs, so that they can rejoin the service and receive communion with their families. If you are interested in serving as an Usher, please contact Herb Dickson or the church office (firstname.lastname@example.org or 512-454-2523).
Acolytes carry the cross and torches during Sunday and other services. This role is open to any parishioner, but it is a particularly appropriate way for youth to become involved in worship leadership. If you are interested in serving as an Acolyte, please contact Joel McAlister or the church office (email@example.com or 512-454-2523).