Lay Ministers are a key part of our parish life and worship services. If you would like to serve in any of the capacities below, please contact the team leader listed under each section.
Acolytes, LEMs, Lectors, & Vergers
Acolytes and Lay Eucharistic Ministers (LEMs) are the most visible members of lay ministry in the church. Acolytes lead the procession during the worship service while carrying the cross and candles. Acolyte means “one who serves”. To join the Acolyte Team, contact Gil Uhlhorn at email@example.com.
LEMs, also known as Chalice Bearers, are trained and certified to assist the priests in preparing the altar and serving the wine during communion.
Lectors are lay readers who read scripture for the first and second lesson at the lectern, or missal stand, to the congregation during worship service.
Vergers process to the altar and are trained and certified to work under the direction of the clergy to assist with the organization and operation of worship services. To join the LEMs, Lector, or Verger team contact Andrew Morgret at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Members of the Altar Guild prepare the altar, the holy vessels, and the host for services.
Team members only serve once a month. Men and women are welcome to join. The Holy Eucharist is a community experience, and we need YOU to make it beautiful and meaningful. To join the Altar Guild, contact Leigh Robinson at email@example.com.
Live Stream Team
Members of the Live Stream Team set up the live stream connection before services and disconnect immediately following. Team members need only have basic knowledge of computers or technology as training is provided on all devices and camera. To join the Live Stream Team, contact Antoinette at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ushers & St. Julian Guild
Ushers and the St. Julian Guild are the face of Saint John’s for our visitors and are a valuable part of our lay ministry team. Ushers distribute bulletins during service, collect the offerings, and process the sacred elements forward for communion. Men and women are welcome to serve. To join an usher team, contact Head Usher, Hugh Mallory at email@example.com.
Members of the St. Julian Guild serve before the 10:30 service, welcome visitors and parishioners, and provide information about the ministries of the church. To join the team, contact Claire and Dee Bradley at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
The Medical Guild is a rotating team of medical professionals who are on call during Sunday worship services to handle medical emergencies.
To join the team, contact Ginny Burbank at firstname.lastname@example.org.