We have lots of opportunities for you to take an active role in our worship services, which unite us in celebration, help us grow in faith and send us into mission in our daily lives. Getting involved is a great way to share your talents and be even more engaged in worship.
In this role, you’re the first face folks will see when they arrive for worship. You’ll smile, shake their hand, welcome them to St. John, and give directions if they need them.
To be an effective greeter, you have to be there when people arrive, so you’ll have to get to church a little early – about 20 minutes or so before the service. It’s a great way to meet people and help them feel welcomed.
To be an usher, you’ll need to be at church about 20 minutes before the beginning of worship. You’ll greet folks as they enter the sanctuary, give them a bulletin, answer any questions they may have and help them find a place to sit if they need help.
During the service, you’ll also be responsible for passing the collection plates during the offering, coordinating when people can go to the front of the church for communion and counting how many people are there.
After the service, you’ll be responsible for tidying up the pews. It’s another great way to meet people, help them feel welcomed and play an important role in our worship services.
In this role, you’d be helping distribute wine during communion. Most of the time our communion is by intinction. That means as members come to the front of the church, you’ll hold the chalice for them and let them dip their wafer in the wine while saying, “The blood of Christ, shed for you.”
Are you a good reader? If so, this one may be perfect for you. As a reader, you’ll share the good news with the rest of the congregation by reading the first and second lessons, as well as the Psalm. You’ll receive the readings during the week leading up to the service, so you’ll have plenty of time to prepare.
As the coffee host, you’ll be serving coffee and other goodies to people after the service as we gather for brief fellowship to chat with others, catch up with friends and more. It’s a great way to bring a smile to somebody’s face by giving them something to drink and/or eat as they mingle with you and others.
This team prepares the altar for worship services. You’ll put up hymn numbers and flowers, set up communion, change the eternal candle and altar linens, keep pencils & information in the pew holders, set up for baptisms, vacuum and dust. We usually ask that you commit to handle these duties for a full month before handing the reponsibility over to anoher member of the team.
If you’re interested in any of these opportunities, please stop in the church office or call us at 920-336-1082.