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    Acolytes: Boys and girls 10 years and older are trained to assist and serve in the worship services.  New members are welcomed, including adults, into the program.

    Altar Guild: This group of women and men prepare the sanctuary, the altar, the baptismal font and the lectern as well as the vessels and linens for the Holy Eucharist.

     

     

    Choir: New voices are always welcome into St. Andrew's choir.  The choir practices on Thursday evenings and sings at the 10:00 am Sunday Worship Service and at other special services.

     

     

     

     

    Coffee Hour Hosts: Volunteers who provide refreshments for the coffee hour after the 10:00 am worship service and help clean up afterward.

    Eucharistic Ministers: Men and women who are licensed by the bishop and trained to carry out special ecclesiastical tasks during the services, including administering the cup and holding the altar books for the celebrant.

    Eucharistic Visitors: Women and men licensed by the bishop to minister the Holy Eucharist to the home-bound following the regularly-scheduled services.

    Greeters and Ushers: Women and men who welcome and assist worshipers at all church services.  They also record the attendance, gather the offerings and straighten books and pews after services.

     

    Lectors: Parishioners who are trained and appointed by the priest to read specific lessons or psalms during the worship service.

     

     

    Nursing Home Ministry: St. Andrew's clergy and lay people who conduct monthly services at nearby nursing homes.

    Office Volunteers: Volunteers who help out in the church office in a variety of ways, including assembling the weekly bulletin, answering the telephone and assisting in other clerical tasks.

     

    Special Events Committee: Parishioners who plan and organize special events at the church while also preparing receptions for various parish activities.

     

     

    Sunday School Teachers: Volunteers who help with instructing children within the parish.  This might include staffing the nursery.

    Ushers: Adults and youth who greet visitors and members at services and assist them with seating and information about the church, as needed.

    Vestry: Parish members who are elected to serve as the lay leadership of the church.  They provide fiscal direction for the parish and support the rector in managing church programs.