In the Lord's Service *
On a typical Sunday (or other worship occasion), several lay people teach Sunday school, assist Pastor in leading our worship, and sponsor/host the fellowship hour after church. This work is joyfully accomplished because it’s well understood that a liturgical church is a participatory experience. This is your church and your ministry. If you can dream it and lead it, we can do it!
Serving on January 26, 2020
The Third Sunday After the Epiphany
Presiding Minister: Rev. Dr. Larry G. Schneekloth
Assisting Minister: Amanda Wiltjer
Organist: Phyllis King
Ushers: Ron Baker and Richard Kuyper
Altar Guild: Rosemary Schneekloth **
Financial Secretary: Jan Nicholas
Coffee hour: TBA
Would you like to serve as an assisting minister, usher, coffee hour host or on the Altar Guild?
Serving as an assisting minister, who helps Pastor in leading the congregation in worship, is an enriching experience. Assisting ministers usually read the OT Lesson and the Epistle and lead the Psalm, if it is spoken; they may chant, if they have that skill; participate with Pastor in the Prayer of the Church; and help Pastor distribute Holy Communion. Please talk to Pastor Schneekloth about volunteering for this important position.
Please talk to Tracy Blankenship if you're interested in becoming an usher. If you've never done it before, she'll gladly train you.
If you'd like to host coffee hour, the sign up sheet is on the small bulletin board on the east wall of the social hall, between the large bulletin board and the kitchen hatch. If you've never served before, talk to Nancy Griffin, Coffee Hour Coordinator. She'll be happy to explain what you need to do. Thank you.
The altar guild takes care of the altar, which may include setting up Holy Communion and dealing properly with left over wine and bread, the communion ware and linens after the worship service and more. Volunteers of both genders are always welcome. If you're interested, please talk to Rosemary Schneekloth, Chairperson, about what this ministry entails. You would be very welcome.
If you'd like to provide flowers for the altar, please sign up on the calendar in the social hall, and talk to Rosemary! It is a wonderful way to remember a loved one or to mark a special occasion in your life. (Please remember that there are no flowers on the altar during Lent, which in 2020 is Ash Wednesday, February 26-Good Friday, April 10.)
* If for any reason you can't fulfill your service responsibility, please switch with someone else. If you are unable to do so, please contact Tracy Blankenship (ushers), Pastor (assisting minister, acolytes, and lector), Rosemary Schneekloth (Altar Guild), or Nancy Griffin (coffee hour) as soon as possible. (Ask Phyllis King for a church directory if you don't have one.)
Please remember that when you host coffee hour, you're responsible to clean up, including wiping down all the tables that were used in the social hall.
** Members of the Altar Guild: Kristen Colosimo, Bernardine Postlewaite, Florene Roberts, Rosemary Schneekloth (Chairperson), Amanda Wiltjer
Junior Members: Elizabeth and Joseph Wiltjer