There are a variety of Lay Ministries in which people are welcomed to serve at Grace Church. Among these are Lay Eucharistic minister, choir member, acolyte (open to anyone 9 years old and above), lector, altar guild, greeters and hosts for the Fellowship Hours after the 10:00 a.m. Sunday service.
Lay Eucharistic Ministers
Lay Eucharistic Ministers (LEMS) assist the priest at the altar and distribute the wine during the Holy Communion.
These children and youth also assist during the service, often carrying the cross (Crucifer) or torches and helping at the offertory.
The members of the Altar Guild are the “behind-the-scenes” workers of the church liturgy. Set up in a monthly rotation, the Altar Guild teams see to the housekeeping of the church services, setting up whatever is needed to conduct each service.
Our choir is led by our music director Mr. Gary Evans. The choir sings at the 10:00 a.m. service and annually performs a choral concert prior to our Christmas Eve service. The choir traditionally takes the summer months off. Men and women of all ages who love to sing are encouraged to join the choir. The choir practices once a week (on Thursday evening) during the choir season.
Lectors read the lessons at the Sunday services. We are happy to help individuals who are intimidated by public speaking become more comfortable with it.
Greeters welcome people to our Sunday services and provide them with bulletins, directions and answers to their questions.