Joining a ministry is sometimes the most effective way to get involved in the life of a parish. At Christ Church we encourage people who have just started attending our Worship Services to think about how they might like to use their gifts in this community.
Here are some ministries that you might like to consider joining:
A sidesperson might be the first person that you will see when you come through the doors on Sunday morning. The sidespeople will welcome you and hand you helpful information about our church or the service you are attending. They help people find a seat and are also responsible for collecting the offering during the service.
Computer and Sound Board Operators:
This might sound like a strange ministry but at Christ Church it is an intricate part of how we worship. It is especially important that we have both a computer operator and a sound board operator at the 11:15 service. This is our contemporary service at which we project all of the prayers and lyrics for the worship songs on to the screen at the front of the church. The music at this service is led by our worship band and so we need someone to manage the volume and mixing of the sound during the worship service.
Every Sunday three Scripture passages are read a loud to the congregation by readers. The 1st Reading is taken from the Old Testament section of the Bible. The 2nd Reading is taken from the New Testament section of the Bible called the Epistles (or letters). The 3rd Reading on Sunday morning is usually read by one of the Clergy and is called the Gospel Reading. Readers at our Sunday services are scheduled a few months ahead of time so they can prepare well in advance for their reading.
The Intercessor is the person who prepares and leads prayers during the service that focus on the needs and thankfulness of our community. This time of prayer includes specific needs of the worldwide church, the broader world, our local community and the needs that each of us as individuals might have.
When we come together for worship on Sunday we almost always share Holy Communion (or Eucharist) together. This sacrament is a sharing of bread and wine that first took place during the last supper that Jesus shared with his disciples. Chalice Bearers are the people that help out at Communion by carrying the common cup (or chalice) to each person around the Lord’s Table, so all may share the wine.
We have a team of people who prepare everything needed for Holy Communion (Eucharist) and clean up after the service each week. Although all of the people involved in this ministry currently are women, we are very happy to have men join in. This ministry is especially appealing to those that like working behind the scenes and who enjoy caring for the beautiful things that are used in worship.
Coffee Hour Team:
The coffee hour hosts are the socialites on Sunday. They prepare the refreshments for our “Coffee Hour” which is held at 10:30 am, between the 9:15 service and the 11:15 service.
Please give some thought to joining one of these teams. If you are interested in any of these ministries but have some questions please call the church office and we will do our best to answer your questions or direct you to the person that can.