All parishioners are encouraged and welcome to offer themselves to volunteer their time and service to our church. There are various opportunities to get involved both during the service or "behind the scenes". Being a part of these ministries is a way to be an integral part of offer service to the worship and fellowship in the life of the church. No special or prior experience is needed, and our priest will be delighted to explain all that’s involved and significant, as will other members who serve their cburch in this way.
Acolytes and Torchbearers
Often young members of churches give their time assisting at the altar and in processions as torch bearers and acolytes, though these roles can be occupied by any member of the congregation.
The Altar Guild is an essential and sacred ministry; one that serves and beautifies our church for Sunday services and additional special services. Members of the Altar Guild assist the Priest by preparing the Altar and assuring that all is ready for the services. The Altar Guild is responsible for the care of the linens and vestments, brass, silver, and candles.
Chalice Bearers assist with the distribution of the wine or grape juice during Holy Communion. They are also known as Eucharistic Ministers
We have an enthusiastic and talented choir of all ages at Good Shepherd, and our Music Director welcomes new joiners to swell the joyful noise! No experience is necessary, and rehearsals are held held immediately after the Sunday 10:00 a.m. service.
They read the Old and New Testament readings set for each service, and also lead the congregation in reading the Psalms and the prayers of the people. This ministry suits those with good reading and projecting voices, who enjoy preparing the passages ahead of the services.
Our Ushers have the important job of welcoming parishioners and visitors, passing out the service bulletins/orders of service, shepherding the congregation up to the altar to receive communion and helping people who need assistance before and after the service.