Most of us at St. Michael’s don’t realize that in addition to the clergy, our four worship services on Sunday requires the ministry of over 100 lay people! Take a moment and think about all the people who make this place a bastion for the Holy Spirit Sunday by Sunday!
- Choirs and band members
- Eucharistic Ministers
- Prayer Ministers and Tower room intercessors
- Tower bell ringers
- Handbell ringers
- Altar Guild
- Flower Guild
- Sunday School Teachers
- Nursery Workers
- Coffee Hour Hosts
I know we don’t say it enough, but thank you to all who every Sunday give their hearts and hands! Part of that tour de’ force is our Altar and flower guilds. In fact, each year we get these guilds together to both say thank you, renew the leadership and talk about any issues that come up. This year we did such by having a worship service followed by a reception and meeting. Our previous Altar Guild chair had this to say:
I just wanted to say ‘thank you’ for a beautiful Epiphany service for the guilds. I have been so blessed to be a part of the altar guild over the years and now am enjoying the flower guild as well. My heart will always be in the Altar Guild. These women have incredible loving, caring nurturing spirits that have carried me through good times and bad. And the “passing on” of what they know to “new” people cannot be written down in any manual-it’s just the way they are-it’s how they present themselves from deep inside of them. So, thank you. I love serving on this guild more than ever.
~ Dale Frampton
Perhaps you are thinking it’s time to engage your hands as well in worship on Sundays. If you would like to serve on Altar Guild, or in the choirs or any of the blessed ministries above, please contact the Rev. Ted McNabb or myself.
New Altar Guild Leadership:
Many thanks to Christen Reese who enters her third year of Altar Guild leadership. We are thrilled to bring on Margaret Smith as her apprentice and successor! The Chair of the altar guild has a three year term broken down this way: The first year is spent as an apprentice to the chair. The following year the apprentice become the chair and the third year, mentors an apprentice who then takes over the following year. Thank you Christen and Margaret for your leadership!