SERVING IN WORSHIP
These ministry teams coordinate and encourage the spiritual and liturgical life of the parish, and support our clergy before, during, and after worship services. Many visible and “invisible” hearts and hands volunteer their time, energy, and talents to make our variety of worship possible. To serve in worship, contact the person noted below as the leader of the ministry/ies in which you are interested.
Acolytes serve at the altars of St. John’s in Sunday liturgies in the Historic Church and All Saints Hall. St. John's welcomes children, youth and adult acolytes. Contact Brian Stone, Acolytes@stjohnsec.org.
Altar Guilds prepare each worship space for liturgies. For the Historic Church, contact Beth John,
HistoricChurch-AltarGuild@stjohnsec.org; for All Saints Hall, contact Cathy Nunley, AllSaintsHall-AltarGuild@stjohnsec.org.
Eucharistic Ministers serve the chalice to the people during the Holy Eucharist. Contact Jackie Troppman, Eucharistic Ministers@stjohnsec.org
Lectors read lessons from the Bible during worship. Contact Jennifer Wamble, Lectors@stjohnsec.org.
High school students and adults work behind the scenes (sound system, cameras, etc.) to bring the parish livestreamed services from the Historic Church. Individuals are placed in teams to rotate through Sundays as needed. In-person training is provided. To volunteer or for information, please email StreamTeam@stjohnsec.org.
Ushers are a very important part of worship, especially now during the pandemic where strict protocols and seating arrangements must be managed properly. Ushers serve at in-person worship, funerals, and baptisms. To become an usher, contact Mimi O'Donnell and Matt Maloney, Ushers@stjohnsec.org.
Vergers assist at Sunday morning services. Working closely with the clergy, the Vergers ensure that all aspects of the worship service are well-coordinated and flow smoothly together.
Historic Church: Contact Beth Fyock, HistoricChurch-Vergers@stjohnsec.org;
All Saints Hall: Contact Sedg Tourison, AllSaintsHall-Vergers@stjohnsec.org.
Looking for opportunities for youth participation in worship? Opportunities start as young as second grade in the Children’s Choir. We also welcome parents to contact the leaders above if their youth is interested in being an Acolyte, Lector, Usher and/or Eucharistic Minister. Youth interested in serving as a PowerPoint Operator in All Saints Hall should contact Becky Daugherty, PowerPoint@stjohnsec.org.