Liturgical Ministers

Liturgical Ministers

In addition to the Rector many other people help to make our worship service glorify God.

Ushers – Newcomers to St. James and regular members are greeted warmly as they enter God’s House and are assisted in finding their way. 

Contact: Bill D.

Altar Guild – A group of faithful parishioners rotate the responsibilities entailed in preparing the sanctuary for worship. Special preparations are required for weddings, funerals and baptisms. Additional decoration at Christmas and Easter adds to the sense of devotion for all who worship.

Contact: Sandy G.

Acolytes – Men, women, girls and boys over 8 years old are invited to join this ministry. On Sunday and other worship events they assist the priest in various ways. Training is provided on a regular basis throughout the year.

Coordinator: Bill T. 

Lectors, Eucharistic Ministers, Worship Leaders and Eucharistic Visitors – In recent years, the laity in the Episcopal Church have taken a greater share in the reading of scripture, the administration of the bread and wine at the Eucharist, conducting Morning and Evening Prayer and administering the Sacraments to the sick and shut-in.

Lectors, Eucharistic Ministers:
Eucharistic Visitors and Worship Leaders: Susan C.

Choir – Under the gifted leadership of William B., the St. James music program enhances our worship experience. There are opportunities for both adult and children. While the ability to read music is helpful, the only prerequisite for choristers is a love of singing.

Choirmaster: Bill B.
Adult Choir Assistant: Hilary B.

Christian Formation – On Sundays at 9:30 adults may choose to attend the Adult Forum with a variety of speakers and discussion topics. The youth, upper elementary and younger children have a series of programs aimed at furthering their spiritual growth.

CF Facilitators:  
Children and Youth:  Paula K
Adult Programs: Mark C

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