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Our worship services would not be possible without the help, love a dedication of our parishoners who fulfill various roles.  If you are ever interested in helping in this ministry please don't hesitate to reach out to the Rev. Brenda or any of the organizers.  

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Acolytes, Altar Guild, Children's Liturgy, Flower Guild, Greeters, Healing Ministers, Lay Eucharistic Ministers, Tellers, Ushers, Vestry Representative

 

 

Acolytes:

Acolytes are participants who assist with the service in various roles.  They carry the candles, crosses, Gospel Book and assist the priest with preparing the Eucharist.  Acolytes assist with both the early and late services in September through May and only the late services during the summer.  Ax Kemp and Caroline Kirsch are our organizers for Acolytes and you can find the current schedule here.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Altar Guild

 Andrea Larkin and Mary Evelyn Parker are organizers for Altar Guild.


Children's Liturgy

Teachers gather the children (aged 4 – 10) during the 8:30 am and 11:00 am services and conduct a “mini” church program during a segment of the church service.  We use the curriculum Celebrate the Good News: Children’s Chapelwhich offers prepared lessons and allows them to participate in a homily, pray together, and invites them to grow in their relationship with Christ and with others.  Kristen Ketron is the organizer for Children's Liturgy.


Flower Guild

Sue Baird and Kay Gray are the organizers.


Greeters 

Greeters welcome our guests to both services each Sunday.  They stand with the ushers before and after each service and give a warm welcome to all of our guests and members.  At the end of each service the Greeters offer a Welcome bag with information about St. Matthias’ and a loaf of pumpkin bread to our guests.  The Greeters also have our guests complete a form with introductory information about themselves and their family.  Greeters serve from September through May at the service they attend.  During the summer the Greeters from both services serve at the 10:00 service.  Ellen Whitehead is the organizer, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 


Healing Minister

Healing Ministers are available during each worship service to pray with parishioners of all ages for their own healing needs or the needs of their relatives or friends.  Training is available for anyone who wishes to become a Healing Minister.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any questions.


Lay Eucharistic Ministers

St. Matthias’ Lay Eucharistic Ministers (LEMs) are an important part of the parish’s Sunday services. LEMs read scriptural passages, psalms and Prayers of the People, and assist the Rector with Holy Eucharist. Young people in middle and high school are also welcome to serve as Youth Readers. Bill Ogelsby is the LEM coordinator and he This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Tellers 

The teller ministry is responsible for the process of collection and the counting of all the monies that come into the church on a weekly basis.  Tellers record, copy and then deliver all received checks, currency and coin to our branch bank.  Charlie Gardner is the coordinator for our tellers and can be This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Ushers

Ushers at St. Matthias have numerous responsibilities, you can find the full list here.  Our ushers assist in maintaining proper church decorum, create a spirit of worship, reverence and friendliness in and about the church.  John Goodreau is our coordinator and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Vestry Greeter