Lay people at St. George’s take important roles in the morning worship, at both the 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. services.
These ministries include:
- Welcome parishioners and newcomers at the door for both services, guide people to seats and to Communion if necessary, receive the offering, and tidy the pews after the services.
The Old Testament, Epistle, and Gospel lessons are read by lay people.
Prayers of the People:
Led by lay people and include the biddings for the day and the personal requests recorded by parishioners in a book made available for that purpose.
Serve both the bread and the chalice (wine) at communion. Administrant volunteers are approved by Parish Council and licensed by the Bishop.
During the communion time at the 10 am Sunday service two prayer ministers are available in the chapel to pray with those requesting specific prayer for themselves or for others. Everything that is said in the chapel during prayer ministry is in strictest confidence. If it appears that someone needs additional ministry, and should speak to a clergy, their permission should always be obtained to take that request to a clergy if they are reluctant to do so for themselves.
Meet after the 10 a.m. service to count the monetary offering from both morning services.
Rings the bell before the 10 a.m. service, assists with the counting of the offertory, fills in the deposit sheet and deposits the offering at the bank.
Over 50 people are involved in these lay ministries.
For more information or to become a lay minister at the 8 a.m. or 10 a.m. service, please contact Gary and Darlene Fisher by email.