Liturgical Ministries

Altar Guild
The Altar Guild’s goal is to help create a sacred orderly space for worship, assisting at each service by preparing the altar with the elements of worship. The Guild maintains the linens, silver, candles, and other materials, and also assists at weddings, funerals, and baptisms.

 

The Guild has three teams consisting of three to four members each and meets several times each year for informational updates, training, and fellowship. Each team serves every three weeks, and the Guild comes together for workdays preceding the major feasts of Easter and Christmas to keep the silver and brass gleaming and to adorn the church.

 

Please contact us if you wish to donate Sunday flowers in memory of a loved one or in honor of a special occasion.

Acolytes
Acolytes assist the celebrant at the altar, they lead processions into and out of the liturgy, and they lead processions into the congregation at the reading of the Gospel. They may also assist at other special liturgies as needed. This ministry is open to all church members age seven and older. Please contact Mark Lee for more information.

Eucharistic Ministers & Eucharistic Visitors
Eucharistic ministers administer the chalice at liturgies, bringing the Blood of Christ to the people. They also take consecrated bread and wine from the Sunday or weekday liturgies to members who are ill or home-bound. This ministry directly connects the worshiping members in attendance at the service with those who are absent.

Readers
Lectors assist in the liturgy by reading aloud the Old Testament, Psalm, or New Testament passages for the day, or by leading the Prayers of the People. Please contact Margaret Stretton if you would like to assist.

Ushers and Greeters
Ushers and greeters welcome worshipers to the services, distribute programs, and greet members and visitors after the services.

LINKS
ADDRESS

St. Mark's Episcopal Church

134 North Division Ave

Grand Rapids, MI 49503

meganh@stmarksgr.org

616-456-1684

Webmaster: David Messelink

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