Worship Ministries

For every Sunday of worship, there are over 35 volunteers who provide hospitality, prepare the altar, lead and serve in worship.  The roles are simple, but the work is meaningful, as we gather together and offer ourselves as a living sacrifice to God.  Worship ministries are a great way to get involved, even if you're new to the community, or have never served in worship before.  
AcolytesAcolytes
The Acolytes vest (put on white robes), light the candles on the altar, and lead the procession into the church at the beginning of the service. The crucifer carries the cross and assists in preparing the bread and wine. At special services, ... more

Altar GuildAltar Guild
As a member of the Altar Guild, you will be working with your team to prepare the Lord's Table for Holy Communion. The Altar Guild is also responsible for the care and cleaning of items used with the Eucharist, such as linens, candles, ... more

Bread GuildBread Guild
Members of the Bread Guild bake communion bread for Holy Eucharist. More than just a kitchen task, this is a spiritual exercise - mixing, kneading and baking the fruits of the earth to be offered at the Lord's Table. Bread must be ... more

Children's Chapel LeadersChildren's Chapel Leaders
Children's Chapel Leaders are responsible for preparing and offering a brief children's sermon and prayer time during the 11:00 worship service each week. These volunteers will lead the children downstairs to the ... more

ChoirChoir
The choir helps to lead the congregation in singing, and to inspire our worship with the beauty of music. Though it helps to have some musical abilities, training will be provided to those who lack experience. Practice CDs are made available ... more

Flower GuildFlower Guild
Volunteers are assigned to arrange flowers for Sunday morning and other special services during the year. We also have fun getting together as a group at Easter and Christmas to decorate the church for these special occasions. When - Fresh cut ... more

GreetersGreeters
Greeters are there each Sunday to welcome all people in the Name of Christ. Greeters stand at the entrances before worship to greet people when they enter, identify those who are visiting, and offer hospitality by answering questions, directing ... more

Lay Eucharistic MinistersLay Eucharistic Ministers
This faithful group serves at the altar as chalice bearers during Holy Communion. Coming forward when it is time to serve the Communion, the Lay Eucharistic Ministers offer the sacrament to each person with the words, "The blood of ... more

LectorsLectors
An important part of our worship is listening to the stories of our faith and the wisdom of Holy Scripture. Lectors lead the community in this exercise by reading the lessons appointed for each Sunday during our worship services. Lectors ... more

UshersUshers
Ushers at St. Margaret’s provide a ministry of hospitality and assistance to all worshippers, giving extra attention and help to visitors or those with special needs. Duties include distributing worship bulletins to those entering the ... more