There are many opportunities for you to donate your time and talents at St. Matthew’s. Here are some opportunities for you to participate in the worship ministries of the parish.
Acolytes assist the clergy at the altar during the worship service. All 7th through 12th graders are invited to participate. Training is provided. The acolytes serve every 3-4 weeks.
The Altar Guild cares for the altar linens and vessels. The members assist the clergy with preparations for weddings, baptisms, confirmations, funerals, in addition to all regularly scheduled services. They also decorate the church at Christmas and Easter. Some arrange the Sunday flowers and deliver flowers to the sick and shut-ins each week. The Altar Guild is open to anyone interested in serving.
Bread and Wine Presenters bring forward the elements for the Eucharist during the service.
Chalice Bearers assist the clergy in the serving of Communion.
Lay Eucharistic Ministers take the Eucharist after Sunday services to parishioners who are homebound or in the hospital.
Lectors read the lessons (Scripture) and the Prayers of the People at the Eucharist. Lectors serve for a three-year term, reading once every 4 or 5 weeks. Lectors, must read well, which includes doing preparatory work to understand what is being read. Training is provided.
Our Choir is a volunteer group open to all parishioners, including high school students. The choir participates in worship services during the programming year. We also have a Handbell group. For more information, visit our Music page.
Ushers prepare the church for worship, distribute bulletins, help with seating, pass and present the offering plates, assist with the flow of communicants, count attendance and secure the church after services. Training is provided. Ushers serve every 4-6 weeks.
If you are interested in serving in any of these ministries, please contact us.