Every week more than 60 volunteers play an integral part in Sunday’s worship experience. Being a member of the worship volunteer team is a great way to get to know your church family and bless others through your service. Contact Becky Voyles with any questions and to learn more about serving in any of these roles.
Acolyte and Crucifer
Acolytes (age 8+) serve by lighting and extinguishing the candles and participating in the communion ceremony. Crucifers (5th-12th grade) carry the cross during the processional and recessional and perform other duties during communion.
The Altar Guild is dedicated to helping the parish celebrate the Eucharist by caring for linens, serving vessels, flowers, banners and clergy vestments.
People in this ministry serve the clergy and congregation by offering the chalice to those who wish to receive it during the Eucharist.
During our worship services we use liturgy found in the Book of Common Prayer. Part of that liturgy is the Prayers of the People, lay people may lead these prayers during the services.
We are a praying church and offer all members of the congregation the opportunity to have a trained prayer partner pray with them during every service. Prayer Partners are available during communion in the alcoves on both sides of the Sanctuary.
Ushers ensure that people receive a service bulletin, can find a seat, and assist the congregation in any necessary way, but especially during the Offertory and Communion.
We have a designated Welcome Center for our visitors. People who serve here need a high level of comfort in talking with people they don’t know, and helping them feel welcome and comfortable in a new place.
Our greeters invite people into our worship and community, providing helpful information, and as people are leaving, thanking them for joining us. You can serve in this ministry as an individual, couples or even as families.
Parking Lot Greeters
As people drive into the parking lot, seeing a friendly face, and knowing there is help if needed is comforting. These greeters direct guests to Sunday school, Nursery and Worship, and offer additional assistance as needed.
This crew makes it possible for others to see, hear and enjoy each worship service at St. Philip’s while enjoying the service from a different vantage point. No experience is necessary.
Like the “oil that keeps things running smoothly” at all of our worship services, Service Coordinators check in volunteers, find emergency substitutes, answer questions, solve problems, and communicate needs to Ministry Leaders.