Liturgical Ministries

Worshipping together as a community holds a great of meaning for us as a shared, spirit-filled meal. We like to participate as much as possible in our shared experience, including members of all ages through these liturgical ministries. If you are interested in this ministry work, contact us.

 

Lay eucharist ministers

Serve at the altar by acting as acolytes, leading the Psalms and Prayers of the People, helping our Deacon to set the table, and giving out the wine during communion.


Lectors

Participate in the service by reading the lessons prior to the Gospel at each service.


Ushers

Hand out service leaflets, note attendance numbers, find people to bring up the elements for Communion, collect the offering and prepare the communion rail, direct people at the time of communion, and collect the service leaflets at the end of the service.


greeters

Welcome parishioners to the church by opening the front door as they arrive, setting a friendly tone for worship, and helping assist anyone new to our church


altar guild

Prepare the table for all of our worship services.


flower guild

Add a living natural element to our worship with flowers donated by our members. They are given in memory of people, in celebration and sometimes just to beautify our altar.


Liturgical Arts Committee

Help set the seasonal surroundings within our worship, enhancing the meaning of the season of service, making worship personally touching.


music

Music at Good Shepherd is varied; our hymns and songs come from the Hymnal, Wonder, Love and Praise, and from many other sources which include traditional and contemporary music. We have an Anthem Choir and a Children's Choir and we welcome instrumentalists from the congregation to join us at worship whenever possible.