Serve

Acolytes

Acolyting is one of the many important ministries we offer for our youth. This fall, we are expanding and enriching our program by providing new opportunities for our acolytes to engage during the service. If you would like to sign up, we would love to have you!  Sign up to Acolyte at the 9 a.m. service or the 11 a.m. service. To learn more, please contact Jennifer Wilkins.

Altar Guild

Holy Saturday (13)

Members of the St. Mary’s Altar Guild provide multiple ministries in support of worship services. Arrangement of flowers, preparation of the sanctuary for Holy Communion, Baptism, or the daily office, special decoration of the church for Christmas and Easter, assistance with weddings, sewing and maintenance of hangings and fair linen, the maintenance of sacristy supplies, and other forms of liturgical assistance comprise the work of the guild.

Individuals select a month per year for service. The twelve assembled teams then divide the various duties according to personal preference.

Christmas and Easter offer special times for the whole Altar Guild to beautify St. Mary’s with seasonal greens and poinsettias, or with fresh floral arrays.

Please contact us at the parish office (telephone: (804) 784-5678) or info@stmarysgoochland.org to join!

Readers and Ushers

We are always looking for new ushers and readers!  All ages are welcome.  If you are interested in ushering, please contact Kitty Williams. If you are interested in reading or leading the prayers, contact Lauren Clay.

 

Oblation Bearers

All ages, and particularly families are welcome to serve as oblation bearers.  Offer to God our gifts on behalf of the congregation by bring the bread and wine forward before communion. Contact Amelia McDaniel to learn more.