Members of the Altar Guild are responsible for the care of the vessels, candles, linens, hangings, vestments and decorations for the Holy Eucharist, weddings, funerals and other special occasions. They assist the clergy and acolytes in preparing for all liturgical occasions in the church and All Saints Chapel. Please contact the Parish office for more information about the Altar Guild.
Acolytes serve God and the Church, and the clergy in worship. They assist with all worship services, carrying the cross, carrying torches, and serving at the Eucharist. Individuals serve at least twice a month on a rotating schedule which is posted on a monthly basis. Trainings are held as needed. New acolytes age 9 and up are welcome. See Mother Anita and Bobby Gaines for more information.
Eucharistic Ministers are lay people who administer the chalice of wine during communion. Eucharistic Ministers are licensed by the diocese and serve beside the rector during the Eucharist. Eucharistic Visitors are lay people who take the consecrated communion bread to members and friends of the parish who are homebound. Please contact the Rector for more information about Eucharistic Ministers and Visitors.
Lectors & Intercessors
Lectors read the designated scripture from the lectern in both the church and All Saints Chapel. Intercessors lead the Prayers of the People during worship. A ministry schedule is distributed each month to all leaders in worship. This schedule identifies the dates and times each minister of the service is scheduled to serve. For more information about these programs please contact the rector.
The Ushers and Greeters welcome newcomers and parishioners to services and special functions. They answer questions about Emmanuel re: services, activities, etc. They check the pews before and after services for neatness and to replace envelopes and information flyers where needed. They are a dedicated group of volunteers. Please contact the Parish office for more information about Ushers.