Worship

Rector: The Very Rev. Sara Potter

There are several different ministries that work closely together as a part of our worship services. Members of the congregation may serve in several different ministries, and each person who participates shares their skills and talents as an act of prayer and devotion to God. 

To see the schedule for each of these ministries, please check the Liturgical Calendar for the current month.

 

Acolytes

Acolytes assist the Presider and other worship leaders throughout our worship services. Acolytes serve as crucifer (cross bearer), thurifer (incense bearer) and at the altar during Holy Communion. Acolytes undertake their responsibilities with dignity, joy and care. As one acolyte notes, "If you are doing your job well you won't be noticed." Both youth and adults serve as acolytes.

Coordinator: Rev. Cindy Woods

 

 

 

Altar Guild

The Altar Guild cares for the objects used in worship, handling them carefully and respectfully, because these objects have been dedicated in prayer for use in worship for the glory of God.  The Altar Guild also cares for the sanctuary of the church. The work of the Altar Guild is to ensure that our sanctuary reflects the holiness and the joy that we all create together in our worship.

Joining theAltar Guild means learning many fascinating aspects of Church tradition, including the esoteric names for all the various vessels, vestments, linens and paraments we use in worship. Most importantly, serving on the Altar Guild is a spiritual exercise. Caring for the Altar is a way to act out our relationship with God. It is quiet, prayerful work. Anyone, men or women, young or old, may have a vocation for Altar Guild service.

 

Eucharistic Ministers (a.k.a. Chalice Bearers)

Eucharistic Ministers (Chalice Bearers) are worship assistants during the celebration of Holy Communion. They serve the cup of wine (chalice) to those who come to share in the bread and wine of Communion.

 

Readers

The readers, as their name implies, read lessons from the Old and New Testament during worship.

 

Ushers

Ushers are a vital part of our ministry of hospitality. Ushers greet and welcome all those who come to worship. They assist visitors with questions and any special needs that may arise during worship. Both youth and adults currently serve as ushers.

 

Daily Office (Morning Prayer)

In addition to services on Sunday, every Tuesday and Friday at 7:30am St. Alban's offers morning prayer using the Daily Office service from the Book of Common Prayer.

 

 
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This Week's Events
SEP

29

TUE
Morning Prayer (Zoom)
9:00 AM
Mother Nancy hosts Morning Prayer each weekday via Zoom. (see announcement on the homepage).
SAA meeting
6:00 PM
SEP

30

WED
Morning Prayer (Zoom)
9:00 AM
Mother Nancy hosts Morning Prayer each weekday via Zoom. (see announcement on the homepage).
Bible Study (Zoom)
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
The group is continuing their study of the Gospel according to John, using study guides by N. T. Wright. If you wish to participate, please contact Bob Webb or the Church Office and you will be sent the Zoom details.
Compline (Zoom)
8:00 PM
See announcement on home page.
OCT

01

THU
Morning Prayer (Zoom)
9:00 AM
Mother Nancy hosts Morning Prayer each weekday via Zoom. (see announcement on the homepage).
Education for Ministry (Zoom)
7:00 PM to 8:45 PM
OCT

02

FRI
Morning Prayer (Zoom)
9:00 AM
Mother Nancy hosts Morning Prayer each weekday via Zoom. (see announcement on the homepage).
OCT

03

SAT
SAA meeting
8:00 AM
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