Sharing our Gifts
“Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.” Romans 12:10
From the Catechism in the Book of Common Prayer, 1982:
“The ministry of lay persons is to represent Christ and his Church; to bear witness to him wherever they may be; and, according to the gifts given them, to carry on Christ’s work of reconciliation in the world; and to take their place in the life, worship, and governance of the Church.”
We encourage everyone to be involved in pastoral ministry—this is a wonderful opportunity for every parishioner to love God and one another. Training and support opportunities are provided as needed throughout the church year.
Ways you can serve:
- Pray! Each parishioner receives our parish-wide prayer list that is published in our weekly emails and bulletins. Take time each day to offer prayer for our fellow parishioners in their time of need. If you would like to add someone to our prayer list, please seek their permission first, then contact Ellen Cole at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also write a name on the prayer list located in the vestibule between the chapel and the welcome desk.
- Lay Eucharistic Visitors – Eucharistic Visitors serve at the invitation of the Rector after a process of discernment. Special training is required. Please contact the Rector at email@example.com if you feel called to this ministry.
- Welcoming new babies into the parish by delivering gifts and a meal. This has a very flexible time commitment. To volunteer contact Boykin Dunlap Bell, Director of Christian Formation.
- Support for fellow parishioners with both short and long-term needs with home-cooked meals, running errands, providing transportation, loaning from the church’s medical equipment supply, making calls, and writing notes to those in need. The time commitment is flexible and there are many ways in which we can serve one another for a season. To volunteer, please contact Peggy Pratt at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Naomi’s Network is a group of parish widows who meet for fun, support and service. If you would like to be part of this group, please contact Nancy Tunnessen at email@example.com.
- Rearrange and deliver small bouquets from the altar flowers on Monday mornings with a card to parishioners with assurance of our prayers and as an expression of our concern for their well-being, gratitude for special service, or congratulations for joyful occasions. Please contact Mary Guckes at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to volunteer in this ministry.