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.
Book of Common Prayer, Cathechism
Supper Clubs are up and running. They meet on Thursday, or Sunday evenings, on Sunday after church, in restaurants, and there is a group for young adults. You are invited to join a group at the best time for you.
It is time to use funds donated to plant and beautify out Cathedral Courtyard. If you like to dig in the dirt, please sign up to join this new team. A meeting will be planned for conversation about design and what to plant.
Learn to set the altar for worship. Scheduled to serve monthly, new members will be trained and scheduled to work with a seasoned volunteer.
Prayer Card Ministry
The Prayer Card Ministry is one that celebrates Cathedral members birthdays! Teams are organized to send birthday greetings monthly. The assignment list is provided to the committee members by the chairman two weeks ahead of each month. Cathedral cards and envelopes are provided. It is a wonderful way to get to know the Cathedral family!
Learn about arranging altar flowers from members of the Flower Guild and then join a team to design arrangements for 6 Sundays a year. Flower Guild members are also asked to help decorate for Christmas, Easter and the Cathedral Celebration.
Serve bi-monthly to greet parishioners and visitors, distribute bulletins, assist as needed, ring the bell, take up the offering, assist the parishioners during communion, assist the clergy as requested, clean up following the service. There will be an usher training this fall, and new ushers will be paired with knowledgeable volunteers.
Scheduled bi-monthly on the Lay Minister calendar. Work with your team to prepare a menu for pick-up foods that the team will set out and remove during hospitality time each Sunday. Turn in receipts for groceries for reimbursement.
We are inviting those who have been approved to serve as lay readers to sign up to read the lesson. We are asking for one lay reader a week. We will email those who sign-up to confirm attendance and to send a copy of the reading. If you have any questions, please contact Carolyn Jeffers.
We are asking ushers to sign-up for the Sundays they are available. For now we need two ushers each Sunday to greet, assist with seating. Beginning in August ushers will take up an offering. After the service, gathering unused bulletins from the pews would be helpful.
On the Sundays you sign-up, please let us know if you would like to open as well. Opening only involves unlocking the gates and front of the church, and placing the seating chart stands on the porch.
We are again able to gather in-person in the Chapter House after worship for a time of hospitality. This is a two part-sign-up.
First, please let us know if you are interested in helping with hospitality.
We are asking for three people each Sunday to put out bottled water, to make coffee, and to bring and put out the snacks. Please keep it simple, easy snacks.
Second, please sign up for a date to serve in July and August.
BECOMING A LAY MINISTER
Lay ministers come in all ages and walks of life. All who serve are baptized.
Our youngest lay ministers serve as crucifers for Children's Chapel each Sunday. Children in third and fourth grades may be trained to serve. Youth between grades 5 and 12 serve as acolytes, with senior high aged youth serving as crucifers.
Parish members over age 16 may be asked to read during the service. Lay Readers must be reliable and have the ability to speak in public. Lay Readers come from the congregation to read the two lessons each week.
Chalice bearers serve the wine at communion. They are invited by the Dean to serve and they are licensed through the Diocese.
Lay Eucharistic Ministers
Lay Eucharistic Ministers take communion to the sick and home bound. They are invited by the Dean to serve and they are licensed through the diocese.
To serve as an adult lay minister you should be baptized in this or any Christian church, confirmed or received by a bishop of the Episcopal Church, attend services, receive Holy Communion, and make a financial commitment.