Members of the altar guild are grateful servants: servants of God and servants of God’s people as we enable worship through the preparation of the worship space.
Basic Responsibilities: The altar guild is concerned with the things of worship (filling candles with oil, setting up communion by either filling cups on trays or chalices for intinction, setting altar flowers in brass holders), the care of the worship space (checking and restocking pew pockets with envelopes and pencils as needed, making sure hymnals are neat, dusting piano and organ), and the care and placement of the furnishings, appointments, and ornaments used in worship (preparing for baptisms, weddings, funerals, and changing paraments and banners to follow the church seasons, and lastly decorating with flowers.)
The goal of the altar guild is to see that the worship space is kept beautiful and in good order, both to glorify God and to provide a setting that helps enable the congregation to worship in a meaningful way. Two to three people work together and serve a month at a time. It usually takes about an hour a week (4-5 hours a month) to get the church prepared for Sunday morning.
There are plenty of instructions and fellow guild members who would help “show you the ropes.” We welcome all women, men and teens!
For further information:
Pastor orWin Lightner (altar guild coordinator)