There are many opportunities for people of all ages to serve at All Saints, Appleton in worship, service and outreach. To express an interest in being involved, let the Parish Office know and they will connect you with the area leader.
ACOLYTES & SERVERS
Children and adults may participate in leading our worship services as acolyte (one who serves the priest who celebrates the Eucharist), crucifer (one who carries the cross) and torch bearer (one who carries torches beside the cross).
The Altar Guild prepares for worship by setting up for Holy Eucharist, weddings, funerals, and other services. Between services, members care for liturgical vessels, linens, candles and vestments.
Lay Eucharistic Ministers are members of the parish who are licensed by the bishop to administer the chalice at Eucharist. On occasion, they may also help to distribute the hosts.
The choir plays an important role in worship and is composed of members of the parish and Lawrence University students. All are welcome to join. Fine music is one of the hallmarks of All Saints with liturgies rich in music.
Lay Eucharistic Visitors
Lay Eucharistic Visitors are members of the parish who are licensed by the bishop to go and share the sacrament with members of the congregation unable to be present at the service because of illness or infirmity.
A lector is a lay person trained in reading scripture who reads the lessons or leads the prayers of the people. The term is from the Latin, "to read." There is no license required for this lay ministry.
Ushers serve by greeting people as they arrive for the service, distributing the bulletin, assisting people with special needs, and collecting the offering.
Alternative Gift Fair
The November event is designed to direct our Christmas giving toward those in need. Working through cooperatives, alternative gifts are offered for sale which have been made by craftspeople in the developing world or through agencies that give aid to the poor.
Coffee Hour Host
A time of informal fellowship is held following most 10 a.m. Sunday services. Light refreshments and beverages are served. Coffee hour hosts provide the refreshments and and serve tea and coffee.
Supervised nursery care is provided from 9am through the 10am service most Sundays, September - April and during the 10am service most Sundays May - August. Volunteers assist the paid Nursery Attendants in providing safe care.
The Prayer Group meets weekly to pray and update an intercessory prayer list. This list is also used in the daily prayers of group members.
Prayer Shawl Ministry
Shawls are knitted or crocheted and given to those who need comfort in body, mind or spirit. Those who knit or crochet are invited to make prayer shawls.
Other special committees are formed from time to time to address specific church programs or needs such as Hospitality, Outreach, Landscape and Communications.
Sunday School Teachers
Sunday School meets every Sunday during the school year from 9:00-9:50 a.m., except holidays. Two classes are currently offered: Godly Play (4K-1st grade) and Primary Age (2nd-6th grade). Teachers are put on a rotation according to schedule availability, and curriculum materials are provided.
The Vestry are members of the parish who have been elected at the Annual Meeting of the congregation to serve as the legal representative of the parish with regard to all matters pertaining to its corporate property. The vestry helps define and articulate the mission of the congregation; to support the church's mission by word and deed, to select the rector, to ensure effective organization and planning, and to manage resources and finances.
The Youth Group meets Sunday nights during the school year from 6:30 p.m.- 8 p.m. for Christian education, service projects, worship, fellowship, and more. Adult volunteers are needed to assist with special events and regular gatherings.