There are opportunities for people of all ages to serve at All Saints in worship, service and outreach. To express interest in being involved, let the Parish Office know and they will connect you with an area leader.
ACOLYTES & SERVERS
Children and adults may participate in leading worship services as acolyte (serving the priest who celebrates the Eucharist), crucifer (carrying the cross) or torch bearer (carrying a torches beside the cross).
The Altar Guild sets up the altar for Holy Eucharist, weddings, funerals, and other services. Between services, members care for liturgical vessels, linens, candles and vestments.
Lay Eucharistic Ministers are parish members licensed by the diocesan bishop to administer the chalice at Eucharist. On occasion, they may help distribute hosts.
The choir serves an important role in worship. Choristers are parish members and Lawrence University students. All are welcome to join. All Saints' liturgies are rich in music.
Lay Eucharistic Visitors
Lay Eucharistic Visitors are parish members licensed by the diocesan bishop to share the sacrament with those unable to be present at the service because of illness or infirmity.
A lector is a lay person trained in reading Scripture who reads lessons of the day or leads the Prayers of the People. The term is from Latin meaning "to read." No license is needed for this lay ministry.
Alternative Gift Fair
This November event directs 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
Informal fellowship takes place following most 10:00 a.m. Sunday services. Light refreshments and beverages are served. Coffee hour hosts provide refreshments and serve tea, coffee and juice.
Supervised nursery care is provided from 9:00 a.m. through the 10:00 a.m. service most Sundays from September through April. From May to August, the nursery care is provided during the 10:00 a.mm service most Sundays. Volunteers assist paid and trained Nursery Attendants in providing safe care.
A regular Prayer Group meets weekly to pray and update an intercessory prayer list. This list is used in 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. These are blessed during a Sunday service. Any one who knits or crochets is invited to make prayer shawls.
Other special committees are formed from time to time to address specific church programs or needs including Hospitality, Outreach, Landscaping and Communications.
Sunday School Teachers
Sunday School meets each Sunday, except holidays, during the school year from 9:00 a.m. to 9:50 a.m. Currently two classes are offered: Godly Play for 4K through 1st grade and Primary Age for 2nd through 6th grades. Teachers rotate according to schedule availability, and curriculum materials are provided.
The Vestry are parish members elected at the congregation's Annual Meeting. They serve as the legal representative of the parish in all matters pertaining to its corporate property. The Vestry helps define and articulate the mission of the congregation, support the Church's mission by word and deed, selects the Rector, ensures effective organization and planning, and manages church resources and finances.
The Youth Group meets Sundays during the school year from 6:30 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. for Christian education, service projects, worship, fellowship, and more. Adult volunteers assist with special events and regular gatherings.