Every member of our church plays a vital role in the well-being of the community. Find a ministry to serve in below and get in touch with the point of contact or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Acolytes – Brenda Price
Acolytes play an important role in our worship, assisting clergy and helping bring focus and movement to our worship, responsibly serving, and reminding us of Christ’s light. Acolytes are the service participants who carry the crosses, candles, and other items in procession, and who help in a number of important ways throughout the service.
Becoming an acolyte is a great way to get involved and to learn more about Anglican worship. Acolyte service is open to anyone age 9 or above. Periodic mandatory training sessions are required.
Altar Guild – Lisa Keeler
Altar Guild is one of the most rewarding ministries. It is a special honor to set our Lord’s table and to decorate our Lord’s house. Ask the members how they feel about this act of service and they may find it difficult to express the feelings of love and joy that result.
Chalice Bearers & Lectors – Brenda Price
These teams present the daily readings, the Nicene Creed, and Prayers of the People as well as assist with the Sacrament of Holy Communion. The team welcomes new members and invites interested parishioners to join this ministry.
Chancel Choir – Diane Kunkel
The choir ministers approximately one Sunday per month and on major feast days from September to June.
Rehearsals take place on Tuesday nights at 7:00 pm in the nave. Anyone age 13 and older who loves to sing (even if only by ear) is welcome to join. This is much more than a music group; it has become a spiritual family where joys and burdens are shared, prayers are offered every week, and love abounds.
Our choir is active from September through May each year. For more information, contact the church office.
A greeter is a lay person who greets and welcomes everyone as they enter the building for service and is available to direct people, answer any question, and help make everyone feel welcome to Church of the Holy Spirit.
Hospitality – Janet Eyberg and Brenda Price
True hospitality is a spiritual ministry. In welcoming others, we welcome the Lord. To undertake hospitality, simply join where you see a need. The hospitality team helps to coordinate social events at the church – receptions, potlucks, set-up and clean-up of events, all things that have to do with the fellowship of CHSA.
Lay Eucharistic Ministers (LEM) – Deacon Don DeWolfe
Lay persons authorized to take the consecrated elements in a timely manner following a Celebration of Holy Eucharist to members of the congregation who, by reason of illness or infirmity, were unable to be present at the Celebration of the Eucharist. A Eucharistic visitor acts under the direction of a deacon or priest.
Music Ministry – Deacon Shane Taylor
Church of the Holy Spirit music ministry serves a vital role in our church community and in our worship. Our mission is to make a “joyful noise to the Lord”. Church of the Holy Spirit musicians serve together to enhance a vibrant, joy-filled environment for worshiping our Lord, serving under the leadership of Diane Kunkel. If you would like to audition for the music ministry, please contact the church office.
Prayer Ministry – Michael Galazin
This is not a counseling ministry, but our team members are alert, sensitive, and caring believers who serve in this capacity in love. Our focus is on the healing power of the Lord, especially in the Sacrament of Holy Communion, and on bringing hope and encouragement to the hurting, lonely, confused, etc. A prayer ministry team is available durning the Eucharist to pray with those who so desire.
Stewardship – Roy Wood
The main goal for the stewardship ministry is to promote and encourage parishioners to share time, talent, and treasure with the Church of the Holy Spirit. This ministry is especially rewarding to team members as they are responsible for the development of the church budget through the finance committee as well as the beautification of the building and grounds. It is wonderful to witness the growth of the church through these improvements as a direct result of their involvement. For more information, contact the church office.
It is the calling of the ushers to keep the worship services running smoothly so that the service leaders and worshippers can focus on Christ our Lord and Savior, our reason for being present each week.