Back in May the following was added to the back of our worship bulletin: Ministers – All the people. This change was made to make it clear who is responsible for the work of ministry: all of the people. Did you know that there are not supposed to be any bystanders here at Grace, only ministers? As baptized Christians, we are all are called to step into the work of ministry. Perhaps you nd yourself wondering: What exactly is that work?
Well, in addition to participating in ministries which reach outside our doors – our Wednesday Supper Ministry, our Food Pantry Ministry, and The Grace Project, to suggest a few; you are also invited to participate in ministries inside our doors!
Below, just for starters, are a few of the ways in which you may wish to offer your gifts to enliven our Sunday morning liturgy. Please take some time in prayer and thoughtfully consider which ministry you hear God calling you to participate in:
Acolyte / Server
The word Acolyte is taken from an ancient Greek word meaning companion, a endant, or helper. In some churches, acolytes are called servers. Acolytes work closely with Rev. Johanna to help create beautiful worship so that everybody in our church has a meaningful worship experience. (They also get the best seats in the church!) Both children and adults are invited to serve as acolytes.
Serving as an acolyte is a wonderful way to learn about why we do the things we do during our service. You will find that the most difficult thing about being an acolyte is showing up on time so that you are present in the sacristy by 9:15 am on Sunday mornings!
There will be an acolyte gathering held in the church to refresh memories and train new acolytes on Sunday, September 10th following our 9:30 am service. Hope to see you!