What is Altar Guild?

The Altar Guild plays a vital role in assuring that weekly worship services, as well as special and seasonal services, are conducted in a dignified and reverent manner.

Members work together in teams each month to take care of on-going tasks, such as:

  • keeping the chancel and its furnishings clean
  • vesting the altar according to the requirements of the days and seasons of the church year
  • caring for the communion vessels, linens, altar vestments, and robes for acolytes, servers, and pastors
  • preparing kits for Lay Eucharistic Ministers to take to home-bound members
  • ensuring communion bread and wine and other supplies requested by the pastor are in place
  • filling the candles with oil
  • ordering flowers for services and arranging for them to be delivered after the services to a member who is celebrating a happy event or recovering from illness

Seasonal Duties

Each Advent the Guild conducts an Advent Wreath workshop where families make a wreath with live greenery and candles to use at home during the Advent season.

Members decorate the nave for Christmas. 

During Holy Week the Altar Guild is responsible for stripping of the altar and nave of all paraments and decorations during the Maundy Thursday service in preparation for Good Friday. The members then re-vest the altar and decorate the nave during Easter Vigil to celebrate the resurrection of our Lord

The Guild is responsible for necessary flower arrangements for weekly worship and any preparations for special services such as weddings, funerals, and seasonal services.

Altar Guild Members
Members of the Altar Guild give glory to God with their service and are honored to perform this important role in the spiritual life of the congregation.

Jill Bailer, Bette Bowers, Anita Bryant, Kellye Burke, Carole Derr, Nancy Glaeser, Reinetta Hansen, Maureen Lamson, Gaelyn Lesher, Liz Lloyd, Linda Marx, Marie Monroe, Mary Jane Orsburn, Jan Petner, Nyla Woods.

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