CHALICE BEARERS AND LAY LEADERS
Chalice Bearers serve at the Altar and administer the chalice during the Eucharist service. This is a special ministry and requires much thought and prayer because of the dedication and commitment to worship at St. Mary's. The same can be said of Lay Readers, those individuals who read the lessons and lead the Psalms during the liturgy. Both of these important and meaningful ministries require training and approval.
If you are interested in serving in this capacity, please contact our Worship Coordinator, Cissy Henderson, at 205-933-1140, ext. 102 or via email.
We have ushers assigned for the 8:45 am and 11:00 am services (10:00 am during the summer months). The four basic responsibilities are to hand out the orders of service, take up the offering, direct the congregation to the altar rail for communion, and pick up discarded orders of service from the nave and the narthex. Time required is only 15 minutes before the service, through the service and 15 minutes afterward.
If this ministry interests you, please contact our Worship Coordinator, Cissy Henderson, at 205-933-1140, ext. 102 or via email.
Ministry Scheduler Pro
We are pleased to make available Ministry Scheduler Pro, an easy-to-use scheduling system for ushers, acolytes, chalice bearers, and lay readers. Access the login here! Please direct any questions to Cissy Henderson at 205-933-1140, ext. 102 or via email.
The Altar Guild ensures that the altar is prepared before and after all services, including weddings, baptisms and funerals. Contact: Melissa Bailey (205-907-2591).
A branch of the Altar Guild that prepares flowers for the services, programs, and activities, including ECW events. Contact: Ginger Abele (email Ginger.)