One of our principle responsibilities on Sunday morning is to proclaim to each other, and to the world, that the kingdom of God in Christ Jesus is present among us. As servant leaders you have specific assignments in the up coming worship services so that others may focus on the promises of God and their response.
Lectionary tables include a set of Bible Readings appointed for Sundays, festivals, and occasions in the church year. The church year begins at the end of November with the start of the season of Advent (coming). This is Series B of the 3 year Lectionary.
General Lectionary tables are found in the Lutheran Service Book (LSB pp xiv-xxiii) and The Lutheran Study Bible (TLSB pp xlviii) from which this chart was made.
Because the date of Easter changes from year to year, its place on the calendar during a particular year determines whether there will be a greater or lesser number of Sundays during the season of Epiphany and the season after Pentecost. Each set of appointed readings is assigned a “proper” number in Pentecost. When Easter is later in the year, the proper numbers immediately following the week after Pentecost Sunday (Trinity Sunday) are skipped.
Thank you for your service to our Lord! You are scheduled to serve as an acolyte for the indicated times to perform a number of important functions before, during, the worship service
To acolyte at worship is to bring: CELEBRATION (as in lighting candles at a birthday party), REVERENCE (candles are lite at memorial sites), and ANTICIPATION (marking something special – like candlelight dinners). The lighting of candles in the worship service is symbolic of Christ coming into the presence of the community (John 8:12). It is symbolic because we know that Christ is with us wherever we go (Zephaniah 3:17, Matthew 28:20). True worship is honoring God with our lifestyles and not just on Sunday mornings in a church building.
The AltarGuild is responsible for providing a reverent worship space that demonstrates love and respect for God and His people gathered in His name through the dedicated care of the banners, altar linens, paraments, communion apparel, and furnishings of the sanctuary. Members clean and maintain the chancel area including washing the communion ware, decorating for the church seasons, and filling the candles.
For more information email: Jean Grieve
As an Elder you assist the pastor for you are a second set of eyes, ears, and hands. The Elder-In-Charge, specifically, is immensely helpful for the smooth and orderly flow of the worship service because you verify that volunteers available and ready to perform their assigned function. For more information, see the Elder-In-Charge Guide that is posted on our website.
Thank you for your service to our Lord! You are scheduled to serve as the reader for the indicated worship services.
For more information email: Curtis
The standard readings for each Sunday come from the lectionary: a list of readings from the Old Testament, Epistles (letters), and the Gospels that together form one coherent unit of thought. The lectionaries are organized into three year cycles of readings and follow the calendar of the church year which commemorates the Birth of Christ (Christmas), His resurrection, and the empowerment of the Church by the Holy Spirit. The practice of reading Old and New Testament sections is noted as early as 150 AD.
Thank you for your service to our Lord! You are scheduled to serve as the sound board (who also makes camera adjustments), projector screens, or livestream operator for the indicated worship services. Your labor is meant to enhance the worship experience by enabling people to see (via livestream), hear and follow the worship service.
The praise band practices on Saturdays @ 8:00 AM/ It is helpful (to both you and the praise band) if you could operate the sound & screens for practice on the Saturday before your scheduled worship service.
For more information contact Family Life Minister Curtis.
A church usher is a person who helps ensure a smoothly running church service while fostering an atmosphere of reverence and worship. At the heart of an usher is the heart of a servant, who does their work for our Lord (Colossians 3:24). Our tasks are to help make people feel welcome at church in a variety of practical, assist the Called Ministers with people management, receiving the offering, and maintaining a safe environment.
Thank you for your willingness to service as the Lifetree Cafe host for the indicated episodes. While Lifetree is not the silver bullet for Outreach it is the only congregational ministry that consistently connects with nonmembers. The host has a twofold task of time management and setting the tone.
For more information email: Family Life Minister Curtis.
Keeping our campus neat, orderly and maintained is one way to show excellence. The work meets a tangible need of our faith community while conveying a message that we are a vibrant and welcoming church. For better or worse, often seekers will have made their determination on whether or not to visit based on the congregation's curb appeal. Our work then is removing perceived obstacles so that we may live out our primary purpose as a congregation - the proclamation of the Gospel.
For more information email: Darrell Bittle