Much work by clergy and lay people goes into the preparation of worship services. Below are some of the volunteer activities surrounding that. New volunteers are welcome. See any member of the clergy to offer your assistance.
The team supports the weekly 10 a.m. worship service by providing audio and video work, including projecting the complete service on screen. Besides its work with the weekly worship services, this team also provides A/V support for other events in the church.
Guild members perform duties in the sanctuary on the Saturday before services, such as preparing the altar, linens, communion items, and memorial flowers, etc.
The choir provides choral accompaniment to special 10:00 a.m. Sunday worship services such as Easter and Christmas. They are directed by Mark Payne.
Coffee Hour Teams
Teams volunteer to provide beverages and snacks for Coffee Hour, a social time held after the 10:00 a.m. worship service. They are also responsible for setup and cleanup the parish hall and kitchen for the coffee hour.
Counters are scheduled on a rotating basis to count the weekly donations immediately after Communion at the 10 a.m. Sunday service.
On Sunday mornings, greeters are a welcoming face at the door. They’re also there to assist people entering the church – holding open doors or directing them to specific locations in the building.
Lay Administrators of the Chalice
They assist the clergy at communion by serving the wine during communion.
Memorial Altar Flowers
Flowers are place in the sanctuary every Sunday. Donations for Memorial Altar Flowers are always appreciated. A schedule is posted on the Memorial Wall, and envelopes are beside the Parish Mail Slots in the Gathering Space to use for donations.
They read the passages from the Bible during the service.
Servers and Crucifers
Wearing white robes, these people carry the cross and candles during the opening and closing of the service and help the clergy throughout the service, especially at communion time.
These people hand out bulletins outlining the service for the day as people enter the sanctuary and collect the offering.
Worship and Music Committee
This committee meets regularly to discuss music and worship styles used at Ascension. They discuss and implement changes, plan special services, etc.