Acolytes/Crucifers/Licensed Eucharistic Minister (LEMs) — assist at all services on Sunday as well at the many special services throughout the year. Services are 8:00AM. and 9:30 AM on Sunday during the School year and a single 9:30AM service during the summer (June –August).
Altar Guild helps to arrange the flowers, care for the altar cloths, the vestments and the silver and brass. They do this for every service and, generally, this work is shared by pairs of volunteers.
Buildings & Grounds - are people who maintain things - from helping to determine when a repair person is needed to defrosting a freezer. These people can be called upon to replace a light bulb or paint a door or wash a filter. There is no limit to what skills can be put to use or how much appreciation one can earn.
Choirs - The Adult Choir participates at the 9:30AM service on Sunday morning and at special services throughout the year. Musical training is not unappreciated but is not uniformly required either. Rehearsals are held on Thursday evenings at 6:45PM in the Church.
The Youth Choir rehearses every Wednesday afternoon at 5:00 PM. On the third Sunday of each month, the youth process with the Adult Choir in their own robes and they assist in leading the worship by singing the service music, as well as their own anthem.
Christian Education — Registration for Sunday School classes has been ongoing. Classes are scheduled from September through Pentecost (generally around the last week of May). Teachers are the most interesting people and they do the most interesting things. They train people, they educate children, youth and adults. They lead seminars and retreats; they teach Sunday School and they help with Christian discipleship and volunteers are always welcome.
Confirmation - Classes for adults and youth (who are at least entering the 9th grade) are held every other year. This schedule keeps in line with the bi-annual Bishop’s visitation to Saint Luke’s. The classes are taught by Fr. Sandy.
Education for Ministry (EfM) - Every baptized person is called to ministry. This four year academic program provides people with the education to carry out that ministry. Through weekly small group interactions, EfM offers an opportunity to discover how to respond to the call to Christian service within your faith community.
Foyers - Participants host dinners throughout the year. Groups of 6-8 people gather at different homes. The host provides the main course while the other couples/singles contribute different portions of the meal. A kick-off, pot luck dinner is held in the fall.
Gardeners & Lawn Mowers - are needed to keep the weeds in check, to make certain the shrubs, trees and flowering plants feel loved. Little acts of kindness are done by individuals and groups on an organized as well as haphazard basis.
Greeters & Ushers - Greeters are the first to welcome people at the door, seat people, take attendance, gather the offering, present the sacred gifts and preserve the dignity of the church such as straightening the church after services.
Readers - Members of the church read the lessons at each service; on Sunday mornings and on Festal holidays.
Men's Group - Nobody outside the Men's Group knows exactly what they do and nobody in it is willing to tell. Good ole fashion male-bonding at its best.
Mitzvah - We are excited to be forming a Mitzvah Group to give us all an opportunity to fulfill our Baptismal Covenant to seek and serve Christ in all persons. The mission of this group is to fulfill God’s law of human kindness in our community, by performing services for our parishioners in the event they are experiencing a time of need, as well as accepting the help of others when we ourselves are in need. You may do this already for your friends and others, but we intend to make sure no one in our parish community falls through the net.
Outreach - These individuals are nurturing people who take the concept of charity inside and outside of the community of Saint Luke's and into the neighborhoods, the city, the nation and the world. They facilitate these acts to meet financial emergencies, the challenges of living with mental illness, the need to give guidance and support to youth at risk, help to our brothers and sisters where poverty and dysfunction never take a day off. We are given opportunities to see ourselves as we might have become, to help our neighbors and learn to love them.
Office Volunteers - Fold and sometimes spindle but never mutilate the weekly service bulletins, announcements and other communications from the parish office to its flock. Volunteers may also be needed to cover the desk and answer phones.
Fellowship (Coffee Hour) - If you enjoy meeting and talking with other members of the congregation, this is the place! If you would like to help with Coffee Hour each Sunday please let us know.
Vestry - These elected leaders, comprised of twelve members of the parish meet monthly to facilitate communication between all the areas of ministry within our parish. Additionally the vestry is responsible for the overall wellness of the property, the programs, the finances and general well-being of the parish. These individuals are elected to a three year term at our Parish Annual Meeting, held on the third Sunday of November each year.
Saint Luke's Youth Group - is being revitalized. We hope this community will prove to be a wonderful opportunity for young people, ages sixth grade and up, to expand their horizons and reinforce Christian teachings and fellowship through fun outdoor activities, church projects, creative workshops, discussion groups and outreach programs. Meetings are usually held on Sunday evenings. This Summer, 11 youth are traveling to the Dominican Republic to assist in a summer program for the children of the Diocese of the Dominican Republic. The Youth Group is always seeking a leader(s) who will encourage their journey into Christian adulthood.
Certainly there are other activities / jobs that exist in a church as vibrant as Saint Luke's. The above brief descriptions of some of the activities are only an attempt to scratch the surface of what goes on and how it is accomplished.
Perhaps your imagination and willingness to serve has been sparked, but you don't see your "calling" listed. We invite you to, make a suggestion. There may be others who will be inspired by your idea.
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