Ways to Serve and Worship

Ushering for Services

The ushers greet each person with a smile and hand out bulletins. During the church service, the ushers gather the church offering.

Greeters

The greeters welcome parishioners to St. John’s with a smile.

Audio Visual

Members of the audio visual team help regulate the sound system and the projector for the worship services.

Acolyte

Young people in grades 6-12 serve as acolytes. They light the candles at the beginning of the service and extinguish them at the end of the service. They also take the offering from the ushers during the service. On special occasions, the acolytes participate in processionals and recessionals involving carrying the cross, torches, banners, and the Bible.

Children’s Message

Various people in the congregation are called upon at times to present a message to the children during the service. It is a shortened version of the main message that is age-appropriate and usually involves visual aids, prayer, and song.

Teach Sunday School or Bible Class

We are always looking for people who are willing to share their faith with others through teaching. It is a great opportunity to reach out to our children in Sunday School and also to continue to educate the adults in our congregation as well.

Nursery Help

Nursery help takes care of children during the worship service to help parents out.

Altar Guild

The Altar Guild is a group at St. John’s whose ministry is to care for the altar, vestments, vessels, and altar linens. Altar Guild members clean and prepare the sanctuary for services, and clean up afterwards. Altar Guild members frequently supervise the decoration of the sanctuary of St. John’s with flowers, banners, and other decorations.

Choir

Choir members enhance our worship with wonderful music which glorifies our God and leads the congregation in celebration of who our God is and what He has done for us in our lives. In addition, it is a great time to have fellowship with other members of the congregation in worship as well as at practices.

Handbell Choir

The Handbell Choir is an ensemble which practices and performs together to create joyful music to enhance worship at St. John’s. Members learn and practice a variety of techniques for playing the handbells and also learn about basic music concepts such as volume, rhythm, and tone.

Coffee Hour

Members of St. John’s have opportunities to sign up to host coffee hour in between services. It is a great way to meet new people and catch up with those you do know. If you like to bake (or not), this is a great way to share with the congregation. You do get to learn how to use our coffee makers as well.

Assist at seasonal events

There are many opportunities to serve at seasonal events here at St. John’s. Look for information in the narthex and listen for events to be announced at the end of the service for ways you can serve. The two biggest events of the year are our annual Christmas Concert the second Sunday of December and our week of Vacation Bible School in the summer.

Food Preparation

For some special events we look for people to prepare food for the event. Some events that need people to do this are our Pancake Breakfast, Lenten Dinners, and our School Potluck Dinners.

Assist with Vacation Bible School

Our Vacation Bible School program is a very inviting environment for children in our community to hear and learn about the Word of God in a fun and captivating way from our many volunteers here at St. John’s. There are many ways to volunteer for Vacation Bible School:

Teach Lessons
Lead Worship
Class Helper
Games
Snacks
Technology
Songs
Crafts
Preschool Help: 3 & 4 year olds