Liturgical Servers make welcome and greet people as they enter our sacred space. We tell the story of God and of Jesus. We serve the gifts of bread and wine and assist at the altar. We care for the sacred vessels and the sacred building. We help create a holy space for the people of God.
USHERS play an important role in setting the tone for a worshipful experience. They greet worshipers as they arrive—paying special attention to newcomers—distribute bulletins, take an attendance count, collect the offerings, direct the congregation to the altar for communion, and tidy up the pews after the services have concluded. Ushers are also trained in how to help keep our worshipping community safe during communal worship.
LECTORS are individuals gifted in reading aloud the Holy Scriptures in our services of worship. Their main responsibility is to read the Old Testament reading and New Testament reading and to lead the reading of the Psalm. The Lectors also lead the congregation in the Prayers of the People.
LAY EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS (LEMS) administer the chalice and gluten-free host at Communion. They also bring Communion to parish members who are sick and/or unable to leave their homes. This ministry is a meaningful opportunity for service, as well as spiritual development.
MUSIC at Transfiguration is first and foremost our gift and offering to God. The congregation offers its prayers, praise, and proclamations through a variety of songs, supported and guided by the choir and piano. The choir leads our congregational singing at 10:00 a.m. Sunday Holy Eucharist service and on special holy days. Rehearsals are held Sundays at 9:15 a.m. and following the 10:00 a.m. service.
ACOLYTE is a term specifically applied to one who carries a torch or a candle in processions or at other times during the Liturgy. However, the word is commonly interchanged with the term server, which means one who assists. A crucifer is an acolyte who carries the cross into and out of the sanctuary. A torchbearer is an acolyte who processes to the altar with a candle and places the candle at the altar. A LEM is an acolyte who is a chalice bearer.
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