Join a worship ministry:
Taking the next step from worshiping in the pews to actively participating in the life and worship of the parish can be a rewarding and enriching experience. Whether it’s arranging the flowers, reading the lessons, or making sure all are welcome in our church home, there is an opportunity for you to get involved. Click the title of each ministry to request further information.
Readers — Read from the Old Testament, New Testament, or lead the Prayers of the People.
Lay Eucharistic Ministries — Help distribute communion during the worship service and take communion to those unable to make it to church.
Acolytes — A great way for young people to get actively involved in the service by carrying in the cross and assisting our priests.
Ushers and Greeters — Distribute bulletins and busy bags, help people find what they need, take up the offering, and generally direct traffic during the service. All you need is a smile and a handshake to welcome everyone who comes to St. Clare’s on Sunday morning.
Altar Guild — A volunteer group whose ministry is to care for the altar, vestments, vessels, and altar linens of the parish. Altar Guild members prepare the sanctuary for services, and clean up afterwards.
Counters — Help count the weekly offerings and taking the deposits to the bank. Counting is done on Mondays (except in cases of Monday bank holidays, then counting is done on Tuesdays) at a time mutually agreeable to the partners scheduled. Counting is always done in pairs, and the pairings are randomized. The two primary qualifications are attention to detail (our records must balance to the penny!) and confidentiality (privacy is paramount!). Training is provided before starting, and periodically scheduled for updates and review.
Choir — Lead the congregation in song under the direction of our Music Director, Velma Chan.
Vestry — Take a leadership role, help guide the business of the church, attend monthly vestry meetings, and participate in a weekend retreat in January.
Flowers — Arrange the floral decorations for services.
Coffee Hour — Team up to make coffee, bring a plate or two of goodies for the social time after the service, and help clean up afterward.