“Behind the scenes” ministry that prepares the Sanctuary and the Altar for services. Members ensure that the liturgical colors are changed as needed, linens used at communion are clean, Holy vessels and linens are maintained and cared for, candles are filled and all things shiny are polished. It is a work of love and service to our Lord. Training is available to anyone interested in serving. Contact Mother Karen or Barbara Mars for more information.
Lay Eucharistic Minister
Must be 18 and participate in training to be certified as a Lay Eucharistic Minister. LEM serves on a rotating basis at the Altar, assisting the Rector with preparation of the table and distribution of communion. Contact Mother Karen for more information
Greet those arriving for services, hand out service sheets, assist visitors with directions to our nursery, bathrooms or a place to sit. Will notify the LEM or Rector if anyone needs to have communion brought to them due to mobility issues preventing them from coming to the Altar rail. Contact Toni Cheshire for more information
Children age 8 and up that participate in the service carrying the processional cross, torches and Gospel book and assist with other duties at the altar. Training is available. (Note: Acolyte service is suspended during the pandemic, training and participation will resume once it is safe for the children). Contact Mother Karen for more information.
A group of ladies (and men) who provide meals to parishioners undergoing surgery as needed. Contact Barbara Mars or Paige Hanks for more information.
Ministry to Elders
New ministry that will stay in touch with our parishioners that are home bound to keep them involved with church, take Holy Communion to them on a rotating basis and alert the Rector of any special needs. Contact Mother Karen or Jodi Lane for more information.
Sunday School Teachers
Provide Christian Formation classes for children and adults. Contact Barbara Mars or Lynn Lewis for more information.
Music at Emmanuel is an important part of our worship. This ministry is led by Julie Michie, assisted by Fletcher Clark and the “Original Sinners” guitar group. It is said that he who sings prays twice and we are truly blessed to have such dedicated volunteers serving in this ministry. For information on how you can get involved in the music ministry at Emmanuel, contact Julie Michie.