Serving at worship services


Acolytes

Age groups: torchbearers - beginning at age 10 or 4th grade; crucifers - age 12 or 6th grade to adult

Lead the procession, including the Gospel procession and assist during service with communion. Training is usually held in September; arrangements can be made as needed.

Contact: Dana Cormier at cormierdana@hotmail.com


Intercessor

Age groups: Adult led except for Youth Sundays.

Reads the Prayers of the People on Sunday mornings. Assignment is given via email.

Contact: Scheduling - Lucy Dennison at emmanuelstaunton@verizon.net
Information - Shelby Owen at priest-emmanuelstaunton@verizon.net


Lector

Age groups: youth thru adult readers

Read the lessons, First Reading, Psalm, and Second Reading, each Sunday and on special occasions during the service. Training required.

Contact: Lucy Dennison at emmanuelstaunton@verizon.net
Training - Robin Boylan at robertboylan@mgwnet.com


Usher

Age group: Youth and Adult

Assist congregation during services. Provide attendance count, hand out bulletins, assist with communion direction as well as with congregation inquiry.

Contact: Allan Hadfield at dcsahadfield@aol.com


Eucharistic Ministers (Chalicists)

Age group: Adult

Assists Rector in preparing for communion and during the communion service by distributing bread or wine. Volunteers will be trained to serve. Must be confirmed Episcopalians and licensed by the Diocese.

Contact: Training - Jim Lott at lottjd@aol.com
Scheduling - Lucy Dennison at emmanuelstaunton@verizon.net


Eucharistic Visitors

Age group - Adults

Takes communion to those who are not able to attend church. Must be confirmed Episcopalian and licensed by the Diocese.

Contact: Susan Peyton at speyton1218@comcast.net


Counter

Age group: Adult

2 counters - One lead and a helper - count the money received in the offerings each Sunday and at other services.

Contact: Scheduling - Lucy Dennison at emmanuelstaunton@verizon.net
For other questions, Leonard Pittman at leonardpittman@earthlink.net


Choir

Age groups: 10 years and older are welcome to join.

The choir leads the singing of hymns and service music weekly and provides anthems and special music. The choir sings at the 10:30 am service each week from September through May. Choir rehearsal is on Sunday mornings at 9:00-10:15 am in the sanctuary.

Contact: Sarah Grove-Humphries - (540-885-4223) or sarahgh@verizon.net


Sound System Operator

Age group: Youth and Adult

Operate the Sound System during the Sunday morning service and at other times as needed.

Contact: Training - John Lotz for training at jjlotz2@verizon.net
Scheduling - Lucy Dennison at emmanuelstaunton@verizon.net


Altar Guild

Emily, Elizabeth, Jim, Eleanor

All age groups

Responsible for the preparation and maintenance of the altar for communion, maintains flower schedule for altar arrangements.

Contact: Sharon Sproul - gsproul@ntelos.net or Emily Sproul emily.sproul.cox@gmail.com
Carter Hopkins (flower scheduler) - carterbhh@yahoo.com



Nursery Sitter

Age groups : Adults 18 and over

Nursery care is offered at the 9:30a.m. Sunday School hour and at the 10:30 am service (offered only at the 10:00a.m.service in the summer) for children ages 0-5. Volunteers who have completed Safeguarding God's Children training are welcome to help our nursery staff member Barbara Bryant. Our guidelines require that two adults always be present with children at church.

Contact: Bonnie Starcher - bonniestarcher@hotmail.com