WORSHIP MINISTRIES
 
The word “liturgy,” which we also use to refer to our worship service, means “work of the people,” and our services quite literally require the work of many people each week.  Serving in a worship service either in front of or behind the scenes can bring new meaning and perspective to our personal worship experience, and there are a variety of ways to take part.    
 
Acolytes – serve as torch bearers and crucifer during worship services for those Grade 4 and above.  Those interested in learning about becoming an acolyte should contact the Rev. Barbara Dawson.
 
Altar Guild – prepares and cares for the altar and its linens, vestments and vessels.  Contact: Lori Vella
 
Bread Baking – Bread bakers prepare the bread used for Sunday Communion.  Contact: Lori Vella.
 
Eucharistic Ministers (Chalice Bearers) – assist in serving the chalice during Communion and receive training and license from the Diocese of California.  For more information contact the clergy.
    
Eucharistic Visitors – take Communion from the Sunday service to those who are unable to attend church.  Eucharistic Visitors are trained and licensed by the Diocese of California.  For more information contact the clergy.
 
Greeters – ensure that visitors, newcomers and regular members at Church of the Resurrection experience Christ’s hospitality and welcome by greeting at each service and providing information and follow-up to those who wish it.  Contact: Kim McConnell
 
Healing Ministry – During Communion at each Sunday service healing ministers offer prayers for healing with anointing and laying on of hands in the Healing Chapel at the rear of the church.  Contact: Mary Peterson
 
Lectors – (also known as readers) read the Scripture lessons or the Prayers of the People.  Those interested in becoming a lector should contact the clergy.
 
Ushers – assist parishioners by seating them for worship, distributing bulletins, collecting the offering and directing the congregation in coming forward to receive Communion.  Contact: Neil Crawford.