WHAT ARE LAY MINISTRIES

Lay ministries provide us all with the opportunity to contribute to worship service,outreach, and other aspects of church life.

HOW CAN I VOLUNTEER?

You may speak with the leader of the ministry that interests you, any member of the Bishop's Committee, or Padrecita Jeanne.

ARE YOU SCHEDULED TO SERVE?

Are you scheduled to serve?   Check the lay ministry worship schedule to find out.

ACOLYTES

Acolytes assist the Presider and other worship leaders throughout our worship services. Acolytes serve as crucifer (cross bearer), thurifer (incense bearer) and at the altar during Holy Communion.  We use both youth and adult acolytes.

altar guild

The Altar Guild is the liturgical partner of the priest, preparing and caring for the objects used in worship.  The members of the Altar Guild are part of an unbroken tradition reaching back to the faithful women who provided for Jesus during his lifetime.

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS

Eucharistic Ministers are worship assistants during the celebration of Holy Communion. They serve the cup of wine (chalice) to those who come to share in the bread and wine of Communion.  A Eucharistic Minister must be confirmed and be a communicant of the particular congregation in which he or she will serve

LECTORS

Lectors are worship assistants who read the assigned scriptures during our worship on Sunday mornings. Their careful reading of the words of scripture allows the congregation to hear what God is saying to us each time we come together for worship.  First Reader: Old Testament lesson, psalm.  Second reader:  New Testament (or second) lesson, Prayers of the People.

HOSPITALITY

Our Hospitality volunteers serve refreshments during the Fellowship hour following Sunday service.  They also assist with special events that take place periodically.  Theirs are the hands that prepare the food we all enjoy.

EUCHARISTIC VISITORS

A Eucharistic Visitor is a lay person authorized to take the Consecrated Elements to members of the congregation who, by reason of illness or infirmity, were unable to be present at the Celebration.  A Eucharistic Visitor must be confirmed and be a communicant of the particular congregation in which he or she will serve. 

(915) 581-9500    

St.Francis.Episcopal@gmail.com    

6280 Los Robles Dr 

El Paso TX 79912

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