Ministering in our Parish Community
The Altar Guild is responsible for preparing the church for all services. This includes Sunday and other worship services, weddings, and funerals. Two members are scheduled together on a weekly rotating basis. The time commitment is minimal - it basically includes setting up the altar before each service and cleaning up after each service. Serving on the Altar Guild is a quiet and meditative way of serving God as well as giving of one’s time and talent.
The volunteer Casserole Brigade provides meals (not just casseroles!) to Trinity Church members who need assistance during illness or other crises. Brigade members deliver one meal a day two or three times a week as necessary. Typically, a meal is provided one day during a family's need. Consideration is given to scheduling volunteers within their home area.
EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS AND EUCHARISTIC VISITORS:
On the recommendation of the Rector, Eucharistic Ministers, both adults and youth, are licensed by the Bishop to serve for a term of three years. The appointed group administers Communion on a rotating basis at the 8 and 10 a.m. services and at other special services as requested by the Rector. Eucharistic Visitors take the Sacrament to homebound parishioners following the principal Sunday Service.
PASTORAL CARE TEAM:
The Pastoral Care Team is a group of concerned parishioners who step in and help those in need with a particular concern for visiting with and/or delivering flowers to the sick or homebound, and accompanying the Eucharistic Visitor. The Team also helps the Casserole Brigade by delivering meals. The jobs are as varied and interesting as the people of Trinity. The Pastoral Care Team also writes monthly notes to people on the prayer list.