St. Anne's Altar Guild
The Altar Guild is a ministry of hospitality preparing the altar for the feast of thanksgiving that we celebrate every Sunday. The AG decorates and enhances the beauty of our sacred space according to the liturgical season for the edification of all worshipers. Members are divided into three teams, with a team having primary responsibility for the preparation and clean-up of all services every third week.
From time to time parishioners and others make monetary donations to the Altar Guild that are used for new altar linens, vestments, communion sets and other liturgical items. We are very grateful for these contributions.
We would welcome additional members. Our ministry ticks all of our Core Value boxes, and is a true service and loving labor offered to God. Please consider joining us or helping with the washing and ironing of the communion linens. For more information please contact Rev. Amber or Mila Murphy.
Ushers provide an important service of likely being the first person a visitor to one of our services meets. Ushers hand out the weekly bulletins prior to the service, direct latecomers, take the weekly plate collections at services, deliver the Sacraments and Alms to the Altar, direct members and visitors at the communion service and handle issues that arise before, during and after services. If you would like to volunteer as an usher, contact Don Britton.
Two lovely arrangements of fresh flowers or greens are placed adjacent to the high altar every Sunday except during Lent. Parishioners and others are invited to make contributions for the purchase of these flowers, a loving and lovely way to honor someone, to commemorate a special occasion or to give thanks.
Gifts are acknowledged in the weekly service bulletin or may be made anonymously. The sign up calendar is on the bulletin board in the back of the church and more than one person my sign up for a Sunday. A minimum donation of $65 is requested. Please contact Mila Murphy for more information.
The Pastoral Care team responds to those who are in need of compassionate support through times of transition- whether illness or other challenging life circumstances. Trained Eucharistic Visitors take communion to those who are not able to attend worship. Other members of the group make phone calls, send cards, or sometimes make visitations. The Pastoral Care Team usually meets bi-monthly to coordinate visitations.