"Almighty God, grant we beseech thee, that we may handle holy things with reverence, and perform our work with such faithfulness and devotion that it may rise with acceptance before thee and obtain thy blessing, through Christ our Lord. Amen."
The work of the Altar Guild is instrumental to the liturgy of the congregation (literally the "work of the people"). We work closely with clergy in carrying out all the responsibilities necessary to prepare for our services of worship. Most of the work of the Altar Guild centers around preparations on Saturday, and on setting out the needed items for celebrating the Eucharist on Sunday mornings, and on cleaning them after worship. The work of the Altar Guild is not limited to Saturdays and Sundays, however, but is important to the worship of the church during the week, and at weddings, baptisms, funerals, and other services.
We are currently organized into five groups: four groups which rotate week by week, and one group which focuses on preparing weekday services. We also organize the groups who clean and prepare the altar linens.
If you are interested in assisting with this ministry, please contact Dabney McKenzie, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Flower Guild is responsible for arranging the altar flowers for the 10:00 a.m. service. The Guild also decorates the church during special events and maintains a sign up sheet for weekly flower donations. If you would like to join the Flower Guild or would like to learn more about this ministry, please contact Roy Paul.