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It Takes a Parish

From youth to seniors, Emmanuel has something for everyone! Serving on the Ministry Tream can deepen your worship experience as you play an important role in the preparation and conduct of the services. Acolytes, Altar Guild, Ushers, Musicians, Litanists, Lectors and Chalicists are needed. Training is cheerfully provided! For more information please contact Traci Johnson or the team coordinators listed below.

The Acolytes are the torch bearers who carry the light of the Gospel to the people of the church. They lead the processions in and out of the church with the cross and torches, and they assist the clergy at the altar. 
Contact: Traci Johnson

Adult Education
Under the guidance of our Rector, volunteers lead our weekly adult education classes and forums.
Contact: The Rev. Amanda Knouse

Altar Guild
The Altar Guild prepares the worship space for all services, cares for the vessels, linens and vestments and arranges the flowers that adorn the altar. 
Contact: Helen Christian or Katherine Jameson

Chalice Bearers
The Chalice Bearers assist the clergy in the distribution of Communion.
Contact: The Rev. Amanda Knouse

Coffee Hour
Working in pairs, parishioners host this weekly cornerstone of Emmanuel fellowship following the 10:00 a.m. worship service. 
Contact: Chris Cart

Lay Readers
The Lectors assist in the worship services by reading the Scripture lessons and the Prayers of the People. 
Contact: Traci Johnson

Sunday School
Teachers lead classes for pre-K (3 year olds) through 12th grade on the first Sunday of each month during the academic year (September through May). 
Contact: Laura Wright

The Ushers greet everyone at the church door, distribute the bulletins, collect the offering and help facilitate the flow of people as they receive communion.
Contact: Traci Johnson