Every week, Holy Innocents members volunteer to be a part of the liturgy of our community by serving on the rota. There are spots for people who have
You can find a link to the current rota by clicking here. It will open a Google Doc.
Positions that require no training are:
- Reader: At 9 we read one selection from the Hebrew Scriptures; at 11 we read from the Hebrew Scriptures and from an Epistle
- Prayers of the People: At both services, we engage God and our Community in prayers for our World, for the Church, and for our Congregation.
You are invited to participatein this ministry, which is printedin the bulletin each week.
- Usher / Greeter: At both services, we like to designate a person or a family who will arrive 15 minutes before service to hand out bulletins, greet visitors, and assist with seating people as they arrive. The Ushers also help direct ‘traffic’ at Communion and bring forward the gifts at the Offertory.
- Toller: at the 11 o’clock we designate someone to ring the bell to gather the community, and also to signify the moments of consecration during the Eucharist. There
are printedinstructions next to the bell rope, and anyone, of any age or strength, can participatein this ministry.
- Hospitality: Every week following each service, families, individuals, or groups put out hospitality to enjoy during coffee hour. All
are encouragedto sign up for at least one Sunday, but everyone is always invitedto attend.
There are also a few positions on the rota which require some training.
- Acolytes: These volunteers assist at the altar and sit with the Altar Party at the 11 AM Service. They carry the lights at the Procession and Recession and at the Gospel. Ask any clergy how to become involved with this fun ministry.
- Youth Acolyte/s: At the 9 AM Service, one or two youth assist the MC and the Priest at Communion.
All Youth 9 and older are invitedto participatein this ministry and should speak with the clergy to get training.
- MC: The Master of Ceremonies
is responsible for ensuringthat everyone scheduled to serve is present and trained and ready. The MC is the chief assistant at the Altar, filling the role of Sub-Deacon. See any clergy if you are interested in filling this duty.
- Healing Minister: At the 11 AM Service, we offer the laying on of hands and administration of consecrated oil for healing. Many members of our congregation take part in this essential teaching of the Church.
- Offertory Counter: After each service, you will help count the offering and prepare the deposit statements. If you have a call to do this or help on the Finance Committee or work on Stewardship, please contact Sarah
To see the choir schedule, click here to open the google doc.