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 been trained in certain ministries and positions for people who have no formal training, but a desire to serve.
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 participate in this ministry, which is printed in 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 printed instructions next to the bell rope, and anyone, of any age or strength, can participate in this ministry.
- Hospitality: Every week following each service, families, individuals, or groups put out hospitality to enjoy during coffee hour. All are encouraged to sign up for at least one Sunday, but everyone is always invited to 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 invited to participate in this ministry and should speak with the clergy to get training.
- MC: The Master of Ceremonies is responsible for ensuring that 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, members of the Bishop’s Committee, Finance Committee, or the Altar Party count the offering. This is not an open ministry, but if you have a call to help on the Finance Committee or work on Stewardship, please contact Sam Singer or Sarah Klapec.
To see the choir schedule, click here to open the google doc.