Worship Ministries

            There are multiple ways for you to participate in our worship life at Trinity.  You will find the description and contact information for the various volunteers that help with our worship services each Sunday.  Please consider becoming involved in this important part of our life together at Trinity.

 

ACOLYTES – Young people from grades 6 to 12 serve at our 9:15am and 11:00am services, while adults serve at our 8am Rite I Eucharist.  Acolytes light the altar candles, lead the procession into and out of the church during services, assist the clergy in preparing communion for the congregation, receive the alms from the ushers, clean up after the Eucharist, and extinguish the candles at the end of the service.  It usually takes three training sessions to prepare to be an acolyte.  If you are interested in serving as an acolyte at Trinity, please contact Harry Dickinson at hdcpa1@verizon.net or Chris Brantley at brantleycj@gmail.com.

ALTAR GUILD – The Altar Guild is a group of parishioners who serve by caring for the Lord’s Table.  Their work includes maintaining the candles and linens, washing the chalices and patens, vesting the chalice, posting hymn numbers, preparing the bread and wine for communion and, after the 11am service, they prepare the altar flowers to be delivered to a parishioner.  Three teams of members serve four months each year.  There is also one team for our Wednesday service.  New members are trained by their team.  If you are interested in serving on the Altar Guild at Trinity, please contact Mandy Anderson, Altar Guild Chair, at amajanderson@verizon.net.

CHOIR – Choir members sing almost every Sunday during our 11am Eucharist (taking off the summer months).  There is always room for more and our members range from those with a great deal of experience to others who are just learning.  Trinity’s music is quite varied.  The choir is under the direction of Mrs. Denise Symonds, Trinity’s Minister of Music.  Choir rehearsals are on Thursday evenings at 7pm in the Choir Room.  If you are interested in being a member of Trinity’s Choir, please contact Denise at dsymonds@trinity-fredericksburg.org.

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS (EMs) – EMs assist the worship life of Trinity by serving the chalice of wine to those who come forward for communion during our Eucharist services.  Training is required.  If you are interested in becoming a Eucharistic Minister, please contact Kent Rahm at krahm@trinity-fredericksburg.org.

EUCHARISTIC VISITORS (EVs) – EVs take communion to the home-bound following one of our Sunday morning Eucharists.  Two or three training sessions are required.  If you are interested in becoming a Eucharistic Visitor at Trinity, please contact Carolyn Frye at cmfrye1@juno.com.

FLOWER DELIVERERS – After the conclusion of our Sunday morning services, the altar flowers are wrapped and taken to parishioners either in celebration of a birthday or anniversary, or to comfort those who are ill or grieving.  No training is required.  If you would like to assist in delivering Trinity’s altar flowers following Sunday services, please contact Denise at dsymonds@trinity-fredericksburg.org.

HEALING PRAYER TEAM – During communion at our 11am service, two members of the Healing Prayer Team stand at the back of the Nave.  When congregants come back asking prayers for themselves or others, the prayer team prays for the petitioner or for their requests.  All prayer requests are kept under the strictest confidence.  Members of this ministry meet once a month and training is required.  If you feel called to serve, please contact Robin Barrett at robinhandfordbarrett@gmail.com.

LECTORS – Each week, we schedule one Lector at the 9:15am Family Eucharist and two Lectors at the 11am Rite II Eucharist.  Lectors serve by reading one of the appropriate Bible passages during the service.  Readings are sent to Lectors each Monday.  If you have a strong, pleasant reading voice and would like to be a Lector at Trinity, please contact Denise at dsymonds@trinity-fredericksburg.org.

LITANISTS – Each week, we schedule a Litanist to read the Prayers of the People during each of the Sunday services.  The appropriate form of the Prayers is sent to the Litanists on the previous Monday.  If you have a strong, pleasant reading voice and would like to be a Litanist at Trinity, please contact Denise at dsymonds@trinity-fredericksburg.org.

NEWCOMER GREETERS – Newcomers and visitors to Trinity are welcomed following each Sunday service by our Newcomer Greeters.  Greeters stand by the priest at the conclusion of the service.  They offer a Trinity Welcome Bag which contains information on our church history, service schedule, and available programs, and encourage visitors to fill out the Newcomer Card inside the bag.  Newcomer cards are then turned in to the church office.  If you would like to become a Newcomer Greeter at Trinity, please contact Denise at dsymonds@trinity-fredericksburg.org.

OBLATION BEARERS – Bringing the offerings of bread and wine (the oblations) to the altar during the Eucharist is a way to represent the congregation as they provide the elements needed for communion.    Generally, two persons are scheduled for each service.  Families enjoy being able to serve together, but individuals are encouraged to sign up as well to be teamed with others.  If you are interested in being an Oblation Bearer at Trinity, please contact Denise at dsymonds@trinity-fredericksburg.org.

SOUND TECHS – Trinity has a sound system that is adjusted through a sound board.  Sound Techs monitor the sound board and the sanctuary lights throughout each of our services.  The Sound Tech should be in place 5 to 10 minutes before the service.  Training is required.  If you are interested in being a Sound Tech at Trinity, please contact Denise at dsymonds@trinity-fredericksburg.org.

TRINITY WRITERS / ARTISTS / MUSICIANS – Writers are encouraged to write special Prayers of the People for Sunday services.  Artists are welcome to prepare special drawings for a bulletin cover or to decorate the Paschal Candle.  Musicians are welcome to provide special music during an 11am service.  If you are interested in sharing your gifts at Trinity, please contact Kent Rahm at krahm@trinity-fredericksburg.org.

USHERS – Twenty minutes before the start of each service, Trinity’s Ushers are in place to greet people and hand out bulletins.  Ushers assist in collecting the offerings from the parishioners, helping direct people to the altar rail for communion, and tidying up the books and pews at the conclusion of the service.  After the 11am service, ushers move the food basket to another room.  Ushers at 8am and 9:15am serve on an ad hoc basis.  If you are interested in being an usher at 8am or 9:15am, just ask the folks who are ushering how you can help.  If you are interested in becoming an usher at the 11am service, contact Mike Frye at cmfrye1@juno.com.

Last Published: August 9, 2018 3:15 PM