Acolyte means an attendant or follower and Samuel is one of the first examples of an assistant to a priest. Your job as an acolyte is to assist the celebrant (the priest in charge of a worship service) and enhance the worship service to help glorify God. You are a minister of the church who is called to serve God. Therefore, every action you take should be done respectfully and in a dignified manner; the goal is for the attention of the congregation to be on the liturgy and not on the ministers. Serving as an acolyte is a commitment of your time and talent to the Lord’s service, which is greatly appreciated.
The Daughters of the King, Mary’s and Martha’s Chapter Good Shepherd Church. The Daughters of the King is an Order of the Episcopal Church. Officer’s President Lois Yanick Vice President Doris Rogers Treasurer Beth Jones Secretary Nancy Holleran The Mary’s and Martha’s Chapter was established in 2003. Our mission is to pray, serve and evangelize. We meet on the second Monday of the month in the Parish Hall of the Good Shepherd Church in Milford Pennsylvania at 1:00 PM. During the pandemic, we have met via conference call. We are currently doing our bible study based on a book published by Forward Movement. The book is called “The Path, a Journey Through the Bible”. In the past, have given out mini-breads at services to new and visiting parishioners and hope to continue that in the future. We also make prayer shawls and quits for babies that we baptized and also to comfort those who are ill. We pry daily for the world, church family and all that have asked us to pray for them. We welcome anyone who is interested in joining us for our Bible study. For further information you can call The Shepherd Church office at 570-296-8123.
A Eucharistic Minister is a lay person authorized to administer the Consecrated Elements at a Celebration of Holy Eucharist. A Eucharistic Minister should normally act under the direction of a Deacon, if any, or otherwise, the Member of the Clergy or other leader exercising oversight of the congregation or other community of faith.
An important role of the usher in church is to welcome everyone who comes in the door, making the church member or visitor feel welcome, and helping to make sure that they have what they need for the service, including the service bulletin. Ushers also keep a count of those attending to assist the parish with its recordkeeping.
The Episcopal Eucharistic Visitors are those who “…carry the sacraments to those who are ill and homebound as invited by the clergy and according to diocesan canons. Eucharistic Visitors are present as the bearer of the bread and wine on behalf of the faith community.
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