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.
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.
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.
The Daughters of the King Marys and Marthas Chapter Good Shepherd Church Milford, PA is an order of the Episcopal Church. The Chapter was established in 2003. Our mission is to Pray, Serve and Evangelize.
Our current members are:
Lois Yanick, Doris Rogers, Beth Jones, Nancy Holleran, Bobbie Hraba, Kathy Wieboldt.
We welcome anyone who is interested in joining us for our Bible study. We meet the first Thursday of every month at 12:30 PM in the Parish Hall. For any further information please call the church office at 570-296-8123
Our Cross Symbolizes Love
"Lift high the Cross, the love of Christ proclaim." When I hear the words of the hymn of our Order, my thoughts go to the cross hanging from a chain around my neck. This cross, which symbolizes Christ's love, is unique to our Order and often elicits comments from strangers about its beauty. How do you respond when someone comments or asks about your cross? Are you able to share the essence of the message engraved on it? Magnanimiter Crucem Sustine.. With heart, mind, and spirit uphold and bear the cross. "Then He said to them all,” If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me” Luke 9:23.
"Lift the cross, the love of Christ proclaim."
Our cross is described as a Greek fleury cross. The Greek cross has four equal arms, which are said to symbolize the church spreading the gospel to the four compass points: North, South, East, and West. The ends of the arms broaden out into three lobes-fleury or fleurs-de-lis and represent the Holy Trinity.
We wear the cross of The Order as a reminder of our vows promising to obey the two Rules of The Order and to offer support to the clergy for the good of the parish and the extension of Christ's Kingdom.
We welcome new visiting guests to our church on Sunday with a mini loaf of bread made with love. We also make prayer shawls and quilts for babies that are being baptized and to comfort those who are ill. We pray daily for the world, church family, and all that have asked for prayers.