A variety of people with diverse gifts and skills contribute to the creation, prayerfulness, and beauty of the liturgies here at The Cathedral of Saint James. The opportunities described below bring the whole assembly into active participation in the liturical life of the Cathedral. If you are interested in becoming involved in any of these ministries (training and ongoing formation is provided) please contact Deacon Anne and she will work with you to get you placed with the appropriate ministry team.
The members of the Altar Guild are dedicated to ensuring that the worship space is prepared for each service. They prepare the various linens, vestments, and vessels that are needed for each service -- from polishing silver and ironing altar-cloths to sharing fellowship with other Cathedral members who share a love for keeping God's house in good order. Currently our Altar Guild is set up in four teams with each team having responsiblity for one week each month. All members assist with the special liturgies surrounding major feast days.
These are individuals serve at in multiple roles during a service. They range in age from 7 to 70 and serve as crucifers (carry the cross), torch-bearers, (carry candles) and thurifers (carry the incense pot) to help make our worship experience complete. They also offer assistance to the bishop, priests, and deacons who lead the services.
Lectors proclaim the word of God from the readings of the Old and New Testaments during our services.
The Lay Eucharistic Ministers, also known as Chalice Bearers, are laity licensed by the Bishop to assist the priests during the Eucharist by serving the cup of wine during Communion.
These individuals play an important role in welcoming people to our services through handing out service bulletins, assist individuals in finding seats, help visitors access the various worship aids, and fulfill other needs for those attending our services at Saint James.
Greeters help spread the warmth and welcome of the congregation to those who enter our doors each Sunday though a smile, a kind word, and a warm greeting. They assist visitors by making introductions to other members of the congregation and clergy before and after services.
Today please pray for: