Worship Ministries

John Guenther
John Guenther

Worship

Acolytes

A worship ministry for youth ages 10 through high school who serve at Sunday services, contributing to the parish in a meaningful way, learning about the care we bring to the worship of God. Older acolytes, who demonstrate particular dedication and skill in their work, are invited to serve as sacristans.

Contact: John Guenther | E-mail

Florri Decell
Florri Decell
Susan Gray

Worship

Altar Guild

The Altar Guild supports the celebration of the Liturgy, setting out the vessels for the Eucharist before services, cleansing and putting them away afterwards. We work in teams to keep St. Columba’s chalices bright, and linens fresh and organized. When needed, the Altar Guild helps out with weddings and funerals.

Contact: Florri Decell, Susan Gray | E-mail

Anne Clippinger
Anne Clippinger
Joan Miranowski
Joan Miranowski

Worship

Flower Guild

Every Sunday (except during Lent and Advent), the flowers that decorate our church are crafted by the Flower Guild, a faithful group of parishioners who bring the beauty of Creation into our worship. After services, the flowers are rearranged into smaller baskets for delivery to parishioners to mark the joy of a baby’s birth, to give thanks for a special service to the church or to offer sympathy and hope when there is illness, crisis or grief. The Flower Guild also provides flowers for weddings and funerals as a ministry to the congregation.

Contact: Anne Clippinger, Joan Miranowski | E-mail

Adrienne Clamp
Adrienne Clamp
Sara Glenn
Sara Glenn

Worship

Lay Eucharistic Ministers

As we gather for worship, the Lay Eucharistic Ministers assist the clergy as we 'feed' large numbers of people each Sunday, working in teams to administer the chalice of wine.

Contact: Adrienne Clamp, Sara Glenn | E-mail

Liina Keerdoja
Liina Keerdoja

Worship

Lay Readers

Lay Readers are responsible for reading scripture and leading the Prayers of the People. After an initial training session, readers are assigned to one of four teams that serve about once a month.

Contact: Liina Keerdoja | E-mail

Chris Schumann
Chris Schumann

Worship

Morning Prayer

Join the Morning Prayer ministry and start your weekday with prayer led by a lay leader with appointed lectionary readings, beautiful canticles and collects from the Book of Common Prayer, and a time of prayer for the world, the church and community.

Contact: Chris Schumann | E-mail

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John Guenther
John Guenther

Worship

Sacristans

A worship ministry for older youth who serve at Sunday services, contributing to the parish in a meaningful way, learning about the care we bring to the worship of God. These are older acolytes, who demonstrate particular dedication and skill in their work, and are invited to serve as sacristans.

Contact: John Guenther | E-mail

Andrew Marshall
Andrew Marshall

Worship

Usher Great Hall (9:15 am)

Our Great Hall ushers help our young families navigate the service and give directions to available seats and to communion.

Contact: Andrew Marshall | E-mail

Bob Burrows
Bob Burrows

Worship

Ushers

Our ushers provide a warm welcome, a bulletin to help navigate the service and directions to available seats and to communion. Ushers work in teams, serving approximately one Sunday service a month.

Contact: Bob Burrows | E-mail

John Guenther
John Guenther

Worship

Vergers

A verger is a lay person who assists at worship as an ecclesiastical stage manager, if you will. At St. Columba’s, we look to them to lead the procession on Sundays and provide direction during the eucharistic service. The vergers also serve at Christmas, during Holy Week and on other festival occasions.

Contact: John Guenther | E-mail