Ministries of worship are comprised of the parishioners who have volunteered for various roles. Some are behind the scenes, and others are as liturgical leaders in public worship. Unless indicated otherwise, all worship ministries are open to both adults and children.
Children aged 9 through high school serve at the 10:30 service on Sundays and at special services throughout the year.
The Altar Guild plays a very important, but behind-the-scenes role. They take care of the linens, vessels, altar hangings, and prepare worship spaces and altars for a variety of worship experiences. Altar guild workers count loyalty and commitment as important talents to be shared.
Eucharistic Ministers ages 15 & up
Licensed by the Diocese and trained at the parish, Eucharistic Ministers serve the priest or deacon who is setting the communion table, read scripture and prayers, and serve the chalices of consecrated wine to the congregation at communion.
They are authorized to serve communion to the sick and shut-in members of the parish, literally serving as an extension of the altar at which our worship has been celebrated. Some visit the same person(s) once a month, some are called upon as need arises. This ministry is limited to adult members of the parish.
Lectors read scripture and prayers at worship.
In Parish Committees
There are many ways to become involved in the work that God has called us to do, and just as service to the community is important, so are the ministries that help the church to function so that we are able reach out to others.
In Elected Leadership
Lay (non-ordained) leaders work together in partnership with the Rector in a variety of ways:
All Saints' sends 3 delegates to the yearly convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Michigan, where important decisions regarding the budgeting and future direction of the local church are made.
Are entrusted with the management of parish financial assets that are held as restricted funds, exercising good stewardship for future generations of Saints.
Vestry members work with the Rector in setting and implementing the vision and mission for All Saints.' Vestry members are elected for a 3 year term, and have responsibility for the financial health, property maintenance, and administrative oversight of the congregation.