Ministry Opportunities

Senior Residence Volunteers

On the second and fourth Thursday of each month, two groups take turns volunteering at Macassa Lodge.

On the second Thursday of each month the Rector and a volunteer lead a Eucharistic service at Kingsberry Place senior residence, if you would like to volunteer for this ministry please feel free to contact Rev. Sheila.

Women’s Group

Our activities include Rummage Sales, Annual Card Party and Christmas cookies for shut-ins.

Health Cabinet

Soup and hot dog lunches are offered by our volunteers to the community. Participants come from the community, the local high school and our parish family. Soup is also delivered to shut in parishioners. If you are interested in assisting with activities such as collecting warm clothing drive or assembling casseroles for delivery to St. Matthews House, please think of becoming part of the enthusiastic and caring health cabinet members.

Altar Guild

The Altar Guild is a group of dedicated women who prepare the sanctuary and church for all services, including weddings and funerals. They decorate the church for Easter, Harvest and Christmas. The Guild is also responsible for maintaining the sacramental vessels, all linens, Clergy vestments and robes for the Chalice Bearers and Servers. Anyone who would like to participate in the Altar Guild ministry would be warmly welcomed and provided with training.

Choir

Our mixed choir presents a variety of seasonal anthems along with hymns (new and old favourites) throughout the year. This enhances our Sunday, 10 a.m. Eucharist service. The choir practices weekly on Thursday evenings from September to June. New voices are always welcome.

Servers and Sides People

Servers are those who serve at the altar, they assist the Priest during the service in a variety of ways including; carrying the cross or the Gospel book, setting the table (altar) for communion, accepting the bread, wine and offerings from the sides people and ringing the Sanctus bells. It is a wonderful form of servant ministry open to all in the church.

The Sides people carry out a wonderful service of welcome. They greet people at the door, help them with bulletins and finding a seat and collect the offering and carry it to the altar. This is a meaningful and important ministry of welcome in our services.

Readers and Intercessor

Each Sunday there are three Bible readings which members of the parish read aloud during the services. If you like to read aloud and wish to participate in Sunday worship, this is a wonderful opportunity for you to do so. The readings are chosen well in advance so there is lots of time to practise the reading before the Sunday you are scheduled for. Reading God’s Word in public is an ancient and beautiful ministry.

The Intercessor is the person who says the Prayers of the People during the Sunday worship services. Prayers are written by the intercessor following a fairly standard outline and using one of the resources available. The Prayers of the People are just that, they are our community praying for its own members and for the needs of the church, our country and the world at large. This is a very fulfilling and vital ministry and an integral part of our worship together each week.

Chalice Administers

Chalice Administers assist the Priest in celebrating the Eucharist by offering the chalice of wine to the people. It is a ministry of service and sharing open to all.

Children’s Ministries

Please see Children/Youth Programs. Our church is always looking for volunteers to help us continue with these important programs.

Outreach work to those in Need

Time, talent and donations are generously given to actively support such projects as: a Mitten Tree to collect warm hats, scarves and mitts for those in need; Food Focus to collect food for Neighbour to Neighbour and St. Matthew’s House; volunteers for City Kidz; and our Outreach for Haiti to support funds for an orphans feeding project and baby formula for needy mothers