Lay Ministry

Lay Ministry

All of the following ministries welcome new participants.  Please contact the church office or the contact person listed to get involved at any point during the year.

Altar Guild - The Trinity Church Altar Guild is a ministry that supports the clergy in all forms of worship in the church by preparing the altar, communion vessels and clerical vestments in accordance with the Episcopal Church liturgical calendar. We care for the candles, altar linens and hangings, vestments and vessels so that they are clean, appropriate and available for all services including baptisms, weddings, funerals and memorial services in addition to the special day services such as Maundy Thursday and Easter Vigil. Contact: Judie Perinchief

Flower Guild - The Flower Guild creates floral designs for Sunday services. The members are on a rotating schedule and there are seven leaders who have the responsibility of planning the design and purchasing materials. The leaders work with the other members on Saturday mornings, and together create the altar arrangements. The flowers are then delivered to shut-ins or hospitalized parishioners by the clergy. Contact: Cathy Ruff

Layreaders read the first lesson and lead the Psalm of our Sunday Scripture. This is an important ministry that requires commitment and time for practicing the readings prior to the scripture being read on Sunday. The layreader also offers the prayers of the people bringing before God the needs of others. Contact: The Rev. Emily Mellott

Chalice Bearers also read our Sunday Scripture, usually the second lesson.  The Chalice Bearer also assists the priests and deacon in administering the sacrament of Holy Eucharist. Contact: The Rev. Emily Mellott

Oblation Bearers are members of the congregation who bring up the offering of Bread and Wine during the offertory. Contact: The Rev. Leslie Mazzacano

Eucharistic Ministers are lay persons who are authorized to take the Consecrated Elements in a timely manner following a Celebration of the Holy Eucharist to members of the congregation who by reason of illness or infirmity are unable to be present at the Celebration. Contact: The Rev. Leslie Mazzacano

Acolytes carry the cross and candles in the Processional, the Gospel Reading, the Offertory, and the Recessional.  They also have duties during the Holy Eucharist and other parts of the service.  We encourage our youth who are in Fifth Grade and up to consider becoming an Acolyte. Contact: The Rev. Leslie Mazzacano

Ushers. Ushers are usually the first official representatives of the church that people meet when they arrive. The ushers’ attitude, words, demeanor, and body language all speak a message to God's worshiper. Adults and youth in high school are welcome to be ushers. Contact: Steve Yocum