Liturgy means “the work of the people,” and at Epiphany our worship is participation-focused. Lots of people are involved in bringing us a rich, sensory, and God-glorifying Eucharist. These ministries are dedicated to enriching our worship experience and service to God.
Acolytes serve as Master of Ceremonies, Crucifers, and Torch Bearers maintaining Anglican traditions as they serve in a lay capacity. Youth who serve as acolytes are taught the purpose of their lay ministry in assisting clergy with the liturgical tradition of preparing for the Eucharist. This is necessary to maintain the sources and history of liturgical detail and symbolism.
Audio Visual Ministry
This ministry supports the audio and video needs of our growing congregation, attending to the microphones, sound board and video camera for all services in the main sanctuary. We also serve activities in the various conference rooms and Founders Hall, and special events.
The Cherub Choir is one of our two children’s choirs and performs at select worship services throughout the year.
The handbell choir performs periodically throughout the year and prepares special music during select services.
Two volunteers are needed weekly for each church service to meet and greet people as they enter the church. The only requirements for the job are a smile and a joyful presence
Lay Eucharistic Ministers & Readers
Assist the priest with giving communion to the congregation and reading scriptures and prayers during the service. LEMs wear robes and serve on the altar during the service. Lectors sit in the congregation and come up to read their assigned scripture.
St. Cecilia Choir
St. Cecilia Choir is one of our two children’s choirs and performs at select worship services throughout the year.
Altar guild prepares the altar and sanctuary for weekly services. We also clean and press linens (and other textiles) used in those services. Each member usually serves one weekend a month, Saturday and Sunday morning.
Cantors are our vocalists that set pitch and leads the liturgical singing of psalms, canticles, anthems, and other sung texts during worship. Cantors often lead unaccompanied singing. In responsorial recitation of the Psalter, the cantor sings the verses of the psalm and the congregation sings a refrain after each verse or group of verses.
The Epiphany Choir is our main adult choir that performs both traditional and more contemporary pieces during weekly worship.
Flower Guild provides floral arrangements for the altar, special services and all other events which are enhanced by flowers.
Guardian Angels is a senior, assisted living outreach ministry where volunteers take a short praise service to house bound residents at this home who have no access to attending weekly church otherwise.
Lay Eucharistic Visitors
The Book of Common Prayer authorizes the distribution of Holy Communion by licensed lay persons in order to foster a corporate sense of the Eucharist among those who, by reason of illness or infirmity, are unable to be present in worship on Sunday or some other principal feast. This service is to be conducted by a duly licensed person immediately following such parish celebrations of the Holy Eucharist. In this way, those who are unable to participate with the congregation may nevertheless experience their relation to the community and also join their personal faith and witness to that of their community.
Ushers serve as ministers of hospitality. This involves greeting worshipers prior to the service, providing assistance to visitors, and being responsive to requests for information or special needs. Ushers also support the flow of the service by helping with communion and taking the offertory.