Ways to Serve

Contact the Parish Office at 336-275-1651 for information on the following ways to serve:

Acolytes are an important part of our Sunday liturgy, serving and assisting the Celebrant and other priests at the altar while setting a tone of reverence for the gathered community.  Most of our acolytes are teenagers (5th grade and older).

Greeters offer visitors and newcomers a first glimpse of St. Andrew’s hospitality. Each team of greeters volunteers one Sunday a month to welcome all who are attending, to invite newcomers to join us for fellowship after the service, and to help with special needs.

Ushers assist worshipers when they arrive at church, helping them to feel comfortable with the service and liturgy by answering questions and passing out bulletins. They represent the congregation when they bring the monetary offerings, other donations and the bread and wine to the altar during the service. Ushers also offer support to those who come forward to receive communion.

The St. Andrew’s Altar Guild is made up of dedicated women and men who prepare the Lord’s table for services on Sunday and throughout the week. The Altar Guild also helps with baptisms, weddings and funerals. The St. Andrew’s Altar Guild is made up of 4 teams that serve around 4 times a year, with 2 teams serving together for Christmas and Easter.

Lay Readers read the Old Testament and Epistle (New Testament) readings and lead the Prayers of the People during the service.  

Eucharistic Ministers at St. Andrew’s are licensed by the Bishop to assist the clergy in serving the consecrated bread or wine at the services.  Eucharistic Ministers receive training either from a member of the clergy or by attending training sessions offered by the Diocese of North Carolina.

Eucharistic Visitors are licensed by the Bishop to bring consecrated bread and wine to homebound or hospitalized parishioners who cannot attend services.

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