Guilds, Ministries, & Their Functions
The values of any institution, group, or even family can perhaps best be seen in how that group organizes themselves to get done the work they have to do. In the case of the family that is Trinity Episcopal Church, our core values are best expressed by our mission to “build a Spirit-empowered community that serves and celebrates Christ.” All our words, all our actions, and even our organization should reflect those values.
Composed of clergy, staff and parishioners, these organizations are vital to running the church. The various Guilds and Ministries are catalysts in providing the service and compassion that is Trinity Episcopal Church and are, by function:
Acolytes – Anyone who performs ceremonial duties during church services. i.e. lighting candles. Children from early elementary school grades through High School serve each week as acolytes. We have three teams that rotate throughout the year. For more information about acolytes, please contact Kathryn Scoggins at firstname.lastname@example.org or the clergy in the church office.
Altar Guild – The primary purpose of the Altar Guild in the Episcopal Church is to give assistance to the priest in his or her ministry by preparing God’s Altar, the Sanctuary, and the Chapel for worship in all services. “Altar Guild” includes everyone who prepares the Altar, the linens, the flowers, and the priest’s vestments for the services. For more information about the Altar Guild, please contact Susan Perkins at email@example.com
Flower Guild – Members of the Flower Guild make the beautiful arrangements of flowers and greenery at our altars each week, signifying the joy of our Christian faith. For more information about joining the Flower Guild, please contact Rachael Peek at firstname.lastname@example.org. For information about donating a flower memorial for a particular Sunday, please contact Susan Adams.
Lectors – Person(s) who read aloud certain of the scriptural passages used in the church service. For more information about reading scripture in church, please contact Kristen Hedden at email@example.com.
Linen Guild – The beautiful linens on our altars are cleaned and prepared for use during worship services. For more information about Linen Guild, please contact Delores Berry at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ushers – An officer of the church who introduces guests to the church and directs them to seats. They also help the congregation receive Communion in an orderly fashion, assist with funerals or memorial services, hand out Sunday Order of Service bulletins and other information, and guide the congregation at large services. For more information about serving as an usher, please contact David Young at DYoung@aflac.com.
Vergers – One who assists in the ordering of the church service, usually preceding the clergy as they move about the church. For more information about serving as a Verger, please contact Carl Fedde at email@example.com.