Worship Ministries

Our Worship Ministries

We have many opportunities for you to participate in the life of St. Michael’s.  Please click below for more details on each ministry. Please contact St. Michael’s Church Office at 985-626-5781 or secretary@stmichaelsla.org for more information.

ACOLYTES

Acolyte means “one who serves”. Acolytes serve God through his or her assistance to the clergy at the altar during St. Michael’s worship at services. Adults are welcome to serve in this ministry as well as youth and children who are at least eight years old. St. Michael’s is interested in having young people involved as much as possible. We are not looking for perfection, but a willingness and dedication to serve and grow in your church. No experience is necessary, but those who wish to serve as acolytes must attend training.
Chair: David Smith.

ALTAR GUILD

The Altar Guild is responsible for the preparation of the altar area before worship services for the celebration of the Eucharist or any other sacraments & offices of the church as indicated by the priest. Additionally the Altar Guild cares for the vestments, vessels, and linens of the parish. While no experience is necessary for this ministry, training is required.
Chair: Isabelle Moore.

CHOIR & MUSIC MINISTRY

The choir leads our singing at the 10:30 Sunday service and certain other special services. No prior formal training or experience is necessary to serve in the choir. Rehearsals are each Thursday evenings at 7:30 pm and Sunday morning at 9:30 am. The Choir year runs mid-August to the end of May. Cantors are used in the summer simply to lead the congregation in service music.
Music Director: Allison Kenning.

FLOWER GUILD

The Flower Guild provides the floral arrangements that grace both the altar and other areas of St. Michael’s campus. Men and women with an interest in floral design are encouraged to join. The Guild offers workshops and training, so no experience is required.
Chair: Jeanne Cline.

LAY EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS

Lay Eucharistic Ministers assist at the altar during the worship services, primarily by administering the chalice during the Holy Eucharist. Lay Eucharistic Ministers also assist with reading the appointed Scripture lessons and assisting the clergy as may be requested during the service. Each year Lay Eucharistic Ministers must attend a training session in order to be licensed by the Bishop of the Diocese. Lay Eucharistic Ministers must be at least 16 years old, must be baptized and confirmed members of the Episcopal Church.
Chair: Dave Smith.

LECTORS

Lectors read the Scripture readings and Prayers of the People at our worship services. While no prior experience is necessary, Lectors must participate in training.
Chair: Dave Smith.

PRAYER MINISTRY

The Prayer Ministry is designed to have members of our congregation pray the Prayers of the People on a daily basis. Each member of this ministry will be assigned a given day in which they can either pray from home or come to the Church. There is no training and requires only about 15 minutes and a desire to pray for other. The rewards are GREAT as we pray for each other and for peace in our world.
Chair: Terri Landry.

USHERS
Ushers hand out bulletins before the services begin. They pass the collection plates and assist with getting the congregation to Communion. Both men and women can serve as Ushers.
Committee Head: Contact Church Office for more information.