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Altar Guild

Serving on the Altar guild is a wonderful chance to get close to and truly feel a part of the service. Members of the Altar Guild are responsible for preparing the church for Sunday, holiday and special services. Members meet on Saturday to set up the church.

Duties Include: filling candlesticks with oil, preparing the service vessels, and setting up the required items for communion. Following services, members clean the vessels, home communion kit as necessary and make sure the sanctuary is clean and tidy. Scheduling is flexible and members serve on a rotating basis.

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Ushers and Greeters

These folks help to provide the behind-the-scenes activities during Sunday worship.

Duties Include: welcoming, newcomers, and introducing yourself so that you can learn, at least their first name; distributing the weekly bulletin, collecting contributions, bringing the elements forward at the offertory, assisting with the logistics coming up to communion, and closing the church following the service. Scheduling is flexible and based on your availability


Lay Eucharistic Ministry

Lay Eucharistic Ministers (LEM) offer the prayers of the people and distribute the wine at communion during weekly services, as well as assist the priest during the service whenever necessary. The prayers of the people are sent via email before worship so that they can be made familiar to you.


How to Participate: Guidance/training is provided and simple. Scheduling is flexible. A request regarding availability is sent out approx. four times a year (the week before worship) and substitutes can be provided.



A reader is scheduled to read both the Hebrew and Greek Bible readings, and sometimes the psalm. (when it is not sung). The lessons are sent via email before worship, so that they can be made familiar to you.

How to participate:

Guidance/training is provided and simple. Scheduling is flexible.

A request regarding availability is sent out the week before worship (approx. eight times a year) and substitutes can be provided.



An Acolyte assists the priest and helps lead the congregation during worship to ensure that the service runs smoothly. Serving as an Acolyte at St. John's Church is a wonderful and unique way to participate more fully in the spiritual life of the church.

Duties Include: lighting/extinguishing the candles, carrying the cross Into worship, and into the world, assisting with the gospel reading, and offertory and communion preparation. In addition to serving at Sunday Services, acolytes serve at special services such as weddings and funerals. Training is available and scheduling is flexible.

Oberwerk manual 1
┌Stopt Diapason 8′ *
└Diapasons II 8′ *
Prestant 4′
┌Nazard 2 2/3′
└Sesquialtera II
┌Doublet 2′
└Sharp III

Swell manual 2
Principal 8′ *
Wedge Flute 8′ *
┌Gambe 8′ *
└Gambe & Celeste II *
Chimney Flute 4′
┌Octavin 2′ *
└Mixture IV
Trumpet 8′
Oboe 8′


Bourdon 16′ *
Octave 8′      Swell
Posaune 16′
Trumpet 8′       Swell


Oberwerk to Pedal
Swell to Pedal
Swell to Oberwerk


┌Flexible Wind


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