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WAYS TO SERVE

Volunteering as a Lay Eucharistic Minister, an Usher, or a Lay Reader is a meaningful way to serve God and God’s people. Consider becoming a part of the teams that make Sunday morning happen. Continue reading below to learn about each ministry and see if you might find one that you would really enjoy.

LEMs

Lay Eucharist Ministers (LEMs) assist our clergy by serving the consecrated sacraments during the communion service. There are no special requirements to serve as a LEM except the desire to be part of sharing the Lord’s supper. We will teach you the “ins and outs” of being in the altar party in a brief one-on-one orientation session, scheduled at your convenience. Please call Trish Refo at 602-708-1492 or the church office if you are interested or have questions.

USHER MINISTRY

Each Sunday, ushers stand at the door to our sanctuary welcoming persons, both known and unknown, who have come to meet the living Lord in Word and Sacrament. During the service, our ushers seek to ensure nothing will stand in the way of that meeting. We are seeking additional ushers to serve at the 7:45am and 10:15am services. Ushers can also serve at memorial services and at other Holy Day services (like Christmas, Holy Week, and Easter). Please contact Tom Timmer at 602-525-2657 or timmertom625@gmail.com

LAY READERS

Lay Readers read the lessons from Holy Scripture and lead the creed and the prayers of the people during Sunday services and other times of worship. We are seeking new lay readers for all services. A one–on–one orientation session will equip you to read with confidence and to feel comfortable in the lectern and with using the microphone. To volunteer, please contact Sarah Lund at sadelade1@yahoo.com

ELEMENTS BEARER

Every Sunday during the offertory at the 10:15 service, volunteers carry (bear) the bread and the wine (elements) forward to the altar. Now you can sign up to do this sacred but simple service. The sign-up sheet is found on the top of the cabinets in the back of the church. For more information, please contact Lindsay Estabrooks at Lindsay.estabrooks@hotmail.com

GREETER MINISTRY

Do you remember your first time coming to Saint Barnabas? Do you remember who made you feel welcome? Did they meet you on the patio? In the pew? At coffee hour? We want to invite you to help others feel that same wonderful welcome! We are seeking volunteers to become greeters who would help everyone who comes to worship feel welcome. If you have 15 minutes before/after a worship service once a month when you can offer a smile and kind words to your fellow worshipers, you are who we need! Call, text, or email Rev. Erika at 602-616-6809 or erika@saintbarnabas.org

About Saint Barnabas

Welcome to www.saintbarnabas.org, our church community’s online expression of our life and mission. If you are looking for a place that feels like home, a place where friends remember your name and become excited when they see you across the patio, a place where members share the value of deep, life-changing faith in Jesus, you’ve come to the right place. All are welcome.