There are many opportunities to get involved in worship at St. John's or in stewardship of our resources. Contact the church office if you have interest in any of these activities. You will be connected with members who can help you!
Acolytes - Acolytes assist the Eucharistic Ministers and Clergy during Communion along with leading the procession, recession and Gospel reading with the Crucifix.
Altar Guild - The Altar Guild prepares the altar for all services throughout the year including decorating for special occasions and holidays.
Book Club - Book Club meets Tuesdays at 7 p.m.
Buildings and Grounds - Oversees general maintenance, repair and beautification projects to the church building and grounds. Always looking for volunteers to help with special work days.
Christian Education - Sunday School teachers, teacher helpers and nursery volunteers. Those wishing to work with our children are asked to attend a “Safe Guarding our Children” workshop. More information can be found here.
Columbarium Committee - Focuses on maintaining and expanding the sacred space in the Narthex of the church.
Community Committee - Plans activities and conducts fundraising. Organizes opportunities for fellowship such as breakfast between the services and luncheons.
Daughters of the King - A religious order for lay and ordained women in the Episcopal Church. St. John's is home to the St. Hildegard of Bingen Chapter. https://www.doknational.org/
Good Neighbors - A volunteer, non-profit organization which works with existing social agencies to provide emergency assistance to people without a lot of “red tape.” The first Sunday of each month is Good Neighbors Sunday at St. John’s when you are encouraged to bring in donations. More information here.
Guilds- Guilds offer a wonderful opportunity for developing friendships with other women of the church as you become involved with service projects to benefit our church and the larger community outside of our church. St. John's has two guilds. St. Monica's meets September-May on the second Thursday of the month at 10:30 a.m., St. Theresa's meets September to May on the third Monday evening of the month at 6:30.
Eucharistic Ministers - Eucharistic Ministers assist in administering the consecrated elements of the Eucharist.
Friendship Club - Provides an opportunity for all church members (55 years of age or older) and their guests to get together for fun and fellowship. Meetings are called as needed with information provided in the Church bulletin and newsletters.
Hospitality Club - Participants help with hosting coffee hours, church dinners and other events within the church.
Lay Eucharistic Visitor - Lay Eucharistic Visitors share the sacraments from the Eucharist to those who are unable to attend church due to illness or injury.
Lectors - Lectors read the first Bible reading selection in the worship service.
Music Ministry - The choir sings at the main worship service from September to June and meets Wednesday evenings from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. for rehearsal. Individuals who play instruments are also encouraged to share their talents.
Outreach - Promotes opportunities to share Christ’s love through service projects and activities in our local communities.
Prayer Calls - Members pray for concerns brought to their attention.
Soup's On - Soup’s On provides a free lunch and other food products on the fourth Saturday of the month. In November, a Christmas shop is provided with toys and other small gifts. Volunteers to prepare, set up, serve and clean up are always welcome. More information here.
Ushers- Ushers are available prior to the worship service to hand out bulletins and assist with seating and use of the elevette. They also conduct the collection of the offering and help direct congregants during Communion. After the service ushers straighten the sanctuary and deliver altar flowers to the shut-ins.
Valet Service (on hold during pandemic) - Valet drivers arrive early and wait at the handicapped entrance for cars to pull around. They park cars in the lot across the street, and pull the cars back around when people are ready to leave. Anyone can use the service, but it is targeted at elderly people and families with children who are sometimes hesitant to cross 2nd Street by foot.
Vestry- Vestry is the primary governing body of the church. Members of the Vestry are elected from and by the congregation, usually during the church's annual business meeting in February. The basic responsibilities of the vestry are to help define and articulate the mission of the congregation; to support the church’s mission by word and deed, to select the rector, to ensure effective organization and planning and to manage resources and finances.